Pinning Ceremony Held for 47 EMS Graduates

Students graduate from DSCC's EMT, AEMT and paramedic programs

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) honored 47 graduates from the College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs with a pinning ceremony June 13. The ceremony took place inside the Baptist Memorial Health Care Academic Building Auditorium at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County. Recognition was given to the late John Andrew “Andy” Fisher, Jr. who was an adjunct instructor for four semesters at DSCC and recently passed away in January 2019.

Over the past nine years, 256 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), and Paramedic students have been awarded degrees and certificates from DSCC’s EMS programs.


The three graduates of DSCC’s Associate of Applied Science Degree/AEMT program included:

  • Atoka – Dustin Travers Pindell
  • Brighton – Tyler Justin Daniels
  • Munford – Shania Taylor Walker


The six graduates of DSCC’s Associate of Applied Science Degree/Paramedic program included:

  • Brighton – Lauren Rose Kinney, Jason L. McDonald
  • Covington – Zachary Clayton Cook, Charles Claiborne Max
  • Dyersburg – Melody Ann Pierce
  • Ripley – Cynthia Diane White


The seven graduates of DSCC’s AEMT Certificate program included:

  • Alamo – David Bennett Wall
  • Atoka – Madison Paige Kolbe
  • Covington – Justin Lee Varner
  • Dyersburg – Casey Lee Newell
  • Gleason – Cason Joe Massey
  • Martin – Daniel Thomas Myers
  • Munford – Shania Taylor Walker


The 21 graduates of DSCC’s EMT Certificate program included:

  • Arlington – Robert Dustin Gibson
  • Atoka – Robert Grady Sanders
  • Brighton – Danielle Nicole Fiedler, Tyler Shayne Hance, Kristin Leigh Sallee
  • Burlison – Hayley Elizabeth Coats, William Hayden Kirkdoffer
  • Cordova – Cody Wyatt Smith
  • Covington – Eugene T. Coltrane, Solange LaRue Dye, Samuel Austin Gray, Grayson Vaughn Huggins
  • Dresden – Justin Thomas Staples
  • Friendship – Kelsey Ann Jordan
  • Henning – Tanzy Leigh Henson
  • Humboldt – Kirby Ruth Cole
  • Kenton – Cody Andrew Alford
  • Millington – Samuel Caleb Leggett, Kaitlyn Noel Westmoreland
  • Ripley – Hannah Nicole Sprague
  • Trenton – Latoya Consuela Ferguson


The two graduates from the EMT/AEMT Certificate program included:

  • Brighton – Tyler Justin Daniels
  • Somerville – Jeremy Len Lipford


The 15 graduates from the Paramedic Certificate program included:

  • Brighton – Lauren Kinney, Jason L. McDonald
  • Brownsville – Danielle N. House
  • Caruthersville, Missouri – Christopher Andrew Carr
  • Covington – Charles Claiborne Max
  • Drummonds – Joshua Lyn Jones
  • Dyersburg – LeMont L. Hall, Melody Ann Pierce
  • Finley – Jason O. Bizzle
  • Lexington – Shawn Michael Courtright, AustinChaz Hafley
  • Ripley – Tony A. Crowder, Cynthia Diane White
  • Troy – Austin Garrett Dunn
  • Union City – Carrie Lorraine Wilson