50th Anniversary Gala

Event Videos and Photos


On Saturday, April 9, 2022, students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors and friends of the college recognized COTC’s 50th anniversary at a celebration gala.

50th Anniversary Gala

Messages from the Community 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine; Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted; Chancellor Randy Gardner – Ohio Higher Education; Ohio State Senator Jay Hottinger; Congressman Troy Balderson – Ohio’s 12 Congressional District; Matt Starr, Mayor – City of Mount Vernon; Mike Compton, Mayor – City of Pataskala; Jeff Hall, Mayor – City of Newark; Rick Black, Licking County Commissioner; Tim Bubb, Licking County Commissioner; Duane Flowers, Licking County Commissioner; and Louella Reese, philanthropist and longtime supporter of COTC send their congratulations to COTC. 

50th Anniversary Gala

Gala Program

COTC President John M. Berry, Phd; COTC Board of Trustees Chair Robert Montagnese; former COTC business manager Bob McGaughy; The Ohio State University at Newark Dean/Director William L. MacDonald, PhD; and Velvet Ice Cream President Luconda Dager acknowledge COTC’s 50 anniversary. 

During the program, the 2022 Legends of Loyalty awards are presented and members of the 1971 Legacy Society are recognized as well. 

50th Anniversary Gala

Photo Gallery

View and download photos from the gala.