VC students earn Paramedic Certificates on May 14, 2022, at the Victoria ISD Fine Arts Center.
Thirteen students recently graduated from Victoria College’s Emergency Medical Services Program with a Paramedic Certificate. The graduates will hold EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic certifications to include 41 credit hours over four semesters, totaling 1,500 hours of classroom, lab and clinical instruction, often while working full time in the EMS or allied health fields.
Caleb Lemke of Yorktown was named class valedictorian and is employed by Victoria Fire/EMS.Madelyn Bishop of Victoria was named class salutatorian and is also employed by Victoria Fire/EMS.
Jose Acosta of Victoria received the Best in Lab Award, and C. Ben Swanner of Victoria received the Best in Clinic Award. The 2022 J. Alan Baker Award was presented to Tyler Havel of Yoakum.
Other certificate graduates were Farrin Blazejack of Victoria, Julianna Blevins of Austin, Oscar Cantu of Victoria, Carl Caughey of Victoria, Tyler Laqua of Victoria, Tiffany Puentes of Moulton, Ashley Russell of Gonzales and Brooke Warner of Victoria.
Returning to complete their Associate of Applied Science degree from previous paramedic classes were Beverlie Ables of Port Lavaca, Reginaldo Flores of Del Rio, Laura Herrera of Yoakum, Andrew Moon of Port Lavaca and Kevin Silva Palomo of Port Lavaca.
For more information on Victoria College’s Emergency Medical Services Program, call (361) 572-6447 or email Susie.Jewchow@VictoriaCollege.edu.