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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). 

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. 

Hocking College Celebrates Over 300 Graduates at Spring Commencement!

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Hocking College welcomed over 300 new students into the ranks of Alumni on Saturday morning: May 7, 2022.

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.

A Career that Takes You Places

by Melinda Casilli

How would you like to have multiple job offers after 5 weeks of training, and possibly receive grant money to help pay for it? 

Hocking College's Runway Debut Showcases Student Success

by Melinda Casilli

The Fashion Design & Retail Merchandising (FDRM) Program at Hocking College hosted a sold-out Inaugural Fashion Show on Friday, April 22, at the Lodge in Nelsonville, OH. Coral Wedel, FDRM Program Manager, said that the fashion show was meant to "showcase student work in design, styling, business concept, planning and production of a live fashion show." 

The Growing Cannabis Industry Creates Opportunities for Hocking College Cannabis Program

by Melinda Casilli

Hocking College prides itself on offering programs that are in demand and growing. The legal cannabis industry is one such industry anticipated to grow to 38.2 billion by 2028 in the US, according to businesswire.com. And according to mjbizdaily.com, Ohio's Medical Cannabis industry is projected to reach over $500 million in sales this year. Those numbers create an opportunity for Hocking students to have career options in Ohio. 

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