Students mobilize for mock emergency

An on-campus epidemic struck 20 students returning to the U.S. with an unidentified viral microorganism and the university was left to handle the situation without external assistance.

That was the scenario for a mock emergency that gave students an opportunity to work in a low-stress environment, while providing them with real-world experiences.

Simulations involving more than 700 students, faculty and staff were staged at UNG’s Convocation Center at the Dahlonega Campus in February.

The annual exercise produced by the College of Health Sciences & Professions brings together students from Corps of Cadets, athletic training, counseling, nursing, and physical therapy degree programs.