Summer students celebrate completion of 10-week EMT and Nurse Aide programs

EMT-Group-ShotPaul Ruppert stands with his EMT students who completed the program this summer, from left: Alexandra Anderson, Cynthia Clanton and Christina Wood, all of Suffolk. Not pictured are Randy Fuhrman of Suffolk and Garrett Marchand of Chesapeake.
Twelve students successfully completed the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Nurse Aide programs at Paul D. Camp Community College, which culminated in a special ceremony held recently in the library on the Franklin Campus.
Vice President of Academic and Student Development Dr. Tara Atkins-Brady welcomed guests. Student Margaret Ahmes shared a poem titled, “Only a CNA.”
The EMT students, led by EMT/EMS Program Coordinator Paul Ruppert, received their certificates before taking the Emergency Medical Technician Oath.
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Simulation and Skills Lab Coordinator Lucy Little presented certificates to the nurse aid students.
The Rev. Ellis Cofield, also recruitment and admissions specialist at Camp, delivered the invocation and convocation during the ceremony.
Fall classes begin Aug. 20. For more information about Camp Nursing and Allied Health programs, contact Tasha Taylor at 757-569-6779 or

Nurse Aide GroupThe nurse aid students celebrating completion, from left, are: Madison Winningham of Courtland, Kelby Lewis of Boykins, Cameron Francis of Newsoms, Laura Vasser of Sedley, Margaret Ahmes of Suffolk, Jacqueline Opauski of Windsor, professor Lucy Little, and Kyle Smiecinski of Smithfield.

Kelley Johnson and Alexandra AndersonKelley Johnson, left, gives flowers to friend Alexander Anderson in support of her accomplishments following the ceremony