Kirst, Pamela (part-time) has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for the 2019-20 academic year by Central Ohio Technical College. This award is presented annually to one full-time and one part-time faculty member in recognition of and to promote teaching excellence. Faculty members are nominated by enrolled students with the winner selected by a faculty committee.
Jarc, MA, EdD, James, Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design, appointed to the executive board of the Ohio Communication Association as the Communication Coordinator. He will serve in the position for a 2-year term.
Johnson, MBA, MIFireE, Gary, Fire Science Technology Program Director, appointed to the Degree Assembly Board of Governors for the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Additionally, he chairs the IFSAC Criteria Committee.
Reese, MEd., RT (R), Whitney, has been appointed as co-editor of Cardinal Rays, the bi-monthly newsletter of the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists. Download the July issue here. (July 2019).
Shay, Nicholas M., Assistant Professor of Mathematics, appointed to serve on the Ohio Educator Standards Board through the 2021 term representing educators across all two year colleges in the state. Ohio Department of Higher Education. June 2019.
Awards and Scholarships
Bowman, Kris, RRT, RN, MSN, MEd, was awarded the 2019 Castle Branch Educator Scholarship for Professional Development from the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Foundation Board of Directors, November 2019.
Peden, MS, RN, Lori, was presented the 2019 Julius S. and Joette Greeenstien Award from Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark, August 2019.
Peden, MS, RN, Lori, received the Outstanding Excellence in Teaching Award, Ohio League for Nursing (OLN) March 2019. OLN Annual Meeting.
Shoen, EdD, MSM, RDMS (AB, OB, BR), RVT, RDCS (AE, FE), Melinda, Diagnostic
Medical Sonography Program Director & Associate Professor received credentialing in fetal echocardiography (FE) June 2019. American Registry for Diagnotic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
Brillhart, EdD, David, Vice President for Business and Finance, has completed his Doctorate of Leadership Studies from Ashland University, conferred December 2019.
Carpenter, EDD, MSN, RN, CNE, June, (Annie), Nursing Program Administrator, has completed her Doctorate of Education in Education and Leadership Healthcare from Nebraska Methodist College, confered December 2019.
Maple, EdD, Vicki, Vice President for Economic Development and Innovative Workforce Solutions, has completed her Doctorate of Leadership Studies from Ashland University, conferred December 2019.
Moyer, MSN, RN, CNEcl, CPN Instructor, Tamara S., has attained the Certified Clinical Nurse Educator (CNEcl) credential from the National League for Nursing. March 2019.
Weirick, EdD, Chad W., has completed his Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Assessment from The University of West Florida, conferred May 2019.
Garrett, MSN, RN, Laura; Ingersol, MSN, RN, Karen; Peden, MSN, CNE, RN, Lori, Poster presentation: "Facilitating Caring Measures in Student Advising: Evidence-Based Practices Incorporating Individual Attention", 2019 Ohio League for Nursing (OLN) Education Summit, Dublin, OH, Mar. 29, 2019.
Jarc, MA, EdD, James, & Read, MBA, Kris, Panel presentation: "Building skills through relationships and experiential learning: A framework for cross-campus curriculum implementation." Franklin University 2019 Innovation in Teaching and Learning Conference, Columbus, OH, October 18, 2019.
Jarc, MA, EdD, James, & Read, MBA, Kris, Panel presentation: "'You Want Us to Build WHAT⁈': How 8 students designed and deployed a project management application in just 15 weeks." Ohio Association of Two-year Colleges 2019 Conference, Marion, OH, October 11, 2019.
Jarc, MA, EdD, James (co-presented with Nauman, J. North Central State College, & Papajcik, J. of Stark State College), Panel presentation: "Bringing OER (open educational resources) to the public speaking classroom." 2019 Ohio Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 5, 2019.
Jarc, MA, EdD, James, Great Ideas For Teaching Students (GIFTS) presentation: "Helping Students Manage Time and Anxiety in the Public Speaking Classroom; An Applied Semiotic Approach." 2019 Ohio Communication Association Conference, Cincinnati, OH, October 5, 2019.
Johnson, MBA, MIRireE, Gary, (ret. Chief Marysville F.D.), Day long class: "Leading and Managing Change," Ohio Fire Executives (OFE) program. OFE is an executive developemnt program for fire chiefs as well as senior officers in Ohio's fire service. December 2018.
Moyer, MSN, RN, CNEcl, CPN Instructor, Tamara S.; Kelly, BSN, RN, CPN, Kim, Poster presentation: "Proposed Collaborative Clinical Nurse Educator Orientation to Improve Student Learning and Patient Safety Outcomes", 2019 Ohio League for Nursing (OLN) Education Summit, Columbus, OH. March 2019.
Moyer, MSN, RN, CNEcl, CPN Instructor, Tamara S.; Kelly, BSN, RN, CPN, Kim, Poster presentation: "Proposed Collaborative Clinical Nurse Educator Orientation to Improve Student Learning and Patient Safety Outcomes", 2019 National Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Conference, Cleveland, OH. May 2019.
Moyer, MSN, RN, CNEcl, CPN Instructor, Tamara S.; Kelly, BSN, RN, CPN, Kim, Poster presentation: "Educating the Non-academic Clinical Nursing Instructor: A Collaborative Initiative", 2019 Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Convention, Louisville, KY. November 2019.
