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July 19, 2018

Clark State and University of Cincinnati Partner to Offer Four-Year IT Degree

Clark State Community College and the University of Cincinnati (UC) have entered into a second bachelor’s degree completion agreement. The agreement will put students on pace to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technologies CyberSecurity track from UC following their completion of an Associate of Applied Science in CyberSecurity/Information Assurance Technology from Clark State. The new agreement with UC is a 3+1 agreement, meaning students can complete their first three years of the program at Clark State tuition prices. Students benefit from the stability of working within the same environment and from the overall lower cost of the degree.

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July 17, 2018

Clark State Now Offers Opportunity for Future in Robotics

Clark State Community College will introduce a new Robotics certificate program beginning Fall semester of this year. The Robotic certificate program is 24 semester hours, and graduates of the program will receive FANUC certification and Motoman certification. The Robotic certificate program prepares graduates for careers such as a robotics programmer or robotics application technologist. Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics Division worked with Clark State to create the comprehensive Robotics certification program with a focus on web-based curriculum designed specifically for educators and students.

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July 13, 2018

Clark State Celebrates 25 Years of the Performing Arts Center with Diverse Season, Red Carpet Gala

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a diverse schedule of events and performances to commemorate the establishment of the landmark venue in Springfield, Ohio. The Performing Arts Center (PAC) will kick-off the 2018-19 season on September 14 with an Evening of Jazz with Graham Breedlove, followed by the Circle of Friends Gala featuring the National Broadway Tour of Jersey Boys on September 29. The 2018-19 season will feature four National Broadway Tours and the return of The Illusionists. Tickets for the Clark State Performing Arts Center 2018-19 season events go on sale July 16 at ticketmaster.com.

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July 12, 2018

Clark State Will Offer Registered Nursing Program at Beavercreek Campus

Clark State Community College will begin offering the Registered Nursing program at the Greene Center campus in Beavercreek this fall semester. The day-program will feature a new, eight-bed laboratory with simulation-capable manikins. Clark State’s Registered Nursing program is a competitive entry program. Students accepted into the Beavercreek cohort can complete the program at the Greene Center. Clinical requirements may include placements outside of the Beavercreek area and will be dependent on availability.

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July 10, 2018

Clark State JHU Engineering Students Building Bridges of Success

Clark State Community College will host the Engineering Innovation Bridge Competition at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 20 at the John Legend Theater. There are 23 students from seven participating counties in this year’s Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program at Clark State.The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation program has been offered at Clark State for four years thanks to philanthropist Rosalyn Bullock in honor of her late husband Willis Bullock.

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July 09, 2018

Clark State Will Recognize 26 Students at Aspire Graduation

Clark State Community College will host a graduation ceremony for 26 Aspire students on Thursday, July 19 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center. Nine English as a Second Language (ESOL) students will also be recognized for their English language growth. Clark State’s Aspire programs are designed to help students achieve their goals through free career exploration, education and training.

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June 22, 2018

Clark State Performing Arts Center Volunteers Earn College Credit for Hard Work, Dedication to Arts

Volunteer work at the Clark State Performing Arts Center (PAC) has never been more rewarding. New this year, 19 PAC volunteers were awarded a scholarship worth three college credit hours at Clark State Community College. PAC volunteers work as ushers and floor managers during scheduled performances. Responsibilities include ticket scanning, ushering, greeting, directing patrons to the correct door to enter the auditorium for their seat location, coat check and assisting with special needs.

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June 18, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement June 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 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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June 13, 2018

Clark State Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2018

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students who achieved the 2018 Spring Semester Dean's List. Two hundred seventy-six (276) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and nine hundred sixty-nine (969) 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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June 07, 2018

Clark State’s Landmark Building Under Renovation

Renovations are officially under way in Rhodes Hall on the main campus of Clark State Community College in Springfield. Clark State received $2.6 million for the renovation from the Higher Education Improvement Fund of the Ohio State Capital Bill passed by the House and Senate earlier this year. A total of 48,000 square feet will be renovated. The last facilities update to Rhodes Hall was in the mid-90s.

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May 31, 2018

Clark State’s Applied Baccalaureate Degree Approved by ODHE

Clark State Community College has received official approval from the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) for its first applied baccalaureate degree. The four-year degree in Manufacturing Technology Management will be available to students beginning in the fall semester of 2019. An applied baccalaureate degree in Manufacturing Technology Management from Clark State will prepare incumbent workers in the manufacturing industry or those interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing to acquire both technical and supervisory skills that will result in a well-paying job in the region.

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May 30, 2018

Registration Open for College for Kids and Teens at Clark State

Clark State Community College is currently accepting registrations for the 2018 College for Kids and Teens summer programming. College for Kids and Teens offers more than ten class and day camp opportunities, each developed for student enrichment. The five-week schedule consists of different programs each week. The activities provide opportunities for students to explore new areas of interest, stretch their imagination or cultivate a skill.

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May 23, 2018

Felder Promoted to Senior Vice President for Student Success at Clark State Community College

Dr. Theresa Felder, vice president of student affairs and Greene Center operations for Clark State Community College has been promoted to senior vice president for student success. Effective May 25, Felder will have responsibility for guiding the newly revised strategic plan in addition to leading and managing all of operations for student affairs. Felder will be based out of the Clark State campus in Springfield but will continue to oversee student services at all Clark State campuses.

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May 21, 2018

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

Jim Witter will return to the Clark State Performing Arts Center for the eighth consecutive year as headliner of the Richard and Barbara Kuss Memorial Concert. Witter’s show will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 and feature “The Long and Winding Road - The Music of Lennon and McCartney” and the stories behind the songs.

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May 16, 2018

Clark State Names Larry Wakefield as Vice President of Business Affairs

Clark State Community College has appointed Larry Wakefield to the position of vice president of business affairs. Wakefield has served twice as interim vice president of business affairs for Clark State since December of 2016. Wakefield grew up and attended college in Knoxville, Tennessee. He spent most of his career in financial management positions at public universities in Tennessee and Georgia, and retired in September 2016 after ten years as vice president for fiscal affairs at Albany State University in Georgia.

