Southern Technical College Students Honored for Quick Actions that Saved a Life

Mount Dora, FL – (Nov. 25, 2015) – Two students from the Mount Dora campus of Southern Technical College, “Southern Tech,” recently performed CPR to stabilize a classmate in medical distress.


From left, medical assisting students Amber Roberts and Cierra Gilbert were given commendations from Southern Tech recognizing their quick actions that saved a life.

The duo, who are finishing their training, kept CPR going until the patient could be transported to the hospital for further care. Calling the experience life changing, Roberts and Gilbert said their training kicked in when they needed it.

CPR certification and other life-saving skills are part of what Southern Tech instructor Shannon Fields-Newton teaches in the classroom. “The Southern Tech community in Mount Dora is extremely proud of these students who used CPR to help,” she said. “In an emergency, keeping a level head and relying on training can make such a difference.”

Southern Tech-Mount Dora is located at 2799 W. Old U.S. Hwy. 441.


About Southern Technical College (

Founded in 2000, Southern Technical College is a career education school dedicated to providing students with the best possible career training and education in a student-centered environment. It was founded to combine traditional and job-practical teaching techniques in the areas of allied health sciences and applied technology. Delivered in a dynamic and professional environment, the curricula are designed to deliver intensive, hands-on training in core technical areas in combination with communication skills, interpersonal skills and a broad-based general education. Southern Tech is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (CIE) and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Associate degrees in Surgical Technician at the Fort Myers, Tampa and Port Charlotte campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and the Health Information Management associate degree program at the Fort Myers campus is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).