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Motlow College EMS Instructor Alana Brown receives Carla Kelly Merit Award

July 20, 2015

Alana Brown, emergency medical services (EMS) adjunct instructor at Motlow College, was recently recognized with the Carla Kelly Merit award from the Tennessee Emergency Medical Services Education Association (TEMSEA). The Carla Kelly Merit award is given for excellence in EMS instruction to a veteran EMS instructor in Tennessee.

"Alana is a valued member of our team and has done great things since she started teaching with us," said Drew Hooker, EMS program director at Motlow. "I am very proud to know that we have this level of teaching in our emergency medical technician (EMT) and advanced EMT programs."

Brown, who works full-time as district chief of EMS operations for the Nashville Fire Department, has been teaching part-time at Motlow since 2002. Brown says over 28 years of experience in the field has helped her be effective in the classroom.

"I am excited to be a part of the EMS education faculty at Motlow College," said Brown. "With the support of the college, Drew, and the other instructors, Motlow is producing well-qualified EMTs for the communities they serve."

Recipients of the award have served 20 years or more in the EMS profession in Tennessee and have taught EMS education for at least five years while maintaining high professional and academic achievement standards, professional and academic rapport with colleagues and students, and a stimulating learning environment. Additionally, recipients have provided evidence of college and community service, demonstrated use of innovative classroom presentation skills, and are known for a positive, caring and inspiring attitude.

"I am deeply grateful to have received this award," added Brown. "I credit receiving this with the support and backing I've received from the EMS program and Motlow."

For more information about Motlow's EMS program visit ( or contact Hooker at 931-393-1879 or