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February 24, 2017

Ronald Gordon Named Dean of Student Support Services for Clark State

Clark County’s own Ron Gordon, officially took the helm at Clark State Community College as dean of student support services in January. Gordon began his career at Clark State in March of 2007 as a recruiter for truck driver training. He has also served as director of athletics, and director of student services at the Clark State Greene Center campus in Beavercreek.

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February 23, 2017

Bell, Killian Honored at Clark State Charter Night

Clark State Community College Board of Trustee Andy Bell was honored as a Champion of Clark State at the 55th Annual Charter Night held Tuesday, February 21. Faculty and staff were honored for their professional excellence and years of service with the College, and retired professor Dr. Lawrence Killian was honored with the Professor Emeritus Award.

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February 21, 2017

Clark State to Offer ABLE/GED Courses at Graham High School

Clark State Community College will begin offering ABLE/GED preparatory courses at Graham High School in Champaign County February 28. The Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) and General Education Development (GED) courses are new to the Graham High School location.

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February 17, 2017

Clark State to Honor Faculty, Staff at 55th Annual Charter Night

Clark State Community College will hold the 55th annual Charter Night on Tuesday, February 21 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 6:15 p.m. Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin said Charter Night serves as a reminder to the college and the community about the founding of Clark State, celebrated through the establishment of the charter to operate as a post-secondary institution in the region.

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February 15, 2017

Clark State’s Coleman Appointed Executive Director of Ohio Communication Association

Clark State Community College Professor of Communication, Michelle Coleman, has been appointed to serve as the executive director of the Ohio Communication Association (OCA). Coleman has been teaching at Clark State since 1999 and has been active with the OCA for more than 15 years. The OCA is an organization dedicated to the development and practice of human communication theory, research and application. The personal and professional experiences of membership include educators, public relations professionals, students, communication consultants and more.

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February 10, 2017

Clark State Celebrates Court Reporting and Captioning Week

Clark State Community College will celebrate National Court Reporting & Captioning Week February 11 - 18. Clark State has teamed with local captioner Sue Terry to caption the theatrical presentation of Guys and Dolls at Kenton Ridge High School in Springfield. The event will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 18.

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February 06, 2017

Clark State and CMHP to Address Health in the Black Community at February Event

Clark State Community College and Community Mercy Health Partners will host a dinner event in honor of Black History Month at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 23 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. “Health in the Black Community” will address health-related issues with a panel of experts and replace Clark State’s annual Black History Month “Soul Food” event.

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February 03, 2017

Clark State to Host First Annual Power of the Purse Event in February

Clark State Community College will host the first annual Women’s Giving Society Power of the Purse dinner event benefitting the Clark County Dolly Parton Imagination Library on February 10 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center.

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February 02, 2017

Clark State Board of Trustees Elects New Chairperson, Vice Chairperson

The Clark State Community College Board of Trustees has elected long-time Board member Sharon Evans as chairperson for 2017. Evans served as vice chairperson for the past two years. Bradley Phillips is entering his second six-year term as a member of the Clark State Board of Trustees and will now serve as vice chairperson.

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February 01, 2017

Board of Trustees Retreat February 2

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees retreat on Thursday, February 2, 2017, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

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January 31, 2017

Clark State to Commemorate Black History Month with Numerous February Celebrations

Clark State Community College will celebrate Black History Month with a February calendar full of events for students and the community. Clark State will present speakers, book reviews and documentaries that reflect the achievements of African Americans. The month will culminate with a combined dinner event with the Springfield Regional Medical Center featuring local minority physicians for a panel discussion.

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January 29, 2017

A Message from Clark State President Blondin

On Friday, January 27, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled, "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals." As you know, Clark State has a number of international students on campus, and I am concerned about the effects that this Executive Order will have on our students and their families.

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January 26, 2017

Clark State Performing Arts Center Welcomes a Variety of Entertainers in February

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center has a little something for everyone in the month of February. The highly-acclaimed Central State University Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 2. Rosanne Cash will make her debut at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 11. Following Cash, Rick Springfield will take the stage for the first time on Tuesday, February 14.

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January 23, 2017

Clark State’s Joe Jackson Retires After 30 Years of Service to the College

Clark State Community College treasurer and vice president for business affairs Joseph Jackson officially entered the ranks of retirement at the end of December. Jackson served at Clark State for nearly 30 years, and during his tenure, the College experienced growth in enrollment, facilities and academic and community outreach.

