65% vaccination and 1/2-year winners

To the Case Western Reserve Community:

We are delighted to share that nearly 1,100 of you submitted photos of your vaccination cards during the past week, putting the campus’ total vaccination rate to 65 percent.

Today 72 percent of graduate and professional students have verified their status, the highest of any group. 

One of those students is this week’s big winner. Kira Ogoshi recently began her physician assistant studies, and learned today that the university will cover half of this year’s tuition. Kira graduated from Honolulu’s Punahou School (if the name sounds familiar, it’s also Barack Obama’s alma mater), then attended Bryn Mawr College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in East Asian Languages and Culture.

Our incentive recipient among staff and faculty is Dawn Brown, grants and finance specialist in the Department of Biochemistry. In addition to uploading her own vaccination card, Dawn helped others get vaccinated by volunteering at the university’s vaccination site on campus. She also is part of Case Western Reserve’s Community Emergency Response Team, which includes faculty and staff trained to assist in a disaster and also offer support to safety and security staff in non-emergency events. Dawn’s award is six months of free campus parking.

If you haven’t yet submitted your own vaccine card to our secure health record system, you can find instructions on our COVID-19 website.

Carolyn Gregory
Vice President for Human Resources

Lou Stark
Vice President for Student Affairs