Life briefs: Local college grads, Mid-Ohio ESC appointments

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Local students earn college degrees

The following Crawford County students have recently earned degrees from their respective colleges:

Ohio University:

  • Ian Hartley, Galion, MSAA Athletic Administration

  • Jenna Karl, Tiro, BSED Early Childhood

  • Lauren Rudolph, Galion, MSW Social Work

  • Claire Songer, Crestline, BS Biological Sciences

  • Andee Wildenthaler, Galion, with a BAHCS Customer Service Leadership

  • Elizabeth Wolf, Galion, BA English - Creative Writing

University of Findlay:

  • Arica Bell, Galion, Master of Occupational Therapy

  • Jared Dixon, Galion, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (cum laude)

  • Kaylyn Gimbel, Galion, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science for Health Professions and Bachelor of Science in Psychology (cum laude)

  • Wade Hopkins, Sulphur Springs, Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science for Health Professions

  • Caitlin Koschnick, Galion, Bachelor of Science in Animal Science

  • Callie Ruffener, Bucyrus, Master of Business Administration

  • Kade Slagle, Bucyrus, Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning (summa cum laude)

  • Allyson Stewart, Bucyrus, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education

Columbus State Community College:

  • Ashley R Harper, Bucyrus

MOESC Board of Governors approves new hires

The Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center’s Board of Governors approved two positions connected to the new Ready for Hire program, stemming from the $1.9 million grant recently awarded to SPARC by the Ohio Department of Education.

Amy Wood was hired as director of Grants and Special Projects. Her primary responsibilities will be to organize, lead and implement Mid-Ohio projects that are grant funded or that fall into an innovative space; requiring the coordination of multiple stakeholders and partnerships for the benefit of Mid-Ohio ESC’s partner school districts. Wood said her first goal is to implement the Ready For Hire project; a work based learning program that will serve high school students in Richland, Morrow and Crawford Counties.

She said there is still room for more businesses to join and create work-based experiences for students. Businesses that are interested in collaborating with SPARC can email Wood for more information at wood.amy@moesc.net.

Kevin Fourman was approved for hire as the Crawford County site coordinator for the SPARC Ready for Hire Grant. His responsibilities include recruiting and enrolling students in the program, supervising program activities, coordinating family engagement activities, and developing workforce development partnerships and worksites.

This article originally appeared on Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum: Life briefs: Recent local college graduates; Mid-Ohio ESC hires two