Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Hollis new director of EMT and Paramedic programs at KCKCC


Long-time instructor Wayne Hollis is the new Director of the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic programs at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

A Paramedic instructor at KCKCC for the past 12 years, Hollis’ new position becomes effective Jan. 1.

A native of Chester, Va., Hollis spent 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, mostly in Japan, after graduating from high school. He started college at LaVerne University in LaVerne., Calif., while in the Marines and earned a BA in Communications shortly after his discharge.

He also earned a Masters in Mass Communications from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and taught mass communications at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville for five years.

“At that time, I got interested in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and became an instructor in EMT and Paramedics,” said Hollis.

In 1992, he joined the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services in Topeka where he worked for eight years before coming to KCKCC as a Paramedic instructor. Hollis holds EMS education certification in both Kansas and Iowa and has provided initial instruction in EMS for the past 25 years.

Hollis’ wife of 31 years, Peggy, is employed at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka. They have a son, Mike, and a daughter, Sarah, and one grandson.