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May 15, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement May 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 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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May 10, 2018

Clark State Announces Second Class of SOAR Program Participants

The second class of Clark State Community College SOAR participants will begin their mentorship under the guidance of Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin this fall. SOAR–Serving Our Own through Leadership and Retention–was developed in order to facilitate mentoring of faculty and staff on campus and assist them in identifying current and future leadership opportunities that will result in personal and professional growth.

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May 08, 2018

Clark State to Celebrate Commencement with Two Ceremonies on Saturday, May 12

Clark State Community College will celebrate commencement with two ceremonies on Saturday, May 12 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield. The Clark State Class of 2018 features 660 candidates for graduation who will receive their degree or certificate of completion. Graduate Kelita Evans will speak at the first commencement ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and Katherine Godfrey, a junior at Tecumseh High School, will be the commencement speaker for the second ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Clark State alumni Randy Kapp and Johnne Heard will receive the inaugural Alumni Awards.

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May 04, 2018

Clark State to Hold Pinning Ceremonies for 2018 Nursing Graduates

The Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing will hold pinning ceremonies for 122 graduating nurses who have completed their programs of study. The pinning ceremony for the Practical Nursing students will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 10; 35 Practical Nursing students will be conferred at this ceremony. The pinning ceremony for Registered Nursing students will be held 6 p.m., Friday, May 11; 87 Registered Nursing students will be conferred at this ceremony. Both ceremonies will be held at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in downtown Springfield.

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May 03, 2018

Clark State to Welcome Experienced Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs

Clark State Community College will welcome Dr. Michael Brown to the interim position of vice president for academic affairs (VPAA). Dr. Brown has served as interim VPAA at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, CT. Prior to that position, he was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at North Carolina Wesleyan. Brown will begin his service to Clark State on May 7. He will lead in this position until a permanent vice president of academic affairs is named.

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May 02, 2018

Clark State President Blondin Elected to Serve on Two National Boards

Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State Community College, has been elected to the American Association of Community College (AACC) Board of Directors and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Board of Trustees. The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges. Blondin’s term with the AACC Board will begin on July 1 and continue through June 30, 2021. The HLC accredits colleges and universities in a 19-state region of the United States. Her four-year HLC Board term will begin September 1 of this year.

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May 02, 2018

Clark State Honors Outstanding Students at Annual Event

Clark State Community College held Student Recognition Night at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Student Recognition Night is an annual event recognizing and celebrating outstanding students. The keynote speaker was Katy Cardoza. Faculty, staff and student organization advisors nominated outstanding students in their programs.

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May 01, 2018

Clark State Receives Award of Excellence from American Association of Community Colleges

Clark State Community College has been presented with the 2018 American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) CEO/Board Relationship Award of Excellence. The AACC Excellence Awards recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. Clark State was nominated for the award by several professional organizations and individuals including Jack Hershey, president and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. The AACC reported that the Clark State Board of Trustees demonstrates an unwavering commitment to students and adheres to a strong shared governance model that encourages input from faculty, staff and student leaders.

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April 30, 2018

Clark State Receives MAE&T Designation as Top School for Military, Veteran Education

Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Clark State Community College the designation of a Top School in its 2018 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. MAE&T's 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go above and beyond to give back to servicemen and women. This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.

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April 24, 2018

Clark State Invests in Environmentally Savvy Lighting System

Clark State Community College students have seen the new light, and it is LED! The College recently teamed up with Energy Optimizers to install new LED lighting throughout Shull Hall on the Springfield campus. The installation of the new lighting will save Clark State on electrical costs, operations and maintenance. Expected annual savings is more than $9,000. The LED lighting system has a life expectancy of more than 20 years.

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April 19, 2018

Clark State Military, Veteran Students Inducted into SALUTE National Honor Society

Clark State Community College will hold an induction ceremony for the United States military veteran and active duty students inducted into the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society. These students are the second group of Clark State students bestowed with this honor, and all have attained a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

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April 18, 2018

Clark State and Springfield Police Division Enter into MOU, Establish Joint Community Mission

The Clark State Community College Police Academy has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Springfield Police Division (SPD) establishing a joint mission to better train future candidates of the Springfield Police Division, Criminal Justice students and current police officers. The cooperative effort aims to give the Springfield community the most current training for police officers and provide excellent training opportunities to students.

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April 16, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement April 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Greene Center on the Beavercreek campus, 3775 Pentagon Boulevard, Beavercreek, OH.

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April 13, 2018

Project Jericho Celebrates National Poetry Month With Arts Programming for Youth

Project Jericho celebrates National Poetry Month through innovative arts programs designed to build relationships. Girls in the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center will write poems and see their work published in an anthology. Additionally, teen girls and their female caregivers will gather at Project Jericho to invest in their relationship: dialoguing, making visual art and co-imagining their future. This dual programming is part of a long-term partnership between Project Jericho and Tasha Golden, a career songwriter turned public health researcher.

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April 11, 2018

Clark State to Offer Literacy Camp, College Credit Opportunity to Children, Parents of Springfield Promise Neighborhood

Clark State Community College will host a literacy camp this summer for the youth of the Springfield Promise Neighborhood. Parents and guardians who reside in the Springfield Promise Neighborhood are encouraged to attend the “Community Promise: A Family Education Initiative” event with their children on April 19 to learn more about the free camp.

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April 10, 2018

John Landess to Receive Founder’s Award at Clark State Circle of Friends Gala, Celtic Woman to Perform

The Clark State Performing Arts Center will honor John Landess with the prestigious Founder’s Award at the Clark State Circle of Friends Gala on April 21. The Circle of Friends Gala, presented by Kapp Construction and Security National Bank, will begin at 5 p.m. at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Celtic Woman will take the stage at 8 p.m. in the Kuss Auditorium at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

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April 09, 2018

Clark State's Inaugural Class of SOAR Rises to the Challenge

Clark State Community College’s Inaugural Class of SOAR – Serving Our Own through Leadership and Retention – will complete the program at the close of this academic year. Clark State launched SOAR under the guidance of Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin last fall. The goal of the SOAR program is to develop and create leaders who are committed to serving Clark State as partners in student success.