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January 18, 2017

The Time Jumpers to Play Clark State Performing Arts Center April 30

Multi Grammy-nominated group The Time Jumpers, featuring country music star Vince Gill, will make their debut at the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 30. The Time Jumpers includes 10 members, each a master of his instrument. The Time Jumpers was established in Nashville in 1998 by an assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians who wanted to spend some spare time jamming with their sonically gifted buddies.

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January 17, 2017

Board of Trustees January 2017 Meeting

Clark State Community College is holding a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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January 12, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon to Recognize Youth Peace Makers, Businesses

Clark State Community College and the City of Springfield will host the 27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon on Friday, January 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street. Students from 12 local schools will be recognized as Peace Makers for their abilities to resolve conflict and emerge as leaders.

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January 11, 2017

Clark State Theatre Arts Program Will Hold Auditions for The Clean House in January

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will hold auditions in January for their spring production of The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. Auditions for The Clean House will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, in the Turner Studio Theatre at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield.

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January 10, 2017

Clark State Announces Fall Semester 2016 Dean’s List

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students for the 2016 Fall Semester Dean's List. Two hundred thirty-five (235) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and six hundred forty-two (642) part-time students (those taking 6-11 credit hours) earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to receive dean's list honors.

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January 06, 2017

Clark State Police Academy Holds January Graduation Ceremony

Clark State Community College will hold a graduation ceremony for cadets of the Peace Officer Training Academy at 6 p.m. on January 10 in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street. The graduates represent the first class of cadets to complete their training in the new facility located in the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield.

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January 04, 2017

Clark State Partners With Dayton STEM-Workforce Program to Offer Scholarships

Clark State Community College has joined forces with the Dayton STEM-Workforce Program to provide scholarship and career opportunities to students. Students in manufacturing, computer IT, health and medical programs can apply for scholarships and will also have the opportunity to begin to work with industry partners in co-op and internship opportunities through the Dayton STEM-Workforce Program.

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December 14, 2016

Clark State Named as Finalist for Prestigious Bellwether Award in Workforce Development

Clark State Community College has been named a top ten finalist for the prestigious Bellwether Award for their success in the realm of workforce development. The Bellwether Awards recognize outstanding and innovative programs and practices that are successfully leading community colleges into the future.

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December 13, 2016

Felder Accepted into Elite Leadership Institute

Theresa Felder, vice president of student affairs and Greene Center operations for Clark State Community College, has been accepted into the competitive-entry Executive Leadership Institute (ELI). The ELI is part of the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment.

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December 12, 2016

Johns Hopkins STEM Programs to Return to Clark State Summer 2017

Clark State Community College is recruiting middle school and high school students from Madison, Clark, Champaign, Logan, Miami, Montgomery and Greene counties for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation and Phone & Games programs to be held in the summer of 2017. The programs are offered at no charge to students.

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December 12, 2016

Clark State to Hold Graduation for Paramedic Students

Clark State Community College will hold a graduation ceremony for paramedic students on Tuesday, December 13, at the Clark State Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield. The Paramedic Certification program is offered at Clark State’s Bellefontaine and Springfield campuses and provides quality education in advanced out-of-hospital emergency care.

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December 07, 2016

Governor Kasich Reappoints Three Members of Clark State Board of Trustees

Ohio Governor John R. Kasich reappointed three members of the Clark State Community College Board of Trustees on December 5 and 6. James Doyle and Sharon Evans of Springfield, and Bradley Phillips of Beavercreek, will continue their dedicated service to Clark State through November 30, 2022.

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December 06, 2016

Clark State to Pin More Than 70 New Nursing School Graduates

The Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing will hold pinning ceremonies for more than 70 graduating nurses who have completed their programs of study at the conclusion of fall semester. The pinning ceremony for registered nursing students will be held December 7 and the pinning ceremony for the practical nursing students will be held December 8.

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December 05, 2016

Champion of Change Scott Dawson Represents Clark State at Final D.C. Event

Scott Dawson, program coordinator of digital media at Clark State Community College, returned to Washington, D.C. to participate in a reunion of past Champions of Change. Dawson was honored by the White House with this distinction in 2011 as part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative.

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December 01, 2016

Rick Springfield "Stripped Down" Tour February 14, 2017, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Rick Springfield’s hugely successful "Stripped Down" tour comes to Springfield at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. With 25 million records sold, a Grammy® Award for his No. 1 smash-hit Jessie’s Girl, and whopping 17 Top-40 hits including Don’t Talk to Strangers, An Affair of the Heart, I've Done Everything for You, Love Somebody and Human Touch, Springfield has no intention of taking his foot off the accelerator.

