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Kelsey Webb 

Board members, administrators honored at Ohio Hi-Point All-Boards Banquet

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center welcomed over 50 school administrators on a snowy Wednesday evening during the district’s annual All-Boards Banquet. The event honored superintendents, treasurers, and board members of OHP’s 16 partner school districts and educational service centers.

The Ohio Hi-Point Culinary Arts students prepared and served dinner.

Dr. Jeff Price, superintendent at Ohio Hi-Point, welcomed the group and explained the night was to “celebrate and thank board members for all they do to improve student education by always going the extra mile.”

He continued saying, “It takes a special person to be a board member. They constantly gather knowledge, through numerous meetings and attend school activities, to make the best possible decision for the students.”

Dr. Jo Blondin, Clark State Community College president, speaks to board members and administrators about the growing success of community colleges and the opportunities for partnerships with high schools through the College Credit Plus Program.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president of Clark State Community College. Blondin spoke about the progress the college has made in her two years as president to increase opportunities and pathways for students.

“Clark State’s main goal is to provide the best academics and resources for our students,” said Blondin, “We’ve seen an increase in online enrollment by 11 percent and a 44 percent increase in College Credit Plus students.”

She called to administrators saying, “Clark State, or any community college, provides high- quality education at an affordable rate and we need to start getting the word out to our communities about the available education options.”

Blondin also invited school districts to partner with Clark State Community College on the College Credit Plus program. “We will work with school districts to align curriculums to meet the College Credit Plus guidelines so students earn high school and college credit.”

The College Credit Plus program replaced Ohio’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Option program and was signed into law in 2014 by Governor Kasich.

Blondin ended her speech thanking board members and administrators for working to create a better education for students.

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center partners with school districts in five counties, including Bellefontaine, Benjamin Logan, Graham, Indian Lake, Kenton, Marysville, Mechanicsburg, Ridgemont, Riverside, Triad, Upper Scioto Valley, Urbana, Waynesfield-Goshen and West-Liberty Salem.


Kelsey Webb 

Adult Education prepares for Nancy J. Knight School of Nursing Open House

An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Nancy J. Knight School of Nursing.

The open house will be a reflection of how far the program has come in 30 years and will highlight the upcoming opportunities available through the Clark State partnership. The open house runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ohio Hi-Point Career Center with the final nursing class graduation following at 7 p.m.

This is the final year the nursing program will be under the Hi-Point umbrella before the final transition into the Clark State Community College partnership. Classes will still take place on the Hi-Point campus in Bellefontaine, but students will have the opportunity to gain college credit and pay a lower tuition rate.

“The nursing program has helped so many people in our surrounding communities,” commented Jan Didich, nursing instructor, “it’s been a joy to teach and watch our students enter the workforce and be successful.”

Old photos will be hung around the building while current and former students and instructors swap stories of the healthcare field.

In addition to honoring the 30 years of dedication to the profession, the open house will be a celebration of the business partnerships, mentors and advisory committee members that have been established over the years. These include: Memorial Hospital of Union County, Logan Acres, the Logan and Union County District Job and Family Services, Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana, Green Hills, Hardin Memorial Hospital, Mary Rutan Hospital and Universal Home Health and Hospice and several others.

While this is the final nursing program to graduate under the Hi-Point emblem, the opportunities in the Healthcare field in Logan County are gaining momentum with the partnership with Clark State Community College.

“We’re not going anywhere,” continued Didich, “our commitment to students and healthcare remains, but now our students have the opportunities to go further in their education.”

On Tuesday, September 24, visit the Nancy J. Knight School of Nursing building between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. to see where the program started, watch it’s evolution over the years and be part of a movement forward into the future.

To RSVP, visit our Facebook event page and spread the word!

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