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April 05, 2018

Clark State Community College Increases Mental Health Resources, Training for Students, Staff

Clark State Community College continues to keep the health and wellness of students a top priority. The college recently established a NAMI ON CAMPUS Club for students. NAMI ON CAMPUS at Clark State will be present at student events throughout the year to raise awareness about stigma and mental health issues and educate about treatment resources. Clark State will host an Intimate Partner Violence and Diverse Communities on Campus training on April 11 and a QPR Gatekeeper training on April 18.

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April 03, 2018

Clark State Holds 31st Annual Health Fair April 4

The Clark State Community College 31st annual Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 4 in the LRC, Security National Bank Community Room 207-209 on Leffel Lane at the Springfield campus. The Health Fair is free of charge and open to Clark State faculty, staff, students and the public. More than 45 agencies from Springfield and Dayton will be on-site to provide various health screenings, services and tests.

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April 02, 2018

Clark State’s 2018 Diversity Conference Brings National Speaker to Springfield

Clark State Community College’s 2018 Diversity Conference “Diversity in the Workplace” will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, April 13. The event will feature guest speaker Chuck Underwood, a pioneer in the field of generational study and business strategies. Underwood is the founder/principal of Ohio-based generational consulting firm The Generational Imperative, Inc. His 2017 book, “America’s Generations in the Workplace, Marketplace, and Living Room” is a comprehensive presentation of generational business and personal-life dynamics.

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March 30, 2018

Clark State Will Host Health Technologies Job Fair for Students and Alumni

Clark State Community College’s Career Services will host the annual Health Technologies Job Fair on Friday, April 6 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. This job fair gives students and alumni an opportunity to connect with local employers to learn about healthcare career opportunities. The Health Technologies Job Fair will be held in Security National Bank Community Room 207/209 in the LRC building on Clark State’s Springfield campus at 570 East Leffel Lane, Springfield.

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March 30, 2018

Clark State Closed March 30

Clark State will be closed Friday, March 30 so that employees can participate a strategic planning retreat. Clark State will return to normal operating hours on Monday, April 2.

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March 29, 2018

Clark State Welcomes Math and Music Master for Two Performances

Clark State Community College will welcome violinist and mathematician Dr. David Kung to the John Legend Theater for two complimentary performances on Friday, April 6. Dr. Kung’s presentation marks the 3rd annual Spring Math Lectures provided through the Johns Hopkins University-Whiting School of Engineering and Clark State partnership. He will present “Exploring the Connections between Math and Music.”

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March 28, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement March 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 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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March 26, 2018

Clark State Will Host OACC Student Success Leadership Institute, Present Cost of Poverty Experience

Clark State Community College will host the Ohio Association of Community College’s Student Success Leadership Institute (SSLI) at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Representatives from 23 colleges are expected to attend. Attendees will learn from state and national student success leaders and be prepared to tackle the transformational change needed to further the success of their colleges.

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March 22, 2018

Clark State to Improve Educational Facilities, Add Ag Land Lab, with State Capital Funding

Clark State Community College will receive $4,812,895 from the Higher Education Improvement Fund of the Ohio State Capital Bill as passed by the House and Senate. Pending the Governor's signature, Clark State will receive $2.6 million for the Rhodes Hall renovation, $200,000 for the Precision Agriculture land laboratory and $400,000 for the Performing Arts Center.

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March 16, 2018

Pirates Invade the Clark State Performing Arts Center in Original Spring Theatre Arts Production

The Clark State Community College Theatre Arts Program will present “The Last Pirates of the Vast Golden Treasure,” an original musical-comedy written by Dan Hunt, technical director at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. The tale follows an inept band of pirates who find a note in a bottle, stumbling and singing through an adventure to aid maidens in distress, defeat evil forces, free the kingdom’s true ruler and maybe even find treasure. “The Last Pirates of the Vast Golden Treasure” will be presented at 8 p.m. April 6-7 and 2 p.m. April 8 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

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March 15, 2018

Clark State Named Finalist for AACC Award of Excellence for CEO/Board Relations

Clark State Community College has been named a finalist for the 2018 American Association of Community College (AACC) CEO/Board Relationship Award of Excellence. The AACC Excellence Awards recognize exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. The winner will be announced at the 98th Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas, April 28 – May 1.

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March 14, 2018

Clark State to Host HTEC Conference, Welcome Educators from Across the State, Country

Clark State Community College will host a Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) Educators Conference on Friday, March 16 at the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield. HTEC conferences are a part of the Haas Commitment to Education. The mission of the HTEC is to promote and advance manufacturing and productivity through excellence in manufacturing education.

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March 12, 2018

Clark State, Partners to Hold Ground Breaking Ceremony for New REACH Center in Xenia

Clark State Community College, in collaboration with the City of Xenia, Kettering Health Network, the YMCA of Greater Dayton, the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center and Central State University will break ground on a new facility to address educational, health and workforce needs in Greene County. Clark State will offer degree and certificate programs as well as workforce training, seminars and workshops at the REACH Center.

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March 08, 2018

Clark State Will Host Grant Writing Workshop with Butler Consulting

Clark State Community College and Butler Consulting, Inc. will present “Grant Seeking Success!” at the Brinkman Educational Center on Friday, March 9. Staff, board and volunteers of all organizations interested in learning about grant seeking, fundraising, grants and/or partnerships are invited to attend.

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March 07, 2018

Clark State VP Named President of Edmonds Community College

Dr. Amit Singh, provost and senior vice president of Clark State Community College, has accepted the position as president of Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington. Edmonds Community College’s extensive search for a new president began in the summer of 2017. At a special meeting held March 2, the Edmonds Community College Board of Trustees voted to offer Singh the role of the next president. He will begin on June 25 of this year and succeed former Edmonds President Jean Hernandez who retired on December 31, 2017.

