Northwest Florida State College Recognizes EMT Graduates


NICEVILLE - Northwest Florida State College recently recognized the 2008 class of students who successfully completed the college's vocational certificate program in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at the end of Summer Term.

Barry Reed, EMT/Paramedic/EMS Program Manager for the college, noted that the Northwest Florida State College graduates may apply for the examination to become a Florida certified Emergency Medical Technician and a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic.

The EMT program at NWF State College is part of the Public Safety Division which also includes degree and certificate programs for Paramedic, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Administration & Management, Law Enforcement and Corrections.

The EMT program accepts applications for admission of new students on a year-round basis. The 11-credit hour program may generally be completed in one semester. Students may add approved coursework to the certificate program to earn an Associate of Science degree. For information contact 729-4924 or see the program's webpage at

All the college's health related programs of study, including Nursing, Dental Assisting, Radiography, EMT and Paramedic will hold an information session and open house for prospective students on October 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the college's Niceville campus in Building K.

EMT Certificate Graduates include:

Baker: Anthony Combs

Bonifay: Brian Grinde

Crestview: Jasmine Hall, Rachael Kilcrease, Stacy Lipscomb, Madeline Perry

DeFuniak Springs: Brenden Bailie

Destin: Matthew Grishkevich

Fort Walton Beach: Colin Chalmers, Jennifer R Coffman, Nicole Ellis, Samantha Harageones, Megan Kisabeth, Sergio Lopez, Ryan Ray, Natalie Tucker, Paris Wright

Holt: David Pilkilton

Milton: Patrick Holt

Navarre: Laura Wimble

Niceville: Amanda Adams, Shaun Martin, Christopher Pogozelski, Isabel Pogozelski, James Smith

Shalimar: Peggy Marion, Julie Milman

Santa Rosa Beach: Peter Sharrett

Valparaiso: Derek Fominaya II, Erich Nickless

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