Meet the ProRanger Cadets & Follow Their Journey

ProRangers

     Like nature, these cadets have such diverse backgrounds, interests, and life experiences. Discover what called these college students to become a part of preserving the natural resources of America. Follow each ProRanger Cadet, as they share their personal thoughts, amazing journeys and life changing experiences, while they complete the program requirements.

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The Next Phase for the NPS Intermountain Region ProRanger Program with Texas A&M University, 
Praireview A&M University, Salish Kootenai College, and Temple University

Group photo of ProRangers

The IMR ProRanger Program has placed its 25th graduate into a permanent position within the National Park Service (NPS). ProRanger Program graduates include: Devonte Jones stationed as an NPS Park Ranger at Petrified Forest National Park. Tremaine Sapp stationed as an NPS Park Ranger at Petersburg National Battlefield. Christopher Fontaneaux stationed as an NPS Park Ranger at Amistad National Recreation Area. Jotianna Phillips stationed as an NPS Park Guide at Boston National Historical Park and soon to become an NPS Park Ranger. Dillon O’Brien stationed as an NPS Park Ranger at Rocky Mountain National Battlefield.

 

Two ProRanger graduates are entering career law enforcement positions this Spring. Prairie View A&M University graduate, Bryan Harper is being hired by Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. Texas State University and San Antonio College graduate, Zachary Moreno is being hired for a career law enforcement position at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

 

We are excited to announce and introduce you to our seven ProRangers cadets that served in our National Parks last summer. Five of these students attended and successfully completed the Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) NPS Law Enforcement Training Academy. One student attended the Temple University NPS Law Enforcement Training Academy in Fall of 2018. Upon completion of the program they will be eligible for career hire with the NPS.

 

Devonte Jones Jotianna Phillips Tremaine Sapp
Devonte Jones is a US Park Ranger at Petrified Forest National Park Jotianna Phillips is a Park Guide at Boston National Historical Park Tremaine Sapp, on the left, is a career US Park Ranger at Petersburg National Battlefield

Two ProRangers graduated with their Bachelor’s degrees and are now eligible for career hire. Texas A&M University Dillon O’Brien is being hired by Rocky Mountain National Park. Christopher Fonteneaux also just graduated from Praireview A&M University and is being interviewed by parks now for a career law enforcement position.

We are excited to announce and introduce you to our eight current ProRangers serving in our National Parks this summer. They are on their second 12 week summer internships. Five of these students attended and successfully completed the Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) NPS Law Enforcement Training Academy. There will be three students attending the Temple University NPS Law Enforcement Training Academy in the Fall of 2018. One of our current participants graduated from CNCC in 2016. Upon completion of the program they will be eligible for career hire with the NPS.

Here are our 2018 ProRangers

Aurelia Gracia

Bryan Harper

Holt Mica

Jacob Bandas

Jameson Tischler

Jared Harland

Zachary Moreno

 

The IMR ProRanger Program has also sent eight of our students through the Texas A&M University Engineering Extension Services Emergency Medical Technician Basic Program. These students will be testing for the national registry examination and will be certified Emergency Medical Technicians.

Medical Training group shot

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