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Jessica Medrano Honored by American Association for Women in Community Colleges

April 26, 2017 -- Jessica Medrano has been selected as a member of the second American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) “40 Under 40” class. The awards program recognizes the youngest community college women who are movers and shakers on their college campuses.
Jessica Medrano Honored by American Association for Women in Community Colleges

Apr 26, 2017

Medrano is the academic affairs director of CNM’s Emergency Medical Services, Community EMS and Community Health Worker programs.

She is among 40 women from across the country who was honored at an AAWCC National Awards breakfast April 24 in New Orleans.

Medrano is a paramedic, firefighter and director of EMS training program at CNM and also directs the newly launched Community EMS and Community Health Worker programs at the college. She heads the New Mexico EMS education steering committee and is credited with shaping the direction of EMS programs statewide.

“Under her leadership, the EMS programs at CNM have grown and become a standard for EMS education throughout the state,” said Tamra Mason, dean of CNM’s School of Health, Wellness & Public Safety. “Jessica truly practices philanthropy in the sense of caring, nourishing, developing and helping people as part of her daily work.”

In a letter announcing her award, Beverly Walker-Griffea, AAWCC president, noted, “You are a rising star working at one of our community colleges and AAWCC supports your efforts to make a difference on your campus.”