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The Business Management classes at Washington State Community College (WSCC) over the course of the past year have worked with seven local businesses and Pamela Lankford at the Small Business Development Office to help develop and create their marketing plans.

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WSCC...A Great Place to Expand Your Mind!

Washington State Community College (WSCC) is highlighting it's Liberal Arts & Sciences Division as a part of the college's new marketing campaign. In June, WSCC's Marketing and Public Relations Department began showcasing each of the school's divisions. Profiles of faculty members and graduates from the divisions can be seen on TV Channel 22 and www.wscc.edu. There are many advantages to a student choosing a Liberal Arts & Sciences program at WSCC. Classes have smaller student/faculty ratio, typically 16/1. Students will get an affordable quality education at a convenient location in Marietta, Ohio. The 78 (18 full time, 60 part time) faculty members are highly qualified; 10% of the faculty have doctorate degrees. Perhaps the biggest advantage would be that the TAG (transfer assurance guides) and TM (transfer modules) guarantees 100% automatic transfer to any Ohio public colleges and universities. Washington State Community College Liberal Arts & Sciences Division also offers to students a wide variety of extracurricular activities such as Drama Club, Science Club and Social Justice Club. An Honors program is an up and coming program for the Arts & Sciences Division. The A&S Division helps make WSCC the college of first choice for students who are looking for a seamless pathway to a four year degree.


hs-deweesBrent DeWees, B.S., M.M., LMT, Coordinator of Massage Therapy at WSCC, received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Ministry from Kentucky Christian University. Mr. DeWees obtained his Massage Certificate from Hocking College. He has taken the massage program at WSCC from part-time to full-time, resulting in more than double the number of students served. He is in the process of developing a National Continuing Education Course, which will be offered in Fall 2014. Mr. DeWees is a Member of the Ohio Council of Massage Therapy Schools and Board Member of "No Hunger Food Bank" in Ravenswood, WV.

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hs-kincaidDr. Heather Kincaid, Ph.D., MT (ASCP), began as a full-time faculty member with the MLT (medical laboratory technology) program at WSCC in 1993. She became the Program Director in 1997. Dr. Kincaid has four degrees: an Associate of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Technology from Washington Tech (now WSCC), a Bachelor's in Microbiology from Ohio University, a Master's in Education from Marietta College, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from OU. Dr. Kincaid worked in a variety of laboratory settings including a hospital lab, a reference lab, and a clinic lab prior to teaching in the MLT program at WSCC.

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hs-kinkerDr. Rob Kinker, RRT, Ph.D., is the Chair of Health Sciences and Program Director of the Respiratory Therapy Program at WSCC. Dr. Kinker serves on the Student Learning Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Academic Appeals Committee. He coordinates the Health and Wellness Associate Degree Program and one year certificate of completion programs in Pharmacy Technology, EMT, and Massage Therapy and certificates of completion for EKG and Exercise & Fitness. Dr. Kinker also worked in researching at OSU for national publications which includes book chapters in Respiratory Care. He is a Board Member of Mid-Ohio Valley United Way and President of the Parents Upward Bound Organization. He has experience directing Cardiopulmonary Departments in the health care setting. Dr. Kinker has developed new departments, services, and procedures at Doctors of Nelsonville, Hocking Valley Hospital, Lancaster-Fairfield Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Hospital as Administrative Director of Cardiac and Pulmonary Services.

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