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2017 College of Justice & Safety Awards Reception

Monica Wagers with Dr. Nancye Davis and Dr. Sandy Hunter

Monica Wagers was recently awarded the distinguished graduate student award from the School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management.  According to Monica’s professor who nominated her for this award, Monica is a highly competent advanced medical practitioner, who demonstrated that she can also teach effectively as she was serving as an instructor in the EMC skills lab.

Among Monica’s many professional activities, she is a licensed Paramedic, a certified pediatric head trauma instructor, an active member of the National EMS Educator’s Association, a field training officer for Laurel County’s EMS agency, a fulltime Paramedic at Madison County EMS, and she has recently completed the national EMS Educator course to earn her KY advanced Instructor certification!

According to Dr. Hunter, who is on Monica’s Graduate Committee, her thesis may affect the way that Paramedics and EMTs deliver patient care! Specifically, Monica is researching the efficacy and prudence of the long-standing practice of using emergency lights and sirens to transport cardiac arrest patients.

Monica Wagers Family

Not only is Monica a strong practitioner in her vocation, but also she is active in her community. She plays bass for and is an active member of her church’s youth group, and she helps to provide needed services to the elderly!

One of the key benefits of being a graduate student within the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management is the ability to function as a graduate assistant for the paramedic program.  If you are interested in opportunities that we may have for the fall contact Dr. Bill Young, Program Director at  

Published on May 18, 2017

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