Special to Iredell Free News

Mitchell Community College recently donated 525 N95 masks, 41 face shields and other needed supplies to local medical providers in response to needs during the current COVID-19 crisis.

The N95 masks were donated to Iredell County Emergency Management by Mitchell’s public safety programs. The nursing program donated supplies, including masks, boot covers, gowns and gloves, to the three Iredell County hospitals. The face shields were created using Mitchell’s 3D printer, using a design to fit the needs of local healthcare providers. Mitchell’s engineering faculty Jamie Campagni and Shawn Fravor are overseeing the production of face shields using donated materials and will continue to print shields around the clock to supply local facilities.

“The College is grateful to be able to partner with our community in these new initiatives,” said Vice President for Instruction and Chief Academic Officer Camille Reese. “The creation of face shields has been a great team effort. These shields should provide some help to any of our facilities that are experiencing shortages due to the virus.”

About Mitchell Community College

Mitchell Community College serves 9,000 students annually through a variety of curriculum, continuing education and workforce development programs. With campuses in Statesville and Mooresville, Mitchell CC offers quality, affordable education options to residents of Iredell County and the surrounding area. For more information, visit www.mitchellcc.edu or call (704) 878-3200 (Statesville Campus) or (704) 663-1923 (Mooresville Campus).