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MARIETTA, Ohio (December 4, 2014) – Registration for Spring 2015 Semester is going on now at Washington State Community College (WSCC). WSCC encourages continuing students to register before leaving for holiday break. Again this year, your first payment is not due until 2015. Take this opportunity to have a worry free holiday break. Secure your seat and make sure you get the classes you need before they fill up. Registering early offers many benefits! Students are able to register online as well as in person. Take part in the "12 Days of Registration" Scavenger Hunt or make an appointment for Saturday Registration. With the first payment not due until January 2015, why not register early?


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Jason Wilson, Director, Governor's Office of Appalachia, Ohio Development Services Agency; Chris Schmenk, President of Argus Growth Consultants and Of Counsel at Bricker and Eckler, LLP; and Dr. Bradley Ebersole, President, WSCC  

MARIETTA, Ohio (December 3, 2014) – Washington State Community College was host to the Ohio Economic Development Association conference on 'Economic Development 101' this past Friday, November 21. The conference brought together approximately 120 economic development professionals, educational leaders, elected officials, and government officials to discuss means for Ohio to improve factors that build the economy of the state. Speakers included Superintendent Chris Kaylor of the Ohio Valley Educational Service Center, Ms. Chris Schmenk of Bricker and Eckler LLP, Norm Blanchard Economic Development Director Cambridge-Guernsey County CIC and others. The conference was sponsored by AEP which presented $10,000 scholarships to participants of a special economic development course.

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MARIETTA, Ohio (December 3, 2014) – By special invitation, Washington State Community College (WSCC) President, Bradley Ebersole attended the American Association of Community Colleges' summit, held in Arlington, Virginia, on 'Next Big Things'. This event was designed for community college presidents across the country to identify trends and future directions of the American community college. Dr. Ebersole has also been asked to serve as treasurer for the Ohio Association of Community Colleges which includes serving on the association executive committee, and has been appointed by the Washington County Commissioners to the regional Workforce Investment Board (WIB) which assists in allocating federal workforce funds.

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Dr. Christina Veladota

MARIETTA, Ohio (October 1, 2014) – Washington State Community College (WSCC) announces a new Honors Program to begin in the fall of 2015. The WSCC Honors Program targets high-achieving high school and nontraditional students with plans to transfer to a four-year institution after earning their Associates Degree. The deadline to apply is February 9, 2015.


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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