2008-08-20 / School & Sports

BC EMT Ceremony held

Students from Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Seminole

Graduates of the Bainbridge College Emergency Medical Technology program are seen here after they graduated July 30 at the BC Early County Site, where the program is now offered. The students have passed all parts of their practical exams required for certification as EMTs and are taking written exams. Here left-right are (sitting) Ken Williams, Jesse Griffin, Erin McStay, Kate Vickery, all of Bainbridge, Amanda Garrett of Colquitt, Amanda Hall of Bainbridge, Megan Jarvis of Colquitt, Eric Wimberly of Blakely and Brock Smith of Bainbridge. Standing are Bobby Wimberly, Cedric Powell, both of Blakely, Brandon Josey of Colquitt, Mark Hall of Bainbridge, David Ingle of Blakely, Jeremy Holley of Iron City, Wayne Pinegar of Seminole County and Terry Reffitt of Whigam. Graduates of the Bainbridge College Emergency Medical Technology program are seen here after they graduated July 30 at the BC Early County Site, where the program is now offered. The students have passed all parts of their practical exams required for certification as EMTs and are taking written exams. Here left-right are (sitting) Ken Williams, Jesse Griffin, Erin McStay, Kate Vickery, all of Bainbridge, Amanda Garrett of Colquitt, Amanda Hall of Bainbridge, Megan Jarvis of Colquitt, Eric Wimberly of Blakely and Brock Smith of Bainbridge. Standing are Bobby Wimberly, Cedric Powell, both of Blakely, Brandon Josey of Colquitt, Mark Hall of Bainbridge, David Ingle of Blakely, Jeremy Holley of Iron City, Wayne Pinegar of Seminole County and Terry Reffitt of Whigam. It was standing room only in the atrium at Bainbridge College Early County Site (BCEC) as students in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program received the technical career certificates they had earned. It was BCEC's first EMT ceremony.

The July 30 event marked the accomplishments of the students, who included the first EMT students from Early County. Other graduates are from Decatur, Grady, Miller and Seminole counties. The BC EMT program, which is new to BCEC, graduated its first class on Main Campus in 2007.

Each of the new graduates passed all the Aug. 1 practical exams for the State License, said Randy Williams, the college's EMT instructor/coordinator. They are in the process of taking written exams.

The 17 students graduated after an intensive year of study and training to serve as Emergency Medical Technicians- Intermediate and are listed here alphabetically and by counties.

Decatur County: Jesse Griffin, Amanda Hall, Mark Hall, Erin McStay, Brock Smith, Kate Vickery and Ken Williams, all of Bainbridge.

Early County: David Ingle, Cedric Powell, Bobby Wimberly and Eric Wimberly, all of Blakely.

Grady County: Terry Reffitt of Whigam.

Miller County: Amanda Garrett, Megan Jarvis and Brandon Josey, all of Colquitt.

Seminole County: Jeremy Holley of Iron City and Wayne Pinegar of Lake Seminole.

This first BCEC event had family, friends, students, staff and faculty enjoying the motivational comments of guest speaker Frank Killebrew, a paramedic with Decatur County Emergency Medical Services, and EMT Instructor/Coordinator Williams, who presented them their certificates.

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