Sunday announcements, March 3

Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital Volunteer of the Year Award

Pat McCarthy was recently recognized with the 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital.

The Volunteer Excellence Award is presented each quarter, and then annually, to a volunteer who is nominated by either a fellow volunteer, or Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital employee. The award was created to recognize a volunteer who goes above and beyond the requirements of their assignment, and reflects the Mission and Core Values of Mercy Health. Approximately 98 volunteers help fulfill Mercy Health’s mission of caring for the sick and injured by generously giving their time and talent.

McCarthy was presented with the 2018 Volunteer of the Year award, recognizing his time and dedication. The nomination read: “Pat volunteers in a number of areas. He is always willing to help, friendly and smiling, and as the first point of contact with patient and families, he leaves a great first impression of Mercy Health with each encounter. Pat is a true and fine example of our CORE values in action. Pat truly reflects the Mercy Health mission in our healing ministry with his commitment to excellence and service.”

Military scholars to discuss Patriotism & Protest during panel March 9

FREMONT — Two military scholars, one of whom is a retired Army officer, will discuss the ideals of patriotism and how protesting might fit in during a panel discussion on March 9, at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

The event is 1 – 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Panelists are retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Benjamin Greene, associate professor of history at Bowling Green State University, and Kevin Adams, associate professor of history at Kent State University.

The pair will discuss 19th and 20th century military history and protests.

This discussion is part of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums’ year-long Patriotism & Protest program. The program seeks to involve the public, especially veterans, in discussions about patriotism and how historic and current issues, such as NFL protests, might fit into the American ideal of patriotism.

Greene teaches courses on 20th century America, foreign relations and military history. He is the author of “Eisenhower, Science Advice, and the Nuclear Test Ban Debate 1945-1963” and numerous articles and book reviews on a range of topics related to America’s interactions with the world.

Adams specializes in U.S. History from 1607 to present with particular interests in war and society in the United States. He is the author of “Class and Race in the Frontier Army: Military Life in the West, 1870-1890.”

Patriotism & Protest is made possible in part by Ohio Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/exhibition/program/website do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For information, call (419) 332-2081, or visit rbhayes.org. Like HPLM on Facebook at fb.me/rbhayespres and follow on Twitter at @rbhayespres and Instagram at rbhayespres.

Communities for the Arts host The Pop Tarts

The Pop Tarts — A decade of top hit favorites from the best of the ’60s girl groups and female pop singers will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Clyde High School Auditorium, 1015 Race St., Clyde. Tickets $15 with all seats reserved. For tickets and purchasing information, call (419) 547-0588 or visit www.communitiesfortheartsclyde.org.

Films being accepted for second annual American Presidents Film & Literary Festival

FREMONT — The American Presidents Film & Literary Festival is accepting films for its second annual festival, which takes place Oct. 4-6 in Fremont.

Films include short films, feature films and documentaries. They should touch in some way, whether directly or loosely on the themes of people, places, politics and power.

Films can be submitted through the Film Freeway here: filmfreeway.com/

AmericanPresidentsFilmandLiteraryFestival. The deadline is May 31.

A $250 cash prize will be awarded in each of the following categories:

• Best feature-length film,

• Best short film,

• Best production,

• People’s choice.

For information, visit americanpresidentsfilmfestival.org and follow on Facebook at @ampresfilmlit and Twitter at @film_american.

Airman John S. Jackson

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class John S. Jackson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is a 2017 graduate of Clyde High School, Clyde, Ohio.

Airman Andrea E. Walton

U.S. Air Force Airman Andrea E. Walton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Walton is the daughter of Rebecca L. and Jeremy S. Walton and Allison L. Walton of McCutchenville, Ohio.

She is a 2018 graduate of Monroe High School, Monroe, Mich.

MTC President and four students honored by Phi Theta Kappa

MARION — Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will recognize MTC President Ryan McCall with the Paragon Award for New Presidents during PTK Catalyst 2019, the Society’s annual convention, April 4-6 in Orlando, Florida.

These awards are given to new college presidents who have shown strong support of student success by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students at their college. Recipients were nominated for the award by the students on their campus. McCall is one of just 25 college presidents to be selected nationwide, and the only one in Ohio. More than 500 college presidents were nominated.

“It’s an honor to be selected for this prestigious award,” said Dr. Ryan McCall, president of MTC. “I’m proud to be recognized and even prouder of the work out local chapter members are doing to succeed in college and in life.”

In addition, four local Phi Theta Kappa members will be recognized for their academic excellence by being named to the 2019 All-Ohio Academic Team. On April 25th at a luncheon at the Ohio Statehouse, Sharon Putney, Bethany Gliem, Erica Gushard and Robert Gearhart II will be awarded scholarships and recognized by state legislators. Putney graduated from Marysville and currently lives in Raymond. Gliem lives in Marion. Gushard attended TRECA and lives in Marion. Gearhart graduated from Wynford and lives in Nevada.

“These great students are hard workers and strong leaders. I’m proud of them for their success!” says Andrew Hand, Chapter Advisor and Associate Professor of Psychology.

The Beta Nu Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at MTC is a five-star chapter. It has grown from 24 new members in 2017 to 63 new members in 2018. Students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and a minimum of 12 credit hours completed.

PTK students have a 91 percent student success rate, and research has shown that strong presidential leadership and support of PTK increases member success and the depth of their college experience. In addition to focusing on scholarship, leadership, and fellowship, chapter members also perform many service projects around campus and the local community.

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