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Like many Americans, Kacey Hawley Whisler’s life path changed on Sept. 11, 2001, a day thousands died in terrorist attacks in several U.S. locations. At that time, Whisler was a nursing student at Gardner-Webb University, and she vividly remembers grieving with her fellow students on campus. “That day changed each of us,” she recollects. “I felt a calling to serve our great country and be part of something bigger than myself.”
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Office of University Communications, "GWU Nursing Alum Reflects on 9/11’s Impact" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 790.