Paul D. Camp Community College Allied Health students celebrate completion of programs

Nurse Aide Group ShotFrom left, Tonya Tester of Suffolk, Abigail Neal of Suffolk, Haley Morgan of Sedley, Kayleigh Macleod of Courtland, Tatiyana Greene of Smithfield and Kendra Goode of Virginia Beach celebrate completion of the Nurse Aide program at PDCCC. Not pictured is completer Courtney Carr of Carrsville.

EMT EMS Academy Group ShotStudents who completed EMT and EMS Academy, from left, are: Patricia Barber of Bedford County, Daniel “Chuck” Logan of Chicago, Hunter Morrison of Cincinnati, Ohio, and stationed in Norfolk, Taylor Stallard of Southampton County, Elizabeth Williams of Isle of Wight County, Kaitlyn McLean of Smithfield and Randi Vick of Suffolk. Not pictured are Sean Catley, Skylar Epps, Tonja Vinson, Silvia White and Colin Wright.
 
Paul D. Camp Community College’s 2018 Allied Health Completion Ceremony was held Friday in the Library Learning Commons on the Franklin Campus.
 
PDCCC President Dr. Dan Lufkin welcomed guests and graduates to the ceremony. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program Director Paul Ruppert led the ceremony and congratulated all of the students.
 
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) student Haley Morgan shared a poem, titled, “Only a CNA.”
 
The Class of 2018 CNA certificates were presented by Nurse Aide Instructor Lauren Heckenlaible and Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Dr. Debbie Hartman, followed by the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and EMS Academy presentations made by Ruppert.
 
Ruppert then led the EMT & EMS Academy students in the reciting of the EMT Oath and Code of Conduct for Paramedics, which was adopted by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians in 1978.
 
The following special awards were presented:
 
Nurse Aide

  • Clinical Excellence — Abigail Neal
  • Academic Excellence — Tonya Tester

EMT

  • Clinical Excellence — Kaitlyn McLean
  • Academic Excellence — Randi Vick

EMS Academy

  • Academic Excellence — Hunter Morrison

A special presentation was made, during which Ruppert received the George Washington Medical Faculty Association (GW MFA) EMS coin. According to its website, The GW MFA is the first medical school in Washington, D.C., that touts expertise in more than 50 clinical specialties. Physicians teach and mentor medical students, residents and researchers at the school.
 
For more information about PDCCC Allied Health programs, visit www.pdc.edu.