Timothy Morrison, a student at Thomas Nelson Community College, has received the Ronny J. Coleman Fire and Emergency Services Leader of the Future Scholarship of $1,000 from the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute (IPSLEI) and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
The Ronny J. Coleman Fire and Emergency Services Leader of the Future Scholarship program provides scholarships exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members who demonstrate potential for excellence in the fire and emergency services fields while enrolled in a regionally accredited associate degree public safety program.
Morrison’s gift of leadership began at a young age. For close to 30 years, he has been employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation as Operations Program Manager, overseeing 59 employees. He is no stranger to emergency medical services either – he has volunteered as an EMT-firefighter for over two decades, serving as an EMS Lieutenant for the Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad in Virginia.
Recently, Morrison’s son completed his degree to become a firefighter-medic, and he credits his son for giving him the motivation to make his long-held dream of earning a degree a reality. After completing the paramedic program at Thomas Nelson Community College, Morrison plans to make emergency medical services his full-time profession.
The Coleman Fire and Emergency Services Leader of the Future Scholarship was established by IPSLEI and Phi Theta Kappa in honor of Ronny J. Coleman, retired State Fire Marshall for the State of California. He is widely known as a certified Fire Chief and a Master Instructor in the California Fire Service Training and Education System.
The Coleman Scholarship Program is one of a growing number of scholarships available to Phi Theta Kappa members in career or technical programs. Learn more about the scholarship. Learn more about the scholarship.
About IPSLEI: IPSLEI brings the concepts of leadership and ethics to the forefront of an individual’s career, rather than waiting until a person is promoted into a supervisory position. This program is based on the belief that one need not be a supervisor or manager to understand leadership principles and contribute to the leadership process.
About Phi Theta Kappa: Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at ptk.org.