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PVCC Fire Operations Academy Students Pay It Forward

PVCC Fire Operations Academy Students Pay It Forward

The PVCC Office of Development and Alumni Engagement would like to recognize the Fire Operations Academy Class of 2021. Rather than collect a monetary gift for the Fire Operations Academy instructors, the students' expressed their appreciation for their instructors by donating to the Megan Stiffler Lange and Brad Harper Memorial Scholarship Fund. What a wonderful way to say thank you while supporting the students who will follow in their footsteps by way of a $694 donation to the Megan Stiffler Lange & Brad Harper Memorial Scholarship Fund. This is a wonderful act of gratitude and an example of PVCC Alumni paying it forward!

"What a wonderful way for the class to demonstrate "positive social change" in supporting future students," said Dr. Paul Dale, PVCC College President. The Megan Stiffler Lange and Brad Harper Memorial Scholarship were established to honor former PVCC students, Megan Stiffler Lange and Brad Harper.

Megan Stiffler Lange graduated from PVCC in 2009. She was a Certified Nursing Assistant, certified EMT, and planned to continue her education in Nursing before switching to Psychology. Always committed to helping people, Megan began her career in August of 2009 with the Phoenix Fire Department working as a 9-1-1 Dispatch Operator. Megan was humble, kind, and caring. In January 2015, Megan was killed by a wrong-way driver on I-17 while on her way home from work.

Brad Harper was a PVCC Fire Science student in 2009 and was hired by the Phoenix Fire Department in 2011. On May 19, 2013, Brad was killed in the line of duty. Brad was the epitome of a firefighter. Not only was he a workhorse; more importantly, Brad had a heart of gold. He cared about the people around him and inspired them to be better.

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