Yulanda Hughes

Paramedic Instructor Wins Award to Attend Educator Symposium

Emergency Medical Technology instructor and clinical coordinator Yulanda Hughes was recently selected the winner of the James O. Page Award, an honor named after a notable innovator of Emergency Medical Services.

Paramedic Instructor Wins Award to Attend Educator Symposium

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4057 - Melody Dixon

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Thu Jul 18, 2019

Yulanda HughesEmergency Medical Technology instructor and clinical coordinator Yulanda Hughes was recently selected the winner of the James O. Page Award, an honor named after a notable innovator of Emergency Medical Services.

Out of eight applicants, Hughes was chosen after completing the application process, which included submission of an essay on why she deserves a ticket to the 24th Annual Educator Symposium and Trade Show sponsored by the National Association of EMS Educators.

Hughes has the urge to learn more about teaching EMS.

“After attending the NAEMSE instructor class in April, I learned so many new ways to bring information to our classroom,” said Hughes. “We always want to ensure our students have the best and most current technology that’s out there. This alone gives our students a step above the rest.”

The award will pay for travel to the Symposium that will be held in Fort Worth, Texas from July 31-August 5, 2019, as well as hotel stay and admission to the symposium. Through the scholarship funds, Hughes has been afforded the opportunity to take part in an educational event while among hundreds of the top EMS instructors from across the globe.

The sessions taking place during the conference cover a range of topics, imparting to the educators information on up-to-date material related to the paramedic career field. Attendees will be enlightened on effective new resources and will be able to swap ideas that can progress the EMS field at large.

“Receiving this scholarship was an honor. The information that will be provided at the conference will be beneficial to my students and also to myself,” said Hughes. “This will help our students to be the best patient care givers for the people of our communities.”

Director of Coahoma’s EMT program Rhett Nelson is excited to have Hughes as a source of new knowledge in his department.

“It means a great deal for our program to have Ms. Hughes receive this award,” said Nelson, adding that the distinction is another testament to the Health Science faculty’s commitment to student success.

“In Emergency Medical Services, you have to stay abreast of the national changes in treatment protocols and the way we teach patient care to our students. Earning such a scholarship from NAEMSE provides our main paramedic instructor the chance to exchange ideas with other EMS educators from other areas of our country to bring the best possible training to the students we serve,” he noted.