Margaret Ecker describes her introduction to the Student Health Coalition during the summer of 1970. She had just graduated from Vanderbilt University with plans to pursue a law degree. Having not yet set the intention to pursue a career in the medical field instead, she worked as a community organizer and supported the identification of post health fair follow-up needs. She comments that while this experience certainly contributed to her shift away from law toward nursing, there were other factors at play, too. Follow this link for full-footage of Margaret Ecker’s and Rosie Hammond’s reflections about their SHC experience in East Tennessee.
Recorded Summer 2022.