Central Ohio Technical College is shaped and sustained by alumni volunteers. If you are interested in continuing your involvement with the college, there are many ways you can broaden and deepen your connection with us and our alumni community.

Alumni and Student Service Day

The Central Ohio Technical College Advancement Office with the South Newark Civic Association is sponsoring a service day for COTC alumni and COTC students to clean up areas in south Newark. COTC faculty and staff are also welcome to volunteer.

Trash bags and plastic gloves will be provided by the city of Newark. All volunteers will receive FREE t-shirts.

Staging will take place at St. John’s United Church of Christ at 285 W. National Drive, Newark. The church will provide a box lunch for all volunteers. Cleanup will proceed rain or shine unless the weather conditions are deemed unsafe.

RSVP required. Contact Pat Whilding at whilding.1@osu.edu or 740.366.9136. Include your t-shirt size: adult S-3XL Adults 18 and over only.

Independence Day Alumni Celebration

The Annual Independence Day Concert & Fireworks, jointly sponsored by COTC, Ohio State Newark and the Gilbert Reese Family Foundation, has been a long-standing free gift to the community. Every year the campus hosts this family-friendly event during which the Annual Alumni Celebration is held.  We need approximately 40 volunteers to ensure that this fun-filled evening goes smoothly.

Our last event was hugely successful with almost 500 alumni and their families in attendance.  All volunteers that register to work a 2-hour block of time will receive a free t-shirt and complimentary admission to the event.  Please contact Pat Whilding at 740.366.9136 or whilding.1@osu.edu to register as a volunteer for the Independence Day Alumni Celebration.

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council is a group of volunteers who serve as an advisory committee to the Director of Advancement.  This group helps direct the programming for the Alumni Program. Membership shall be up to 20 representatives who are nominated and elected by the council. For additional information please contact Laura Walsh at walsh.276@mail.cotc.edu or call 740.364.9514. 

Alumni Recruitment Opportunities

To participate in Alumni Recruitment activities through the COTC Gateway please contact The Gateway at 740-366-9222.

COTC Commencement

We host an alumni table at each COTC commencement.  We are always looking for alumni volunteers to help staff the table and to congratulate our most recent graduates. For additional information please contact the Office of Advancement at 740.364.9514.