Outstanding Alumni Award
The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes Central Ohio Technical College alumni who have demonstrated personal and professional achievement that brings honor and distinction to the college as well as individual attainment and contributions for the betterment of the community. The award is presented at the annual COTC Alumni Holiday Reception held in December.
Transitions Alumni Award
Established in 2009, the Transitions Alumni 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 or future students. It is presented at the annual COTC Alumni Holiday Reception held in December.
Community Service Alumni Award
The John C. “Jay” Barker Alumni Community Service Award was created in 2013 by the COTC Alumni Council and is presented annually at the July 3rd Independence Day concert and fireworks to recognize COTC alumni who have made a significant impact by their service to the betterment of our community. The inaugural award was presented posthumously in July 2014 to John C. “Jay” Barker and named in his honor.
Elizabeth Barnhart Award
The Elizabeth Barnhart Award for Nursing Excellence is presented to a graduating associate degree nursing student from the Newark campus who exemplifies the highest ideals of the nursing profession: intelligence, commitment, sacrifice, integrity and a compassionate connection to others.
Officer Thomas W. Cottrell Jr. Award
The Officer Thomas W. Cottrell, Jr. Award for Character and Dedication to Public Service is given out at each Peace Officer Basic Training graduation ceremony during the academic year. The selection of the recipients is based on many factors including, but not limited to, academic success and overall leadership and character.
The $1,000 award assists the recipient with equipment purchases and other expenses associated with beginning a career in law enforcement.