Smith, Lora, Breakout session: "Teaching Instrumentation: Learning with Speed and Repetition," Association of Surgical Technologists 22nd annual Surgical Technology Educators Conference, Tempe, AZ, Feb. 7-9, 2019.
Jarc, MA, EdD, James, Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design, and Jarc, J.P.; “Teaching with
transformational technology: Building a postheroic ethos in leadership
education.” Published in Allen, S., Gower, K., & Allen, D.(Eds.), Handbook
of Teaching with Technology in Management, Leadership, and Business. (on press).
Jarc, MA, EdD, James, Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design, "Why a wiki works: Leveraging technology's sociotechnical affordances to support classroom culture and enhanced student learning." Published in Explorations in Media Ecology, 18 (4), 441-448. December, 2019.
Walker, EJD, MS, RN, Sandra, dean for health sciences, nursing programs administrator, "Courage in Clinical Instruction Part I: Protecting Patients While Assuring Due Process", published in Teaching and Learning in Nursing, pgs. 138-139, (April 2019). Read article.
Nassirharand, PhD, Amir F., Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology, was recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) for his exemplary work as a peer reviewer of post-secondary institutions for accreditation in engineering technology.
Reese, M.Ed., R.T. (R), Whitney, appointed as Vice Chair on the Ohio Society of Radiologic Technologists Education and Research Foundation Board of Directors, (April 2018 – April 2020). She will then serve as Board Chair (April 2020 – April 2022.).
Holmes, Teresa, recipient of Top Cop award from the Licking County Sheriff's Office (June 2018). Read more.
Long, Ph.D., Thomas, recipient of the Part-time Teaching Excellence award at Central Ohio Technical College (for FY 2017-18). Read more.
Shay, Nicholas, associate professor of mathematics, recipient of the Full-time Teaching Excellence award at Central Ohio Technical College (for FY 2017-18). Read more.
Wagner, Wesley, Recipient of Correctional Training Officer of the Year awarded by the American Jail Association (2018). Read more.
McGuire, Erin K., associate professor, Department of English and Communications, completed a certificate in professional editing from UC Berkeley Extension. Dec. 2018.
Peden, MSN, CNE, RN, Lori, has attained the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential from the National League for Nursing. December 2018.
Grants & Scholarships
Cooperider, MSN, RN, Susan, Castle Branch educator scholarship for academic progression awarded by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), 2018 Convention, Philadelphia, PA (Nov. 2018). Cooperider will pursue an Education and Leadership in Healthcare doctorate from Nebraska Methodist College.
Hendershot, MSN, RN, Megan, Tibbie Leslie Travel Grant ($2,000) awarded by the Licking County Foundation (2018). The grant will allow Henderson to travel to Haiti to utilize nursing skills in a variety of settings and gain knowledge of different cultural concepts. Read more.
Bowman, Kris, Chovanec, Emily and Whiteus, Jeri, Poster presentation: "Social Determinants of Health: Implications for Associate Degree Nursing Student Success", Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) 2018 Convention, Population Health: A Vision for Nursing Education! Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 9-11, 2018.
Jarc, MA, EdD, James, "Fostering Professionalism in Applied Communication Courses: Making Sense of Dollars and Cents." Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS) presentation: Ohio Communication Association conference. October, 2018.
Jorrey, Eric, full-time instructor, presented "Clocks, Card Games and Student Connections: Using Sociological Classroom Probability Exercised to Demonstrate Inequality and Diversity Dynamics on Campus and in the Workforce", Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC) Annual Conference. Dayton, OH, October 2018.
Reese, Whitney, assistant professor of radiologic sciences technology, presented three x-ray digital technology continuing education staff workshops. Licking Memorial Hospital, autumn 2018.
Walker, EJD, MS, RN, Sandra, dean for health sciences, nursing programs administrator, "Positive Patient Outcomes: More than a Degree," Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN), 2018 Convention, Philadelphia, PA (Nov. 2018).
White, EdD, Lauri, vice president of academic affairs, and Nathan Strum, director of economic development for GROW Licking County, presented on regional "Next Generation Sector Partnership" concentrating on manufacturing in Coshocton, Knox and Licking counties, National Council for Workforce Education, Salt Lake City, UT.
Jarc, MA, EdD, James, published his doctoral dissertation entitled "Teacher as Leader: A Gestalt Pedagogical Approach to Career and Technical Programs in Postsecondary Education."
Johnson, MBA, MIFireE, Gary, fire science technology program director, appointed to the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Committee on Promotions (2017--20) and the IFSAC Degree Assembly Promotions Committee (2017-20).
Ingersol, MSN, RN, Karen assistant professor of nursing, 2017 Elsevier Educator of the Year, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Foundation. This national honor is the highest award given by the OADN Foundation.
Walker, EJD, Sandra, dean for health sciences, inducted into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for outstanding alumni that are truly exceptional examples of success in their chosen career path, Mid-East Career and Technology Centers.
Reese, Whitney, assistant professor of radiologic sciences technology, 2017 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, League for Innovation in the Community College.
Shoen, EdD, Melinda, Presentation: "Demonstrating Scanning Competency BEFORE Clinicals", 2017 International Foundation for Sonography Education and Research Educator's Summit, New Orleans, LA.
Walker, EJD, Sandra, dean for health sciences, "Accommodations Part II: Navigating Accommodations for Disabilities in Nursing Education." Teaching and Learning in Nursing. (Oct. 2017).