Gary and Susan Rightmyer alongside SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic program students.

SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Students Gifted with the Gary and Susan Rightmyer Endowment

SUNY Cobleskill is pleased to announce the endowment of the Gary and Susan Rightmyer Scholarship, financially gifting students who are enrolled in the College’s Paramedic program. A strong family history seeded in local community emergency service motivated Gary and Susan Rightmyer to provide financial assistance to the future generations of emergency service members from the SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic program.

“With a family history of community emergency service and an association with SUNY Cobleskill, it seemed natural that we support those from the area who wish to enter the emergency services field. We are pleased to support the paramedic program at SUNY Cobleskill and proud of those who wish to serve their communities as emergency workers,” remarks the Rightmyer family.

Incoming, returning, or transfer SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic program students within the one-year certificate or two-year associate degree program are eligible to receive the Gary and Susan Rightmyer Endowment Scholarship if they possess a minimum 3.0 GPA . Requirements also stipulate that the student must be a resident of Schoharie County who demonstrates financial need, with preference given to students graduating from Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School. Additionally, preference will be given to students actively serving in their community fire departments or EMS agencies.

The Paramedic program at SUNY Cobleskill enrolls approximately 45 students annually and prepares students to become proficient in patient assessment, advanced airway management, cardiac care and advanced cardiac life support. For more information about the Paramedic Program, contact 518-255-5367, or email paramedic@cobleskill.edu.