NEWARK, Ohio, April 17, 2017 – The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) set the ambitious goal of doubling the donation goal made by students, staff, faculty and friends to Operation Feed for 2017. Through hard work and generosity, Ohio State Newark and COTC exceeded that goal.The campaign kick-off was the annual Supermarket Sweep on March 4 at the Indian Mound Mall. Staff members Justin Khol, coordinator of student involvement and Operation Feed chair, and Holly Mason, director of student life, took home third place. Their efforts combined with those of the student team of Beth Beattey and Hunter Spittler contributed to the goal.
New to this year's campaign was the Students vs. Staff Charity Basketball game that included a book signing with author of "King James Brings the Land a Crown," Chris Parker.
In total, 18 boxes of food and over $600 dollars were collected during the month of March.
"This was truly a campus effort and couldn't have been accomplished without the giving nature of our students, faculty and staff," said Khol. "I'm already looking forward to the possibilities for next year's effort.
Photos: Top – Justin Khol and Holly Mason took 3rd place during Supermarket Sweep. Left – Students pose for a team photo before the charity basketball game. Right – COTC Board of Trustees contributed to the campus effort.
Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.