Celebrating 50 Years

Reflecting on our past; celebrating the present; redefining the future.

Celebrating 50 Years

Central Ohio Technical College’s 50th anniversary celebration is a special opportunity to:

  • reflect on the last five decades of growth and accomplishment;
  • honor the many stakeholders who have helped shape the institution;
  • increase public awareness of the college’s role in strengthening our community; and
  • celebrate what lies ahead as we look forward to the college’s next 50 years as a leading provider of an accessible, affordable and high-quality education for the diverse community of learners in Licking, Coshocton and Knox counties.

Throughout the 50th celebration, several events will take place on and off campus. Follow this page to find out more about our upcoming events that began in July 2021, read about some outstanding alumni accomplishments, and witness a snapshot of how members of our campus community will give back in a variety of activities.

Enjoy this very special video highlighting COTC’s 50 years of service to our communities. Watch.

Read about our history.


50th Anniversary Gala

Event Videos and Photos

On Saturday, April 9, 2022, students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and friends of the college recognized COTC’s 50th anniversary at a celebration gala.

50th Anniversary Gala


50 Notable Alumni

As we celebrate Central Ohio Technical College’s (COTC) half-century of providing high-quality, in-demand education, we’re incredibly proud of the impact and success of our nearly 16,000 graduates. Their stories are COTC’s story.

In this special 50th-anniversary publication, you’ll meet 50 alumni who have excelled professionally and made a significant impact in their communities in a wide array of fields. However, they represent only a small sampling of COTC’s extraordinary graduates.

collage of campus, student images with tet 1971-2021 and COTC logo


COTC announces 50th Anniversary Ice Cream Flavor

COTC and Velvet® Ice Cream Partner

Three scoops of berry rumble ice cream with berries on top in a glass cup

Central Ohio Technical College and Velvet® Ice Cream are collaborating on a delightfully sweet venture to celebrate the college’s upcoming 50th anniversary.

In spring 2021, the college received almost 1,000 votes in a public campaign to select a limited-release new Velvet Ice Cream flavor that will be produced exclusively for COTC’s 50th anniversary. The winner – Berry Rumble – a fruity blend of strawberry, blueberry & blackberry ice cream will be available at all COTC 50th anniversary events, autumn semester welcome week activities and for purchase at Velvet’s Ye Olde Mill in Utica.