Alumni News

Alumni News

​​What have you been up to lately? Do you have news you would like to share with your classmates? Let us know about new jobs, promotions, community and professional awards, marriages, births, etc. This is your opportunity to keep in touch with the people who shared in your college experience. Email or call 740-364-9514 to share your news.


Arts, Sciences & Integrated Studies

I will be graduating with my bachelor's in May 2008.
- Sarah M. Smith / Forensic Science Technology - 2006

Suzette was a panel speaker at a Symposium in Columbus, explaining her experiences as a returning adult student with special needs.  The Stevens Literacy Center and the Central / Southeast ABLE Resource Center sponsored this annual symposium.  
- Suzette Goodin / Forensic Science Technology - 2008


Engineering, Industrial & Business Technologies

Married to Judy Foster in 1973. We have three grown children and two grandchildren.  I am employed with Ventura Engineering ( I work for one of my old teachers, Barry Akers.)  I am a bluegrass musician in my spare time.  Hi Carol!
- Edward M. Anderson / Electronic Engineering Technology - 1978
I am currently employed at Licking Memorial Health Systems as Director, Human Resources.
- Phil J. Annarino / Accounting Technology - 1977
I am a 2010 Graduate.  I am currently working for Angeletti Overhead Doors here in Newark, Ohio as an Assistant Office Manager.
- Atarah L. Barton / Business Management Technology - 2010
I am currently the Fire Lab Leader (Sr. Technician) at the Science and Technology Center of Owens-Corning in Granville, Ohio.
- Jason C. Bragg / Electronic Engineering Technology - 1996
I currently reside in Cambridge, Ohio with my partner of 20 years and I work in the Financial Services Industry.
- Edward J. Bushby / Business Management Technology - 1992
Nice to see that the Alumni group is underway.  I am very interested in helping the group be successful! I attended COTC full-time from 1981-1983 in Computer Programming.  I continued studying programming and accounting while working as an accountant.  I had the opportunity to teach some part-time evening classes and liked it so much that I am now teaching full-time for C-TEC at COTC.  I earned my Bachelor Degree in 2003 from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and am looking into Master's programs at Kent State.
- Teresa D. (Whipkey) Carman / Computer Programming Technology - 1986
I graduated in June of '08.  The Monday following I became employed with MKC, Associates in Mansfield as an architectural draftsman.  Thanks COTC!  You helped me prepare for my career as well as become a more viable candidate.
- Nick Clayton / Drafting & Design Technology - 2008
I went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree from Franklin University in 1989 (Business Management).  I have worked for Owens-Corning for 25 years, currently as a Production Manager for the Basement Finishing System Franchise business.
- Bret A. Clippinger / Industrial Engineering Technology - 1981
I was also an employee of the Newark campus from 1978 - 2007 retiring October 2007.
- Cynthia C. (Cramer) Downer / Secretarial Science - 1978
I went on to get BBA from MVNU Excel Program.
- Penny R. Doyle / Business Management Technology - 1992
Would be great to re-connect with some of the architectural design students of my days.
- James L. Hartley / Drafting & Design Technology - 1991
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in December, 2007, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  Have finished coursework and will graduate December, 2009, from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, with a Master of Science in Management degree.
- Kathy Howell / Executive Secretarial Science Technology - 1982
I graduated from COTC in Dec. 2007 and am currently the Training Coordinator for THK Manufacturing of America.
- Swen A. Hunt Sr. / Business Management Technology - 2007
Working as an electrician at AK Steel for 14 years as of now.  Graduated in 1993 from electronic engineering.
-James E. Klusty / Electronic Engineering Technology - 1993
I graduated Cum Laude from Franklin University in May, 2010 with my B.S. in Human Resources Management. In February 2011, I returned to Franklin University where I am currently pursuing my Master's of Business Administration (MBA).
- Noah Pape / Business Management Technology - 2008
Loved my college experience and would not hesitate to recommend the campus to others.  As a matter of fact, my daughter recently graduated from COTC with a degree in business also.
-Tina J. Pargeon / Business Management Technology - 2010
I am eternally grateful for the knowledge & assistance COTC has given me.  I graduated with a degree in Electromechanical Engineering & a CAD Certification.  Even before graduation, COTC's Career Services helped me land my 1st Engineering job as a CAD Operator.  I've since moved on to become a Designer for a growing firm in Columbus.
- Joel A. Pedigo / Electronic Engineering Technology - 2003
Erin Porter attended the Coshocton campus and graduated with honors from COTC in 2005 with an Associate's Degree in Business Management.  In 2007 she joined COTC as a Student Services Specialist at the Coshocton campus.  Erin continued her education and graduated cum laude in the fall of 2008 earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Healthcare Management from Franklin University.  Congratulations Erin! - submitted by the Development Office
- Erin Porter / Business Management Technology - 2005
Congratulations to Valerie Price who committed to continuing her education for over 15 years!  Valerie received her GED in 1993 and an Associates Degree in Accounting in 1998.  She then continued her studies at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration (cum laude) in May 2006, Masters of Science in Management (4.0 gpa) in December 2007 and a Masters of Business Administration (3.96 gpa) in May 2008. - submitted by the Development Office.  I will be starting my PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology on December 1st at North Central University (NCU).
- Valerie Price / Accounting Technology - 1998
I am a recent graduate of COTC, December 11, 2009, and I am continuing my education through the College Alliance Program that COTC has with Franklin University.  I am pursing my Bachelors Degree in business Forensics, and upon completion of my BS I will be entering their Masters program.  I am currently working on the Knox campus as a student worker and volunteering my services for United Way to help families process their income tax returns.  I hope to come back and teach at COTC upon the completion of my degrees.
- Rebekkah L. Rudder / Business Management Technology - 2009
Completed Undergraduate Degree in 2001 with a major in Accounting, will complete Masters Degree in February 2010 with a major in Public Administration.
- Diana L. (Wright) Singleton / Accounting Technology - 2001

