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Bridget Rigby is 2017 Lanier Tech Rick Perkins Award Winner
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Bridget Rigby named
2017 Lanier Technical College Rick Perkins Award Winner

Bridget Rigby, Instructor for the Lanier Technical College Paramedicine Program has been named the college’s Rick Perkins Instructor of the Year Winner for 2017.

The winner was announced Tuesday at the annual Lanier Technical College EAGLE/GOAL/Rick Perkins Award Luncheon at the Gainesville Civic Center.

“Bridget is such an outstanding representative of the incredible faculty we have at Lanier Technical College,” President Dr. Ray Perren said. “Bridget is one of our best and is held in high regard by her students and her peers at the college. I know she will do us proud as she continues through this Rick Perkins competition.”

Sam Stone, Paramedicine Program Director and Instructor at Lanier Technical College, said “Bridget exhibits knowledge and experience unlike anyone that I have ever meet in my 40 years in EMS.  She excels in all aspects of passing on this knowledge to her students and confirms their abilities to perform the best care to the citizens of their communities. The patients of Northeast Georgia have greatly benefited from the care offered to them from the students that Bridget has taught.  She is truly deserving of this award.  We are very proud of her.” 

Rigby joined the Lanier Tech team in 2010. Bridget holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Maryland Baltimore County in Emergency Health Services Management, as well as another B.S. in Physiology and Neurobiology from University of Maryland College Park. In addition to her formal studies, Rigby has extensive experience in EMS, starting in 1991 as an EMT.  She became licensed as a paramedic in 1994.

The Rick Perkins Award is given annually by the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) to the Outstanding Instructor of the Year. In order to qualify at the state level, each of the system’s 22 colleges select a winner at the local level who then goes on to compete in one of three regional competitions in March. From each region, three representatives are then sent on to the state competition which will be held in April at the Spring TCSG Leadership Conference.

The other three finalists for the Rick Perkins Award Competition at Lanier Technical College where: First Runner-Up Dr. Sravanti Kantheti (Program Chair and Instructor for Anatomy and Physiology), Annette Baker (Director and Instructor for Health Information Management Technology) and Johnna Connell (Instructor for Medical Assisting).

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