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November 30, 2016

Clark State and Ridgewood Elementary Students Collaborate to Bring Poetry to Life

Clark State Community College graphic design students collaborated with the 5th grade students of Ridgewood School to bring poetry to life with a new program called Take Pause.

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November 28, 2016

Clark State Will Host College Credit Plus Informational Session

Clark State Community College will host a College Credit Plus (CCP) informational event for local high schools and students on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The College Credit Plus program allows students to earn college credits while in high school, all at no cost. This state-funded program covers tuition, books and fees.

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November 23, 2016

Six Clark State Faculty Receive SOCHE Faculty Excellence Award

The Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) held its 21st annual luncheon on Friday, November 18, at the Dayton Art Institute. This year’s awards banquet honored six faculty members from Clark State Community College with its Faculty Excellence Award.

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November 22, 2016

Clark State Will Host Adjunct Faculty Employment Fair

Clark State Community College will host an Adjunct Faculty Employment Fair from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 30. Clark State is seeking qualified, diverse, progressive instructors to teach classes in a variety of academic areas and formats beginning Spring Semester.

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November 19, 2016

Board of Trustees Meeting November 21

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, November 21, 2016, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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November 17, 2016

Clark State Will Host Mobile Food Pantry for Students, Community Each Month

Clark State Community College will begin hosting the Second Harvest Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry on a monthly basis. Former Clark State student and Wittenberg graduate Melissa Archambeau serves as coordinator of the Mobile Food Pantry which was on Clark State’s campus for a trial-run in October. With no advertising for the event, they served 48 families, a total of 161 individuals.

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November 16, 2016

Clark State to Receive Student Completion Grant from Great Lakes

Clark State Community College has been selected to receive a second grant from the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. The first grant was awarded in 2015 and is being used to address student financial emergency situations. The second grant, in the amount of $199,643, will be used for student completion programs offered through the College.

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November 15, 2016

November 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting

Clark State Community College is holding a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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November 14, 2016

Clark State Trustees Attend Conference

Clark State Community College Board of Trustees will attend the Ohio Department of Higher Education 2016 Annual Trustees Conference on November 14 at Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio.

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November 10, 2016

Clark State Performing Arts Center Welcomes Back Broadway’s smash hit THE ILLUSIONISTS

Featuring world class illusionists handpicked from across the globe, Broadway’s smash hit, THE ILLUSIONISTS is back with a brand new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic when conjurers were the true rock stars of the day. THE ILLUSIONISTS – TURN OF THE CENTURY™ showcases the origins of the greatest and most dangerous illusions ever built and unveils never-before-seen experiments drawn from a treasure trove of long-forgotten mysteries.

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November 07, 2016

Clark State Will Honor Veterans, Named Top School by MAE&T

Clark State Community College will commemorate Veterans Day with various campus activities including the display of 2,000 United States flags on the Leffel Lane campus, the Greene Center campus in Beavercreek and the Bellefontaine campus. The POW/MIA flag will also be erected on the flag pole of the Leffel Lane campus.

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November 07, 2016

RENT Brings Music, Affordability to Clark State Performing Arts Center

Clark State Community College welcomes the highly acclaimed Broadway musical RENT to the Performing Arts Center for one night only as part of the show’s 20th Anniversary Tour. RENT, an original rock musical composed by Johnathan Larson, opened in 1996 and has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®.

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November 07, 2016

Clark State to Hold Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony

Alpha Nu Lambda, Clark State Community College’s chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), will hold a fall induction ceremony at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 8 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. More than 30 students have accepted the invitation this fall to join PTK—the world’s largest honor society for two-year college students.

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November 03, 2016

Clark State Strives to Provide Safe Campus Environment with Additional Safety Measures

Securing a Capital Grant appropriation of $750,000 was just the first step of many in place to keep the campuses of Clark State Community College safe. The federal government requires every college to file an annual campus security report. In 2015, Clark State had no reportable crimes committed on any of their three campuses.

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October 31, 2016

Clark State Cybersecurity Program Named Center of Academic Excellence

The Cybersecurity/Information Assurance associate degree program at Clark State Community College has been named a Center of Academic Excellence 2-Year (CAE2Y) education for 2017. The CAE2Y designation is awarded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and CyberWatch. The CAE2Y designation recognizes the quality of Clark State’s Cybersecurity/Information Assurance program.

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October 26, 2016

Clark State Welcomes 46 New Champion City Scholars

Clark State Community College will hold a luncheon on November 1 to welcome 46 new inductees of the 2016 Champion City Scholars program. This is the 13th class of students selected for the Champion City Scholars program. The Clark State Foundation offers the CCS students the option of a free college education at Clark State.

