Paramedic students have near-perfect pass rate

The 2021 paramedic class at South Arkansas Community College recently passed the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Psychomotor Examination at better than a 98 percent rate—“absolutely the highest I’ve seen here,” according to program director Justin Murphree.

Coupled with passing a written exam, this hands-on standardized test provides national certification for emergency medical technicians.

The class of 10 students graduated from SouthArk last month.

“Obviously without the dedication and hard work of the SouthArk EMS adjunct faculty members and volunteers, who all assisted for several weeks before the registry exam by reviewing the material with the students and providing training and mock testing, we would have never achieved the pass percentages we did,” Murphree said. “I really appreciate each and every one of them more than they will ever know.”

Eleven more students are set to graduate from the program in September, through off-site instruction provided by SouthArk to Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services in Little Rock.

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Dismuke accepts scholarship

Donavon Dismuke, a 2021 graduate of El Dorado High School, has accepted a Michael Mahony-Bancorp South Endowed Scholarship to attend South Arkansas Community College this fall.

The scholarship is provided through the SouthArk Foundation.

Woodard accepts scholarship

Mariah Woodard of Grambling, Louisiana, an accounting major at South Arkansas Community College, has accepted a Mabel and Emon Mahony Endowed Scholarship to attend the school this fall.

She is a 2009 graduate of Simsboro High School.

The scholarship is provided through the SouthArk Foundation.

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Hubbard accepts scholarship

Brandy Hubbard of El Dorado, an accounting major at South Arkansas Community College, has accepted an E.W. Pickering Endowed Scholarship to attend the school this fall.

She is a 2016 graduate of El Dorado High School.

The scholarship is provided through the SouthArk Foundation.

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Meyers accepts scholarship

Joseph Myers of Hermitage, a liberal arts major at South Arkansas Community College, has accepted a Dr. Carolyn Langston Endowed Scholarship to attend the school this fall.

He is a 2019 homeschool graduate.

The scholarship is provided through the SouthArk Foundation.