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Celebrating Heroes Among Us: Spotlight on Katherine Melo Class of 2018

07/23/2020 | Media Contact: Erin Mercer | (609) 343-4923
Katherine Melo '18

Many Atlantic Cape alumni are making a difference during COVID-19, including Katherine Melo. Katherine earned her Associate's Degree in Applied Science in Nursing at Atlantic Cape in 2018. She also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University in May 2020. She works as a Registered Nurse at the AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City. Here is her inspiring story:

When being informed by our hospital leaders that our unit would become the designated COVID-19 “rule out” floor, I was frightened of the unknown. Fast forward to two weeks later, and now I can only express how grateful I am to be in the frontlines serving and treating our community, receiving amazing daily support from our hospital leaders, assuring us that our safety and the provision of personal protective equipment will always be one of their biggest priorities. In the midst of supply shortages around the world and in our nation, we’ve witnessed the kindness of our humanity as businesses who are closed have donated packaged surgical masks and other personal protective equipment to hospitals. More than ever, we promote a culture of support and family on our unit, assuring one another that together we are stronger, and this too shall pass one day. What is meant to divide will only bring humanity closer and stronger."

Visit Heroes of Atlantic Cape to read more stories about Atlantic Cape alumni serving their community during this pandemic.