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March 06, 2018

Clark State’s Nora Hatem to Receive Inaugural Faculty Distinction Award from AACC

Clark State Community College Associate Professor Nora Hatem has been designated by the American Association of Community College’s as a recipient of the Dale P. Parnell Faculty Distinction Award. Hatem, associate professor and program coordinator for Clark State’s industrial and engineering programs, has worked as a faculty member at Clark State since 2008. Prior to coming to Clark State, she worked in manufacturing and secondary education, and Clark State has been the beneficiary of her expertise in both areas.

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March 05, 2018

Clark State President Will Host Facebook Live to Discuss Higher Learning Commission Accreditation

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will take to social media for a Facebook Live session at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6. Clark State students will be the target audience for the Live session which will cover the new accreditation process from the Higher Learning Commission.

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February 22, 2018

Clark State Presents Awards for Professional Excellence, Diversity and Service at Annual Charter Night

Clark State Community College hosted the college’s 56th annual Charter Night on February 20. The annual event serves to remind the college and community about the founding of Clark State, celebrated through the establishment of the charter to operate as a post-secondary institution in the region. Staff, faculty and community were recognized for years of service, diversity and inclusion and professional excellence.

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February 22, 2018

Clark State to Host Interactive College to Career Days for High School Students

Clark State Community College will host two College to Career Days for local high school juniors and seniors, along with school guidance counselors. Students will go through interactive sessions engaging them in not only a Clark State program, but also a career path.

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February 21, 2018

Clark State, Mercy Health Sign Letter of Intent for New Health Clinic

Clark State Community College and Mercy Health have entered into a Letter of Intent, outlining Mercy Health’s intention to open a new health clinic on Clark State’s Springfield campus on Leffel Lane in the spring of 2019. It is anticipated that the new health clinic will be located in the Applied Science Center and will serve as the primary medical care facility for Clark State students, faculty, staff and the community at large. It will also likely be used for student clinical experiences and internships.

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February 20, 2018

Clark State Celebrates 56th Annual Charter Night

Clark State Community College will celebrate their 56th annual Charter Night on Tuesday, February 20 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. Charter Night serves to remind the college and 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 16, 2018

Board of Trustees Special Meeting Announcement February 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a special Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, Room 113 in downtown Springfield.

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February 15, 2018

Clark State, United Way to Host Second Annual Power of the Purse Event to Benefit Local Literacy

Clark State Community College will host the second annual Women’s Giving Society Power of the Purse dinner event on February 23 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center. The Power of the Purse event will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library: a unique book gifting program that promotes early childhood literacy.

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February 14, 2018

Clark State Celebrates National Court Reporting & Captioning Week

Ohio Governor John Kasich has declared by Resolution February 10 - 17, 2018, as Ohio Court Reporting & Captioning Week, and Clark State will recognize this Resolution along with National Court Reporting & Captioning Week. Clark State offers an online associate degree in Judicial Court Reporting, with an additional semester offering of a career-enhancement certificate for Captioning.

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February 13, 2018

Clark State Fire Academy Graduates Well Prepared to Serve Community

Clark State Community College and Springfield Fire-Rescue Division will award 11 graduates with a Firefighter II short-term technical certification at a ceremony on February 16. Jeremy Linn, fire safety services training coordinator for Clark State, said there is a need in the area for full-time career firefighters as well as volunteer firefighters who provide community service in smaller and more rural areas.

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February 10, 2018

Prince Charming Seeking Owner of Glass Slipper at Clark State Performing Arts Center

Prince Charming will make a one-night stop at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in hopes of finding the owner of a glass slipper. Charming – last seen at the Ball with an unidentified female – plans to propose to the one woman upon whom the slipper will properly fit. The Clark State Performing Arts Center will welcome Prince Charming - and his quest to find the owner of the coveted glass slipper - in the Broadway performance of Cinderella on Friday, February 23.

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February 02, 2018

Clark State Announces Fall 2017 Dean’s List

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students who achieved the 2017 Fall Semester Dean's List. Two hundred thirty-nine (239) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and seven hundred thirty-one (731) 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 30, 2018

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

Clark State Community College and Mercy Health will host a dinner event in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, February 15 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The theme of the event is “Health in the Black Community,” and it will feature a panel of local minority health experts. A limited number of tickets for the “Health in the Black Community” event are available. Tickets are free, but must be reserved.

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January 26, 2018

Greene County Career Center Names Clark State Director of Workforce and Business Solutions as 2018 “Friend of Education”

Toni Overholser, director of workforce and business solutions for Clark State Community College, has been named the 2018 Greene County Career Center Friend of Education. The Greene County Career Center Friend of Education is presented annually to an individual, business or organization that exemplifies the Career Center’s mission of empowering students through advanced technologies, integrated instruction and community partnerships to succeed in career, college and life.

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January 24, 2018

Clark State, Champaign Economic Partnership Strive to Strengthen Workforce with Enhanced Partnership

Clark State Community College and the Champaign Economic Partnership (CEP) have joined forces to enhance regional workforce and economic development efforts in Champaign County, Ohio, and the surrounding areas. The expanded partnership will provide Clark State with a home base in Champaign County allowing better coordination of the regional workforce and economic development efforts, as well as provide more convenient access to the local businesses and other partners.

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January 23, 2018

America’s Got Talent Finalist DIAVOLO Brings Talent to the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Acrobatic dance group DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion will perform at the Clark State Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 9 as part of the Club Kuss Series presented by Mary Alice and Steve Neely. A Top 10 finalist on the 2017 season of America’s Got Talent,DIAVOLO uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment.

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January 22, 2018

Clark State Celebrates Black History Month with February Events

Clark State Community College will celebrate Black History Month with a February calendar full of events and opportunities for students and the community. The Central State Chorus will kick-off the month-long celebration with a performance on February 2 at 8 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center.

