Lakes Region Community College’s Raelyn Cottrell, a seasoned educator with 25 years of experience in the field of EMS training, is making waves in the Lakes Region as both a Program Coordinator for the college and a dedicated ER technician. Over the years, Raelyn has seen more than a thousand aspiring emergency technicians through her rigorous program.
A groundbreaking initiative was set in motion when Ian Watt, one of Raelyn’s former students stationed overseas, reached out with a need for fellow Army medics. Ian’s aspiration was clear: establishing a program to empower those in his platoon to earn Advanced Emergency Medicine Technician (AEMT) certificates. Raelyn embraced this idea and set her sights on making this happen.