Alumni Spotlight


COTC alumni are engaged, committed leaders who are making a difference in their professions and communities. We invite you to read their stories.


Angela Simmons

The Sky is the Limit for COTC Nursing Graduate

When Angela Simmons graduated with a nursing technology degree from Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in 2003, she knew she wanted to help save lives in her community. Simmons didn’t realize then that she would help open and manage a medical service facility that could be the difference between life and death for patients in Licking County. ”Air Evac Lifeteam opened a base in Licking County in 2012 after a local fire chief pointed out the lack of timely access to helicopter patient transports in the region,” said Simmons.


Kori Caughenbaugh

COTC Degree Fulfills Career Goals with Less College Debt

Kori Caughenbaugh made a choice to stand out from the rest. First, she decided to enter the traditionally male-dominated world of architectural engineering. Second, she decided the best way to begin her career was to earn a two-year degree and get started quickly in the workforce.