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January 19, 2018

Central State Chorus Bringing Celebration of American Music to the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Clark State Community College will welcome the Central State University Chorus to the Performing Arts Center on February 2 for their fifth consecutive concert in celebration of Black History Month. The Central State Chorus ensemble is comprised of 50 singers. This year’s theme is the celebration of American music. The highly acclaimed Central State University Chorus has a repertoire encompassing all periods and styles, including spirituals of African Americans, gospel and jazz.

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January 18, 2018

Cristina Pato Quartet Will Bring Unique Sound to the Clark State Performing Arts Center

Clark State Community College will welcome Cristina Pato to the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 27 as part of the Club Kuss Series presented by Mary Alice and Steve Neely. Pato daringly skirts the boundaries of jazz, classical and world music, and in her recent album LATINA, she and her band The Cristina Pato Quartet delve into the musical genre of Latin music.

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January 16, 2018

Clark State to Host New Literacy Conference in State of Ohio

Clark State Community College has partnered with Graham Local Schools; the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties; and Battelle for Kids to present the 2018 Literacy Summit on January 23. Kirk Koennecke, superintendent of Graham Local Schools said the Literacy Summit is the first regional literacy event in the state of Ohio. The Literacy Summit will also feature a panel of students from Clark State.

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January 11, 2018

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement January 2018

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, beginning at 4:45 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Boardroom on the Leffel Lane Campus in Springfield.

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January 10, 2018

Clark State, City of Springfield Will Host 28th Annual MLK Luncheon

Clark State Community College and the City of Springfield will host the 28th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon on Friday, January 12 at 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. A student from each high school in Clark County has been nominated to be recognized as a Peacemaker for exemplifying a zeal for social justice and service to others. The keynote speaker for this year's Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon will be Reverend Darryl Simmons.

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January 08, 2018

David Sedaris to Bring Talents to Performing Arts Center this Spring

Clark State Community College will welcome humor-writer David Sedaris to the Performing Arts Center on April 16. With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Tickets for Sedaris’ show will be available at ticketmaster.com at 9 a.m., January 15.

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January 07, 2018

Clark State Welcomes Tony Award-Winning Cabaret to the Performing Arts Center

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will welcome the National Broadway Tour of Cabaret on Wednesday, January 10. As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall’s Tony Award-winning production of Cabaret. Tickets for Cabaret are available at ticketmaster.com and range from $53 to $63. Cabaret begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 South Fountain Avenue in downtown Springfield.

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January 05, 2018

Nancy Blondin Scholar Returning to Clark State as Adjunct Professor

Clark State Community College alumnus Jenna Schmid will return to Clark State later this January, not as a student, but as an adjunct professor of Convergence and Security. Schmid is from Fairborn, Ohio, and graduated from Clark State in May of 2016 with a dual degree in Computer Networking and CyberSecurity. She was awarded the first Nancy Blondin Scholarship.

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December 21, 2017

Clark State Associate Professor Honored for Poetry

Clark State Community College Associate Professor Chris Bays has been honored for his poem “Despite Rising Seas” which took 1st place in a national poetry contest. Haiku Society of America sponsored the contest for Best Unpublished Haibun of 2017. The haibun, a hybrid form, combines prose poetry with haiku. It has a tradition spanning from the 17th century to modern times.

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December 20, 2017

Clark State to Offer Weekend Courses for CDL Training Beginning in January

The Clark State Commercial Transportation Training Center will begin offering a weekend course option to obtain a CDL Class A license in January of 2018. This ten-week semi-truck driving training program is tailored for working adults who want to train for a new career as a commercial driver, without leaving their existing job. Program fees includes all books, materials, testing and fees. Financial assistance may be available to individuals who qualify.

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December 18, 2017

Clark State Police Academy Holds Graduation Ceremony in January

Clark State Community College will hold a graduation ceremony for cadets of the Peace Officer Training Academy at 6 p.m. on January 4, 2018, in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street. Clark State will offer an evening Peace Officer Training Academy beginning January 8 from 5:30 - 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A daytime Peace Officer Training Academy will begin March 5 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and includes several weekends for on-and-off-site training.

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December 14, 2017

Johns Hopkins Programs Return to Clark State for Fourth Year, Applications Open December 15

Clark State Community College is recruiting middle school and high school students for the fourth consecutive year of the elite Phone & Games and Engineering Innovation programs in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. Eligible students from Madison, Clark, Champaign, Logan, Miami, Montgomery and Greene counties will be able to participate in the programs during the summer of 2018. Applications for Engineering Innovation and the Phone & Games programs are online and will open on December 15, 2017.

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December 12, 2017

Clark State Drives Success with College Credit Plus, Will Host Info Session Today

Clark State Community College continues to successfully increase the number of students enrolled in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program. In 2017, College Credit Plus, formerly known as the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program, increased enrollment by more than 11 percent over 2016. In the 2016-17 academic year, College Credit Plus students earned a total of 18,695 credit hours; a savings of more than $2.6 million in tuition costs. Since the inception of College Credit Plus in 2013, Clark State has saved students and families more than $10 million.

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December 11, 2017

Clark State Seeking Proposals for New Health Care Facility

Clark State Community College is now accepting bid proposals from companies interested in establishing a health care facility on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield. Clark State is seeking a partner with the shared vision of better healthcare for students, faculty, employees and the community at large. The proposed location for the health care facility is the first floor of the Applied Science Center, one of Clark State’s busiest classroom buildings and the location of most nursing and allied science classes.

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December 08, 2017

Clark State Advances in Pursuit to Offer Applied Baccalaureate Degree

Clark State Community College is one step closer in its quest to offer students the option of an applied baccalaureate degree in Manufacturing Technology Management. Clark State's application for the applied baccalaureate degree in Manufacturing Technology Management has been posted to the Ohio Department of Higher Education website, which is the second step in the approval process; the first was the application. An applied bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Technology Management from Clark State will prepare incumbent workers in the manufacturing industry or those interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing to acquire both technical and supervisory skills that will result in a well-paying job in the region.

