Coahoma’s EMT, Phlebotomy Grads Honored
CLARKSDALE – With Coahoma Community College’s Allied Health Training Center’s auditorium overflowing with applauding supporters, graduates of CCC’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Phlebotomy programs were honored Thursday night by top officials and regional health care professionals.
“These are fields of opportunity and indicate that you are interested in helping people; that’s what medicine is all about,” said keynote speaker Dr. Pat Burke.
Congratulating graduates, the veteran internal medicine specialist said, “Your achievements have taken a lot of discipline from you and your families.”
He advised them to be understanding and to be on their best behavior while working with the public.
“Go to work with a positive attitude, and remember the patient is always right,” advised the speaker.
“Be dedicated; this is not just a job but a life of service, and your work is important,” he said.
Others addressing the group and encouraging graduates to move on to other health care programs were Anthony Brooks, director of CCC’s Health Science Short-Term programs; Dr. Vivian Presley, CCC president, and Johnny McGlown, president of CCC’s Board of Trustees.
Six students graduated from the EMT program, and received certificates from Rhett Nelson and Bert Stallings, EMT instructors.
Nineteen students graduated from the Phlebotomy program and received certificates from Bobbie Thomas and Zaqua Ervin.