The Allen Law Firm Recognizes The Sacrifice of The Emergency Response Services Field (Richmond, VA, October 25, 2007)
On October 22, 2007 Yates C. Moon became the first recipient of the Allen Law Firm’s George E. Allen Jr. EMS Scholarship for Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center’s Paramedic Program. Named after one of the firm’s founders, this scholarship is granted to an outstanding individual in the Emergency Response Service (ERS) field who is pursuing Paramedic certification and who embraces a “Service Above Self” attitude.
The Charlottesville, Virginia resident was selected above all other candidates for her drive to make a difference to the injured and her dedication to becoming a Paramedic.
Currently working as an EMT for the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad, the University of Richmond graduate lives the “Service Above Self” motto – With a goal of attending graduate school in nursing or medicine, she hopes to someday bring medical care to the underprivileged. After completing the Paramedics Program, Moon plans to travel to Africa with the Peace Corp.
Barbara Sensabaugh, EMT and Claims Consultant with Allen & Allen sums up the motivation behind offering the scholarship – “This program is a way to promote Paramedic certification while demonstrating our appreciation for those who spend countless hours serving the public in this life saving role. We are committed to helping victims of accidents and the people who serve them.”
The EMS scholarship covers the cost of tuition and book for one exemplary student at the center for Trauma/Critical Care Education at VCU Medical Center. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, a record of public service and present a personal essay explaining how they personify “Service Above Self”.
About George E. Allen, Jr. – As a distinguished trial lawyer in Virginia and one of the founders of Allen, Allen, Allen and Allen, he served for 28 years in the Virginia House of Delegates where he helped enact laws that continue to safeguard the rights of injured victims today. He practiced law with Allen & Allen for more than 55 years and made “Service Above Self” his life ambition.