Paradise Valley Community College and the Rotary Club of Paradise Valley are teaming up on several initiatives to serve the community and help fund various vocational programs. In light of our recent partnership, the Club recently presented a donation to PVCC’s President Community Advisory Committee (PCAC) in the amount of $5,017 to support scholarships for PVCC students in EMT, Paramedics, and Fire Science programs this coming spring semester. These students will work in critical fields that aid and protect our community.
“We are incredibly grateful for this partnership and all that is to come,” said PVCC Interim President Jana Schwartz. “The funds donated to our Paramedic, EMT, and Fire Science programs will greatly benefit these critical fields in supporting health and safety within our surrounding community. It is an honor to receive this gift.”
“With the PVCC educational component and Paradise Valley Rotary Club financial one, this partnership hopes to help people get their foot in the door of their chosen field. From there, we envision them moving up the ladder and paving the way into a long term and successful career,” said Sherry Mischel, Rotary Club president.
“We are beyond grateful for this generous donation and to be able to work with the Rotary Club,” said Kevin Taussig, PVCC EMT and Paramedic Program Director. Taussig explained that these additional funds will allow several students “to attend their desired program who otherwise would have not been able to afford the opportunity to pursue their passion of emergency medicine. Giving these students the ability to further their educational careers and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to enter the workforce is a benefit to them as well as the entire community.”
Fires Science Program Director David Sanchez added that when students know what a career as a firefighter entails, they can make more informed decisions as their career continues. “Fire Science students will be able to experience what a firefighter candidate can expect as he enters a career as an emergency responder.”
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