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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by Tracey A. Maine

The purpose of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to make people all over the world more knowledgeable about this disease. In conjunction, government agencies, medical societies and nonprofit organizations work with survivors to raise money to fund research, educate women about the importance of getting regular mammograms and detail methods of prevention and early detection.

New Mending Service is Tailor-Made for Students, Staff and Community

by Tracey A. Maine

Do you have a pair of pants or a skirt that needs to be hemmed? Does your favorite shirt have a button missing? If your wardrobe needs mending, Hocking College’s new venture is just what you need!

Hocking College Student Athlete Makes History

by Stephanie DiFrancesco

Caden Cox is a freshman at Hocking College, pursuing an Associate of Technical Study degree with a focus on Canine Programs and Performing Arts. He is a kicker on the Hocking College Hawks Football team, a member of the Theater club, and a student employee on campus.

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.

Alumnus Inspires Son to Attend College 1,500 Miles Away

by Tracey A. Maine

Konrad Von-Karl Malcom is a former international student whose son recently enrolled at his alma materHocking College!

Hocking College Announces Summer 2021 Dean's List

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

In order to make the Hocking College Dean’s List, students need to be in good academic standing and achieve a term GPA of 3.5 or higher, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

The Essential Dorm Packing Checklist

by Amanda Grinstead

August is National Back-to-School Month, which means many students will be saying goodbye to summer and hello to dorm life, whether it be for the first time as a freshman or as a returning student. 

Fast Track Your Way with QuickStart

by Amanda Grinstead

If you're a future hawk, make sure you've signed up to attend one of our QuickStart events! This is the time for new students to enroll in classes and meet our faculty. QuickStart can be a great social icebreaker to help students introduce themselves to their future faculty and fellow students.

Early Childhood Education Gets New Program Manager

by Tracey A. Maine
Paige McClain Ph.D. is the new Program Manager for Hocking College’s Early Childhood Education program.

Born and raised in Albany, OH., Dr. McClain attended Alexander High School. Then she studied at Ohio University where she earned a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in sociology. She later received a master of education in special education, followed by a doctor of philosophy in curriculum and instruction in 2021.

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