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October 25, 2016

Black Violin Unity Tour Coming to Clark State Performing Arts Center, One Night Only

Black Violin will bring their unique blend of hip-hop and the classics to the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 1. Black Violin blends hip-hop, rock, the classics and an emcee. Founding members of Black Violin, Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus, play their signature instruments – Baptiste, the viola and Marcus, the violin.

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October 24, 2016

Clark State Theatre Arts Program Presents Conclusion to Angels in America

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts program will present the highly accredited Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part II – Perestroika by American playwright Tony Kushner. Angels in America, Part II will be at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, Turner Studio Theater on October 28, 29, 30, November 4, 5 and 6. Tickets are free for Clark State students with a student ID.

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October 18, 2016

Arts Alive Welcomes Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Glenis Redmond to Springfield

Arts Alive will welcome award-winning poet and Kennedy Center teaching artist Glenis Redmond to Springfield as part of the 2016-17 Arts Alive season. While in Springfield, Redmond will conduct workshops with Project Jericho teens in the after school and juvenile detention center programs. She is also offering a master class for students in the Early Childhood Education program, along with invited Head Start teachers.

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October 17, 2016

Clark State to Host 9th Volley for the Cure to Raise Breast Cancer Funds, Awareness

Clark State Community College will host the 9th annual Volley for the Cure on Wednesday, October 26 in the gymnasium on the Leffel Lane campus. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. Teams from Clark State, Bobby Fisher Distributing and The Assurant Group will participate in Volley for the Cure. All monies raised are donated to the Breast Cancer Endowment Fund of Clark County.

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October 17, 2016

October 2016 Board Meeting

Clark State Community College is holding a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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October 12, 2016

Clark State Leads in Cybersecurity with National Conference Selectees, Grants

Clark State Community College students James Foster II and Navneel Dutt will represent Clark State at the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators conference in Washington, D.C., October 26-28.

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September 29, 2016

Clark State Hosting Informational Luncheons for School Counselors

Clark State Community College hosted the first of three luncheons for junior high and high school counselors. Clark State hosts the luncheons annually as an opportunity to re-connect with counselors that have guided students to Clark State for many years.

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September 27, 2016

Blondin Receives Legislative Commendation

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin received a legislative commendation for being selected as president-elect for the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE).

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September 23, 2016

Early Childhood Education Center Changes Hands to Miami Valley Child Development Center

After more than a 20-year partnership, Clark State Community College and Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center will transfer management and operation of the Early Childhood Education Center located at 1001 John Street in Springfield to the Miami Valley Child Development Center.

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September 21, 2016

Clark State Students Invited to Participate in First-Of-Its-Kind Leadership Summit

Clark State Community College will host a Student Leadership Summit on Friday, September 23. Nearly 500 student leaders have been invited to participate in the Summit which is being offered for the first time. The Student Leadership Summit will begin at 9 a.m. in the LRC building on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield.

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September 20, 2016

Clark State President Blondin Honored by Girl Scouts as Woman of Distinction

lark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin has been selected to receive the Woman of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. This esteemed award is given annually to five women who exemplify the Girl Scout mission of living with courage, confidence and character; and making the world a better place.

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September 19, 2016

September 2016 Board Meeting

Clark State Community College is holding a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Champaign Family YMCA at 191 Community Drive in Urbana.

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September 16, 2016

Clark State Continues Successful Efforts in Champaign County

Clark State Community College Board of Trustees will hold their September meeting at the Champaign Family YMCA in Urbana to commemorate the longstanding cooperative effort to bring education and wellness opportunities to students in Urbana and Champaign County. Clark State played a critical role in helping secure funds for the Champaign Family YMCA and is proud of its commitment to this part of its designated service area.

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September 14, 2016

Clark State Will Host Free Cybersecurity Workshop for Community

Clark State Community College will offer a free Cybersecurity Workshop at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 24 in Room 136 of the LRC building on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield. The workshop will expose ten practical ways to help protect personal computers, laptops or other electronic devices from intrusion by hackers.

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September 13, 2016

Clark State to Hold Advising Sessions for ITT Students

Clark State Community College will hold special advising sessions in September for displaced ITT Technical Institute students. Advisors will be available to work with students individually. Registration is not required.

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September 12, 2016

Kyle Hall Appointed to Clark State Board of Trustees

Urbana native and third generation business owner Kyle Hall has been appointed to the Clark State Community College Board of Trustees by Governor John Kasich. Hall serves as president of the Hall Company.