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December 07, 2017

Study Shows Clark State’s Local Economic Impact More than $160 Million in 2016

An economic impact study by the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) shows Clark State Community College nearly doubled its local impact in fiscal year 2016. SOCHE completed the last economic impact study in 2011. The total economic impact of Clark State on Champaign, Clark, Greene and Logan Counties reached approximately $161 million last year. This includes the impact of operations, student spending and capital investment. The college directly supported 1,482 jobs and indirectly supported another 425 full- and part-time jobs in the four-county region.

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December 06, 2017

Clark State to Hold Pinning Ceremonies for Nursing Graduates

The Clark State Community College – Springfield Regional School of Nursing will hold pinning ceremonies for more than 80 graduating nurses who have completed their programs of study. The pinning ceremony for registered nursing students will be held Monday, December 11, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center; 56 registered nursing students will be honored at this event. The pinning ceremony for the practical nursing students will be held Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the Clark State Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center; 24 practical nursing students will be honored during this ceremony.

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December 05, 2017

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway Comes to Springfield December 9

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in Springfield on Saturday, December 9 for two performances only, as part of its North American tour in 2018. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS are on sale now and are available at the Box Office, by phone at 937-328-3874 or online at ticketmaster.com.

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December 04, 2017

Project Jericho Unveils New Art Exhibit at Clark State

Clark State Community College invites the community to attend the unveiling of Project Jericho’s exhibit entitled, Afternoon in the Park, on Thursday, December 14 from 5-6 p.m. in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Rotunda at the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane. Project Jericho youth created 12 acrylic paintings of landscapes that captured the changing seasons of Clark County. Youth worked with lead artist Kristen Eisentrager to explore landscape painting through original photographs and by exploring the grounds at George Rogers Clark Park.

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November 28, 2017

Clark State Will Offer Health and Wellness Services to Students, Community

Clark State Community College will host a variety of health and wellness programming for students and the community beginning this week. The Food Pantry and Coat Closet Donation Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30 in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Rotunda (Springfield), Greene Center Student Services Desk (Beavercreek) and Admissions Office (Bellefontaine).

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November 27, 2017

Clark State to Offer Convenient Express Orientation for New Students

Clark State Community College will offer Express Orientation services for new students on November 30 at the Springfield campus on Leffel Lane and December 16 at the Greene Center at the Beavercreek campus. During Express Orientation, students can also apply for admission, receive assistance with financial aid (bring 2015 tax return), take placement tests and register for classes.

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November 20, 2017

Clark State Board Member Andy Bell Appointed to ACCT Finance Committee

Clark State Community College Board of Trustees member Andy Bell has been appointed to the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Finance and Audit Committee for 2018. Bell has also served as chairperson of the Finance Committee for Clark State, Wittenberg University and the Global Impact STEM Academy. He has been attending ACCT meetings and conferences and considers it one of the best professional trade associations. This year, Bell was honored with the Maureen C. Grady Award for Special Achievement and recognized as Champion of Clark State.

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November 20, 2017

Board of Trustees Meeting Announcement November 2017

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 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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November 20, 2017

Director of Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation Will Visit Clark State

Clark State Community College will welcome Ryan Burgess, director of the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, to the Springfield campus on Tuesday, November 21. The Office of Workforce Transformation identifies business needs, aligns training to meet those needs and connects businesses and workers. Director Burgess leads initiatives to ensure the development of a skilled and productive workforce in Ohio.

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November 13, 2017

Clark State to Hold Open House for Renovated Downtown Brinkman Educational Center

Clark State Community College will hold an open house for the newly renovated dining and seminar rooms on the fourth floor of the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield. The space will be used for internal and external meetings, trainings and events. The public is invited to attend the open house for a tour of the fourth floor dining and seminar rooms from 1 – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 29.

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November 09, 2017

Clark State Military Veteran Students May Receive Additional Benefits from Ohio College Opportunities Grant

Beginning in the Spring of 2018, Clark State Community College military veteran students will have the option of utilizing funds from the Ohio College Opportunities Grant (OCOG) for housing and living expenses. For students attending year-round at public community colleges, OCOG funding can be considered when a student has used all of their annual Pell grant funding. Clark State currently serves 142 United States military veteran students, 19 active military students, 31 National Guard or Reserve students, 88 dependents and 40 military spouses.

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November 08, 2017

Clark State President Blondin to Serve on ACT Panel for Workforce Education

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin will serve on the keynote plenary panel at the American College Testing (ACT) Workforce summit in Austin, Texas. Leading workforce development credentialing experts, including Blondin, will discuss the importance of incorporating credentials that measure and validate competencies and skills mastered into educational programs of studies. Clark County just became the second county in Ohio to receive the “Workforce Readiness” designation from ACT.

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November 07, 2017

ELF Kicks Off the Holiday Season at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

The Clark State Community College Performing Arts Center will present ELF The Musical, Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. Based on the beloved holiday movie, ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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November 03, 2017

Clark State to Honor Military Veterans with Week of Activities

Clark State Community College will commemorate Veterans Day with various campus activities next week including the display of 2,000 United States flags at the Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine campuses. The POW/MIA flag will be raised at the Springfield Leffel Lane campus. Clark State Community College will be closed Friday, November 10 in honor of Veterans Day.

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November 02, 2017

Clark State Expands Growing Precision Ag Program into New Airport Hangar

Clark State Community College now officially occupies an airplane hangar at Springfield-Beckley Airport Business Park. The Ohio Center of Precision Agriculture Hangar was dedicated at a ceremony held on Tuesday, October 31. The hangar at the airport will be utilized for a variety of projects all related to the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The hangar will also be outfitted with a small, state-of-the-art computer lab.

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November 01, 2017

Clark State Board of Trustees Retreat Announcement

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees retreat on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the fourth floor dining room at the Brinkman Educational Center, 100 South Limestone Street in downtown Springfield.

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October 30, 2017

Clark State Welcomes Inaugural Class of Champaign County Scholars, 14th Class of Champion City Scholars

Clark State Community College will welcome the inaugural class of Champaign County Scholars and the 14th class of Champion City Scholars with induction ceremonies to be held this week. The Champaign County Scholars Program will induct 17 students, and the Champion City Scholars Program had a record number of applicants this year, and 45 qualified students will be inducted into the program.

