Unsung Heroes

unsung heroes

Do you know of any Unsung Heroes in the CBE Community?

With the Coronavirus causing Governor Newsom to mandate a statewide Stay at Home Order, life as we once knew it has undoubtedly changed. All in-person instruction has shifted to online, employees are working remotely from home, parks and hiking trails are closed, and “social and physical distancing” is in full effect.

Over 143,000 cases of the Coronavirus have been reported in the U.S. to date, surpassing both Italy and China last week. A record high of nearly 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment, indicative of the end of a decade-long expansion for one of the world’s largest economies. Nationally, the figures are close to five times higher than the worst part of the 2008 financial crisis. The historic surge in unemployment comes as state officials across the nation shut down restaurants, bars, movie theaters, hotels, and gyms to slow the spread of the virus. Car manufacturers have halted production, and air travel has fallen dramatically. According to economists, a fifth of the nation's workforce is on some form of lockdown

Yet, the continued work of mail carriers, delivery drivers, grocery store workers, health care professionals, public safety workers, and teachers remind us how much we rely on these everyday heroes that ultimately keep the essential needs of our society fulfilled.

Similarly, the CBE would like to spotlight our students, faculty, and staff who are doing exactly that for the college and/or the community; but we need your help. If you know of anyone in the CBE – student, faculty, or staff member – who fits this criterion, please share their story with us. Feel free to email our Marketing Communications team at cbemarcom@calstatela.edu