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Clark State Honors 55 Students at Virtual Student Recognition Night

Clark State Honors 55 Students at Virtual Student Recognition Night

June 3, 2021

Clark State College has bestowed honors on 55 students in various areas including Student Life (Phi Theta Kappa, Student Ambassadors, Student Senate, Physical Therapist Assistant Club), Work Study and Academic Programs with a virtual celebration held on Tuesday, May 4.

Faculty, staff and student organization advisors nominated outstanding students in their programs.

“The accomplishments of our students are even more impressive as they have persevered and successfully navigated through a pandemic. It is an honor to recognize our students for their performance and contributions to Clark State,” said Nina Wiley, dean of student engagement and support services at Clark State.

Cory Gaston was the keynote speaker. Gaston is a 2012 Clark State graduate with Associate of Applied Business degrees in Computer Networking and Cybersecurity. He continued his education at the Devry University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Technology Management and then a master’s degree in Information System Management from Keller Graduate School.

While at Clark State, Cory was an energetic student leader on campus and made his mark by participating in the very first year of the Student Ambassador program. He was recognized as an outstanding student in 2012 for his role as a Student Ambassador.

Gaston worked as a System Administrator at Clark State in 2013 and then joined AEP in 2014 as a Software Developer. Cory’s most recent accomplishments include the ‘2020 Most Impact on IT Culture’ at AEP and obtaining a professional scrum master PSM1.

“The (Student Recognition Night) event was one of the best,” said Wiley. “Cory’s keynote was so impactful, and the program went very smoothly.”

2021 Student Recognition Honorees

Fort Wayne, IN

Brooke Miller



Melanie Meaker Muxo

Mary Wysong



Morgan King

Collin Leonard

Durga Kanakala

Rick Smith

Casie Madden



Ethan Kohn



Jill Wright



Colleen Smith

Sarah Mugavero

Cyli Bishop

Melanie Tatge


Grove City

Charmaine Ellington

Christian Bachman



Charles Lutterloh



Gwyn Lowe

Brian Slate

Kassidy Adkins



Stephanie Feeser



Kayla Digilormo



Jeris Payne


New Carlisle

Jeremy Fox



Hadiatou Jalloh


Saint Paris

Casey Gullet

Caleb Anderson


South Solon

Hannah Turner


South Vienna

Bradley Minerd

Connor McCorkle



Keisha Barnes

Joanna Perkins

Hailey Baker

Maurice Kipimo

Shayla Saylor

Elizabeth Weaver

Luke Yuhas

Nicolas Sparrow

Amerika Goad

Sydney Combs

Logan Phillips

Michelle Humphrey

Lauren Sagraves

Samantha Moore

Madysen Bennington

Ebony Carter


Tremont City

Olivia Wilburn



Lara Black

Michael Webb


West Mansfield

Taylor Ridge



Tabetha Moore



Jasmin Alford



Kevin Turvy

Jaclyn Davis



Hayley Boling

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