AmeriCorps–COTC Student Resource Center

Helping students navigate campus and community resources.


The AmeriCorps–COTC Student Resource Center provides one-on-one assistance to all COTC students. Student Resource Center coordinators help students who face personal barriers to their academic success by connecting them to resources on campus and in the community. They address non-academic challenges, including:

  • Housing and rent
  • Utility bills
  • Food insecurity
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Legal services
  • Mental health, addiction and personal counseling
  • Sexual assault or domestic violence support
  • Disability services
  • Technical assistance and access to computers, Wi-Fi and other technology
  • And more

The Student Resource Center exists thanks to many different partners. The initiative is hosted at COTC and is part of the Ohio Campus Compact AmeriCorps program. The Student Resource Center is coordinated by several AmeriCorps members who serve the COTC community.

Americorp, Student Research Center and Campus Compact logos


Contact our Team

Location and Hours

COTC Newark campus
Hopewell Hall 146A

Student Resource Center coordinators are available by appointment only.
Schedule online at

Tuesday: 12:30 p.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m.–6 p.m.

Student Resource Center Coordinators


Jessica McKeehan headshot.Jessica McKeehan

Jessica (she/her) is a first-year AmeriCorps member and a second-year student at Central Ohio Technical College, earning her associate degree in digital media design technology with a concentration in graphic design. After graduation, she plans to go forward and earn a bachelor’s degree but is currently exploring different majors that may interest her. Over the past 15 years, Jessica has occasionally volunteered at the Station Break Senior Citizens Center in Mount Vernon, assisting in their kitchen and on-site meals. In her spare time, she continues to practice different art forms ranging from drawing to photography, plays video games, reads and writes.

Jessica was one of 15 COTC students chosen in the 2023 Italian Immersion program, allowing her to spend two weeks of her summer in Italy, staying with a host family and experiencing all that the country had to offer. Due to her time there, she has a strong desire to travel abroad more, experience other cultures, and is considering dual bachelor’s degrees in international studies and history as well as learning the Italian language.