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March 6, 2017



Brunch with a purpose

Brunch crowd and Tracy Harrison

Tracy Harrison, wife of President Harrison, speaks to attendees at the recent Women’s Brunch, held in conjunction with Women’s History Month to celebrate and educate Columbus State women students.  Harrison spoke about career readiness, interview preparation, and professionalism.  The event was co-sponsored by Student Engagement and Leadership, and the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center.  Dress for Success Columbus also attended to consult with participants and offer appointments for those interested.


Two teach at Florida conference

at the conference

Charla Fraley, left, and Lydia Gilmore, associate professors in Business Programs, recently presented at the Instructional Technology E-Learning Conference in Florida. Their presentation was titled “The Ups and Downs of Virtual Teams,” which provided best practices in setting up and facilitating virtual teams for class projects using Cougar Web Conferencing.






Disability Services to host Open House

Disability Services will host an Open House on Tuesday, March 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Eibling Hall 101. The event is designed for high school students and their parents to learn more about the transition to college. Representatives from Admissions and all areas of Disability Services will discuss the importance of self-advocacy, using accommodations, and student responsibility at a post-secondary institution. Interested parties can register to attend online here.  


Willis dunking the ball

Cougar named Player of Week

Columbus State sophomore guard Rodney Willis, a graduate of Briggs High School, continued an offensive stretch by averaging 25.5 points, seven rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals for his team in wins over Clark State Community College and Edison Community College. His efforts earned him the NJCAA DIII National Player of the Week award.

In an 83-49 win over Clark State, Willis had 37 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two assists. In the Cougar’s 83-77 win over Edison, he had 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Overall, Willis is averaging 22.2 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game for Columbus State. The team completed its season with a 107-104 overtime loss to Lorain County Community College in the Division III Region XII championship game this weekend. Despite the loss, Willis had a game-high 35 points.





Next Managers Forum is March 17

At the February Managers Forum, Barbara Allen and Laura Diamond led a QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention training session. Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, a video recording was not made, but the information can be viewed online here.  

The March Managers Forum will be held on Friday, March 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.Please join members of the Professional Development and Retention, Employment Services, Student Services and the Police departments, as they discuss the responsibility of managers to understand what options are available when crisis arises. Please register to attend online here. 

The April Managers Forum will be held Friday, April 21, from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. when the topic will be “What to Do When an Employee Gets Injured.”

Cougar Paw Recipients

Columbus State congratulates the following Cougar Paw recipients for January:

Maurice Anderson, Community and Professional Testing, customer focus
Tracy Anderson, Police Department, collaboration
Tonya Anderson-Russell, Purchasing and Accounts Payable, customer focus
Sana Aslam, Records, for customer focus
Ronald Boisvert, Instructional Design and Innovation, for professionalism
Benjamin Botte, Bookstore, for managing work
Monessa Bradford, HR Benefits, for customer focus
Alexandra Bradley, Admissions, for collaboration
Amy Brown, Career Services, for professionalism
Daryl Brown, Library, for professionalism
Mary Brown, Records, for collaboration
Dixie Burkhart, Payroll, for customer focus
Bryan Butte, Printing Services, for customer focus
Katrina  Callaghan, Human Services, for customer focus
Cassandra Carothers, Police Department, forcustomer focus
Julie Collins, Intercollegiate Athletics, for professionalism
Heather Crites, Instructional Design and Innovation, for customer focus
George  Cronheim, Academic Testing, for customer focus
Katrina De Los Santos, SEaL, forcollaboration
Susan Downing, Office of the Registrar, for collaboration
Trenton Edwards, HR Recruitment and Selection, for customer focus
Kathryn Eichenberger, Nursing, for collaboration
Chelsea Francis, Career Services, for collaboration
Kathleen Frank, Transcript Evaluation, for collaboration
Edwynna Freeman, HRLabor and Employee Relations, for customer focus
Veronica Gaines, Student Central, for customer focus
Jill Gaydos, Academic Testing, for customer focus
Lindsey Gibson, Library Periodicals, for professionalism
Sherita Golden, Procurement and College Services, for customer focus
Missy Graham, Human Resources, for collaboration
Teresa Green, Community and Professional Testing, for customer focus
Jennifer Hart,  Business and College Services, for collaboration
Korie Jenkins, College Health Office, for leadership
Tamika Jenkins, Community and Professional Testing, for collaboration
Laurie Johns, Curriculum Management, for collaboration
James Kalna, Academic Testing, for customer focus
Treschelle Kendrick, HR Labor and Employee Relations, for collaboration
Keith Kipp, HR Recruitment and Selection, for customer focus
Cynthia Klimek, Purchasing and Accounts Payable, for professionalism
Julie Klinger, HRLabor and Employee Relations, for collaboration
Dana Knott, LibraryReference and Instruction, for collaboration
Amy Kostecka, Bookstore, for managing work
Katie Kuhn, Dean's Office, Arts & Sciences, for collaboration
Jason LaMar, Instructional Technology and Innovation, for collaboration
Haneefah Lee, Telephone Information Center, for customer focus
Justin Manibog, Enterprise App Integration, for collaboration
Joel Mathias, Enterprise App Integration, for customer focus
Aisha McGrapth, College Testing Services, for customer focus
Brianne Miller, Library Reference and Instruction, for managing people
Jamie Minor, Admissions, for collaboration
Dennis Moore, IT Frontliners, for managing people
Sheree Nash, Faculty Assistance Center, for customer focus
Scott Nichols, Intercollegiate Athletics, for leadership
Sean Nowlin, Facilities Access, for customer focus
Johanna Pierce, Bookstore, for professionalism
Deborah Plummer, HR Recruitment and Selection, for customer focus
Lorena Popelka, Library Reference and Instruction, for continuous improvement
John Riggs, Financial AidAwarding, for collaboration
Erika Rowland, Community and Professional Testing, for continuous improvement
Rini Saha, Faculty Assistance Center, for customer focus
Jennifer Schleppi, Delaware Campus Administration, for collaboration
Ju Leigh Serpa, Admissions, for customer focus
Taylor Slocum, Career Services, for professionalism
Megan Smith, Police Department, forcollaboration
Nancy Stagg, Faculty Assistance Center, for customer focus
Nakisha Stewart,  HRRecruitment and Selection, for managing work
Skip Stocksdale, IT Support Center, for customer focus
Debbie Strain, Facilities, for collaboration
Elizabeth Straub, Admissions, for customer focus
Ann Wenger, Records, for collaboration
Billy Williams, Facilities Access, for customer focus
MJ Willow, Faculty Assistance Center, for customer focus
Sarah Woods, Community and Professional Testing, for customer focus
Sandra Zeller, Bookstore, for customer focus


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