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The Hocking College Experience

Pawpaws: the Fruit of Appalachia’s Heart

by Amanda Grinstead

The Pawpaw is one of the most unique fruits in American history. Indigenous to Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States, and cultivated in the Athens County, Ohio, area, it’s hard to believe that pawpaws have been around for generations and were once a critically important source of food for both Native Americans and early European settlers. George Washington is known to have cultivated pawpaws. It’s also been recorded that Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition of the West relied on pawpaws for sustenance when other sources of food failed. 

ASPIRE Adult Education Program comes to Hocking College

by Amanda Grinstead

Ohio's ASPIRE program provides free services for individuals who need assistance acquiring the skills to be successful in post-secondary education, training and employment. Local programs offer classes at flexible locations and times to meet the diverse needs of adult learners. All students are required to attend orientation, where an assessment is given to help determine the individual’s educational plan and goals.

Discover the Beauty of Lake Snowden

by Amanda Grinstead

Lake Snowden is a 675-acre education and recreation park, featuring the largest of fourlakes that form the Margaret Creek Conservancy District. The lake covers approximately 136-acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio located in the village of Albany, Ohio. 

Couples Massage Workshop Happening This March

by Mari Cox

There's something just a bit special about couples massage.

New Driver Education Course Getting into High Gear

by Tracey A. Maine

Ann Cunningham is the program manager for Hocking College's new Driver Education course.

Bloomberg Article: Entrepreneurship Is Booming!

by Tracey A. Maine

A recent Bloomberg News article detailed how the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a surge of entrepreneurial ventures in the U.S.

Alumnus creates furniture for Lodge with lumber harvested by students

by Matt Berry

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — When guests check-in at the newly renovated Lodge at Hocking College, they’ll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the technical community college’s Hocking Hills campus.

Try the latest Hocking College beers at Star Brick Brewing's Growler Nights

by Amanda Grinstead

If you’re interested in trying one of the craft beers brewed by Hocking College Fermentation Science students, you can join them from 4-6 p.m. every Thursday and Friday for Star Brick Brewing's Growler Nights at the Lodge. Customers will be able to purchase a 34-ounce glass growler for $6 and fill it up with their favorite Hocking College brew for $8. If you already have a growler, you can bring it in and have it filled up for about 24 cents an ounce.

Recognizing Domestic Abuse Signs and How to Find Help

by Tracey A. Maine

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.

ZWEP Recycling Project Provides Hocking College with Face Shields

by Tracey A. Maine

Hocking College recently received 50 protective face shields for faculty members. The face shields were donated by Zero Waste Event Productions. A grant from the Athens County Foundation and support from Rural Action helped fund the project.

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