Zachary Taylor of Monticello and Katherine Brumfield of McComb recently received the Southwest Mississippi Community College Foundation’s Nathan Steele EMT Scholarship for the Regional Workforce Training Center’s EMT program.
Mr. Tyler Blalock with Rural Rapid Response Ambulance Service in Meadville and Mr. David Steele of Meadville worked to launch the Nathan Steele Foundation several years ago in memory of Nathan, David’s Son and Tyler’s ambulance and business partner. The Foundation was set up to help scholarship students who are working toward EMT/Paramedic certification, which was Nathan’s chosen career path and passion. The Nathan Steele Foundation has made generous donations in the past to the SMCC Foundation establishing the Nathan Steele EMT Scholarship for the Regional Workforce Training Center’s EMT program.
Zachary, who is anticipating finishing his EMT certificate at the Regional Workforce Training Center at the same time he finishes his Associate’s Degree in December at SMCC, says, “I am so excited to receive this scholarship. I plan on working as an EMT for a while before coming back to school for the Paramedic program. This scholarship means a lot to me.”
Katherine said, “EMT has impacted my life extensively though the years. I plan to continue my education as much as possible to positively impact the lives of many others. It is such an honor to be chosen as a recipient of the Nathan Steele Scholarship, not only to me but also my mother. She had the privilege of working with Mr. Nathan for some time at the beginning of his EMT career.”
The Nathan Steele Foundation and the Nathan Steele EMT Scholarship at SMCC are funded by an annual skeet shoot held each spring in the McCall Creek area. For information on donating to the Nathan Steele Scholarship at SMCC, you can contact Dr. Andrew Dale Executive Director of the SMCC foundation at
601-276-4809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured L to R: Dr. Andrew Dale, Executive Director of the SMCC Foundation; Tyler Blalock of Rural Rapid Response; Katherine Brumfield; Zachary Taylor; David Steele; and Loran Gerald, Workforce Training Coordinator at SMCC.