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Motlow State Community College
P.O. Box 8500
Lynchburg, TN 37352-8500
(931) 393-1500

Motlow College EMS Education Program graduates inaugural class

Sept. 1, 2015

Motlow College's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education program recently graduated its first class, according to Drew Hooker, EMS program director.

Chapel Hill resident Greg Whitley received the Top Academic Student award during a recent graduation ceremony for the Motlow College Emergency Medical Services program. Pictured here, from left, are Motlow EMS instructors Meghan Austin and Justus Smith, Whitley, and Drew Hooker, Motlow EMS program director. Motlow College photo.
"All students are from the immediate service area of the college and have shown to be progressive, evidence-based practitioners," said Hooker. "I am proud of this group and their accomplishments. Each student completed more than 1200 hours of instruction and clinical time. They were great students who showed their desire to help the public as they looked for new innovative ways to learn."

The achievement ceremony was held on Aug 11, 2015, inside the Marcum Technology Center on the Moore County campus. Family, friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate as each graduate received an award for completing the program and some were recognized with special awards.

"This is a highly motivated group of students," added Justus Smith, paramedic coordinator at Motlow. "I am very proud of how far they have come. They will make great progressive paramedics."

Greg Whitley of Chapel Hill received the Top Academic Student award in recognition for excellent academic achievement in the classroom setting. Greg is currently employed at Marshall County EMS.

Whitney Riddle of Tullahoma received the Top Clinical Student award in recognition for excellent judgment and care in the clinical setting. She is currently employed at Coffee County EMS.

Chris Smith of Tullahoma received the leadership award in recognition for excellent leadership and positive influence on fellow students and the program.

"Motlow College EMS education stands for progressive treatment of the patients utilizing today's most current medicine," added Hooker. "These students have continued that message. We hope they will go out into the community and help progress EMS in our immediate region."

For more information about Motlow's EMS education program, contact Drew Hooker at 931-438-0028 or