PDCCC students celebrate completion

Published 9:18 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Paul D. Camp Community College’s 2018 Allied Health Completion Ceremony was held Dec. 14 in the Library Learning Commons on the Franklin Campus.

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.”

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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.