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The Hocking College Experience

Hocking College President Recognized as one of Top in Nation

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio—Hocking College President Dr. Betty Young was recently named one of the top community college CEOs in the U.S. and Canada.

Hocking College grad helps search for Utah girl swept away by flood

by Matt Berry

NOTE: Kennedy Gulas received the Hocking Heroes Award for her actions at Little Wildhorse Canyon. The award recognizes alumni who do essential and extraordinary work in their communities and the world. If you’d like to nominate someone, visit the Hocking College Foundation website and fill out the Hocking Heroes Nomination Form

At a crossroads, Andrea Chatfield took a risk to find a promising career

by Tracey A. Maine

When Andrea Chatfield moved to Athens in 2012, the southern Ohio native planned on becoming an organic farmer. Three years later an unexpected shoulder injury led her to a pivotal crossroads in her life.

From Ohio to Ireland: Chlovechok Finds Her Path at Hocking College

by Matt Berry

It's 3,500 miles from John Glenn High School in New Concord, Ohio, to Seal Rescue Ireland.

Member of first graduating class recalls Hocking College's early years

by Matt Berry

Fifty years ago, Jim Linthicum became the first person in his family to graduate from college.

Hocking College Alumna Writes Book on Experiences

by Matt Berry

One of the values Anita McInnis learned while growing up in Jamaica was to never let anything get in the way of her goals.

New Catering and Food Truck Manager Offers New Training Opportunity

by Tracey A. Maine

Otis Meeks is Hocking College’s new Catering & Food Truck Manager.

Local Celebrity Chef Began Her Journey at Hocking, Returns for Homecoming

by Tim Brunicardi

By the age of eight, Maureen “Moe” Michels knew exactly what she wanted to do when she grew up... own her own restaurant.

A native of Painesville, Ohio, Michels passion for cooking was inspired by her mother who was a Home Economics teacher and the fact that she came from a very large family. Her family was so big that a typical Thanksgiving Day dinner at her home required place settings for up to 60 guests.

7 Ways to Donate to the Hocking College Foundation

by Tim Brunicardi

Since October 1992, the Hocking College Foundation has remained a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Their ongoing mission is to “develop a culture of philanthropy to meet the resource needs of Hocking College in its pursuit of excellence in education and the advancement of economic development, workforce development, and the quality of life for the communities it serves.

Davey Tree Company Makes Donation to Hocking College's Forestry Club

by Tim Brunicardi

Last month three representatives from The Davey Tree Expert Company visited Hocking College to make a donation to the school’s Forestry Club.

Mark Noark (Sales Arborist), Kris Bruestle (District Manager), and Jeff Crites (Operations Manager) presented to the Forestry Club Secretary, Chelsie Kotlar, with a check for $2,000.

The funds were used to help pay for the expenses of the club’s western forests trip which took place from May 3-19.

The presentation took place in room #213 of the Natural Resources building on the Hocking College campus. Also in attendance were members of the Forestry Club and their faculty advisor, James Downs.

Davey Tree’s donation marks the third time this company has helped fund a trip made by Hocking College's Forestry Club.

What Was the Trip the Forestry Club Took?

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