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Read the inspiring story of PA Program alum Mandy Trolinger, PA-C.


The Red Rocks Community College PA Program is excited to announce and congratulate Jonathan Edmunds as a recipient of the Joyce Nichols Scholarship!

Jonathan Edmunds

Joyce Nichols was the first woman to be formally educated as a physician assistant (PA). She also happened to be the first African-American woman to practice as a PA. Graduating from the Duke PA program in 1970, Ms. Nichols overcame many obstacles and pioneered the way for women and minorities in the PA profession. As the first minority to serve on the AAPA Board of Directors, she established the AAPA Minority Affairs Committee and became a role model for African-Americans and other minorities in the PA profession.

The Joyce Nichols Memorial Scholarship was established in 2020 to foster diversity and provide financial support for a Black PA students.

Jonathan Edmunds is active on the RRCC PA Class of 2021’s Diversity Committee and has a strong interest in advancing opportunities for minority students. The Red Rocks PA program strongly values diversity, and it is an honor to have Jonathan as part of our 2021 cohort. We look forward to seeing the amazing things Jonathan does throughout his career, and we are incredibly proud of him!

As noted in the April 2022 edition of the Centennial Area Health Education Center (CAHEC) Connection Newsletter:

RRCC PA Program Class of 2021 graduate Jen Murray, was recently employed at Wray Hospital Emergency Department. Jen completed a clinical rotation during her clinical year with this team and was housed by a CAHEC host family. 

Congratulations to Jen Murray on her employment with the Wray Hospital Emergency Department, we're very proud of her!

Contact Centennial Area Health Education Center (contactcahec@gmail.com) for the full article. 

Connect With Us!

We would love to be in connect with alumni and current students! To learn more about RRCC PA Program opportunities to participate in the Alumni Association, CME, and guest lecturing - please Contact Erika Iverson at Erika.Iverson@rrcc.edu

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Program Happenings

                                            TIME'S UP Healthcare

The Red Rocks Community College is proud to be the first PA program in nation to become a signatory of TIME’S UP Healthcare! The RRCC PA program is committed to preparing PAs to become active, engaged, and compassionate leaders and providers by providing a culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity at our institution. To learn more click here.

CME Opportunities

Please check back after the New Year for the next provider bedside ultrasound CME event!

Alumni Spotlight


Nathan Cameron, MPAS, PA-C

Nathan Cameron, RRCC PA class of 2011, has been an emergency practicing PA in the Denver area for the last nine years. Upon hearing of the desperation and need in New York City during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nathan left his family and community behind for three months to help. Working six 12-hour shifts, six days a week, Nathan took care of some of the sickest patients in Harlem truly made a difference. Beyond COIVD patients, he states that he saw "some of the gnarliest trauma he'd ever seen," and notes that he's most happy to be home safe with his wife and four kids.






Ginger Stewart, MPAS, PA-C

Ginger Stewart, class of 2009, is currently the Director of the Student Health Clinic at Red Rocks Community College. Within this role she has played a pivotal part in student health, employee wellness committee, equity and inclusion committee, as well as supporting undocumented students. During the pandemic, she has worked with the school to provide telehealth options to continue care for the students.

Kari Schoenwald, PA-C

Kari Schoenwald, PA-C

Kari is a 2002 graduate of Red Rocks Physician Assistant program. She received her bachelor of science in medical technology from North Dakota State University. Currently, she is an adjunct instructor member at Red Rocks Physician Assistant program and practices in Infectious Diseases at Longmont Clinic. 


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