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September 09, 2016

Clark State Welcomes New Student Services Coordinator to Bellefontaine Campus at Ohio Hi-Point

Clark State Community College welcomed Paige Kiley as the new student services coordinator of the northern region on Tuesday, September 6. Kiley’s office will be located at Clark State’s Bellefontaine campus at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.

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September 07, 2016

Clark State’s Successful Tuition Challenge Program Continues

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved the continuation of Clark State Community College’s Tuition Challenge Program for another academic year. The program waives standard tuition rates to students who complete 12 or more credit hours in a semester, achieve a grade of C or better in each course and enroll in the successive semester for 12 or more credit hours.

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September 06, 2016

Clark State Accepting Applications from ITT Students, Providing Academic Advising

Clark State Community College will provide individual admissions and academic advising to ITT Technical Institute students and graduates in response to its announcement that it will close all of its locations.

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August 29, 2016

Clark State Theatre Arts Program Will Hold Auditions for Angels in America, Part 2

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will hold auditions for Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part 2 – Perestroika, at 7 p.m., September 6 in the Turner Studio of the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue in Springfield.

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August 22, 2016

Chancellor of Ohio Department of Higher Education Will Visit Clark State This Week

Chancellor John Carey from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) will visit Clark State Community College on Wednesday, August 24. The Chancellor and his staff have visited Clark State a number of times to share information about ODHE initiatives as well as elicit feedback regarding higher education policy.

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August 19, 2016

Clark State to Offer ABLE and GED Courses at Springfield Campus this Fall

Clark State Community College will begin offering ABLE and GED preparatory courses on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield this fall semester. The Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) and General Education Development (GED) courses are new to the Leffel Lane campus location and will be held in the Student Academic Success Center on the first floor of Rhodes Hall.

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August 18, 2016

Clark State Announces Dean’s List for Summer Semester 2016

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students for the 2016 Summer Semester Dean's List. Twenty-four (24) full-time students and two hundred fifty-four (254) part-time students earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to receive dean's list honors.

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August 17, 2016

Clark State Will Honor Adjunct Faculty Members

Clark State Community College will recognize 38 adjunct faculty members for their dedicated years of service at a gathering on Wednesday, August 17, at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center.

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August 15, 2016

Extended Hours for Registration and Payment

Student Services offices on Clark State's Springfield and Beavercreek campuses will have extended evening and Saturday hours to assist students with registration and payment for Fall Semester 2016.

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August 09, 2016

THE ILLUSIONISTS Return to the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Featuring world class illusionists handpicked from across the globe, Broadway’s smash hit THE ILLUSIONISTS is back with a brand new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic when conjurers were the true rock stars of the day.

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August 08, 2016

New Clark State Athletic Director Brings Leadership, Experience to Position

Former student services coordinator for Clark State Community College’s northern region has officially achieved a lifetime career goal: to become an athletic director. Justin McCulla officially took the reigns as director of athletics and student life for Clark State on July 18.

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August 01, 2016

Clark State Will Host Hack-A-Thon, Summer Intern Showcase

Clark State Community College will hold their annual Summer Intern Showcase on Thursday, August 4. Interns and externs will showcase their newly honed skills at the two-day Hack-A-Thon event on August 1 and 2.

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July 28, 2016

Clark State’s Matt Franz Appointed to AACC Commission

Clark State Community College’s Chief Information Officer, Matt Franz, has been appointed to the Commission on Research, Technology and Emerging Trends for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

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July 25, 2016

Clark State Appointed Hub for Precision Agriculture Education in Ohio

With the recent implementation of a $400,000-plus grant from the National Science Foundation, Clark State Community College continues to lead in the field of agriculture education, having recently been appointed as the hub for the Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture.

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July 22, 2016

Culp Retires After 20 Years at Clark State

After more than 20 years at Clark State Community College, Kristin Culp will trade in her name badge for the key to her 1956 Ford. Culp, currently serving Clark State as the vice president of external affairs will enter into retirement on August 5 of this year.

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July 18, 2016

Clark State and Antioch University Midwest 3+1 Transfer Degrees Will Reduce College Costs

Clark State Community College and Antioch University Midwest have joined forces to make a college education more affordable for students by establishing new 3+1 options for students. The 3+1 pathway options will allow students to complete three years of college courses at Clark State and one year at Antioch University Midwest in order to obtain a bachelor’s degree.

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July 18, 2016

Engineering Innovation Students Welcome Dayton, WPAFB Bomb Squads to Clark State

Clark County high school students participating in the Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Program at Clark State Community College will welcome the bomb squads from the Dayton Police Department and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for a demonstration at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 19 on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield.