After graduating from COTC, I obtained by Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ohio Dominican University (2007), and I am about to graduate this December with my Master of Business Administration, also from Ohio Dominican University.  After graduation I plan to start preparing to take the CPA exam.  I currently work for Safe Auto Insurance as a Payroll Analyst.  I live in Newark with my husband and daughter.

- Leah R. (Yeakley) Spicer /Accounting Technology - 2002
Graduate Applied Associate of Business COTC 1984 Graduate Mount Vernon Nazarene University BBA
- William Spurgeon / Accounting Technology - 1984


Health & Human Services

Hello everyone...I stumbled upon this section by accident...How awesome! I worked as Drug/Alcohol for 7 years teaching Drug/Alcohol Education Program in the LC Justice Center.
- Christy S. Alexander / Human Services - 1999
I am a MRI technologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  I currently reside in Pickerington, Ohio with my three children and husband.
- Terri Brown / Radiologic Technology - 2004
I graduated from Wright State University November, 2007 with a Master of Science Degree with a concentration in school nursing.
- Patricia V. (Keen) Johnson / Nursing Technology - 1976
I have been very busy since obtaining my nursing degree at COTC.  I am one of 2 heart transplant nurse coordinators at Nationwide Children's Hospital.  I have been in the position for 3 years.  I also work in the Pediatric/Cardiac ICU (started right out of COTC).  I obtained my CCRN in 2009 and I just completed my RN-BSN at Chamberlain College of Nursing.  I was voted Inpatient Nurse of the Year in 2005 by the physician housestaff at NCH.  I am currently working on my first case report to submit for publication.  And lastly, I was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Ohio Chapter of the Congenital Heart Foundation in 2010.
- Stephen M. Markham / Nursing Technology - 2002
Theresa was a panel speaker at a Symposium in Columbus, explaining her experiences as a returning adult student with special needs.  The Stevens Literacy Center and the Central/Southeast ABLE Resource Center sponsored this annual symposium.
- Theresa Snider / Nursing Technology - 1996
School of Nursing Class of 1994
- Linda K. Walker-Hayes (Turner) / Nursing Technology - 1994
Thank you for everything. I really liked going to COTC. I graduated in Human Services in 2011.  Then immediately went to Mount Vernon Nazarene for my bachelors in Social Work. I graduated from there in December, 2013. I want to thank COTC for having the two year program in Human Services. COTC gave me the courage to obtain my degree and further my education. I am pleased to let you know I am currently a Licensed Social Worker! 
- Danielle S. Wilson (Schlarb) / Human Services - 2011 



Public Safety

I am currently a Deputy Sheriff with the Franklin county Sheriff's Office and have been with them for the last 4 years.
- Jim Church / Criminal Justice Technology - 2001
I am currently employed with COTC in the Office​ of Public Safety. 
- Stephanie M. Hughes / Criminal Justice Technology - 2007

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