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NENA's "Friends of 9-1-1" Scholarship Winners Named
Four emergency call takers from across the United States have been selected to receive Friends of 9-1-1’s annual Telecommunicator Continuing Education Scholarships.
The Friends of 9-1-1 scholarships were awarded to uniquely deserving 9-1-1 call takers, enabling them to attend a national 9-1-1 conference to build the skills necessary to advance in their careers. This year’s winners were selected from a pool of nearly 100 applicants.
The 2015 winners of the Telecommunicator Continuing Education Scholarships are:
- Nathan Krause, Northwest Central Dispatch System, Illinois
- Reneaka Broadnax, Grady Memorial Hospital, Georgia
- Tina Mojzer, Town of Vail, Colorado
- Alexis Bone, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas
“Telecommunicators provide lifesaving services every day to Americans across the country,” said Brian Fontes, CEO of NENA – The 9-1-1 Association. “Their fast-paced, pressure-packed jobs require a variety of skills gained through training and experience. Nathan, Reneaka, Tina, and Alexis each represent the hard work, dedication, and commitment required to be a 9-1-1 call taker. We are proud to recognize them for their exceptional work and to support their continued 9-1-1 education.”
Each scholarship provided complimentary registration to the NENA 2015 Conference & Expo and a one-day training course of choice at NENA 2015. It also includes a travel stipend of $500, bringing the scholarship’s total value to around $1,600. The scholarship recipients were recognized at the conference Awards Ceremony on June 28.
The Friends of 9-1-1 program was established in 2013 by NENA to equip 9-1-1 call takers to better serve our communities, and to provide opportunities to say “thank you” to those who serve as the public’s first line of emergency help. To make a tax deductible contribution please visit Friendsof911.org/donate.
- People, Places & Things/9-1-1magazine.com (via NENA, 6/29/15)