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Davenport, Hurley form paramedic ed partnership

FLINT TWP. — STAT EMS, Hurley Medical Center and Davenport University have formed a partnership that will allow STAT EMS students who have completed the paramedic program and received their certification to transfer those credits toward a bachelor degree program at Davenport University, 4318 Miller Road,

“It will give students who are certified paramedics the opportunity to practice their profession while further enhancing their knowledge and advancing their careers.” said Dr. Richard Pappas, President of Davenport University.

STAT EMS is shifting from a traditional service to a more technologically advanced organization, said Joseph Karlichek, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of STAT Emergency Medical Service. Therefore, education expectations for Paramedic graduates must be in sync with national standards.

The partnership is a result of the State of Michigan adopting the National Education Standards based on the requirement of accreditation by the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). All paramedic EMS education programs in Michigan are now required to have CoAEMSP accreditation, which will allow Davenport to accept these credits toward its health degrees, including nursing programs.— R.S.

Toys for Tots Camp out, free hair cut and ice cream

GRAND BLANC — Little Joe’s restaurant of Grand Blanc (11518 S Saginaw St) will be hosting the 9th Annual Toys for Tots Camp out. Joe Abbott will be camping out overnight Dec. 12 to raise awareness and encourage others to donate an unwrapped toy or cash to Toys for Tots.

There will be having an open microphone night the evening of Dec. 12. Call Joe for a performance time or more information at (810) 348-1264. In addition, Reid’s Barbershop (11557 S Saginaw St) and Baskin Robbins Ice Cream are Toys for Tots donation places which can earn you a free hair cut or free ice cream — P.S.

UM-Flint, Flint Rotary Club host ‘the Economic Forum’

FLINT — The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Management (SOM) and the Rotary Club of Flint invite the community to “The Economic Forum” on Dec. 13, in the Northbank Center Grand Ballroom at 432 North Saginaw St., Flint.

The event takes place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with a lunch buffet served at 11:30 a.m. and the program beginning at noon.

The event will feature a panel of financial and economic leaders who will address the topics of U.S. and World Economics.

The cost to attend the forum is $10 per person, which includes lunch.

Reservations: E-mail kristicu@umflint.edu or call 810-762-3253 by Dec. 9. — G.G.


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