Giving thanks to health-care workers

MSU Texas delivers masks, gives thanks to local health-care workers

In this season of Thanksgiving, representatives from the University made three special stops in the Wichita Falls community on Thursday to show appreciation and support for frontline health-care employees who are feeling the strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reagan Foster of the Staff Senate, Dr. David Carlston of the Faculty Senate, and Maverick the Mustang hand-delivered bags full of masks with an attached note of appreciation to United Regional, Hospice of Wichita Falls, and Kell West Regional Hospital.

“These are our neighbors, our friends, and many of them are also our graduates,” said Foster. “Through this gesture, we want these frontline workers to know that we support them. They are giving their all to make our community safe.”

In the attached note to each mask, President Suzanne Shipley thanked the frontline workers on behalf of the University. The card states, “Your dedication, commitment, and courage deserve our deepest gratitude and admiration.”

The mask purchase was made possible by funds from a generous donation made to the university.

MSU Texas continues to emphasize the importance of wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, washing hands, and limiting social gatherings for the health and safety of not only its campus community but also the greater Wichita Falls community.

Cover photo: Kim Maddin, left, of United Regional accepted the donation of masks from Dr. David Carlston, Reagan Foster, and Maverick. “It is important for our health-care providers to feel safe, and we thought this was a way to show support and let them know we care by bringing these masks to them,” Foster told the Times Record News. Photo by A J Lopez III.

 

Maverick and Reagan Foster, Chair of the MSU Texas Staff Senate and Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Athletes and Community Outreach, unload bags of full of masks to present to representatives at United Regional, Hospice of Wichita Falls, and Kell West Regional Hospital.

Maverick and Reagan Foster, Chair of the MSU Texas Staff Senate and Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Athletes and Community Outreach, unload bags of full of masks to present to representatives at United Regional, Hospice of Wichita Falls, and Kell West Regional Hospital. (A J Lopez III)

Honoring front-line workers

Dr. David Carlson and Maverick present Courtney Galloway and Val Thompson with masks as a show of appreciation to the community’s frontline health-care employees.

Dr. David Carlston and Maverick present Courtney Galloway and Val Thompson with masks as a show of appreciation to the community’s frontline health-care employees. (A J Lopez III)

 

 

Dr. David Carlston, Chair of the MSU Texas Faculty Senate and Professor of Psychology, helped to deliver masks to health-care organizations in Wichita Falls.
Dr. David Carlston, Chair of the MSU Texas Faculty Senate and Professor of Psychology, helped to deliver masks to health-care organizations in Wichita Falls on November 19. Cards attached to each mask recognized the “dedication, commitment and courage” of health-care providers. (A J Lopez III)