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Caden Cox is Kicking Down Barriers

by Melinda Casilli

When you think of football, what comes to mind? Do you think of the athletes and the physicality needed to play the game? Or do you think about the hard work and determination teams put into training for a season? You probably wouldn't think about a person with Down Syndrome playing football, scoring points for their team, and in the process, making history. But that is exactly what Hocking College football player, Caden Cox did. 

Hocking College Men's Basketball Team: Winning on the Court and the Classroom

by Melinda Casilli

After a tough loss in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) semi-final game, the Hawks have ended their 2021-2022 basketball season with a record of 24-2. For the first time in Hocking College history, the men's basketball team won the OCCAC Championship. They are co-champions with Lakeland Community College, as both teams were 11-1 in the conference. Even with the playoff loss, the team has a lot to be proud of. Their hard work and dedication showed every day on the court, but even more so off the court.

Hocking College Announces Autumn 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.

A full list of students who made Hocking College’s Autumn 2021 Dean’s List can be found below.

Hawks Soar After Twelve Straight Wins

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Hocking College's Men’s Basketball team is off to a 12-0 start and ranked #17 in the nation in Division II of the NJCAA. This is the best start to the season in school history. The team is averaging 96.6 points per game, which currently ranks 6th in the country. They are only allowing 63.9 points per game, good for 11th in the country, which is an average scoring margin of 32.7 points per game.

Hocking College Receives Grant to offer Scholarships for Short-Term Certificates

by Stephanie DiFrancesco

Beginning in January 2022, Hocking College has increased scholarship opportunities for students enrolling in one or more Short-Term Certificate programs, thanks to a grant received from the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Students enrolling in one of the eligible certificate programs and meeting the enrollment eligibility criteria will be considered for up to a $2,000 award. The award will be applied to the expenses of tuition and fees.

Autumn Commencement at Hocking College celebrates over 200 Graduates

by Stephanie DiFrancesco

Hocking College welcomed over 200 new students into the ranks of Alumni on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

New Telecom Tower Technician Training Program comes to Hocking College

by Stephanie DiFrancesco

In November 2021, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT), announced the launch of Telecommunications Tower Technician Programs at three Ohio institutions: Hocking College, North Central State College and Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Center. 

Hocking College Foundation: Committed to Growing Careers and Changing Lives

by Stephanie DiFrancesco

The Hocking College Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that works with members of the community to achieve and maintain excellence, undertake development programs and enhance the college’s educational and public service mission. The Foundation provides over 50 scholarships and is responsible for the coordination of philanthropic and fundraising initiatives within the private sector and external support for the college’s programs, students, faculty and staff. The mission of the Hocking College Foundation is to promote community awareness, build and nurture meaningful relationships, and connect community partners with giving opportunities that fulfill their philanthropic objectives while advancing the mission of Hocking College.

Partnering with Employers to Build Workforce Development

by Stephanie DiFrancesco

Hocking College is pleased to announce the launch of a new Workforce initiative that bridges the gap between local employers and competent, ready-to-work employees. 

Veteran & Military Services at Hocking College

by Stephanie DiFrancesco

Originally called, “Armistice Day,” Veterans Day was first celebrated on November 11, 1919, to commemorate the first anniversary of the end of World War I, and to honor the U.S. soldiers who served their country. In 1954, the name was officially changed to “Veterans Day” and the annual holiday officially became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

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