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Great Contributors Sculpture Series Enhances Campus

​Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark were honored to receive a generous donation of sculptures from the Thomas J. Evans’ Foundation, titled the “Great Contributors Series” created by sculptor Gary Lee Price. “We could not be more grateful to J. Gilbert and Louella H. Reese, again, for purchasing the artwork through the Reese Family Foundation and for so generously placing these sculptures on ou​r campus to enhance our students’ experience; their dedication to this c​ampus and to arts in our community is tremendous,” stated William L. MacDonald, Ph.D., Dean and Director at Ohio State Newark. “These famous contributors to our world have become synonymous with education…from George Washington to Claude Monet…from Albert Einstein to William Shakespeare…their impact on our culture and society isunmistakable,” said Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., COTC President. While Price’s artwork is not exclusive to the Newark Campus, these beautiful pieces that the artist selected are certainly being well-received by students and campus visitors. From the artist’s website, “Gary Lee Price sculptures capture this unique human spirit. This is the essence of his work. This is his life’s journey.” http://garyleeprice.com. “How fitting for these sculptures to be placed on a campus where each student is on a unique journey toward a lifetime of learning, and where community service and engagement opportunities abound,” Coe said. This is another wonderful phase in a continuing series of physical campus enhancements which are part of the Newark Campus Framework Plan. Some of the planned physical changes to the campus include the upcoming renovation of Adena Hall to provide a broader scope of services, the development of a new Facilities Operations Building, and other ways to provide for more recreation and open spaces and to plan for future growth of this shared campus. The campus is host to many engaging arts and cultural exhibits, diverse performances, lectures and more including musical groups and live theatre –that are available to students and the community. Currently, Ohio State Newark’s LeFevre Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit called “My Dream Show” by artist Candi Wesaw of the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indian Nation. http://www.newark.osu.edu/initiatives/newark-earthworks-center.html. To learn more about activities on campus, go to www.cotc.edu or www.newark.osu.edu and search Events. 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 COTC, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. Ohio State Newark offers the best of the Big Ten educational experience, access to Ohio State’s 175 major programs, a rich research heritage and academic excellence.