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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



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Eighteenth Annual Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day

Kathy Davis

Gallipolis Career College hosted its eighteenth annual celebration in honor of National Administrative Professionals Week on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Over 150 students, staff, faculty and guests attended.

“The 2013 Theme for Administrative Professionals Day® is: Honoring the Office Professionals Who Make Offices Work.

gccad.jpgThe 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:  Paula Blevins, Author and Motivational Speaker; Jim Craft, Director of Communications, Gallipolis City Schools, Cindy Sexton and Alicia Biland of Mane Designers’ and Lacie Skeen, (GCC Graduate) Property Manager for WODA Management and Real Estate LLC. 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. Thanks to the following businesses: A & A Auto Detail, Bob’s Market, Box in A Closet, Buffalo Wild Wings, CVS Pharmacy, Dailey Tire, Dominos, Elite Tan, Ella’s Boutique, Fiesta Salons, French 500 Flea Market, Fresh Cut Lawn Service, Fruth Pharmacy, Fur Peace Ranch, Health Aid Pharmacy, Jay’s Auto Sales

Joe Hubble at Tri County Vending, Long John Silver’s, Mane Designers, Michael & Friends, O’Dell True Value Lumber, Once Again Consignment, Pretty Nails, Robbie’s BP, Shoe Sensation, Solar Eclipse, Speedway,

Subway, The Home Place, The Mason Jar, The Treasure Cove, and Village Pizza

A barbecue luncheon and dinner were prepared featuring our very capable chef Mark Anthony. 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 2014.


You can earn your associate's or diploma sooner than you may think. Best of all, you can earn your degree while still having time for your job, family and other commitments.

Gallipolis Career College has been offering “careers close to home” since 1962.  With the help of an advisory board consisting of local employers and economic leaders, we have been able to stay current with technology, standards, and skills needed to succeed.

Small class sizes give us the opportunity to offer education with personalized instruction.  Flexible scheduling allows you to earn your college degree without putting your life on hold.  Morning and evening classes are available with only 3 days or 3 nights being fulltime.

Our programs are convenient yet high quality.  Free tutoring is available during your time with us and job placement assistance is available after the completion of a program.

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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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