Officer Don Mewbourn (center) of the Collin College Police Department received a commendation for exemplary service in the line of duty from the college’s Board of Trustees at their March 28 meeting. The commendation was presented to Officer Mewbourn by District President Dr. Neil Matkin (left) and Board Chairman and Founding Trustee Dr. Bob Collins. Photo by Nick Young, Collin College photographer

Officer Don Mewbourn of the Collin College Police Department received a commendation for exemplary service in the line of duty from the college’s Board of Trustees at their March 28 meeting. Officer Mewbourn was recently dispatched to attend to a medical emergency, and his swift action and CPR skills may have saved a student’s life.

When Officer Mewbourn arrived at the scene an unconscious student was not breathing and did not exhibit a heartbeat. Officer Mewbourn began performing CPR. He stayed with the student until emergency medical services arrived and administered a medication which helped the student regain consciousness.

The commendation was presented to Officer Mewbourn by Board Chairman and Founding Trustee Dr. Bob Collins and District President Dr. Neil Matkin.

“It is an honor to recognize Officer Mewbourn,” said Dr. Matkin. “His rapid response and exceptional skill in a time of dire crisis are commendable. We have an extraordinary police force at Collin College, and this is yet another example of how employees at our institution make students our top priority.”

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Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.