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October 27, 2017

Kinky Boots to Take the Stage at the Clark State Performing Arts Center

The Clark State Performing Arts Center invites you to come kick up your heels and enjoy a high-energy performance of Broadway’s award winning Kinky Boots on Thursday, November 2. Eighties music artist sensation, Cyndi Lauper, wrote the music and lyrics for Kinky Boots. Executive director of the Clark State Performing Arts Center Adele Adkins said for her, Kinky Boots is as close to a “perfect musical” as possible.

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October 25, 2017

Clark State to Offer Informational Session on Court Reporting Opportunities

Clark State Community College will hold a career informational event for students interested in the expanding field of Judicial Court Reporting (JCR) on Saturday, October 28. The Judicial Court Reporting program is a completely online program. An associate degree is earned upon completion, and Clark State has a 100 percent job placement upon completion.

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October 24, 2017

Clark State Joins Consortium to Advance Agricultural Education and Training

Clark State Community College has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Community College Alliance for Agricultural Advancement and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The five-year MOU is in accordance with the Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act. It encompasses organizations that share the common goal of ensuring quality education and training of field practitioners to enhance the natural resources stewardship in concert with agricultural productivity.

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October 20, 2017

Clark State to Host Wheelchair Basketball Event for Disability Awareness

Clark State Community College and Miami Valley Adapted Sports (MVAS) will host a Wheelchair Basketball event at Clark State on Thursday, October 26. The MVAS Raptors basketball team will compete against teams made up of students, faculty, staff and community members. Wheelchairs will be made available to students interested in participating in the basketball game. Refreshments will be served and raffle items will be available. Proceeds and all donations will benefit MVAS.

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October 18, 2017

Former Tuskegee Airman, Education Pioneer to Speak at Clark State

Former Clark State Community College Vice President, Marsha Bordner, will appear at Clark State alongside her husband, Tuskegee Airman Harold Brown, this month to discuss their autobiography, “Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman.” Brown and Bordner will speak at 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 23 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The community is invited and admission is free.

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October 17, 2017

Board of Trustees Meeting October 2017

Clark State Community College will hold a Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, beginning at 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Brinkman Educational Center on the Downtown Campus in Springfield.

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October 17, 2017

Clark State to Hold 10th Volley for the Cure, Raise Monies for Breast Cancer Endowment Fund

Clark State Community College will host the 10th annual Volley for the Cure on Wednesday, October 18 in the gymnasium on the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield. Teams from Clark State, Bobby Fisher Distributing and Assurant will participate in Volley for the Cure. All monies raised will be donated to the Breast Cancer Endowment Fund of Clark County.

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October 12, 2017

Black Violin Returns to Clark State Performing Arts Center for High-Energy Performance

Clark State Community College will welcome Black Violin for their second performance at the Clark State Performing Arts Center this Saturday, October 14. Black Violin offers a unique blend of hip-hop and classical music that reaches audiences of all generations. The performance will feature musicians from the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra and Urban Strings, a Columbus-based youth orchestra.

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October 05, 2017

Clark State Students Compete for Annual Project Jericho Scare-A-Crow Title

Project Scare-A-Crow, an annual fall tradition, returns to Clark County on Friday, October 6. Assisted by professional artist Sherry Ringler, Project Jericho families will design 21 traditional scarecrows. Project Scare-A-Crow began seven years ago when Project Jericho created an art program that had families create scarecrows together. Last year Project Jericho partnered with National Trail Parks and Recreation District to create a larger scarecrow exhibit that was opened to the public.

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October 04, 2017

Vice President for Business Affairs Devillier Leaves Clark State

John Devillier, Clark State Community College’s vice president for business affairs, has resigned from his position. He began his position in June 2017. Larry Wakefield, the former interim vice president for business affairs, will be returning to Clark State this month and will work as the interim vice president for business affairs through June 2018. Later this fall, a search committee will be formed to look for a permanent replacement.

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October 02, 2017

Clark State’s Franz Accepted into Elite Executive Leadership Institute

Dr. Matt Franz, vice president for information technology 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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September 28, 2017

Clark State’s Mellanie Toles Wins Prestigious National ACCT Award

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) awarded Mellanie Toles of Clark State Community College the National Professional Board Staff Member Award at the annual Leadership Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada. Toles first won the award for the Central Region and was then chosen from among five ACCT regions for this award. ACCT has 1200 community college members.

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September 26, 2017

Clark State Donates Ambulance to Support Local Box 27 Organization

The Clark State Community College Police Academy will donate an ambulance to the Box 27 Associates volunteer organization in Springfield, Ohio. Box 27 is a non-profit, volunteer organization of men and women who provide direct support to the Springfield Fire Division and Springfield Police Division.

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September 22, 2017

Clark State and CareSource Host Career Fair

Clark State Community College and CareSource have partnered for the first time to host a Fall Career Fair on Thursday, September 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Fall Career Fair will be held at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street in downtown Springfield. Admission is free. There will be 32 registered employers seeking employees for more than 100 positions.

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September 20, 2017

Clark State to Recognize, Honor Scholarship Recipients

Clark State Community College will hold Scholarship Recognition Night on Friday, September 22 at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield. The Clark State Foundation has awarded $168,817 in scholarships so far this academic year to 103 students who will be honored at the event along with the recipients of the Trustee Scholarships, Champion City Scholars, Choose Ohio First Scholarships and Tech Prep Scholarships.

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September 15, 2017

Clark State President Blondin Named in BizWomen Power 50 Rankings

Clark State Community College President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin has been named to the 2017 BizWomen Power 50 list by the Dayton Business Journal. This marks Blondin’s fourth consecutive year as a BizWomen Power 50 honoree. “I am truly honored and humbled to be included with such incredible women in the Dayton region,” said Blondin. “Without a doubt, a strong Board of Trustees and decorated faculty, staff and students are the keys to Clark State’s leadership.”

