Michael "Eric" Williams of Bay Springs was recently selected Director of the EMT-Paramedic Technology Program at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC President Dr. Billy Stewart.

Williams, who also serves as program instructor, began his new duties on Jan. 2.

Dr. Stewart noted Williams' "passion for the field of emergency medical technology, his vision for the EMT-Paramedic Technology Program, his effective, student-centered teaching demonstration and his ideas for recruiting students into the program," as among his strengths.

Prior to joining the ECCC faculty, Williams served the past year as an instructor of emergency medical technology at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson.

He also has 10 years of experience in emergency medical services, having served as a field paramedic for AAA Ambulance Services from 2003-2011. He also served the past two years as a field paramedic and educational liaison to Copiah County for Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital.

A 2002 graduate of Stringer High School, Williams received an Associate of Applied Science at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville in 2008 and earned a bachelor of health science degree from the University of Mississippi in Oxford in Dec. 2013. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in health science from Ole Miss.

He is married to the former Jessica Cagle of Collins.

Williams is the son of Carla and Jerry Moore of Bay Springs and the late Mike Williams, also of Bay Springs.