GA Students Get Official Word: Program to Remain Open!
June 1, 2010
Students from Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU) in Savannah, GA, were understandably upset earlier this spring when they learned their respiratory care program was in danger of closing due to budget shortfalls.
Instead of bemoaning their fate, however, they went on the offensive, talking to the press and others in their community about the dire need for RTs in the area and the negative impact program closure would have on patient care.
Now all that hard work has paid off. The AASU program just received the official word that it will remain open. Program Director Douglas E. Masini, EdD, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, FAARC, says the university’s decision was the result of student and community support, plus the hard work put in by faculty to improve program efficiency and expand their reach by developing modules that can be offered online.
Read more about Masini’s students in our April 6 article. To find out what students and educators alike had to say when they learned their program would remain open, go to the Media Center on the local FOX-TV website and click on “Respiratory Program Safe at AASU.”