Margaret Ecker’s introduction to the Coalition and its role in her shift of career pursuits

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.