The Mask Project
Instead of taking the summer off, students from Georgia Southern University’s Radiation Therapy program spent their summer making masks for fellow students and faculty. Students spent weekends and nights ironing, hand stitching and learning to use a sewing machine to ensure when faculty and students returned to Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus this fall they were equipped with a mask.
The project, which is part of a community service requirement for the course Management and Leadership, provided over 350 masks to those in need. Additional masks were donated to the group by Claudia Mills and Sharon Clark and supplies for the masks were donated by Jennifer Hoopes.
In addition to making masks, the students took it a step further and created instructional videos on how to make masks and why masks need to be worn.