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September 14, 2017

Clark State Will Observe CONSTITUTION Day with Display of Banned Literature

Clark State Community College will observe CONSTITUTION Day with a special event planned for Monday, September 18. CONSTITUTION Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States CONSTITUTION and those who have become U.S. citizens. The CONSTITUTION Day event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, September 18 in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center Rotunda and Library.

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September 08, 2017

Clark State Launches Project Grey Literature, Provides Elderly with Reading Materials

Clark State Community College has launched Project Grey Literature, a program designed to provide reading material to local retirement and assisted living communities. Project Grey Literature is the brainchild of Dr. Sterling Coleman, director of library services for Clark State, who said he initiated the program because of a glaring need he noticed while visiting fellow church members in an assisted living facility.

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September 07, 2017

Clark State Employees and Students Participate in Campus-Wide Fitness Challenge

Clark State Community College launched a Fitness Challenge Tuesday, September 5 for faculty, staff and students. Clark State continues to build on their health initiatives. A total of 35 faculty, staff and students have registered to participate in the Fitness Challenge. Registration is ongoing.

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September 01, 2017

Clark State Nursing Grad Assisting with Hurricane Rescue Efforts in Houston

Clark State Community College-Springfield Regional School of Nursing graduate Kyle Scarbrough followed his heart into Houston, Texas, to assist with rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey this week. Scarbrough graduated from Clark State in May 2016. Scarbrough said he helped about 10-12 families in the neighborhoods of Cinco Ranch, Richmond and Caty, Texas.

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August 29, 2017

Clark State Welcomes Back Students with Special Event

Clark State Community College will hold a fall semester “Welcome Back” event for new and returning students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 in the Karen E. Rafinski Student Center. The Welcome Back event will feature food, music, information about community and college resources, games and small prizes.

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August 25, 2017

Clark State Theatre Arts Program to Hold Auditions for Fall Production of King Lear

Clark State Community College will hold auditions for the Theatre Arts Program’s fall production of King Lear. Auditions are open to the public and will be held September 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, Turner Studio Theatre, 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield. Performances of King Lear will be held October 27, 28, November 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on October 29 and November 5.

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August 24, 2017

Clark State Students and Graduates Awarded Scholarships

Clark State Community College nursing student Michael Wilson was selected to receive a $1,500 Dayton STEM-Workforce Scholarship. 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. 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.

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August 22, 2017

Clark State Receives Precision Agriculture Research Grant

Clark State Community College has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education in order to advance collaborative research. The funds will be used for sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the Precision Agriculture program.

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August 21, 2017

Clark State Baseball Team to Host Golf Scramble

The Clark State Community College Eagles baseball team will host a golf scramble on Saturday, September 16 at Locust Hills Golf Club in Springfield. Clark State Director of Athletics and Student Life Justin McCulla said the funds raised from the golf scramble will be used towards field updates, facility rentals, equipment upgrades, new uniforms and the spring trip to Tennessee to play Division I NJCAA teams.

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August 16, 2017

Clark State Partners with Local Businesses to Offer Manufacturing Conference

Clark State Community College will host the Greater Dayton Additive Manufacturing Leadership Conference on Thursday, August 24. During the conference, attendees will learn from and network with business and manufacturing leaders from multiple industries sharing emerging additive manufacturing trends and best practices.

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August 15, 2017

Clark State Announces Summer Semester 2017 Dean’s List

Clark State Community College has announced the names of students for the 2017 Summer Semester Dean's List. Thirteen (13) full-time students (those taking 12 or more credit hours) and two hundred ninety-two (292) 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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August 11, 2017

Clark State’s Toles Honored with ACCT Award

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has selected Mellanie Toles of Clark State Community College to receive the Central Region Professional Board Staff Member Award. Toles has been with Clark State for 19 years serving as assistant to the president.

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August 10, 2017

Clark State Convocation to Feature COPE Program with Think Tank of Springfield

Clark State Community College will hold a special Convocation event: “In Their Shoes” on Monday, August 14. Convocation – an annual gathering of Clark State faculty, staff and Board of Trustees – will feature a COPE simulation. The Cost of Poverty Experience training offers participants a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in the community. Clark State will be closed for Convocation from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday, August 14.

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August 09, 2017

Police Academy Cadets Graduate from Clark State

Clark State Community College held a graduation ceremony for 16 cadets of the Peace Officer Training Academy at 6 p.m. on August 2 in the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center, 275 South Limestone Street. The graduates represent the second class of cadets to complete their training in the new facility located in the Brinkman Educational Center in downtown Springfield.

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August 04, 2017

Clark State Awarded Grant from ODE for STEM Pilot Program

Clark State Community College has been awarded a STEM Public-Private Pilot Program grant in the amount of $149,999 from the Ohio Department of Education. The grant supports the development of new partnerships between regional businesses, area school districts and Clark State. Clark State proposed to develop a program with area businesses and three school districts to help improve Ohio’s workforce development capacity to strengthen business and educate future Ohio workers.

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August 03, 2017

Clark State to Hold First GED Graduation Ceremony, Open New ESOL Center

Clark State Community College will hold an ASPIRE graduation ceremony at 6:30 p.m., Monday, August 7 in the LRC Security National Bank Community Room 209 on the Springfield campus. More than ten students will receive their General Education Diploma. Clark State will open a new ESOL/GED program location in New Carlisle, Ohio, on August 29.

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July 21, 2017

Clark State to Offer Informational Sessions for Prospective Nursing Students

Clark State Community College will host informational sessions for students interested in entering the career field of nursing. Interested students can expect to learn about employment options available in the nursing profession, the design and requirements of the Clark State nursing programs, guidance for how to get started and what the application process involves.

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July 20, 2017

Engineering Innovation Program Concludes with Bridge Competition July 21

Clark State Community College will host the Engineering Innovation Bridge Competition at 10:15 a.m., Friday, July 21 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center. There are 19 students from five participating counties in this year’s Johns Hopkins University Engineering Innovation program at Clark State. The students attend high schools in Clark, Champaign, Logan, Greene and Montgomery counties.

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