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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!

Kelsey Webb 

OHP hosts Dr. Earl Sloan reception

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center’s students and staff had an opportunity to thank a vital supporter of the career center, The Sloan Foundation, during a celebration for the late Dr. Earl Sloan.

The annual event, which was held in the Sloan Inn on Wednesday afternoon, was attended by Sloan Trustees to hear students talk about preparing for career success with the equipment provided by the Sloan Foundation.

Student speakers included Jordan Erevia (Multimedia Marketing, Benjamin Logan), Jordan Craig (Professional Turf and Landscaping, Benjamin Logan) and Dixon Shapiro (Electronics Engineering, Marysville).

Electronics Engineering students, Dixon Shapiro, speaks to the Sloan Foundation.

Printing and Graphics students Zack Prater (Benjamin Logan) and Kayla Snyder (Marysville) showcased an augmented reality presentation to the trustees while Multimedia Marketing students Jordan Erevia and Andrew Felty (Benjamin Logan) produced a video showcasing multiple labs with advanced technology made possible by the Sloan Foundation.

Special guest, Ted Bunn, Managing Director at Atlantic Trust, spoke to staff and students saying, “Students allow the legacy of Dr. Earl Sloan to continue. They are the inspiration face to the work we do when we hear and watch students work with robots, programming and cutting-edge technology to have a leg-up in the workforce.”

Ted Bunn, Managing Director at Atlantic Trust, said students were "the inspiration face behind the work we do."

The support of the Trustees has pushed Ohio Hi-Point to the front lines of advanced technology; providing robots, programming, medical equipment, digital technology and much more to students who attend Ohio Hi-Point from 14 partner schools.

Dr. Earl Sloan, in his Last Will and Testament, established the Sloan Foundation in 1920. Sloan listed the Trustees to establish and maintain a school for teaching trade education to students in Logan County.

To date, the Sloan Foundation has given over seven million dollars to benefit students in Logan County.

Auto Collision instructor, Bob Newland, speaks to a member of the Sloan Foundation.

 

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