Grady Rowe with Rural/Metro Fire Department has been named Roane State Community Collegeâ€™s paramedic student of the year.
Dr. Peter Kah with TeamHealth Emergency Medicine presented the award to Rowe during Roane Stateâ€™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 Stateâ€™s program in August 2015.
â€œI love emergency medicine, being there when a patient is at a critical point and making a difference,â€ Rowe said. â€œI have enjoyed the entire year. The material, the instructors, the fellow students, it has really been a joy.â€
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.
â€œI am always looking for new ways to challenge myself,â€ Rowe said.
To learn more about Roane Stateâ€™s paramedic program and other emergency medical services programs, visit www.roanestate.edu/ems.
This pressÂ release was submitted by Owen Driskill.