An Appalachian State University student’s action performing CPR on an unresponsive classmate this February has earned her the American Red Cross’ highest award, the Certificate of Merit.
Amanda Buffa, a senior special education major from New Bern, received the award during a ceremony Monday, Nov. 12, in the Plemmons Student Union Solarium on campus.
Leroy Wright, associate vice chancellor for Appalachian’s Division of Student Affairs, welcomed a group of around 50 attendees. He said to Buffa, “You definitely embody the words and the core mission of the American Red Cross as a humble and selfless leader.”
Oringally published Nov. 13, 2018.