Hot Springs Nurse Is UAM COT-McGehee Distinguished Alum

MONTICELLO, AR — Stacy Kimbrell of Hot Springs has been selected as the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus of the UAM College of Technology-McGehee.

            Kimbrell is the Garland County Deputy Coroner, a registered flight nurse, a national registry EMT for LifeNet, and works part-time in the emergency room at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Hot Springs. In her role as a flight nurse, Kimbrell responds to on-scene traumas and medical situations to treat, stabilize and transport critically injured or critically ill patients to the appropriate hospital for specialized care and treatment via helicopter.

            “Stacy represents the qualities we look for in our graduates,” said Bob Ware, vice chancellor of the McGehee campus. “She is highly skilled and consistently displays the highest nursing standards while maintaining the most important quality – compassion. We are proud to honor her as our distinguished alumnus.”

            Kimbrell received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from UAM in 1991, then decided on a career change.  She enrolled in the nursing program at UAM COT-McGehee and graduated as a licensed practical nurse in 2005 while maintaining the highest grade point average of her class.

            Kimbrell spent three years as an LPN at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff in the orthopedic and urology department before earning an RN degree from Excelsior College of Albany, N.Y., in 2008. After receiving her RN, she spent an additional four years as an emergency room nurse at JRMC. She moved to Hot Springs in 2012 to pursue a position as a flight nurse.

            Recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award are nominated by faculty and demonstrate outstanding achievement while enrolled at the McGehee campus and in their chosen profession.

            For more information, contact Sharon Cantrell at (870) 222-5360.


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