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Nineteenth Annual Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day

                                                                                      Kathy Davis


            Gallipolis Career College hosted its nineteenth annual celebration in honor of National Administrative Professionals Week on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Over 150 students, staff, faculty and guests attended.

            “The 2014 Theme for Administrative Professionals Day® is: “Making The Leap to Remarkable.”Every April for 62 years, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has been asking businesses around the world to show gratitude for the people who get the job done in their office.”

            The local event is coordinated by Joy Staten, M.Ed., Director of Office Administration Studies at GCC. Ms. Staten’s office administration students assisted in the preparation and organization of the day’s activities as a class participation project. The program included the following speakers: Randy Smith gave a presentation and demonstration on Safety Awareness and Self Defense; Kim Kerns, GCC Graduate now employed as Account Clerk for Lynn Angell CPA, spoke to the students about preparing for the workforce; and a brief impromptu presentation was graciously given by Lindsay Carr and Krissy Kemp of Career Connections in Gallipolis. Holzer Hospice Health Nurses offered glucose & cholesterol testing and blood pressure screening. GCC students planned, organized and presented a style show featuring current students modeling appropriate business attire. Outfits were provided by Once Again Consignment Shop. Tommy Payne of Big Country 99 presented a live remote from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

            Over 100 door prizes (donated by various businesses throughout the area) were distributed throughout the day and a barbecue luncheon was prepared featuring our very capable chefs Bo Shirey and Denny Daugherty. Sweet Blessings Catering provided the side dishes.

            All activities were provided free of charge for Gallipolis Career College students, staff, and invited guests.

            All in all, the day was a huge success. If you missed joining us this year, we hope to see you in April of 2015.

Gallipolis Career College Graduation 2013  

Gallipolis Career College graduation ceremonies were held on September 28, 2013 for all students who completed their course of study during the 2012-2013 school year.  The ceremony took place at the Faith Baptist Church located in Rodney, OH.  The ceremony began with the invocation from GCC instructor William Plants followed by GCC President Bob Shirey welcoming the students, family, and guests.  Mr. Shirey then proudly spoke to the graduates and introduced the keynote speaker, State Representative Ryan Smith. 

Representative Smith praised the graduates on their accomplishment while noting the hard work and dedication it takes to pursue a college degree.  Smith spoke of his recent year of taking office and the similarity graduates will have stepping into unfamiliar territory.  He also spoke about how the graduates have now made the best investment with education to aid them in the ever-changing job market.  Ryan Smith is a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving the 93rd District. 

After Representative Smith’s address, Wes Young, Director of Education, introduced and acknowledged the staff and instructors before presenting the degrees and diplomas to the graduates.  After the benediction, given by William Plants, there was a reception for the graduates and the 300+ invited guests catered by Parkfront Diner. 


Graduates who received associates degrees and/or diplomas included Jennifer Ashe, Rebecca Ashburn, Sharon Blood, Pamela Clark, Cathy Curry, Melissa Dotson, Jennifer Eblin, Lisa Henry, Candace Jones, Martin Jones, Vickie Jones, Nichole Lizak, Nicole Long, Christina Luckydoo, Emily Miller, Brittany Myers, Shawn Myers, Whitney Myers, Debra Newman, Patricia Nolan, Tabitha Ohlinger, Wendee Oxyer, Courtney Peck, Serena Peer, Machardy Pendleton, Stephen Reece, Anna Stanley, Mary Stapleton, Warren Tommy Thacker, Tiffany West, and Jacob Young.  For more information call Gallipolis Career College at 446-4367, or visit www.gallipoliscareercollege.edu.



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Gallipolis Career College has received authorization from the Ohio Board of Regents to award associate degrees through December 31, 2012.  We received our authorization with the Chancellor’s signature on February 23, 2009.

This authorization is the culmination of almost two years of hard work from the staff and faculty of The College.  Many meetings were held, documents printed, questions answered, and changes made to accomplish this major benefit to our students.  Our staff and faculty are to be congratulated for their contributions to this.  Receiving the Ohio Board of Regents authorization, in laymen’s terms, IS A REALLY BIG DEAL!!!!!!

In order for GCC to meet the more stringent Ohio Board of Regents’ standards, several major changes have been or will be made.  We have upgraded our library and will continue to do so.  We have hired highly qualified instructors with master’s degrees in the subject matters they teach while maintaining most of our current faculty.  We will be improving our placement testing methods to meet the OBR’s regulations.  Curriculum changes will be forthcoming to improve our offerings.  Two things that will not change are our retention and placement efforts.  GCC continually exceeds the retention and placement rates of public universities and community colleges.  In addition to the financial benefits of having our associate degrees authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents, students will be able to transfer their credits earned at GCC to both public and private universities in Ohio. This means that if you wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree then transferring your credit hours earned while attaining your associate degree will be easier to transfer to a four-year school.  In summary, we pledge to make our school one which you can have continued pride in attending.

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