Meridian, Miss. Meridian Community College celebrated it's first class of paramedics Tuesday night.
The event was held in the Dulaney Room of Webb Hall on MCC's campus. where eight students were pinned after completing the inaugural class of the newly added paramedic program. Many of the students were pinned by their parents or siblings who are also paramedics. Meridian Community College's President says it was a great night. "Gosh, it was an emotional night for everybody, fathers hugging their sons who are joining them in the world of paramedicine, said Dr. Scott Elliott. "This was just a wonderful night." The director of the new paramedic program is Chris Lafferty.