Marker receives distinguished alumnus award
LIMA — Mary L. Marker received the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus Award during the Ohio Association of Community Colleges’ annual conference on June 8.
Marker graduated from Lima Technical College, now Rhodes State College, in 1980. She was a member of the first respiratory care class. She earned a bachelor’s of business administration from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in 2007.
Marker has been an employee of Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center and was director of cardiopulmonary ancillary services. Currently Marker is manager of Mercy Health-St. Rita’s occupational health.
She serves on the respiratory care advisory committee at Rhodes State College, spent 13 years as the chair and has been a clinical instructor and taught classes. Marker also served on the Ohio Society for Respiratory Care as the representative of the northwest district.
Golf benefit raises $15,000 for St. John’s, K of C
DELPHOS — The Delphos Country Club was the site for the 30th annual K of C/St. John’s Golf Benefit held June 1. The tournament made a record-breaking $15,000.
A record 44 teams, a total of 176 golfers, played in the tournament. Many people volunteered to help with the event and over 50 companies and families sponsored the tournament.
Most of the profits were donated to St. John’s Schools to help cover the costs of replacing and updating the exterior school doors to make them more secure, ensuring the safety of the students.
The other $2,000 was donated to the Knights of Columbus Building Repair Fund.
The 31st annual tournament will be help Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Delphos Country Club.
Youth Welding Boot Camp slated on Saturdays
LIMA — Rhodes State College will hold a Youth Welding Boot Camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, July 28, Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25 at Rhodes State College, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima.
The cost of the workshop is $300. The boot camp is for youth ages 15 to 18. A certificate will be presented upon the completion of the program.
Registration is required. Call Rhodes State College at 419-995-8351 for more information or email Tammy Eilerman at Eilerman.T@RhodesState.edu.
Lima Senior Alumni Reunion planned Aug. 4
LIMA — The seventh annual Lima Senior Alumni Reunion is planned from 5 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Lima Eagles, 800 W. Robb Ave., Lima.
You must be a graduate from either Lima Senior High School, South High School or Central High School.
There will be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, music and more.
For more information, vistit facebook.com/LimaSenior.alumnireunion.
UNOH partners with companies on diesel program
LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio has formed a partnership with Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks to offer a Diesel Advanced Technology Education Program beginning in 2019.
The partnership is being formed so UNOH can help fill a shortage of skilled technicians in the diesel industry. Students who complete the DATE program will find job opportunities as skilled service technicians for Mack and Volvo dealerships.
UNOH is now one of three schools in the nation to offer a DATE program.
St. Gerard accepts registrations for pre-K program
LIMA — St. Gerard School is accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year pre-kindergarten program.
Students but be four years old by Aug. 21 to be eligible for the program. To enroll or have questions answered contact the school office at 419-222-0431. A limited number of scholarships are still available.
Ricker, Bell make presentations at Muskingum
NEW CONCORD — Area students Alexis Ricker, of Columbus Grove, and Garrett Bell, of Ridgeway, gave presentations during Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week at Muskingum University.
Ricker presented research entitled “Implementation of Fall Risk Interventions and Caregiver Education Reduces Fall and Injury in Pediatric Population.” While Bell presented research entitled “The Prevalence of Video Game Play Among College Students and The Lack Desired Behavior.”
Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week is an event where students and faculty can interact on a higher academic level.
Bluffton honors outgoing trustees
BLUFFTON — Three outgoing members of the Bluffton University Board of Trustees were recognized during the board’s June meeting.
David Baumgartner, of Berne, Ind., served as a trustee for 22 years; he was appointed in 1996.
Edith Landis, of Telford, Penn., served 27 years. She was originally appointed in 1991, was appointed again in 2003 and a third time in 2014.
Larry Copeland, of Findlay, served 12 years as a trustee after being invited to join as an at-large appointee in 2006.
The board added two new trustees during the same meeting. Luke Shipp, of Haskins, and Hannah Heinzekehr, of Goshen, Ind., joined the board and will both be serving four year terms from 2018-2022.
The trustees also established an endowed scholarship, the Dean J. Yaussy Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established by Richard and Erma Yaussy in memory of their son Dean Yaussy, a Bluffton University graduate in 1983.
Columbus State Community College
COLUMBUS — Eleven area students graduated from Columbus State Community College during spring commencement ceremonies on May 11.
Allie E. Ferrell and Joseph Rieman, of Arlington, graduated with a veterinary technology-AAS and an Associate of Arts degrees respectively. Richard A. Kurtz, of Bellefontaine, graduated summa cum laude with a civil engineering technology-civil track-AAS. Kyle M. Balthis and Molly M. Waterman, of Celina, graduated with criminal justice-law enforcement major-academy track-AAS and a medical imaging/radiography AAS, respectively.
Bailey Koverman, of Fort Loramie, graduated with an Associate of Arts. Andrea M. Rall, of Kalida, graduated with an Associate of Arts. Brenna Hauenstein, of Lima, graduated with a digital design and graphics-AAS. Danielle R. Okuly and Kazee L. Otto, of Ottawa, graduated with an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science, respectively. Monica J. Crissinger, of West Liberty, graduated cum laude with a veterinary technology-AAS.
