Students celebrate completion of EMT, Nurse Aide programs

Published 5:10 pm Friday, August 16, 2019

By Wendy Harrison


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The nurse aide 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. Submitted | Wendy Harrison

Twelve students successfully completed the Emergency Medical Technician and Nurse Aide programs at 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 III, also recruitment and admissions specialist at Camp, delivered the invocation and convocation during the ceremony.

Fall classes begin on Tuesday, Aug. 20. For more information about Camp Nursing and Allied Health programs, contact Tasha Taylor at 569-6779 or