of the nursing program. During her tenure, the program grew to become the largest at the college and she
became not only a mentor to new faculty, but a beloved and respected nursing instructor by the students.
Carolyn’s loyalty to the college continued after her retirement in 2008 serving as an adjunct faculty member.
She remains actively engaged with the nursing program today by providing access to continuing education
opportunities through her affiliation with the Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association. Carolyn was named
Faculty Emeriti in 2008.
Calvin E. Roebuck - Calvin E. Roebuck had a vision for Central Ohio Technical College and he changed the
course of the institution. His passion for education and commitment to meeting the workforce needs of
central Ohio both propelled the college and engaged a community in support of COTC’s first extended
campus in 2003 in Coshocton.
Cal’s influence permeated the institution and set the standard of quality that drives the leadership team
today, stated Dr. Bonnie L. Coe, President of COTC. “For those of us who were fortunate to work closely
with Cal, we know his love of quotes and one of his favorites was… ‘No matter the question – the answer is
education.’ He believed it and it inspired the rest of us – and today as a result of his vision, dedication to the
college and passion for students – Central Ohio Technical College is one of the premier two-year colleges in
Ohio,” she continued. Roebuck’s award was presented posthumously to his wife, Lydia, and son, Jim.
The Legends of Loyalty award is presented annually to an individual or group of individuals who have
demonstrated unselfish allegiance to the college and whose work has influenced the course and history of
the institution. A $1,000 donation in the name of each award recipient will be given to student scholarships,
and their names are engraved on a perpetual plaque that hangs in the Office of the President. Each honoree
also receives a personally engraved award.
Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, two-year college dedicated to providing high quality,
accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well
as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty, and administrators to assist them in
achieving their maximum potential. COTC operates campus locations in Newark, Coshocton, Knox and