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Send us stories of Columbus State students helping fight COVID-19

Update | Friday, June 26, 2020

#CStateChampions: We're seeking stories of Columbus State students and graduates who are at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. We'll be featuring notable stories from the Columbus State homepage as the country continues to fight the pandemic.

Stories include:

  • Allyson Stought, a Respiratory Care graduate who traveled to New York City to help operate ventilators. See Allyson’s story below:
  • Michael Foy Armstead, a STEM graduate who's operating one of Battelle's respirator purification systems in Colorado. Read more.
  • Lena Smith and Christy Horne, two Interpreting Education Program graduates who provide American Sign Language translation at Gov. Mike DeWine's press conferences. Read more.

If you know of a student or graduate with an interesting story, please send their contact information to with the subject line: COVID story.

Allyson Stought - Respiratory Grad

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