Walters State’s 20th class of paramedics is now prepared to serve emergency service agencies across East Tennessee. A total of 27 graduates were recognized at a ceremony held on Aug. 17 at the Morristown campus in which their technical certificates were conferred. Walters State offers the three-semester Paramedic program as part of its Public Safety Division.
Applicants to the program must be currently licensed emergency medical technicians who make satisfactory scores on an entrance exam.
Class president was Tom E. Barry, Sevierville.
Award winners included Lewis Bryant, Dandridge, paramedic student of the year award; Tom Barry, Sevierville, leadership award and academic awards; Jordan Bickmore, Bluff City, clinical excellence award; Danny Ramsey, New Tazewell, professional development award; James Roseman, Kingsport, Douglas Allen Johnston memorial award.
Other members of the class included: Matthew Alley, Kingsport; Christopher Altman, Sevierville; Brandon Archer, Limestone; Jonathan T. Cook, Sevierville; Christopher Hager, Tazewell; Daniel Jeffers, Sevierville; Megan Kinnick, Newport; Christopher Lingerfelt, Church Hill; Christopher Long, Middlesboro, KY; Emily McMahan, Cosby; Brandon Martin, Knoxville; Pamela Martin, White Pine; Michael Maursetter, Dandridge; Cory Nadeau, Johnson City; Andrew Newman, Jefferson City; Ralph Reams, Mohawk; Robert Reed, Greeneville; Daniel Rodgers, Chuckey; Kevin Solomon, Greeneville; Justin Stalsworth, Blaine; Tillman Strange, Morristown; Ryan Strolzier, Greeneville.
-From Contributed Reports