Bestselling author, motivational speaker and educator Dr. Sharon Draper spent April 23 at the Career Center addressing the student body and providing a writing clinic for some talented future authors. The event was organized by the English Department and furthered GCCC's reputation for building a strong academic foundation for students of all abilities and career goals.
Wright State University President Dr. David Hopkins and three of his top administrators toured GCCC today. The day included interacting with our staff and students and enjoying lunch in the Greene Room where they learned more about GCCC in more intimate setting. Making the visit with Dr. Hopkins were Mary Ellen Ashley, Vice President for Enrollment Management; Dr. Joanne Li, Dean of the Raj Soin College of Business; Kristin Sobolik, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; and Dr. Nathan Klingbeil, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Electrical Wiring senior Colten Combs won the Industrial Motor Controls event and the team of Shawn Dafler, Jamylyn Rogers and Craig Oldiges won gold in the Career Passport Showcase-Construction Design competition at the SkillsUSA Ohio Championships. Additionally, the TV/Video Production team of Blake Mantz and Lucas Bistrek took silver and the Mobile Robotics team of James Erbaugh and Ryan Holland won bronze.
Health Science Academy junior Tyra Lawhorne led a strong group of competitors from Fairborn and Xenia at the HOSA State Leadership Conference at Tolles Career and Technical Center. Lawhorne placed first in the Clinical Nursing competition and earned a spot at the HOSA National Leadership Conference at the Coronado Springs Resort near Orlando in June.
Beavercreek's Joe McFarland recently placed third in the 2014 Paul Laurence Dunbar Memorial Poetry Competition sponsored by Sinclair Community College. The Information Technology junior entered his poem titled "Heart" in the high school division. He has been invited to attend a gala to recognize all winners and will receive a cash prize. He was one of 10 GCCC students to enter the competition.