Eleven Jones College EMT students are ready to serve

ELLISVILLE – Eleven Jones College EMT students graduated from the program during a special pinning ceremony held at the college. Kenya Baker, Clinton; Hillary Bryan, Lucedale; Tony Buchanan, Monticello; Justin Bumgardner, Laurel; Morgan Fortenberry, Collins; Desirae Hankins, Laurel; Cody Haynes, Smithville; Sarah McFadden, Hattiesburg; Taylor McKenzie, Jayess; Slade Purvis, Ellisville and Abby Smith, Columbia received their EMT pin and diploma and are now ready to serve the public.

Additionally, Sarah McFadden received special recognition for her accomplishments and was named the Clinical Student of the Year. Earning the Academic Student of the Year honors was Tony Buchanan and Cody Haynes earned the EMS Spirit Award.

Community partners and clinical site awards were also awarded during the ceremony. Merit Health Central was recognized for the EMS Site Award. The Clinical Preceptor of the Year Award went to Shelby Wise, representing South Central Regional Medical Center. The honor of Field Preceptor of the Year went to Jim Brown, representing Wayne General Hospital. For more information about the Emergency Medical Services programs at Jones College click on the website: https://www.jcjc.edu/programs/emt/

Photo EMT grad group: Eleven Jones College EMT students earned their diplomas at a pinning ceremony in their honor. Pictured left to right in the front row is Taylor McKenzie, Jayess; Kenya Baker, Clinton; Desirae Hankins, Laurel; Hillary Bryan, Lucedale and Slade Purvis, Ellisville. Pictured in the back row, left to right is Morgan Fortenberry, Collins; Abby Smith, Columbia; Justin Bumgardner, Laurel; Sarah McFadden, Hattiesburg; Tony Buchanan, Monticello and Cody Haynes, Smithville.