Dr. Irving Victor Scholarship to benefit EMS students

SAVANNAH, Ga. – A new scholarship for EMS and Paramedicine students has been established in Dr. Irving Victor’s memory at Savannah Technical College. Upon the passing of Dr. Victor in 2020, his longtime colleague and founder of the College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program, Dock Donaldson, set out to establish a scholarship to honor his legacy.

“I’ve been working in this field for more than 40 years, and it wasn’t uncommon for Dr. Victor to personally attend to accident victims early on. He understood that a quick response often meant life or death for patients,” said Donaldson, Central Training Center Coordinator for American Heart Association. “Dr. Victor was instrumental in establishing one of the nation’s first EMS systems in the country, right here in Chatham County.”

Eligible STC students must be enrolled in the EMS or Paramedicine programs with a 2.7 GPA. Students must have an intent to pursue emergency medicine as a career. Two awards ($750 each) will be awarded in fall semester 2021. Students must also have demonstrated financial need and have a balance due at the time the scholarship is awarded.

Savannah Tech offers programs for Emergency Medical Services and Paramedicine Technology through its Health Sciences division. Offered at the Savannah campus and on post at the Fort Stewart Army Education Center, the EMS faculty members are practitioners as well as teachers. To learn more about EMS/Paramedicine training at Savannah Technical College, visit

Gifts may be made to the Irving Victor Scholarship via More information about applying for scholarships at Savannah Technical College may be found at STC scholarship funds are managed by the Savannah Technical College Foundation, a 501 (c)3 organization whose sole purpose is to raise private funds to support the mission of Savannah Technical College. Gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (