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Rhodebeck graduates from Columbus College of Art and Design


Kent Rhodebeck received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) on May 10th, 2014. He graduated summa cum laude, with a final grade point average of 3.9, and earned a minor in writing. Kent’s other accomplishments included:


- being selected as one of 24 college students nationwide for the artist in residence program for the entire Fall 2013 semester at the School of Visual Arts in Brooklyn, NY.


- winner of the 2013 painting competition at CCAD


- working part-time in the Printmaking Department at CCAD.


His cultural education continues even now, as he is temporarily residing with a family in the Czech Republic for the summer, touring museums and castles. Kent is the son of Janet and Daniel Rhodebeck, and a 2010 graduate of Northmor High School, where he earned honors as having produced one of the top 25 works of art in the State of Ohio at the Governor’s Show competition for high school students.


Cadet Ashby Welsh named to Dean’s List for Spring 2014


CHARLESTON, SC — The Citadel has announced that Cadet Ashby Welsh of Galion is among the academically outstanding members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets being honored for academic achievement during the spring 2014 semester. Dean’s List recognition is earned by those registered for 12 or more semester hours whose grade point ratio is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.


Shane Gorbett Earns 2014 Spring Semester Dean’s List Recognition at Ohio Wesleyan University


DELAWARE— Shane Gorbett of Galion, OH, has been named to the 2014 spring semester Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University. To qualify for Dean’s List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.


Longtime NC State Trustees receive statewide awards for service


Columbus, Ohio. On May 29, 2014, North Central State College Board of Trustees Dr. Mehdi Ressallat, M.D and Matthew Smith were honored at the Ohio Association of Community Colleges Excellence Awards Luncheon, part of the OACC Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio.


Dr. Ressallat received the 2014 Richard N. Adams Educational Leadership Award. 2014 represents Dr. Ressallat’s 38th year of service on the North Central State College Board of Trustees. Over the years, Dr. Ressallat has been an active participant in annual OACC, ACCT, North Central State College as well as NC State Foundation activities. He is a retired physician with affiliations with hospitals in Richland, Crawford and Morrow counties.


Also at the OACC conference, Matt Smith received recognition for his service as a voting delegate and Board Chairman of the Ohio Association for Community Colleges, with his term as chairman ending last year. Mr. Smith has 11 years of service as a trustee for North Central State College.


Both Dr. Ressallat and Mr. Smith are local appointees to the North Central State College Board of Trustees, representing Crawford County in the college’s three-county service district.


About the OACC Richard N. Adams Educational Leadership Award


The Educational Leadership Award is named in honor of Dr. Richard N. Adams, a model of trustee engagement. For 18 years, Dr. Adams served as a trustee of Edison Community College, three of which were spent serving as Chairman of the Board. Additionally, from 1997 to 1999 he served as the OACC’s fourth Chairperson. Dr. Adams was also the second Ohioan to Chair the Association of Community College Trustees, and also served as Board President of the American Association of Community Colleges. Committed to public service and giving back to his community, Dr. Adams currently serves in the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the residents of the 79th Ohio House District. The individuals who receive this award have, over a period of time, demonstrated an active commitment to, and participation in, trustee education and engagement.


Shelby Nelson of North Bloomfield, Ohio, earns degree from Youngstown State University


YOUNGSTOWN—Shelby Nelson of North Bloomfield, Ohio, graduated from Youngstown State University in May. Shelby received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Nursing. Nearly 1,300 students graduated at commencement exercises in Beeghly Center on the YSU campus.


Jakob Plummer named to 2014 Spring Dean’s List at Baldwin Wallace University


BEREA—Jakob Plummer from Galion, Ohio, a graduate of Galion High School majoring in alternative academic, has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester 2014 at Baldwin Wallace University, according to Stephen D. Stahl, Provost. Students who receive at least a 3.6 GPA for seven or more graded hours in a single semester are named to the Dean’s List.


The University of Findlay Announces Spring Graduates


FINDLAY— Nearly 700 degrees were awarded during The University of Findlay’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 3.


The following local students graduated:


Brett Love, of Bucyrus (44820), graduated from The University of Findlay. Love received the following: bachelor of arts in adolescent/young adult/integrated social studies. Love graduated from the University magna cum laude.


Kaylene Slayton, of Bucyrus (44820), graduated from The University of Findlay. Slayton received the following: bachelor of arts in English. Slayton graduated from the University summa cum laude.


David Wajda, of North Bloomfield (44450), graduated from The University of Findlay. Wajda received the following: bachelor of arts in criminal justice.


Joshua Beal, of Bucyrus (44820), graduated from The University of Findlay. Beal received the following: bachelor of science in environmental, safety and occupational health management. Beal graduated from the University cum laude.


Kelsey Brown, of Crestline (44827), graduated from The University of Findlay. Brown received the following: bachelor of science in health science.


Andrea Cole, of Crestline (44827), graduated from The University of Findlay. Cole received the following: bachelor of science in animal science.


Meredith Fagan, of Bucyrus (44820), graduated from The University of Findlay. Fagan received the following: bachelor of science in biology.


Emily Herr, of Crestline (44827), graduated from The University of Findlay. Herr received the following: bachelor of science in animal science/biology.


Taylor Mohr, of Bucyrus (44820), graduated from The University of Findlay. Mohr received the following: bachelor of science in business management.


Rachel Sayre, of Crestline (44827), graduated from The University of Findlay. Sayre received the following: bachelor of science in strength and conditioning.


Nathan Etler, of Crestline (44827), graduated from The University of Findlay. Etler received the following: doctor of physical therapy .


Miranda Markley, of Galion (44833), graduated from The University of Findlay. Markley received the following: master of occupational therapy .


Congratulations to Spring Term 2014 Dean’s List Students at Marion Technical College


MARION — Marion Technical College has named 163 full-time students to its Spring Term dean’s list. To qualify for the scholastic honor, a student must earn at least 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 academic average for the term and be enrolled at MTC as a full-time student.


Sarah Ard, Galion


Tavis Enderle, Galion


Joshua Hubler, Galion


Jared Rummell, Galion


Douglas Weinandy, Galion


Amanda Weir, Galion


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