We need teachers, creating innovative ways to rethink education to keep us moving forward. We need nurses and healthcare professionals administering tests, providing treatments and care. We need business professionals, reinventing themselves for a future yet to be known.
We need artists, musicians, poets, actors and authors providing comfort, care and entertainment during good times and bad. We need scientists, chemists, biologists, geologists, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists researching virus behaviors, vaccine development, treatment options and infection curve models.
We need social scientists, counselors, psychologists, and hospitality specialists helping us cope with these incredibly uncertain times. We need anthropologists, sociologists, historians, political scientists, and justice studies professionals helping us understand and appreciate the importance of both the one and the many.
We need exercise scientists and kinesiologists reminding us of the importance of maintaining physical health. We need trained first responders on the front lines of the fight against challenges like COVID-19. We need industrial, engineering and information technology specialists. We need welders, and machinists creating and refining personal protective gear.
We need essential personnel to maintain buildings and grounds, transportation vehicles and systems, keeping our infrastructure in place and strong.
All of these professions require an education. We need students. We need graduates. We need you.