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July 15, 2016

Clark State Partners with Wittenberg University to Offer On-Campus Housing to Clark State Students

Clark State Community College students will now have the option of on-campus housing in residence halls located on the campus of Wittenberg University in Springfield. Student rooms are available in Wittenberg University’s Ferncliff and Firestine residence halls. Clark State students are guaranteed a room if they apply by July 25, 2016.

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July 14, 2016

Clark State Rolls Out Guaranteed Interview Program for Graduates

Students at Clark State Community College will now have the opportunity to interview for a job prior to graduation. The new Guaranteed Interview Program was proposed by Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin in April of this year. Currently, more than 30 local companies have committed to the Guaranteed Interview Program.

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July 13, 2016

Clark State Awards Foundation, Trustee Scholarships to Students

Clark State Community College awarded 15 Trustee Scholarships as well as 73 scholarships through the Clark State Foundation to Clark State students for the 2016-17 academic year to qualified students.

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July 07, 2016

The Power of Pasta: Students Compete in Spaghetti Bridge Competition at Clark State

Clark State Community College will host the Engineering Innovation Bridge Competition at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 22 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

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June 29, 2016

Clark State Community College Enhances, Improves 2-Year Completion Plan

Clark State Community College has submitted their updated and enhanced 2-year College Completion Plan to the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

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June 28, 2016

Clark State and Wright State Renew Gateway Agreement to Secure 4-year Degree Option

Clark State Community College and Wright State University have signed into renewal the Gateway Program partnership.

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June 27, 2016

Dr. Jo Alice Blondin Elected Board President-Elect of The National Council for Workforce Education

Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State Community College, has been elected board president-elect of The National Council for Workforce Education, effective July 1, 2016.

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June 24, 2016

Clark State Receives NSF Grant for Precision Technologies Program

Clark State Community College has been awarded a $402,378 grant from the National Science Foundation for the Precision Technologies: Integrating Agriculture and Geo-Sciences project.

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June 21, 2016

June 2016 Board Meeting

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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June 20, 2016

Project Jericho’s Summer Arts Camp Participants Create Unique Flower Baskets for Downtown Springfield

Project Jericho will be creating up to twelve hanging flower baskets that will be installed on light poles this summer around City Plaza in downtown Springfield. The baskets are unique because they won’t need watering, and they won’t cost the city any money. These unique flower baskets will be made out of recycled materials during Project Jericho’s Summer Arts Camp June 20-24.

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June 17, 2016

Clark State Performing Arts Center Brings Entertainment, Enrichment to Community in 2016-17

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will feature more than a dozen performances during the 2016-17 season, which kicks off Friday, September 23 with a Club Kuss presentation of Shotgun Wedding. The Performing Arts Center is once again partnering with the Springfield Arts Council for the three Broadway performances featured this season, including: Rent, Once and Pippin. Tickets for the Performing Arts Center 2016-17 season events go on sale Monday, June 20, and are available at pac.clarkstate.edu.

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June 15, 2016

Clark State Awards Highest Number of Tech Prep Scholarships to Area Students

Clark State Community College has awarded 60 Tech Prep Scholarships for students in area career centers including Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center, Greene County Career Center, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center and Miami Valley Career Technical Center.

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June 10, 2016

Clark State Sponsors Combined FatherFest and Juneteenth Celebration Event Father’s Day Weekend

The sixth annual FatherFest Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday, June 18 on the grounds of the Gammon House, 620 Piqua Place in Springfield. FatherFest will combine with the Juneteenth Celebration at this year’s event. This collaboration brings together two major events in Springfield.

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June 08, 2016

Clark State Basic Peace Officer Academy Accepting New Cadets

The Clark State Community College Police Academy will begin renovations for improved training facilities in the Brinkman Educational Center this summer. The Basic Peace Officer Academy will begin an evening session June 13 and a daytime session on August 8.

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June 02, 2016

College Credit Plus Students Graduate with Diploma and Two-Year Degree from Clark State

Ohio’s College Credit Plus (CCP) Program – formerly known as Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) Program – is in full-swing at Clark State Community College. This spring four Clark State students graduated from high school and also earned their two-year associate degrees.

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May 31, 2016

Clark State’s College for Kids Offers New Courses, Scholarships

The deadline to register for Clark State’s College for Kids summer program is approaching, and this year Clark State will offer more than 25 class opportunities, each developed for student enrichment. Students entering kindergarten through eighth grade can select from a variety of courses.

