EAST STROUDSBURG, PA.-- Several students from East Stroudsburg University, including Alyssa Rogusky, a public health major from Hillsborough, N.J.; have been recognized by the University's Council of Trustees for their quick action to provide both CPR and AED intervention to an individual who experienced sudden cardiac arrest during a workout in the Mattioli Recreation Center on Sept. 11.
The individual in need of medical attention was John Tobin, the evening help desk coordinator for computing and communications and husband of Dr. Doreen Tobin, vice president of student affairs. The immediate action of the students enabled EMT personnel to transport him to the hospital where he fought bravely for nearly two weeks before his passing on Sept. 24.
Pat Ross, chair of the COT thanked the students at the board's Nov. 29 meeting and applauded their training in CPR and the use of AED equipment, noting the university recently invested in additional AED equipment throughout campus in collaboration with the Gregory W. Moyer Defibrillator Fund organization.
Attending the recogniiton ceremony were Jill Harper, director of campus rec & wellness; Dr. Doreen Tobin, vice president for student affairs; Sabrina Ventriello, an early childhood education major from Tobyhanna, Pa.; John Yoffredo, a clinical exercise physiology major from Monroe, N.J.; Joe Guzzo, a physical education teacher education major from Annandale, N.J.; Alyssa Rogusky, a public health major from Hillsborough, N.J.; Adrianna Vacante, a communication sciences and disorders major from Newburgh, N.Y.; Pat Ross '67, chair, ESU Council of Trustees; and Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., president, East Stroudsburg University.