Development Spotlight 

John C. "Jay" Barker Community Service Alumni Award 


On July 3, 2014, Central Ohio Technical College and the COTC

Alumni Council presented the inaugural alumni community

service award posthumously to John C. “Jay” Barker and

dedicated the honor to bear his name.

Barker, who passed away in January at the age of 50 after a

brief illness, was a proud COTC alumnus, incoming president

of the college’s alumni council, and a very active volunteer in

the community serving on multiple local non-profit boards and

organizations in Licking County.

This award will be presented annually at the Independence Day concert and fireworks

to recognize COTC alumni who have made a significant impact by their service to the

betterment of our community.


2012 Transitions Award Recipient - Whitney Wolfe 


Established in 2009, the Transitions Award recognizes COTC alumni faculty and staff who have made the transition from student to partner in career development, making a difference in the lives of current students. Wolfe was presented with the award at COTC’s December 2012 commencement ceremony.

Wolfe has been an adjunct faculty member in the COTC radiology program since 2009. She has been an employee at Licking Memorial Health Systems since 2006, where she has worked as a radiographer since 2008. She received the Technologist of the Year award from COTC students in 2009.

Wolfe was nominated for the award by Ken Ollish, Associate Professor in Radiologic Technology at COTC. “She is a very strong advocate for her alumni and helps in recruiting future COTC students as they complete the required observation hours as part of the admission critique,” said Ollish.

Wolfe earned an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Science Technology degree from COTC in 2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Oregon Institute of Technology in Radiologic Science and is currently completing her master’s degree at Ohio University.  


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