Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Health Sciences Instructor Remembered

Mike Anderson receiving the Governor’s Outstanding First Responder Award from Asst. Commissioner of Safety, David Purkey. The award presentation came at the Sumner County Commission meeting with his daughter by his side. 
Health Sciences Center of Emphasis faculty member and alumnus Mike Anderson died last weekend at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Mike was a 1989 Vol State EMT graduate. Recently, he returned to Vol State to work towards obtaining a Health Sciences AAS degree.

Mike was a familiar face at Meharry Medical College where he routinely coordinated American Heart Association classes for Vol State, including ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS courses for medical students. 

“Mike was one of our training center faculty, meaning that he advised us and helped to make sure instructors were kept up to date with their training,” said Terri Crutcher. “He’s really going to be missed.”

Mike served in several capacities, including Training Officer, with Sumner County EMS for over 20 years. In 2012, Mike was recognized as an Outstanding First Responder by Governor Bill Haslam's Office in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The picture was taken after that ceremony. 

Mike is survived by his wife, Kelly Anderson and his daughter, Casey Anderson. Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage will be conducting visitation and the ceremony: Visitation: Tuesday (today) at 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Wednesday from 10:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

The family has requested that any memorials be made to the Sumner County Heart Association.

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