April 13, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Donna Oracion, College Development Director, 575-624-7403
ENMU-ROSWELL INSTRUCTOR RECEIVES STATE EMS AWARD
Stacie Nason, Director of Clinical Education, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program at ENMU-Roswell, received the 2020 Russ Richards Instructor of the Year Award by the New Mexico EMS Bureau. The Russ Richards Instructor/Coordinator Award honors an EMS instructor/coordinator who excels as an educator and/or has made significant contributions to the EMS educational system in New Mexico. Any instructor/coordinator currently affiliated with an approved NM EMS educational institution is eligible. The Statewide EMS Advisory Committee members make their selection based upon nominations submitted from all over the state.
“This is a huge honor for Stacie to receive this,” said Jesse Davis, EMS Program Director at ENMU-Roswell. “She is most deserving of this and is truly a dedicated instructor and Paramedic.”
“It is a huge honor and I was so surprised to receive it,” said Nason. “After the last year, when all educators had to put in so much effort and extra work, I was especially honored and humbled to receive this award.”
Nason began teaching BLS and EMT Basic as an adjunct instructor in 1993 and became a full-time faculty member in the fall of 1994. Over the years she has taught BLS, ACLS, PALS, First Responder, EMT Basic, EMT Intermediate, some EMT Paramedic classes, and served as the BLS/ILS Coordinator for several years. She also developed, implemented, and taught the first dual enrollment EMS offered through ENMU-Roswell and went on to teach dual enrollment classes for many years.
For the last several years, she has worked as the Director of Clinical Education for the EMS Program for all on and off campus EMS classes. “All I can remember ever wanting to be was a paramedic, and while I still serve in that role as EMS Chief for Midway Fire and Paramedic for Dexter Fire, being an instructor allows me to connect with people on a different level and educate and hopefully instill a passion for a profession that I love.”
For more information about the EMS Program at ENMU-Roswell, contact Jesse Davis at 575-624-7076.