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Vol State Honors Longtime EMS Advisory Board Chair

Submitted on October 08, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Jackie Wilkerson spent his career serving others through Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He also served the community by founding and leading the Volunteer State Community College EMS Advisory Committee for more than 20 years. That board provides the professional insight and guidance needed to keep the Vol State academic program up to standards and on the cutting edge of medical care. Wilkerson passed away in June. Recently, the Vol State EMS Advisory Committee honored Wilkerson and thanked his family for those many years of service. They presented his family with a plaque in an emotional ceremony at the college.

Wilkerson was a Springfield resident and a Vol State graduate, with an Allied Health associate of applied science degree. He was the Director of Robertson County EMS for over 20 year and had most recently served as the Assistant Director of the Tennessee Office of EMS. Wilkerson is survived by his wife Jane, daughter Jana, and son Jason.

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Pictured: Chief Doug McQuary of the Vol State EMS Advisory Committee presents the plaque to the Wilkerson family. Left to right: Robert Davis, Vol State EMS director, Jenny Wilkerson, Jason Wilkerson, Faye Hankins, Jane Wilkerson, Chief Doug McQuary, Jana Tolleson, Taylor Tolleson and Jerry Faulkner, Vol State president.

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