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May 26, 2016

Clark State Welcomes Gaines As New Women’s Basketball Coach

Clark State Community College welcomes Springfield South High School graduate KaWambee Gaines as the new women’s head basketball coach. Karlton Clayborne, interim athletic director at Clark State, said Gaines will bring enthusiasm and motivation to the Clark State Eagles. “He wants the student athletes to develop and be strong women and role models, and be the best person they can be.”

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May 24, 2016

Clark State Announces Dean’s List for Spring Semester 2016

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students for the 2016 Spring Semester Dean's List. Two hundred thirty-one (231) full-time students and five hundred seventy-nine (579) part-time students earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to receive dean's list honors.

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May 18, 2016

Project Jericho REWIND & FAST FORWARD Live Concert!

Project Jericho, a nationally acclaimed outreach program based at Clark State Community College in Springfield, will host a free concert event called Project Jericho REWIND & FAST FORWARD at 5 p.m. on June 2 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature local youth participating in Project Jericho’s My SONG program.

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May 11, 2016

Speedway to Receive Founder’s Award at Clark State’s Circle of Friends Celebration

Speedway LLC will be this year’s recipient of the prestigious Clark State Founder’s Award at the Circle of Friends Celebration to be held Friday, May 13 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Fountain Avenue in downtown Springfield. Speedway was selected as this year’s Founder’s Award recipient by previous honorees.

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May 05, 2016

Clark State Professor Named STEM Exemplar by Ohio Academy of Science

Dr. David W. Miller, Ph.D., professor of biology and geology at Clark State Community College, has been recognized as a 2016 Believe in Ohio STEM Exemplar by the Ohio Academy of Science; an honor bestowed on just 81 people in the state. Miller began teaching General Biology and Geology, Meteorology and Astronomy and Ohio Field Geology courses at Clark State in 1995.

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May 05, 2016

More Than 60 Clark State Registered Nursing Graduates Will Receive Pins

Clark State Community College will hold a pinning ceremony for Registered Nursing graduates of the Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing at 6 p.m., Friday, May 6 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. More than 60 registered nurses will be honored at this event.

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May 03, 2016

Clark State Will Host an Open House for Prospective Students

Clark State Community College will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center on the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. Prospective students who are considering college will have the opportunity to learn more about Clark State and the degree and certificate programs that are available.

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May 02, 2016

Clark State Will Graduate More Than 500

Clark State Community College will celebrate Commencement at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 7 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue in downtown Springfield. More than 500 candidates for graduation will receive their degree or certificate of completion. Rebecca Ryan will be the student speaker at the Commencement ceremony.

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April 27, 2016

Chemistry Professor to Exchange Table of Elements for Exploring World Cultures

For 22 years, Chemistry Professor Mildred “Midge” Hall has been enhancing the lives of students at Clark State Community College; but at the end of spring semester this year, she will exchange her test tubes and Bunsen burners for airline tickets and adventures.

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April 21, 2016

Registration Now Open for Clark State’s College for Kids

Registration for College for Kids is now open. Students entering kindergarten through eighth grade can select from a variety of summer classes beginning the week of June 13. College for Kids offers more than 25 class opportunities, each developed for student enrichment. The five-week schedule consists of different programs each week.

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April 20, 2016

Clark State Community College Aims to Offer Four-Year Degree in Manufacturing Technology Management

Clark State Community College announced today it is awaiting approval from the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate to offer students a four-year baccalaureate degree in Manufacturing Technology Management. This will be the first four-year degree offered by Clark State.

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April 18, 2016

Jim Witter Returns to Clark State Performing Arts Center for Kuss Memorial Concert

Clark State Community College will present the Richard and Barbara Kuss Memorial Concert featuring Jim Witter at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue in downtown Springfield. Tickets for the Richard and Barbara Kuss Memorial Concert are required, but free of charge.

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April 14, 2016

Boy Scouts Will Earn Welding Merit Badge in Clark State Advanced Manufacturing Lab

Clark State Community College will welcome members of the Boy Scouts of America to the Advanced Manufacturing Lab at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 19. The Boy Scouts will complete an individual welding project to earn a Welding Merit Badge.

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April 12, 2016

Clark State Spring Humanities Colloquium: The Value of the Humanities in the 21st Century

Clark State Community College will hold a Humanities Colloquium from 3:30 - 5 p.m., Thursday, April 14 in LRC 207/209 on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield. This year’s topic is “The Value of the Humanities in the 21st Century.” The public event, sponsored by the Arts and Sciences Division, will feature three speakers.

