Class of 2004
Outstanding Community Service
Mr. Campbell joined the Navy after high school and served from 1983 to 1987 where he was awarded the Navy Expeditionary, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals and Sea Service Ribbon.
Following his return from service, he was employed at Haessly Hardwood for nearly 11 years before joining the ranks at Ormet Aluminum Corporation. After sustaining an injury that left him unable to do the required work, Roy decided to get an associate degree in drafting from Washington State, where he graduated with honors in 2004. While attending WSCC, Roy was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society. His accolades included winning a trip to Washington, D.C., PTK Most Distinguished Chapter President Internationally and in the Ohio Region for the 2003-2004 years. Roy was also presented with the PTK Most Distinguished Regional Officer for 2003-2004. Upon graduation, he won a scholarship for All-Ohio Academic 1st Team in 2004. More recently, Roy has been presented the PTK Distinguished Alumni Award for Ohio and Internationally. Today, Roy has continued his involvement in the Alpha Rho Gamma Chapter of PTK at WSCC for the past 20 years supporting students and volunteering his time for many PTK inductions and service projects.
In 2006, Roy was hired as a drafter at Airolite in Marietta. He was quickly promoted to Senior Drafter, a position he held until Airolite's doors were shut in 2009. Unfortunately, Roy struggled finding work due to his physical challenges, but did not let it stop him.
It was one of Roy’s WSCC instructors who introduced him to the Mid-Ohio Valley Veterans Outreach (MOVVO), an organization that reaches out to veterans and their families to offer assistance when it is needed. Roy served as the organization’s president until 2021.
He is currently a Gold Legacy member of VFW Post 6387 of New Matamoras, where he holds the positions of Quartermaster and Adjutant. He also holds the position of VFW District 5 Senior Vice Commander in Ohio. Roy is a member of American Legion Post 64 of Marietta and of Am-Vets Post 1788, as well as being active in the Parr-Hill Community Church in Beavertown.
This year, Roy was inducted into the Washington County Veterans Hall of Fame. For his service in the U.S. Navy, he was presented with the Quilt of Valor from the Quilt of Valor® Foundation.
Class of 1996
Outstanding Professional Achievement
Amanda graduated from Washington State Community College in 1996 as a first-generation college student, after completing her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts Transfer as a senior from Frontier High School. The PSEO (now College Credit Plus – CCP) program allowed her to attain both her degree and high school diploma simultaneously. She then went on to the University of Cincinnati to complete her BA in English in 1998. Upon attaining her four-year degree, Amanda returned home to the Mid-Ohio Valley and worked at Washington State Community College as an AmeriCorps volunteer assigned to the Educational Talent Search to help students in grades seven-12 learn more about their opportunities for college after high school. During that year of service, Amanda assisted with the grant-writing process for Upward Bound, ultimately becoming the first Assistant Director of the project at WSCC serving alongside Gary Williams. For the next nine years, Amanda coordinated numerous campus visits, educational trips, cultural experiences, and social engagements all designed to expose students to options for their post-secondary education. During this time, under Mr. Williams’s mentorship, Amanda returned to her education working part-time on her graduate degree.
In 2006, she completed her MA in Liberal Learning at Marietta College with concentration areas in Education and Communication. In 2008, she joined the staff at Marietta College directing the Academic Resource Center (ARC) where she oversaw a staff of two full-time employees offering services in tutoring and disability accommodations support. As the Director of the ARC, Amanda has led the center in its growth that includes a staff of four full-time and two part-time team members and added programming to include: operating the campus Writing Center, centralizing the Tutoring and Learning Center, strengthening the academic probation recovery program, developing the PioPREP Academy bridge program, creating and running the Campus Food Pantry, sponsoring and co-chairing the Tri-Alpha first-generation national honor society, and offering academic success coaching. Under her direction, the ARC has achieved and renewed national certification from the College Learning Center Association’s (CRLA) International Tutor Training Program Certification team. In 2021, The ARC was named the National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Frank Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award winner for four-year institutions recognizing the Center for excellence in their service to students and the campus community. Amanda has been recognized for her outstanding service at Marietta College, receiving honors from Charles Sumner Harrison Organization during Women’s History Month in 2009, the Outstanding Advising Award in 2012, the staff Inspire Award in 2014, the Douglas Putnam Collaborative Staff Service Award in 2019, and the Dr. Jean A. Scott Staff Award for Distinctive Service in 2022.
In addition to her role in the ARC, Ms. Haney-Cech teaches First Year Experience (FYE) courses to promote student success through support that helps them strengthen skills and develop learning strategies. She also teaches as an adjunct in the gender studies program and the PIO 101 and 102 Pio Pathway courses.
Amanda is highly active both on campus and off, working with committees and organizations that promote student success and positive staff engagement. She has served as a chair and committee member on multiple campus committees. She is currently co-chairing a task force on campus that is focused on inclusivity as the campus community explores the work of Becoming a Student-Ready College based on the AAC&U book that challenges the campus culture of leadership to provide opportunities for student success. Amanda has been elected to the Marietta College Staff Advisory Council multiple times, serving to provide staff governance and representation.
Amanda has been active in promoting academic success and the value of the learning center profession on the state and national level as well. She has served on the board of directors for the Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession (formerly ATP), Ohio TRiO (formerly OAEOPP), and most recently, the Ohio College Learning Center Association (OCLCA) where she was engaged with the founding board for the NCLCA affiliate. Her work with OCLCA to grow their membership resulted in increasing numbers from the 50s-60s, primarily from Ohio, to 185 members from 14 states. Amanda has presented numerous conference workshops over the past 20 years and was the featured keynote speaker at the New York College Learning Skills Association annual conference in November of 2021. She was recently interviewed as an innovator in education for the national podcast, Office Hours with John Gardner, founder of the Gardner Institute whose mission is advancing equity, social justice, and upward social mobility through higher education.
Locally, Amanda has been active in her community over the past nearly 25 years. Most of the service she has undertaken includes support of young people as she has worked in a variety of roles including leadership as a member of boards of directors, committee membership, and fundraising with organizations including the Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Players, the Girl Scouts – Rainbow Service Unit, the Warren Middle School Academic Boosters, Warren Youth Softball Association, Marietta College Athletics, and the United Way.
She and her husband David live in Marietta with their daughter Geneva where they enjoy attending sporting events, listening to live music, and spending time with friends and family. They are active in the Marietta College Athletic Department’s “foster program” where students are assigned to local families to have a cheering section at their games. Throughout the past seven years, they have “fostered” 20 students, including five current young adults. David also graduated from Washington State Community College, and in May of this coming year, Geneva will join her parents as an alumna of the college as a CCP student who will also graduate from Warren High School this spring. Geneva is planning to attend Marietta College to major in Political Science under a pre-law track. Amanda is unspeakably proud of her daughter and her journey to achieve her own dreams through higher education.