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August 24, 2017

Clark State Students and Graduates Awarded Scholarships

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Clark State Community College nursing student Michael Wilson was selected to receive a $1,500 Dayton STEM-Workforce Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to eligible students pursuing an associate degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math or medicine) discipline area. Students must have successfully completed 15 credit hours with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

“The Dayton STEM-Workforce Program is an opportunity for additional financial support for our students,” said Dr. Theresa Felder, vice president of student affairs and Greene Center operations for Clark State. “The program also helps to align the workforce needs in our community and helps us retain talent by providing internships that can lead to employment.”

In addition, Wilson is able to participate in the Dayton STEM-Workforce "Angel" Program. All applicants whose STEM major and work goals align with the staffing requirements of the Dayton STEM-Workforce Program's many business partners in the Dayton region can be connected for shadowing and internship opportunities as well as employment interviews upon graduation. 

James Foster, a Clark State Associate of Applied Science student, is one of six recipients of the 2017 scholarship awards from the National Military Intelligence Association - Ohio Chapter. The NMIA scholarship program provides assistance to students who plan to advance their education and professional skills in areas that would support the intelligence community.

The mission of the NMIA Ohio Chapter scholarship program is to enhance the professionalism and sense of cohesiveness among military intelligence professionals and associated industry partners and to increase public understanding of the value of military intelligence.

Dale Rude, an adjunct professor with Clark State, served as director of academics for the NMIA Ohio chapter for the second year.

Clark State graduate and current Western Governor’s University student Melissa Fowler is the recipient of the $2,500 Ohio Community College Scholarship awarded from WGU. Fowler is pursuing her Master of Science degree in special education at WGU.    

“Melissa is completely deserving of this scholarship,” said Anna Mezzaroba, Fowler’s course mentor at WGU. “I am confident that she will positively influence many generations to come.  Melissa is a reflective student which will, without a doubt, become her practice as a practitioner in the classroom.”

Fowler attended Clark State in 1996 and 1997 and majored in Early Childhood Education. Later she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from Grand Canyon University.

Fowler is the most recent recipient of the WGU Ohio Community College Scholarship offered through a partnership between WGU and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC).

“Clark State gave me an excellent foundation,” said Fowler. “The Early Childhood Education program was phenomenal, and I had some great mentors.”