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April 11, 2016

Clark State Will Recognize Outstanding Students at Annual Event

Clark State Community College will hold Student Recognition Night at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 13 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Student Recognition Night is an annual event recognizing and celebrating outstanding students. This year more than 50 students will be honored in various areas.

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April 06, 2016

Clark State and Johns Hopkins Present Spring Math Lectures, Awards

Clark State Community College and Johns Hopkins University will host interactive Spring Math Lectures on April 14 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in Springfield. This is the first Spring Math Lecture series sponsored by the two colleges.

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March 30, 2016

Clark State Theatre Arts Program to Showcase Highly Accredited “Angels in America”

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will present “Angels in America” by American playwright Tony Kushner. “Angels in America” focuses on AIDS and homosexuality in America in the 1980s. The play has received numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.

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March 29, 2016

Clark State Will Hold Annual Health Fair

The Clark State Community College Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 in the LRC, Room 207/209 on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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March 25, 2016

Clark State Performing Arts Center Welcomes Country Music Star Josh Turner

County music star Josh Turner will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Limestone Street, in downtown Springfield. Turner’s performance is part of this year’s Circle of Friends Celebration. The Circle of Friends Celebration will include an invitation-only dinner, but tickets for Josh Turner will be available to the public.

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March 23, 2016

Clark State and Harper Mack Group to Host Community Book Study

Clark State Community College and the Harper Mack Group, LLC, will host The Greater Springfield Community Book Study beginning in April. Small groups will meet to read, study and discuss The New York Times Best Seller The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.

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March 22, 2016

Clark State and Catholic Central Partner to Offer Degree Program to High School Students

Students entering the ninth grade at Catholic Central High School for the 2016-17 academic year will have the opportunity to not just earn their high school diploma in four years, but also an associate degree from Clark State Community College; all while never leaving the comfort of their high school.

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March 18, 2016

Clark State Is Shaking Things Up With New Seismic Recording Instruments

Have you felt the earth move under your feet? Maybe, or maybe not. But, now you can be sure. Clark State Community College has been selected to house one of 27 seismic recording instruments for the Ohio Seismic Network.

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March 16, 2016

Loans Now Available for New CDL Students at Clark State Community College

The Commercial Transportation Training Center at Clark State Community College is now accepting applications for the OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loans. The loans are available to eligible new students entering the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program.

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March 14, 2016

March 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement

Clark State Community College Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center campus, Room 102A, 2280 State Route 540 in Bellefontaine.

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March 10, 2016

Clark State Now Accepting Applications for New Honors Program

Clark State Community College will launch a new Honors Program beginning in the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year. The Honors Program will offer enhanced courses and recognition to students with outstanding academic potential and promote personal and civic responsibility through service to others.

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March 09, 2016

The Fatherhood Institute Opens Doors on Clark State Campus

Clark State Community College and Urban Light Ministries will open the doors to The Fatherhood Institute on Monday, March 14. A collaboration between numerous partners including the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and Clark County Department of Job and Family Services, Clark State will provide the facilities and additional student resources.

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March 03, 2016

Clark State Presents Awards for Professional Excellence, Diversity and Service

Clark State Community College hosted its 54th annual Charter Night on Tuesday, February 16, at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center. The College presented Professional Excellence, Diversity and Services awards as well as recognized new Trustee Emeriti.

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March 02, 2016

Clark State and Ikove Venture Partners Join Forces to Encourage Tech Development

Clark State Community College and Ikove Venture Partners have joined forces in an effort to encourage local students and individuals to bring their technology ideas to fruition.

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March 01, 2016

Clark State Designated a Top School for Military and Veteran Education

Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Clark State Community College the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.

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February 26, 2016

Clark State Will Offer Cybersecurity Internship Opportunities This Summer

Clark State Community College is now accepting applications for the Cybersecurity Summer Internship Program. For ten weeks, beginning June 6, interns will work four days a week in an IT/cybersecurity training position. Applications must be completed and returned by March 18, 2016.

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February 25, 2016

Clark State Announces Fall Semester 2015 Dean’s List

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students for the Fall Semester 2015 Dean's List. Two hundred twenty-three (223) full-time students and six hundred five (603) part-time students earned a 3.5 grade point average or better to receive dean's list honors.

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February 24, 2016

Clark State’s Alpha Nu Lambda Achieves Five Star Status, Will Host PTK Regional Conference

Alpha Nu Lambda, Clark State Community College’s chapter of the international honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), has achieved Five Star status for the second year in a row. Clark State will host the regional conference for PTK on March 4 and 5.

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