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Melinda Casilli

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Medical Careers You Might Not Know About

by Melinda Casilli

Usually, when people think of medical careers, they immediately think of nursing or doctors. However, there are other careers in the medical field just as rewarding that are more behind-the-scenes, and you may not have ever known that they were working at your local doctor’s office or hospital. Read on to learn more about two Associate Degree programs that Hocking College offers that you might not know existed. 

Rainbow Alliance Offers Safe Place for LGBTQIA+ Students

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College believes in creating an environment on its campus where all students feel safe and thrive. The Rainbow Alliance Club is that safe place at Hocking. Katie Walters, the club's advisor, states the club is open to all students regardless of their sexual orientation. They welcome every goofy, straight-laced, lost, and confident student. They believe that every student has a place among those in Rainbow Alliance. It doesn't matter if you're Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual, or you want to be a better ally to your friends and family in the LGBTQIA+ community, this club is for you. It's also the perfect place to meet other students and socialize. This club participates in and organizes various social events throughout the year, including movie nights, trivia nights, discussions, and education. 

Lake Snowden is the Perfect Place for a Staycation

by Melinda Casilli

If you're staying local this Memorial Day Weekend, stop by Lake Snowden for some family fun! Lake Snowden is 675 acres of natural beauty and adventure. There is something for everyone with camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. 

Welcome, Ross Crist: Program Manager of Sports Management

by Melinda Casilli

Ross Crist joined Hocking College in September 2021, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience about the business of sports to the college.

Hocking College Becomes Ohio Peace Officer Regional Training (OPOTA) Site for Southeast Ohio.

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College applied in December 2021, to become a Regional Training Center to deliver Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) Certified Advanced Training and 2022 Continual Professional Training (CPU). Dwight Holcomb, Executive Director of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, had sent out an announcement on November 11, 2021, requesting applications. Applicants needed to have experience educating students, have specific facility requirements, qualified instructors and provide high-quality training to law enforcement officers. On January 28, 2022, the college was selected as the successful candidate for the Southeast Regional Training Center for Southeast Ohio. 

Your Love of the Outdoors can Create a Rewarding Career

by Melinda Casilli

If you love the outdoors and want an exciting career that's different every day and rewarding, we have the perfect program. 

Associate Dean of Allied Health & Nursing Celebrates 50 Years in the Profession

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College Nursing Students Gain Experience Through Clinical Immersion

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College is constantly looking for opportunities for its students to gain real-world experience before entering the job market. Recently, the college partnered with OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital to offer fourth semester Registered Nursing Students (RN4) a clinical immersion. 

Travis Fullerton: Strengthening the Fitness Management Program

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College welcomes Travis Fullerton as the new Program Manager of the Fitness Management program. Fullerton grew up in Kingston, Ohio, and was involved in football, wrestling, strength, conditioning, and biology while attending Logan Elm High School in Circleville, Ohio.

A Career that Takes You Places

by Melinda Casilli

How would you like to have multiple job offers after 5 weeks of training, and possibly receive grant money to help pay for it? 

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