Seven graduate from VC’s Paramedic Program

Victoria College’s Emergency Medical Services Program recognized seven graduates on May 12 for completing the Paramedic Program.

The graduates completed over 1,000 hours of classroom, lab and clinic work over three semesters. They are eligible to sit for the National Registry Cognitive exam as all seven passed the Psychmotor exam on May 5.

Edward Benoit of Victoria was named class valedictorian. Zachary Chapman of San Antonio was named class salutatorian. Kenneth Dockery Jr. of Houston received the Best in Clinic Award, and Lilia Ayala of San Antonio received the Best in Lab Award. Benoit was chosen by her peers to receive the J. Alan Baker Award for Excellence.

Other graduates were Angel Mendoza of San Antonio, Jordan Dixon of Yoakum, and Ashley Moreno of Victoria.

For more information on Victoria College’s EMS Program, call (361) 572-6447 or email

PHOTO CAPTION: Victoria College’s Emergency Medical Services Program graduated seven from its Paramedic Program this spring. Pictured from left are Dr. John McNeill, medical director; Emilio Reyes, clinical coordinator; students Angel Mendoza, Zachary Chapman, Jordan Dixon, Lilia Ayala, Edward Benoit, Ashley Moreno and Kenneth Dockery Jr.; and Susie Jechow, EMS Program director.