Alumni Council


The COTC Alumni Council consists of up to 20 alumni volunteers who serve as an advisory committee to the director of advancement for the purpose of suggesting and implementing programming and events for the Alumni Program. Council members are nominated and elected by the council, and serve staggered three-year terms. The council convenes for a one-hour meeting four times per year.

Alumni interested in serving on the Alumni Council should contact the Advancement Office at 740.364.9514.

Alumni Council Mission

​​The Central Ohio Technical College Alumni Council’s mission is to serve as the principal link between the college and its network of alumni.

Program Priorities:

  • Career and life networking
  • Volunteer engagement
  • Resource development


  • Create, enhance and promote good relations and communication between alumni and the college.
  • Mobilize COTC graduates to serve as community ambassadors, inspiring current and future students.
  • Provide opport​unities for alumni involvement in the life of the college.

Alumni Council Members

Becky Smith (President)
Business Management, 2004
Otterbein University, Administrative Assistant

James Golden III (Vice President)
Drafting and Design, 1998
Pavement Management Group, Founder & CEO

Lane Belangia
Physical Therapist, 1997
Knox Public Health, Knox County Community Health Centers, CEO

Terry Bertiaux
Industrial Engineering, 1984
Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Federal Mediator (Dept. of Defense)

Melody Bolin
Human Services, 2016
The Main Place, Clinical Director

Bonnie Buchanan
Business Management, 1994
COTC, Professor of Business Technologies

Celina Clark
Business Management, 2015,; Accounting, 2017
Wilson, Shannon and Snow, Inc., Accountant

Dawn Harris-McClain
Radiologic Science, 1994
Accountable Physician Advisors, President and DocCentric, VP of Business Development

Brian Haught
Digital Media Design, 2007
The Midland Theatre, Programming & Marketing Director

Garrett Martin
Digital Media Design, 2009
Explore Licking County, Creative Director

Brittany Misner
Business Management, 2012
Village of Hebron, Economic & Community Development Director

Whitney Reese
Radiologic Science, 2008
COTC, Radiologic Science Program Director

Lora Smith
Surgical Technology, 2002
COTC, Surgical Technology Program Director

Ashley Van Ness
Business Management, 2017
United Way of Licking County, Marketing Director

Amanda Vozzella
Human Services, 2007
Boys & Girls Club of Newark, Founding Director

Mara Weber
Radiologic Science, 2005
OhioHealth Doctor’s Hospital, Medication Safety Pharmacist

Jodie Wheeler
Computer Programming, 1983
Wilson, Shannon and Snow, Inc., CPA & Shareholder

Kristi Woolard
Accounting Technology, 1985
Red 1 Realty, Realtor

Timothy James Young
Business Management, 1990
Licking/Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc., CEO/President