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June 03, 2011
Gwinnett Tech Honored at 2011 Region III EMS Awards
GTC Faculty Member and Graduate Are Named the Year's Best
Gwinnett Tech graduate and licensed Georgia EMT Marianne Sievering was named this year's EMT of the Year and Gwinnett Tech's lead paramedic instructor David J. Newton was named this year's Educator of the Year. Both individuals were recognized for their outstanding contributions to EMS and EMS education, respectively. The awards were received from the Region III (Metro Atlanta) EMS Council.
"Marianne has developed into a great EMT and has taken to heart public service with all of her charitable involvement. When she returns to GTC this fall to complete our paramedic program, she will be a big asset to our class. I look forward to seeing her progress to a great paramedic," said Steven Moyers, division director of Public Safety and Service.
Moyers describes Newton as a key member of Gwinnett Tech's highly respected public safety and emergency services program. "David has made a great impact on EMS education in Georgia and in this region. He has taken the lead to bring us in line with the most recent national EMS education changes. Through his students and their education, he has touched many patient lives," said Moyers.
Sievering received her EMT Intermediate certificate at Gwinnett Tech and is currently employed with Rural Metro Ambulance. She will begin her paramedic training at Gwinnett Tech this fall. Newton has been a paramedic instructor with Gwinnett Tech since fall 2007. He earned degrees from Gwinnett Tech and Kennesaw State University and holds a master's of public health from the University of Georgia.
GTC offers an associate degree and diploma in paramedic technology, plus three levels of certificate programs for Emergency Medical Technicians.
Gwinnett Tech offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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