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amanda westMARIETTA, Ohio (February 5, 2015) – Washington State Community College (WSCC) proudly announces the Student of the Month Program which recognizes students who represent what WSCC strives for: student success. This program has been created to recognize those students that strive for success by overcoming obstacles, and committing to complete their education. The goal is to seek out those students that may otherwise go unrecognized, but have the ability to succeed regardless of any hurdles they may face.

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MARIETTA, Ohio (February 4, 2015) – The Bernard McDonough Foundation board recently approved a grant for Washington State Community College's (WSCC) welding program. The grant was for the generous amount of $25,000 for the purpose of advancing the new welding program that began at WSCC this past fall. Dr. Robert Stephens, President of the McDonough Foundation, has supported WSCC in the past in developing and approving grants. This particular grant will be used to purchase a virtual welding system. Dr. Bradley Ebersole, President of WSCC, stated that "the McDonough Foundation has been generous to WSCC, and it is our intent to use these funds to continue building our programs that help students gain employable skills."

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MARIETTA, Ohio (February 3, 2015) - Washington State Community College (WSCC) will host the statewide college financial aid event "College Goal Sunday" (CGS) on February 8, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the CB&T Building on campus. The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents, assists students and parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as the need-based state grants. Shannon Venezia, Director of Financial Aid at WSCC, says that "Many families are intimidated by the FAFSA. We want to assist families with the process because it isn't as intimidating as it may first appear. In fact, it takes the average person only 20 minutes and 7 seconds to complete the FAFSA and the dependent student (first time completing the FAFSA) only 33 minutes and 36 seconds." Due to the great demand expected for assistance in completing the FASFA, families are encouraged to register for the free event at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org. Please contact WSCC's financial aid office at 740.568-1908 with any questions regarding this event.

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gus-and-morganMARIETTA, Ohio (January 29, 2015) – Saturday, February 7, guarantees a fun-filled afternoon for children and adults alike during the Morgan Taylor & Gustafer Yellowgold performance at Washington State Community College (WSCC). This performance is the first on the schedule of the spring portion of the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series 16th Season. The performance is free, and it begins at 2pm in the Graham Auditorium on the WSCC campus. Children are sure to enjoy the music, art, characters, and stories that are all part of a Gustafer Yellowgold show.
In 2005, the native of Dayton, Ohio, Morgan Taylor, created Gustafer Yellowgold. Morgan is a musician, author, and self-taught artist. A Gustafer Yellowgold show is a multi-media performance consisting of live music, animated illustrations, and storytelling. Some of Mr. Taylor's off-Broadway productions include: Gustafer Yellowgold's Mellow Sensation, and Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock. Mr. Taylor and his creation have toured nationally to arts centers, children's museums, theaters, and music venues and abroad in the UK and Korea. Morgan Taylor has shared bills with the likes of Bob Dylan, Natalie Merchant, Lisa Loeb, and A Flock of Seagulls. Taylor's "Mint Green Bee" from Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World was the Grand Prize Winner in the Children's Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. The New York Times calls him "A cross between 'Yellow Submarine' and Dr. Seuss." In 2011, Morgan Taylor founded the Gustafer Yellowgold Arts Enrichment Program, bringing educational and creative experiences to children in libraries and schools. For more information about Morgan Taylor and Gustafer Yellowgold, visit www.gustaferyellowgold.com.
The Spring Semester Art Exhibit will be on display during the Gustafer Yellowgold performance, featuring the work of local artist, Michelle Waters. Michelle is a graduate of Akron University with a specialty in photography and printmaking. Her exhibit will be on display in the auditorium lobby and 2nd floor hall gallery of the Arts & Sciences Building. The official opening for her exhibit will be held on Saturday evening, April 11th but the public is invited to view prior to that date.
The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series is supported by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. The Schwendeman Agency, Inc. has served as the presenting sponsor for the series for over six years.
The Series at Washington State Community College serves as a primary source for the community to experience locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed performers and view the works of local artists. Learn more about the schedule of performances for the Series' 16th season by visiting www.wscc.edu/evergreenah, becoming a friend of the Series on Facebook, or by contacting Tanya Wilder at WSCC by calling 740.885.5687.

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JD-WSCCcoachderryMARIETTA, Ohio (January 12, 2015) – Washington State Community College (WSCC) looks forward to an exciting season for the Men's Basketball Team (the Bucks) which opened the season with an exciting exhibition game in December against Kent State – Tuscarawas. The Bucks, with new Head Coach Josh Derry at the helm, hit the court in practice this past fall in preparation for the challenging season. The purpose of the exhibition game was "to gain experience and to get their feet wet," said Head Coach Josh Derry. Although the Men's Basketball Team has been in place at WSCC for a few years, this season brings a heightened level of competitiveness. In addition, this is the first year that the team will be hosting games at home venues. The first of these home games takes place on January 18th against Ohio State University's JV Team at Parkersburg High School. The home venues will provide the local community with the perfect opportunity to come out and support the team.

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