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Cannabis Laboratory Program Manager Conducts Industry Research

by Melinda Casilli

Amie Pottmeyer, Program Manager of the Laboratory Sciences - Major in Cannabis Laboratory at Hocking College, has completed cannabis research for a company that sells cannabidiol (CBD) products. In 2020, CBD Health Collection wanted a comparison study on two different CBD-infused coffees to make sure their customers were getting what they paid for. 

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. 

Start a New Career TODAY!

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

The School of Workforce Development at Hocking College is pleased to offer Ready-to-Work programming at the Fairfield County Workforce Center for Summer 2022. Students who participate in Ready-to-Work courses gain the skills necessary to apply for entry-level positions in their respective fields.

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. 

Hawks Baseball Coaches Optimistic After Inaugural Season

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

The Hawks baseball team finished their first season in school history this weekend, falling to Edison State Community College in two doubleheaders. The Hawks compete in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and play some of the best competition in Junior College baseball. The team started the season with over 20 men on the roster, but as the year progressed, injuries would take out key players in the lineup. Although the numbers dwindled, the Hawks still put up a fight in every game. They finished the season with a 5-22 record. For a brand new program, five wins is a great starting point moving forward. All five happened to also come in conference play (OCCAC). 

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.

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