(Full class) The 76th Basic Fire Academy from Crafton Hills College graduated at the Finkelstein Performing Arts Center on campus on April 18.
The Crafton Hills College (CHC) 76th Basic Firefighter Training Academy Graduation Ceremony took place at the Finkelstein Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, April 18. The 19 cadets were honored by Fire Academy Chief Dan Sullivan and guest speaker John Marini of the San Bernardino City Fire Department, who is an alum of the CHC Paramedic Program. Certificates were presented by Trustee Donna Ferracone, Dr. Cheryl Marshall, CHC Vice President of Instruction, Rebeccah Warren-Marlatt, CHC Vice President of Student Services, and June Yamamoto, Dean of Career Education and Human Development.
The members of the newest Fire Academy graduating class from Crafton Hills College, with their titles and home towns, are:
Arturo Barba, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga (Squad 1 Leader); Mackenzie Barnett, Banning (Equipment Manager); Ryan Bell, Highland; Joshua Chronister, Colton; Matthew Glendinning, Lake Arrowhead; Kenneth Grove, Beaumont (Off-Campus Equipment Leader); Ryon Gutierrez, San Bernardino (Color Guard); Corey Holt, Hemet, (Color Guard); Zachary Knight, Rialto; Curtis Leon, Fontana; Nyle McAnally, Calimesa (Association President); Phillip Meagher, Maui, HI, (Squad 3 Leader and Color Guard) ; Jerry Morrill, Mentone; Christopher Overson, Rancho Cucamonga; Joshua Reyna, Fontana; Glenn Schwartzman, San Bernardino (Squad 4 Leader and Color Guard); Michael Stokes, Fullerton (Squad 2 Leader); William Tapp, Rialto; Steven Zamora, Rialto (Academy Leader).
The following cadets received special recognition:
- Academy Leader: Steven Anthony Zamora was officially recognized and congratulated for his outstanding leadership achievement and his extra efforts as the leader of the 76th Fire Academy.
- Most Inspirational Cadet: Ryan Bell was officially recognized and congratulated for his exceptional efforts as the Outstanding Cadet of the Crafton Hills College 76th Fire Academy.
- Academy Equipment and Key Coordinator: Mackenzie Barnett was recognized for his outstanding efforts in ensuring the Fire Academy equipment was always in a state of readiness and for issuing and maintaining Personal Protective Equipment for the cadets of the 76th Fire Academy.
- Off-site Equipment Coordinator: Kenneth Grove was officially recognized and congratulated for his outstanding efforts in ensuring the Fire Academy equipment arrived to each of the fourteen off-campus training sites during the 76th Fire Academy.
- Academy Achievement Award: Nyle McAnally was officially recognized and congratulated for his outstanding achievement in receiving the highest overall score in the Crafton Hills College 76th Fire Academy.