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January 21, 2009

Cowley College MICT graduation to be held Friday


Honoring its 13th graduating class from its MICT program, Cowley College will hold a graduation ceremony Friday at 7 p.m. in the Earle N. Wright Community Room.

Once completing the required general education courses, students had to complete the yearlong MICT program in order to receive their AAS degree.

The graduating seniors are: Thomas C. Bodwell, Katie Casner, Jeremy Goerzen, Gabriel Martinez, Kelli Mitchell, Brian Powell, Luke Ratzlaff, Cassie Reilly, Jared Smith,  Preston White, and Kelland Wolf.
Well-known EMS physician, Dr. Bryan Bledsoe, will serve as the keynote speaker.

Dr. Bledsoe is an emergency physician with a special interest in prehospital care. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Texas Tech University and residency training at Scott and White Memorial Hospital/Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Bledsoe is board certified in emergency medicine.

Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Bledsoe worked as an EMT, a paramedic, and a paramedic instructor. He completed EMT training in 1974 and paramedic training in 1976 and worked for six years as a field paramedic in Fort Worth, Texas.

In 1979, he joined the faculty of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and served as coordinator of EMT and paramedic education programs at the university.

Dr. Bledsoe is active in emergency medicine and EMS research. He is a popular speaker at state, national, and international seminars and writes regularly for numerous EMS journals. Dr. Bledsoe is on the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

He is active in educational endeavors with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and co-chairs their Certification and Evaluation Board (CEB).

Dr. Bledsoe has authored several EMS books published by Brady, including Paramedic Care: Principles & Practice, Essentials of Paramedic Care, Intermediate Emergency Care: Principles & Practice, Critical Care Paramedic, Anatomy & Physiology for Emergency Care, Prehospital Emergency Pharmacology, and Pocket Reference for ALS Providers.