Donor Spotlight


Our donors have a tremendous impact on the quality of our programs, teaching and facilities. The campus has a history of community and alumni support, which has been a great factor in its growth and development.

Portrait of Louella H. Reese in front of the the Reese Amphitheatre.

Louella H. Reese

For more than half a century Mrs. Reese, with her husband J. Gilbert Reese, have shaped educational, recreational and artistic offerings that make Licking County a special place to live, learn and play.

Portrait of Robert and Betty Barnes in their home.

Robert A. Barnes, PhD

As COTC’s first president, Robert A. Barnes laid the foundation for the newly chartered technical school. In retirement, his legacy continues with a planned gift and membership in the 1971 Legacy Society.

Luconda, Joanne and Joe Dager stand outside Velvet Ice Cream's headquarters in Utica.

Luconda and Joanne Dager

Luconda and Joanne Dager of Velvet Ice Cream partnered with COTC to create a unique ice cream flavor in 2021 for the college’s 50th anniversary and then sweetened the partnership by announcing the creation of a new scholarship for COTC’s business students.

Judy Ratliff Stansbury portrait.

Judy Stansbury

Judy Stansbury is a former manager of COTC’s human services program. After retiring, she established an endowed scholarship to benefit graduates of COTC who are pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree.


Marion Sutton

Coshocton Native Marion Sutton’s support of her hometown includes a scholarship for returning adult students from Coshocton County.