Morganton, NC – David Young, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator at Western Piedmont Community College, recently received the Student Research Award from Western Carolina University (WCU) while in pursuit of a Master of Health Sciences (MHS) degree. Selected from a class of 80, Young received the recognition based on the rigor of his graduate project’s research design as well as the potential impact the project findings may have on the Emergency Medical Services profession and potential stroke victims.
Young expects to receive his graduate degree in August. The award received by Young is one of two new MHS program awards given recently during the College of Health and Human Sciences Awards Ceremony at WCU.
Western Piedmont Community College enrolls approximately 4,000 students annually in pursuit of college transfer degrees, two year associate degrees and diplomas. More than 10,000 students enroll each year in continuing education courses for professional development and personal enrichment. The College also provides programs for high school completion. Western Piedmont received recognition for Exceptional Institutional Performance based on standards established by the North Carolina General Assembly.
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