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20141007 133228simulatorMARIETTA, Ohio (October 9, 2014) – Wednesday, October 8th, the OPOTA (Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy) program at Washington State Community College (WSCC) unveiled a new simulator to be used to train the officers in the program. Local law enforcement officers, representatives from MILO Range, Dr. Bradley Ebersole, President of WSCC, Gary Williams, Executive Director of Foundation at WSCC, several OPOTA students, and two instructors were present for the unveiling. The $32,000 simulator (funded by a grant from the Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services) from MILO Range Training Systems (MRTS) is based on a high-tech computer system that projects life-sized video and graphics-based exercises that simulate real-life situations onto a large screen. During a simulation, the officers are equipped with laser-modified weapons replicating what they would carry when on duty.
"The addition of this state of the art Force Options Training Simulator to the Center for Public Safety Training adds an entirely new dimension to our training capabilities and outreach programs. The simulator will be a significant benefit to all law enforcement agencies throughout Southeast Ohio that choose to participate in the program. The simulator's home base will be here in the Center, which will also benefit the cadets in our Peace Officer Basic Academy program," commented John Burdette, Director, Center for Public Safety Training at WSCC.


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DSC01987foundationscholarshipMARIETTA, Ohio (October 8, 2014) – On September 18th, Washington State Community College (WSCC) Foundation held their Scholarship Recognition Reception. Thirty different scholarships totaling $52,000 were presented. A reception, catered by "Just Lunch," followed the recognition of scholarship donors and recipients.
The Alpha Rho Gamma Scholarship was presented by Brad Merritt, Associate Professor of Business Management at Washington State Community College (WSCC). The scholarship was awarded to Meagan M. Negri of Washington County.
The American Association of University Women-Marietta Branch Student Scholarship was presented by Gary Williams and was awarded to Christina A. Friend, Melinda Williams, and Meagan M. Negri all of Washington County, as well as Leigh A. Goodman.
The American Society of Metals Scholarship was presented by Brenda Kornmiller, Dean of Business, Engineering, Industrial Technologies & Workforce Development at WSCC. The recipient of the scholarship was Matthew L. Downs of Morgan County. Brenda also presented the Instrumentation Society of America award to Andrew G. Kasick, the Klamfoth Manufacturing & Welding Memorial Scholarship to Amanda J. Diddle, and the Tri-State Roofing & Sheet Metal Scholarship to Brayden A. Mathess.
Arlene Archer presented the Dave and Arlene Archer Family Scholarship to Logan S. Steele, Johnathon E. Dailey, and Amanda J. Diddle from Wood County.
Gary Williams, Executive Director for the Foundation & Grant Development at WSCC presented the Dominion East Ohio Scholarship to Madalyn K. Treadway of Washington County. Gary presented the Bettie B. Goehring Memorial Scholarship to Meagan M. Negri, the J. Ryan Graham Memorial Scholarship to Dillon L. Sturm and Marcus LaMoreaux of Washington County, the Upward Bound Parent Association award to Madalyn K. Treadway and Melanie N. Morgan of Washington County, the Washington County Department of Job & Family Services award to Daniel R. Parker of Washington County, the Nine Oaks Scholarship for Appalachian Service and Development in Business Management to Corina S. Neff, the Nine Oaks Scholarship for Appalachian Service and Development in Digital Technology to Jesse D. LaMar of Washington County, and the Tim & Jane O'Brien Nursing Scholarship to Brandon L. Farler of Middletown, Nichole M. Hutchinson, Caitlin J. Schilling, and Rachel E. Krumm of Washington County.
The Dorothy Fouss Greacen Memorial Scholarship – LPN was presented by Gary Williams and the recipient was Heather D. Elliott of Meigs County. Gary also presented the Dorothy Fouss Greacen Memorial Scholarship – ADN to Caitlin J. Schilling of Washington County.
The Louise Eagleson Holmes Business Scholarship was presented by Louise Holmes and received by Alexis I. Blake, Meagan M. Negri and Christina A. Friend of Washington County, Mary T. Johnson and Corina A. Neff of Athens County, and Justin M. Skinner of Wood County.
Jo Ann Ingram presented the Jack G. Ingram Memorial Scholarship to Nichole M. Hutchinson and Amanda D. West of Washington County.
Scott Oran presented the Kraton Scholarship to Marcus F. LaMoreaux, Dillon L. Sturm, Andrew G. Kasick, Amanda J. Diddle, and Weston RD. McAfee of Washington County.
The Wendy's Adoption Scholarship was presented by Ray Blackburn, Jessica L. Simmons of Washington County was the recipient.
The Gary & MaryAnne Williams Single Mom Scholarship was presented by MaryAnne Williams and was given to Amy L. Anders of Wood County and Amanda D. West.
Lynne Zoller presented the Lynne Zoller Nursing Scholarship to Lisa J. Wix.
Gail Reynolds presented the Zonta Club of Marietta Student Scholarship to Mary T. Johnson, Andrea L. Perine of Washington County, Jennifer N. Wilson of Morgan County, and Leigh A. Goodman. Gail also presented the Student Success Scholarship to Nichole Hutchinson of Washington County.
Gary Williams presented the Deb Patrick Nursing Scholarship to Kristin B. Berry of Washington County, Rachel E. Krumm, Melinda S. Williams, and Caitlin J. Schilling.
The Peoples Bank High School Scholarship was presented by Gary Williams. The recipients were Alexis I. Blake, Dillon L. Sturm, Sheena N. Cisler and Cody B. Wise of Washington County.
Dr. Bradley Ebersole, President of WSCC presented Heath J. Hamilton and Meagan M. Negri of Washington County the President's Scholarship for Leadership and Development.
Joanie Washburn presented the Dr. Paul Prachun Radiology Technology Bridge Scholarship to Ashley N. Dawson and to Jacob G. Harmon of Wood County.
Congratulations to all scholarship recipients and thank you to our generous donors!

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MARIETTA, Ohio (September 29, 2014) – The Foundation at Washington State Community College (WSCC) announces the establishment of a new scholarship: the Holmes Family Scholarship. The signing of the scholarship took place on Thursday at WSCC.

Andes Manta in Concert  

MARIETTA, Ohio (September 29, 2014) – On Tuesday, October 7th, the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College (WSCC) will welcome Andes Manta: Music of South America to the stage in Graham Auditorium at 7:30pm. The concert is free and open to the public.


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ADN student tries out new laptop

MARIETTA, Ohio (October 2014) – Washington State Community College (WSCC) is keeping up with technology in the classroom with a pilot program in the Associate Degree Nursing program. "We work very hard at Washington State to ensure the highest level of instructional technology. This is recognized as essential for a high quality learning experience. The integration and provision of personal computers into nursing education is a typical example of the innovation one will see at WSCC," Dr. Bradley Ebersole, President of Washington State Community College said. The Health Sciences Department at WSCC is requiring that all of the first year ADN students have laptop computers. A majority of the students purchased their new laptops through WSCC.

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