Dozens of Students to Serve on World Series Medical Team

Published 08.12.2014

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Pennsylvania College of Technology students studying to become physician assistants, paramedics and dental hygienists are lending their hands and gaining valuable cultural and practical experience at the 2014 Little League Baseball World Series.

Little League’s first games were played 75 years ago just a few blocks from Penn College’s main campus, and the 11-day World Series draws thousands of fans from around the world to watch 11- to 13-year olds display athletic skill and some of the best sportsmanship on television.

Nineteen students in the college’s paramedic technician and emergency medical services majors are set to volunteer a cumulative 166 hours in the stadiums, prepared to help tend to spectators’ emergency health needs. They work under the guidance of licensed paramedics from Susquehanna Regional Emergency Medical Services and Susquehanna Health. Dr. Gregory R. Frailey, emergency physician and EMS medical director for Susquehanna Health/Susquehanna Regional EMS, and medical director for the college’s paramedic and physician assistant programs, provides physician oversight at the complex for Penn College students and Susquehanna Regional EMS paramedics throughout the event.

The entire senior class of physician assistant students will join faculty from the college – all licensed physician assistants – to staff the infirmary in International Grove, the residential area of the World Series Complex where Little League teams are housed. Serving 12-hour shifts, 27 students will be on hand in the infirmary around the clock to provide urgent care to players and their coaches. The physician assistant students and faculty work under the leadership of the Little League World Series medical director, Dr. John Boll, who is assistant director of Susquehanna Health’s family medicine residency program.

The Penn College dental hygiene program will provide student volunteers to assist Oral Health America with educating children of the dangers associated with smokeless tobacco use. OHA is a national nonprofit organization working to educate Americans about the importance of mouth health to overall health and well-being. The Oral Health America booth will provide the educational services on Aug. 14 and 15.

The emergency medical services and paramedic technician student volunteers are:

Paul F. Bilby, of Jersey Shore; Nicholas A. Bulavko, of Edgewood, Md.; Sarah E. Carl, of Eagles Mere; Joshua D. Dorman, of Hughesville; Ryan M. Egan, of Levittown; Justine Felix, of Turbotville; Tyler A. Fetterman, of Selinsgrove; Timothy W. Lorson, of Williamsport; Ashley V. Martin, of York; Thomas J. McGann, of Bloomsburg; Michael S. McNeill, of Aspers; Matthew S. Moir, of Centre Hall; Timothy S. Quinn, of Bel Air, Md.; Kelsi L. Randall, of Millmont; Kierstin M. Slesienski, of Bensalem; Kyle G. Stavinski, of Elysburg; Ashley N. Swineford, of Richfield; Crystal E. Van Aken, of Emmaus; and Stephen M. Yonkin, of Dushore.

The physician assistant student volunteers are:

Christin C. Bell, of South Williamsport; Filippo D. Borsellino, of Williamsport; Brandy L. Carnahan, of Mount Pleasant Mills; Avery D. Cero, of Montoursville; Ashley D. Evans, of West Decatur; Ashlee E. Frontz, of Allenwood; Christina M. Garcia, of North Bergen, N.J.; Jason A. Genco, of Middleburg; Falan E. Glynn, of Wilkes-Barre; Jessica L. Gower, of Williamsport; Hyangja O. Hardisty, of State College; Margaret R. Harvey, of Williamsport; Julia K. Hough, of Philipsburg; Kelle B. Johnson, of Wellsboro; Theodore Z. Miller, of Williamsport; Alice P. Nguyen, of Avondale; Alyssa N. Peck, of Thompsontown; Ashley M. Prowant, of Montoursville; Kevin Z. Richardson, of Williamsport; Jeremy S. Shifflett, of Williamsport; Nicholas D. Showan, of Mill Hall; Sydney L. Shreck, of Turbotville; Francis W. Spear, of Dalton; Matthew I. Walton, of West Chester; April L. Wesche, of Angelica, N.Y.; Donald Wieder, of Williamsport; and Jessielyn L. Woolbright, of Montoursville.

For more about the college, which is celebrating its centennial throughout 2014, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.