NWF State College recognizes students completing EMT and firefighter programs


On Dec. 15, Northwest Florida State College recognized students who successfully completed the college's certificate program for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and the certificate program for firefighting during the fall 2015 academic semester. 

Two EMT graduates were recognized with special awards at the ceremony: David Vaughan, Academic Excellence Award for highest class GPA; Luke Turner, EMS Hearts & Hands Award in recognition of professionalism, compassion and positive attitude.

Among the Fire Academy graduates, Tony Pudivitr received both the class academic award and the leadership award.

EMT grads

The fall 2015 EMT graduates, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Charles Brechler (Niceville), Magaly Delgadillo (Santa Rosa Beach), Jamy Downs (Hurlburt Field), Travis Ehlebracht (Freeport), Rebecca Hicks (Niceville), Chelsea Imana (Crestview), Victoria Kay (Crestview), Brentley Kilpatrick (Crestview), Taylor Kline (Crestview), Nicholas Lopez (Holt), Todd Martin (Crestview), Carlee Michna (Shalimar), Jared Nystrom (Fort Walton Beach), Jason Rocco (Fort Walton Beach), Luke Turner (Destin), L. Ryan Twiddy (Shalimar), David Vaughan (Destin).

The fall 2015 Fire Academy graduates, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Fire gradsMatthew Brannon (DeFuniak Springs), Robert Elliot (Niceville), Evan Folsom (Mary Esther), Noah Holt (Destin), Douglas Kocour (Santa Rosa Beach), Brittani Koenig (Fort Walton Beach), Jonathan Kruschke (DeFuniak Springs), Ashton Lee (Valparaiso), David Libby (Valparaiso), Dalton Locke (Fort Walton Beach), Jacob McKenzie (Baker), Christopher Meeker (Fort Walton Beach), Kyle Myhre (Crestview), Nicholas Pearson (Santa Rosa Beach), Tony Pudivitr (Niceville), Larry Regans (Niceville), Sean Tolar (Mary Esther).