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Aramco Representatives Tour Penn College


Khalid Al Hanai, second from right, administrator for the Career Development Division of Aramco Services Co., checks the pulse on one of the paramedic lab's mannequins. From left are Richard Sowers, general supervisor of Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Services for Saudi Aramco%3B Mark Trueman, director of Penn College's paramedic program%3B Al Hanai, and current student Ali Al Khodair.Representatives from Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabian Oil Co.) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Aramco Services Co., visited paramedic facilities on campus Wednesday. For four years, Penn College has been training students − sponsored by Aramco Services − to earn their associate’s degrees in the paramedic major. They will later work in Aramco’s 500-bed hospital in Saudi Arabia.

The Aramco representatives included Khalid Al Hanai, administrator, Career Development Division of Aramco Services Co.; Richard Sowers, general supervisor of Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Services for Saudi Aramco, and Adnan S. Jamal, industrial relations adviser of the Saudi Academic Unit. Ali Al Khodair, an Aramco-sponsored student, helped to guide the representatives on a tour of the paramedic lab.

Sowers is the current supervisor of prior Aramco graduates from Penn College. He indicated the company is happy with the graduates and is interested in the possibility of increasing the number of Aramco students in future paramedic classes.

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