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On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, we honored our EMTs, paramedics, and entire medical team during our annual Medics of the Year Celebration.

Our Medics of the Year

Cierra Nixon

Cierra Nixon

Paramedic of the Year

Cierra works out of Orange County and joined Acadian in 2016 as an EMT. She obtained her Paramedic certification in 2018 through the National EMS Academy.

Cierra’s passion for EMS and patient care are easy to spot. She is on a constant quest to broaden her knowledge and recently obtained her Critical Care Transport (CCT) paramedic certification. She strives every day to figure out what she can do better for her patients and for herself.

Her patient advocacy and hard work she puts in inspires others. No matter how difficult a situation can be sometimes, she always does what is right. Cierra also assists her coworkers any way she can.

Being named Paramedic of the Year means everything to me. It shows me that my peers trust me, believe in me, and view me as a leader. It shows me that my hard work does not go unnoticed.

Logan Butts

Logan Butts

EMT of the Year

Logan works out of Jefferson County and joined Acadian in 2021. He began as a runner in the fleet department while he attended the National EMS Academy to obtain his EMT certification.

Logan has received numerous compliments from patients he has treated, as well as their family members. He is meticulous in his ambulance’s appearance. He is described as fun to work with and is a resource to other employees, especially new hires. Logan always has a smile on his face and has a true can-do attitude. He pushes the people he works with to always do what is right.

Logan is also an adjunct EMT instructor at the National EMS Academy’s Beaumont campus.

It is such a great honor to be chosen as the Acadian Ambulance EMT of the Year, especially knowing all the amazing people I work with. Having the opportunity to represent them means so much to me.

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Rick Rigsby

Dr. Rick Rigsby

Keynote Speaker

Nearly 300 million people globally have viewed Dr. Rigsby’s sensational speech in the viral video titled, “Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout.”

As President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications, the internationally acclaimed speaker presents to the top companies worldwide. Dr. Rick is also a favorite among professional and collegiate sports organizations. Rigsby—a former award-winning professor—spent over two decades teaching at various colleges, most of those years serving at Texas A&M University. In addition to academic duties, Dr. Rigsby was hired by legendary football icon R.C. Slocum as chaplain and Life Skills coach for the Aggies football team.

A former award-winning journalist, Dr. Rigsby is a regular contributor on numerous national television and radio programs.

Inspired by a genuine conviction to help people realize their full potential, Dr. Rigsby brings a combined four decades of experience and expertise to the set of ‘How Ya Livin’? This transformative podcast encourages, inspires and challenges people at every level to dream bigger, stretch beyond comfort zones and achieve the impossible!

As Rick says, “Most people I meet are asking themselves the same unrelenting question, ‘I wonder how great I can actually be?’ What a privilege to help people make such profound discoveries!”

A Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling author, Dr. Rigsby’s books include Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout and Afraid to Hope.