Faculty Spotlight


Somerset Community College is proud to spotlight Tracey Franklin, Paramedic Program Coordinator, as our SCC Faculty Spotlight this week! Read her interview below to learn more about Tracey and what she loves about being a faculty member at SCC.

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Name: Tracey L. Franklin

Division and subject: Paramedic Program Coordinator - Health Sciences Division


1. What is your favorite part about your job?

My favorite part about this job is watching EMS practitioners sharpen their skills and increase their critical thinking  abilities. By helping them achieve their goal of Advanced prehospital practitioner, we are helping the community.  After all, isn't that what this life is all about?  Helping each other?


2. How do you like to spend your time outside of SCC?

When I'm not working, I love spending time with my family.  It sounds cliche, but it's the truth. Whether we're sitting outside having coffee, kayaking on Lake Cumberland, or walking on our mini-farm, family time is always fun.


3. When did you know you wanted to teach?

I don't think there was an "A-HA" moment.  Teaching in some way has been part of my whole life.  Looking back on the road I've traveled and the career choices I made, there was no other destination than this one.  


4. Growing up, what did you want to be?

As a child, I just knew that I wanted to help people.  There wasn't really one particular thing that kept my focus. Being a community servant was part of my family culture.    


5. Who has influenced you the most in life?

I've been surrounded by examples of strong, selfless men and women in my life who have all left a positive impression. I believe this was providence.  


6. What is your favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby is kayaking, followed by fishing.  It doesn't get any better!


7. What is the best part about being an SCC faculty member?

The best thing about being an SCC faculty member is the sense of community. SCC is literally a representation of the community it services.


8. Do you have any advice for current or prospective students?

Don't be afraid. Take that first step. Change begins with a decision followed by an action.  

 

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