Meet Chris Fralick
Clark State Community College Alumni Chris Fralick Chose Big Savings Over the Big 10
Springfield’s Chris Fralick completed his Accounting degree at Clark State 13 years ago, and still today is employed with the company Clark State referred him to following graduation.
Fralick is now the manager of Customer Service at MEVA Formwork Systems (a German-based company) in Springfield. “MEVA supplies concrete form work to large scale job sites, such as water treatment plants, hospitals, stadiums, bridges/dams and high rises,” said Fralick. “The Customer Service Department is responsible for the processing of orders, shipping/receiving coordination, import/export, billing and sales support.”
After attending classes at Ohio State, Fralick moved back to Springfield and chose Clark State because of the ease of the commute, affordable tuition and ability to transfer credits from Ohio State. “Plus, I was able to take day and night classes and build a flexible schedule,” he said. “My wife and I were raising a young son so my personal schedule varied throughout that time.”
Fralick said the education he received at Clark State prepared him to begin making a difference immediately in the workforce. The small class sizes at Clark State allowed him to ask questions and receive attention. Therefore, he felt prepared when he began his employment.
“The best part of my job is that it involves working with every other department in the organization, and I speak and work with different people,” said Fralick. “Several of my co-workers are from different parts of the world, and I enjoy learning from them as well.”
Fralick believes Clark State offers a great start to post-high school education whether one decides to enter the workforce after graduating from Clark State or move on to a four-year college. “I enjoyed being in class with people of all ages,” he said. “Some of them were also working full time, and I learned from their experiences as they related them to the subject in the classroom.”