Fifteen graduate from Cowley College MICT Program
Graduation for 15 students in Cowley College’s Mobile Intensive
Care Technician (paramedic) program was held March 31 in the Earle N.
Wright Community Room at the main campus in Arkansas City. The
program that finished on February 25 completed the AAS degree requirements
for these graduates.
The following are the graduating members of the class: Lanna Allen, Wichita;
Ellen Bayhyll/e, Andover; Jason Bowker, Mulvane; Collin Engraf, El Dorado;
John Erie, Chanute; Brian Foltz, Andover; Katherine Glenn, Derby; Brandon
Grimmett, Wichita; Jonathon Halley, Rose Hill; Kaitlyn Heitman, Belle
Plaine; Scott Higgins, Oswego; Michael Lynch, Wichita; Malarie Umscheid,
Wichita; Drew Vogt, Udall; and Nichlous Whitehead, Derby.
The evening began when Chris Cannon, Allied Health Department Chair,
issued the welcome and discussed the education the graduates received
while in Cowley’s program. Cannon thanked the graduates
for their extensive work during the program, and thanked the graduates’ families
for supporting them during a difficult year.
Mark Terry, Deputy Chief of Operations for Johnson County Med-Act, delivered
the keynote address to the graduating class. Terry emphasized the need
for students to not only be competent clinicians, but to also value patient
safety and compassionate care.
Deryk Ruddle, lead MICT instructor, conferred the certificates and presented
the honor awards for the class. Drew Vogt was the program honor
graduate, Kaitlyn Heitman was the Lyle Eckhart award winner and Ellen
Bayhylle was the Patrick J. McAtee award recipient.
Cannon presented a certificate of appreciation to Ruddle for his outstanding
work and dedication to the EMS program. Dr. McAtee, president of Cowley
College, then presented the class of 2009-2011 to the gathering of about
120 people who came to honor the graduates.
During the course of their schooling, these graduates assessed over 4,000
patients and administered over 2,500 medications during the year. With
this 17th graduating class, Cowley MICT graduates now treat approximately
90,000 patients each year.
The national job outlook continues to be greater than average, and the
local job outlook looks promising.
Cowley currently has two MICT programs– one in Winfield at the
Allied Health Education Center and another in Andover through a partnership
with Butler Community College.
For more information on Cowley’s MICT programs go to www.cowley.edu/mict or call 620-221-3392.