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EMS Education in the Age of COVID-19 - EMSWorld EMS Education in the Age of COVID-19 - EMSWorld Posted: 29 Oct 2020 12:00 AM PDT The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the delivery of education drastically and possibly forever. When schools began shutting down in March to curb the spread of the virus, educators had less than two weeks to convert in-person, interactive curricula into completely virtual, contactless classrooms. Accomplishing this seamlessly was challenging for medical and allied health profession schools, like EMS programs, where patient contact and practicing skills on classmates is an essential component of the training. Yet EMS professionals rose to the occasion. We profile a few of them here. Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Ore. Gary Heigel, paramedic program director and chair of the Emergency Services Department at RCC, says his department is fairly progressive with how it delivers education, with moves in recent year

COLLEGES: Asiah Dingle transfers to Stony Brook to play basketball closer to home - The Patriot Ledger

The former Archbishop Williams star transferred after two strong seasons at Kent State.

Being closer to her family was Asiah Dingle’s motivating factor.

After just finishing a solid sophomore season on the Kent State University women’s basketball, the former Archbishop Williams High entered the transfer portal. She recently announced she was transferring to Stony Brook in New York.

“Kent just wasn’t the right fit for me,” said Dingle. “So I knew I had to explore other options. My dad (Maurice Dingle) has had three strokes since my senior year of high school so it’s really hard for him to walk and talk. I just want to be closer to home in case something happens to him.”

Kent State was about a 10-hour drive from her father’s home in Roslindale. The move to Stony Brook will shave about six hours off Maurice Dingle’s trips to watch his daughter’s games.

In her tweet announcing her decision to enter the transfer portal, Dingle thanked her coaches, teammates, and the university for the opportunity to play for the Golden Flashes.

Dingle, who averaged 13.3 points, 3.4 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game last season with Kent, is excited for her new role at Stony Brook. Dingle went from starting at Kent to becoming a highly-effective player off the bench, proving she can adjust to any situation. She hopes the transition to New York will be one and the same with her family being able to attend more games.

“My dad always came to my games,” said Dingle. “And I didn’t want him to not be able to because I’m so far, because he’s not going to be able to drive ten hours all the time.”

Being closer to home, Dingle is excited for both her parents to come to more of her games.

The distance from home isn’t the only thing Dingle is excited about however. She has high hopes heading to Stony Brook under the 2020 America East Coach of the Year, Caroline McCombs.

“I’m looking to win another championship,” said Dingle on signing with her new team. “I saw what they’ve been able to do last year and I’m excited to be a part of another winning team and hopefully we can try to win something and get a ring.”

This season, the Seawolves won the American East title and the roster included 2020 America East All-Conference First Team member, India Pagan, and All-Conference Defensive Team member, Cheyenne Clark. Dingle said she saw the current success and potential Stony Brook offered and is excited to be a part of it building off of her 2019 MAC All-Rookie selection. With two years of college basketball under her belt and two more to go, Dingle is ecstatic about the future.

“I was definitely excited to start this new journey and I just hope to keep bringing energy to the team and make everyone around me better,” said Dingle. “I just want to make the game more fun, because when I play I need to have fun and not be so stressed, but still win at the end of the day.”

Dingle, who is back home with her mother Deborah Dixon in West Bridgewater, is still trying to stay energized and fit despite the coronavirus pandemic limiting training accessibility. Fortunately, Dingle is still preparing with her personal trainer, Chantel Jordan, of Brockton. She and Jordan have been working together since Dingle’s freshman year at Kent. Whether it’s watching film or strengthening Dingle’s basketball IQ, Jordan and Dingle are still finding ways to train.

“I’m just taking a different approach as breaking down more film,” said Jordan. “I’m not necessarily worried about her physical game. Anybody that knows Asiah knows she can play, but now I’m trying to take her game to a different level and improve her game mentally.”

Regardless of any future obstacles for Dingle, she’s happy to be closer to home and is ready to take her game to a new level.

Devin Nelson can be reached at dnelson@enterprisenews.com. Follow him on Twitter @nellydevin.


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