University of Findlay
FINDLAY — Many area students received degrees from University of Findlay during 2017-2018 academic year commencement.
Ada: Shelleigh Alexander (Master of Arts in TESOL and Applied Linguistics); Joshua Lehsten (summa cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work).
Beaverdam: Alisha Sneary (cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Business Management).
Bluffton: Jaime Combs (Master of Arts in Education); Luke Oxender (Master of Business Administration); Delaney Reineke (Bachelor of Science in Nursing); Adrian Rumer (Bachelor of Science in Nursing); Scott Weissling (Master of Arts in Education).
Cloverdale: Nicole Burgei (summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Health Science); Cloverdale: Sarah Wortkoetter (Bachelor of Science in Animal Science).
Columbus Grove: Danielle Basinger (cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Marketing); Kara Birkemeier (magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Health Science); Taylor Malsam (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science); Patrick Walker (Master of Occupational Therapy); Kaylynn Noriega (summa cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in Japanese).
Delphos: Shelby Reindel (Master of Occupational Therapy); Brooke Teman (Bachelor of Science in Health Science).
Dola: Molly Wilson (Bachelor of Science in Health Science).
Dunkirk: Molly Hipsher (Master of Occupational Therapy).
Elida: Jessica Harmon (Master of Occupational Therapy); Mitchell Knotts (Bachelor of Science in Nursing); Emily Siefker (cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in Social Work).
Forest: Stephanie Goodrich (Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education).
Kalida: Makenna Vorst (magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science).
Kenton: Dailyn Campbell (Bachelor of Science in Business Management); Emily Cooper (Master of Science in Environmental, Safety and Health Management); Jensen Holly (Bachelor of Science in Health Studies); Lakean Holly (Bachelor of Science in Health Professions Management); Kaitlin Sherman (Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education).
Leipsic: Emily Westrick (Bachelor of Science in Health Science); Aimee Kuhlman (Bachelor of Science in Business Management); Morgan Brown (Bachelor of Science Business Management).
Lima: John Zimmerly (Master of Business Administration); Della Bradford (Master of Arts in Education); Ashlie Casey (Master of Arts in Education); Frank Davies “Master of Arts in Education); Colin Gossard (Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Management); Alexis Gremling (Doctor of Pharmacy); Delaney Haas (cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Marketing); Rebecca McKinney (Doctor of Pharmacy); Heather Miller (Bachelor of Science in Health Science); Brittany Oglesbee (summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Vascular Sonography); Taren Sullivan (Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning); Brooke Warner (Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education).
Ohio City: Taylor Hamrick (Master of Occupational Therapy).
Ottawa: Cody Alt (magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Accounting); Lisa Brady (Master of Business Administration); Dana Cattell (Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Animal Science); Derek Ebbeskotte (magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Nursing); Jenna Sigler (cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management); Matias Trampe-Kindt (cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Accounting); Miranda Verhoff (magna cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design); Andrew Wischmeyer (Bachelor of Science in Strength and Conditioning and an Associate of Arts in Personal Training).
Ottoville: Casey Miller (Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education).
New Knoxville: Haley Horstman (Bachelor of Science in Sport Business and Marketing Management).
Pandora: Ashley Alt (magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Accounting); Nicholas Rackley (Master of Arts in Education); Jacob Wauters (cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Marketing); Hunter Hermiller (cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Health Science).
Van Wert: Taylar Boroff (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology); Janey Janka (magna cum laude, Bachelor of Arts in Adolescent/Young Adult/Integrated Social Studies); Kelsey Mohr (magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Health Science).
Wapakoneta: Megan Powell (magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in Vascular Sonography).
KETTERING — Five area students received degrees during the April 29 commencement at Kettering College.
Libbi Brown, of Delphos, earned a bachelor’s degree in health science with a focus in management. Tyler Wiedeman, of Fort Jennings, received a master’s of physician assistant studies. Mercedes Brook and Allison Youngpeter, of Lima, received a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Advanced Imaging respectively. Kaylynn Michael, of Waynesfield, received a Doctorate of Occupational Therapy.
MILWAUKEE — Nicole Polzin, of Findlay, received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Marquette University during commencement on May 20.
Ohio Wesleyan University
DELAWARE — Five area students received degress from Ohio Wesleyan University during spring commencement.
Amanda Clay, of Van Wert; Anna Massara, of Forest; Matthew Pheneger, of Lima; Kayla Richard, of Minster; and Colin Stolly, of Lima, earned Bachelor of Arts degrees from OWU.
Western Governor’s University
SALT LAKE CITY — Six area students graduated from Western Governors University during the 2018 commencements.
Loretta Burgei, of Columbus Grove, earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. Charles King, Michelle Martin, Nicole Martin and Lisa Bracy, all of Lima, earned bachelor’s degrees in nursing. Morgan Heuerman, of Lima, earned her bachelor’s degree in special education.
Azusa Pacific University
AZUSA, Calif. — Elisabeth Brokaw, of Lima, has been named to the Azusa Pacific University 2018 Spring Semester Dean’s List.
To be named to the dean’s list students are required to earn a 3.5 or higher grand point average.
University of Cincinnati
CINCINNATI — Morgan Beining, of Ottoville, has been named to the University of Cincinnati 2018 Spring Semester Dean’s List.