Grady Rowe with Rural/Metro Fire Department has been named Roane State Community College’s paramedic student of the year.
Dr. Peter Kah with TeamHealth Emergency Medicine presented the award to Rowe during Roane State’s annual Knoxville paramedic program luncheon. Students completing the paramedic program were recognized at the event, which was sponsored by TeamHealth.
Rowe, of Halls, is a full-time firefighter, member of the Tennessee Army National Guard and a father of four. He started Roane State’s program in August 2015.
“I love emergency medicine, being there when a patient is at a critical point and making a difference,” Rowe said. “I have enjoyed the entire year. The material, the instructors, the fellow students, it has really been a joy.”
Despite his busy schedule, Rowe wants to continue his education. He said his next step is to earn his critical care paramedic license, and his long-term goal is to become a physician assistant.
“I am always looking for new ways to challenge myself,” Rowe said.
To learn more about Roane State’s paramedic program and other emergency medical services programs, visit www.roanestate.edu/ems.
This press release was submitted by Owen Driskill.