Thirteen VC students earn Paramedic Certificates

Oliver Cullen Oliver, who works for Jackson County Emergency Medical Services, was named valedictorian of the recent Paramedic Program at Victoria College.

Thirteen students recently graduated from Victoria College’s Emergency Medical Services Program with a Paramedic Certificate.

Cullen Oliver of Victoria was announced class valedictorian and also was the recipient of the J. Alan Baker Peer Award for Excellence.

Devon Lyssy of Falls City was named class salutatorian. Andrew Moon of Port Lavaca received the Best in Skills Award, and Pamela Yanta of Victoria was given the Best in Clinic Award.

Other graduates were Jason Corbell and Laura Herrera of Cuero, Ke’Von Brown of Victoria, Elizabeth Alvarez of Port Lavaca, Tom Perez of Gillett, William Stolle of Hobson, Justin Tunchez of Rockport, Xavier Villareal of Yoakum and Wyatt Wasicek of George West.

The graduates first acquired an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate before beginning the three-semester Paramedic Program. They completed over 1,200 hours of class, lab and clinical studies and are now eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMT exam to hold certification.

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