April 04, 2016
On Feb 22, NIU students U.S Coast Guard LT Gonzalez and PO Jones were awarded with the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit citation. The students’ efforts resulted in the identification of several thousand passengers and vessels connected to Ebola-affected regions, which led to additional port screenings. The team’s innovative work combating the Ebola virus will serve as a valuable model for battling future communicable disease outbreaks.
NIU Students, PO Jones (left) and LT Gonzalez (right). Photo courtesy of NIU.