The current situation has tested many of us in ways we never dreamed.
Teachers have moved their classrooms online and found creative ways to stay connected to their students. Retired medical professionals have rejoined the workforce on the front lines of the fight. And business owners are finding innovative ways to continue serving their customers. Scores of Minnesota State alumni are among those who have pivoted to join in the response to this pandemic.

Today, I share with you stories of two of our alumni who have taken their Minnesota State educations and put them to work in service of their communities.

Devinder Malhotra
Chancellor, Minnesota State
Century College alum working paramedic shifts during pandemic
Century College graduate Rachel Miller is the Community Outreach Specialist for M Health Fairview. However, s ince the COVID-19 pandemic began, Rachel has been pulled from her regular duties to work a few extra shifts as a paramedic. 
Winona State alum leads Olmsted County testing center
Winona State University graduate Jaci Gosse's regular role is to manage the Kern Scholar Program at Mayo. But for now, she is on temporary assignment, providing operational management support for a COVID-19 drive through test site.