PDCCC Allied Health students complete program

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, December 19, 2018

by Wendy Harrison

Paul D. Camp Community College’s 2018 Allied Health Completion Ceremony was held Friday in the Library Learning Commons on the Franklin Campus.

Students 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.

PDCCC President Dr. Dan Lufkin welcomed guests and graduates to the ceremony. Emergency Medical Services Program Director Paul Ruppert led the ceremony and congratulated all of the students.

Certified Nursing Assistant 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 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


• 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 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.

WENDY HARRISON is the public relations specialist for Paul D. Camp Community College. She can be reached at wharrison@pdc.edu.