Support the Students Who May Someday Support You!

We talk an awful lot about the importance of giving back on this blog. That’s why it’s especially nice to be able to share stories like the one that crossed our desk today:

The Catonsville Times reports that a Baltimore County police officer who had a heart attack and collapsed while jogging at UMBC last week has been released from the hospital, thanks in part to the efforts of two UMBC students who responded to the incident.

Chris Tingley, a volunteer EMT and junior studying emergency health services, stopped at the scene and began performing CPR while student Antigone Cox called 911 and stayed on the line with a dispatcher. Both Tigley and Cox visited the police officer in the hospital during his recovery, which police Capt. John Spiroff has called “remarkable.”

This is just another of many fine examples of the thoughtful, giving students here at UMBC. (Oh, and Chris just happens to be a caller with UMBC’s Phonathon!)

Your support helps to ensure that our future teachers, lawyers, doctors, artists — and EMTs! — will be ready when the world needs them. Even if it’s in our own back yard.

Part of this report originally appeared in UMBC Insights.

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