Watertown Resident Receives Para-medicine Pin at Massachusetts Bay Community College
(Wellesley Hills, MA – October 2,2012) – Watertown resident Jonathan Mazzola was “pinned” at Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) Monday night as part of the induction ceremony into the Para-medicine profession.
“We are proud to recognize Mr. Mazzola for successfully completing the academic obligations of the Para- medicine certificate program at MassBay,” said Jo Ann Mackey, Dean, Division for Health Sciences. “It is a rigorous program, so he has earned his place in the Para-medicine profession. All of us at MassBay wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Pinning ceremonies originated 1,000 years ago when nurses were recognized for their service to others. Over time, pinning ceremonies have become a ritual to welcome graduates of health care programs into their professional practice.
Para-medicine is the highest level of training for the pre-hospital emergency medical service system. Paramedics receive extensive training in the use of advanced procedures, medications and specialized equipment to manage medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. Through careful patient assessment and team oriented medical care, paramedics help prevent and reduce death and disability from illness or injury.
MassBay awards associate degrees and certificates in over 60 academic programs in a wide range of career-driven subjects ranging from accounting and automotive technology to forensic DNA science and early childhood education. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland offer day, evening and weekend classes to meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse population it serves.