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Sunday announcements, May 19

Heidelberg appoints dean of School of Business, Computer Science and IT

A veteran educator with extensive experience in business and industry will become the dean of the School of Business, Computer Science & Information Technology at Heidelberg University effective July 1.

Scott Johnson, who will be coming from the College of Idaho, also will hold the Adams Family Endowed Chair in Business and serve as a professor of management.

In addition to his experience in the business world, higher education and leadership, including time in the UK and Spain, Johnson will bring to Heidelberg a passion for creating a successful integration of the liberal arts with professional programs.

Prior, Johnson was a professor and the director of the business and accounting program at the College of Idaho for the past five years. He began his career in the business world, initially as a store manager with Baskin-Robbins and eventually with AT&T as an international manager and team leader.

Johnson earned a Ph.D. in business administration from Arizona State University and an MBA with an international business emphasis from the University of San Francisco. His bachelor’s degree in business administration is from California State University-Fresno.

Heidelberg honors student achievements

The following students were among about 75 students honored April 26 at Heidelberg University’s annual Student Awards Celebration. Jasmyn Mullins of Bloomville, Dr. John R. and Jan Kaufman Heter Scholarship; Taylor Arbogast of Carey, Paul H. Hoernemann Award in Athletics; Heather Speck of Kansas, E.I.F. Williams Memorial Prize in Elementary and Secondary Education; Samantha Gaietto of Tiffin, E.I.F. Williams Memorial Prize in Elementary and Secondary Education; Noah Messerall of Tiffin, Dro. Rose Moore Education Award; Mallory Paul of Tiffin, Charles M. Legalley Prize in Speech.

Students received their awards during Heidelberg’s celebration of academic, athletic, service and leadership achievements among individual students, student organizations and faculty members.

During the celebration, students also presented the Faculty Member of the Year Award to Ginny Gregg, professor of psychology.

Graduating senior Sam Stohlman was selected to give the student address during the celebration. He titled his remarks “Embrace the Impractical; Attack the Impossible!”

Heidelberg honors students present senior capstone projects

The following students were among 21 Heidelberg University senior Honors students who presented their final capstone projects April 23-25:

Taylor Arbogast of Carey, “Communication Tendencies in Sports Speech;” Kristina Confesor of Tiffin, “What are the Similaritrees: A Comparison of Microsatellites In Maple Species.”

Heidelberg awards major scholarships for class of 2022

The following students were among the recipients of a major scholarships to attend Heidelberg University.

Each student received their scholarship for four years. The awards were announced following Heidelberg’s annual scholarship competition earlier this academic year.

Local students who earned scholarships include: Travis Fletcher of Carey, Fellows Award; Bailee Coss of Fostoria, Fellows Award; Logan Drum of Tiffin, Fellows Award; Isaiah Shiley of Tiffin, Fellows Award; Jarett Woodall of Tiffin, Fellows Award.

Students who rank near the top of their high school class are invited to participate in the university’s annual scholarship competition. The program recognizes students based on high school grade-point average and ACT or SAT test scores. In addition to weighing a student’s academic credentials, the competition also looks at leadership skills and community service through a personal interview, a portfolio and an essay.

Pipher receives degree from Ohio Dominican University

COLUMBUS – Wesley Pipher of Attica, received a bachelor of science degree from Ohio Dominican University.

Ohio Wesleyan inducts Tiffin native into honor society

DELAWARE — Erika Shultz of Tiffin, was inducted May 10 into Ohio Wesleyan University’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honor society. The historic organization counts 17 U.S. presidents, 40 Supreme Court justices, and more than 140 Nobel laureates among its members.

Tiffin student named to president’s list

COLUMBUS – Brittany Vela of Tiffin was named to the president’s list for the fall 2018 semester from Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

NCOESC board to meet

The North Central Ohio Educational Service Center Board of Governors is to meet at 7 p.m. May 21 at the NCOESC Marion Office, 333 E. Center St., Marion.

H-L Fishing Derby announced

BASCOM – The second annual Hopewell-Loudon Fishing Derby has been scheduled for 9 a.m. on June 1 at Fostoria Reservoir #3 (Lamberjack) on Lakeview Drive.

Registration will be 9-9:45 a.m. and the cost is $10 per participant.

The derby is open to students in grades K-6. Grades K-4 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Fishing starts at 10 am and will conclude at noon with lunch and an awards presentation. Prizes will be awarded for various categories for different grade levels.

Forms and more information can be found on facebook: H-L Fishing Club.

Jason Root of Root Fishing will be in attendance. Sponsorship provided by the IKE Foundation and Custom Glass Solutions.

Saturday, Adam Daniel, Dominic Gaietto, Garret Kuhn, and Erik Hossler from the H-L Fishing Club traveled to Gallopolis on the Ohio River to compete in the 2019 Ohio High School State Fishing Championships.

Mohawk teacher earns award

SYCAMORE – Mohawk Elementary teacher Taylor Gillig has been selected for a W.R.I.T.E. Award. The award won her classroom $500 in free supplies.

Gillig is to receive the award on May 30.

Vanguard-Sentinel celebrate signing day, new building

Vanguard-Sentinel Career and Technology Centers celebrated upcoming graduates with the Klein Tools Skilled Trades Signing Day May 8.

Companies from in and around Sandusky County came to sign letters of intent to hire or apprentice with Vanguard-Sentinel students.

Vanguard-Sentinel also celebrated the openings of their new and remodeled Skilled Trades Buildings, located on their Fremont and Tiffin campuses, with a ribbon cutting. Additions to the Tiffin campus totaled 7,000 square feet, 5,000 square feet will be dedicated lab space. The additions and renovations to the Tiffin campus were completed and the students were able to begin utilizing lab and classroom space in January.

Renovations at the Fremont campus are allowing the Vanguard Tech Center Electrical Trades programs to move into the same space as the Building Construction Trades programs. The renovations include 2,000 square feet of classroom space, which will be completed by the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

Dance at the library

The Tiffin-Seneca Public Library is to present “Music and Movement Dance Party” at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Frost Kalnow room of the library, located at 77 Jefferson St.

For more information, call (419) 447-3751 or visit www.tiffinsenecalibrary.com.

Family movie night

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will host “Family Movie Monday” 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Frost Kalnow room of the library, located at 77 Jefferson St.

The library will feature the family movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

Popcorn will be provided. Families are welcome to bring their own snacks and drinks. Feel free to bring pillows and blankets. Anyone who attends will be entered to win a Spider-Man prize.

For more information, please stop by the Junior Library or call (419) 447-3751.

Alzheimer’s training at Autumnwood Care Center

The Alzheimer’s Association is to provide educational information and training on caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease 1 p.m. June 4 at Autumnwood Care Center, 670 SR 18, Tiffin. Learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers and lern strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, call (419) 447-7151 or visit alz.org/CRF.

BVHS receives energy efficiency award

Blanchard Valley Health System has been awarded the 2019 Energy Efficiency Award by AEP Ohio. This award recognizes AEP Ohio customers that have done outstanding work participating in AEP Ohio energy efficiency programs. BVHS is one of only three health systems in Ohio to receive this recognition.

By excelling in these programs, BVHS has advanced the efficiency of its operations, buildings and patients by providing better lighting, greater comfort, greater productivity and energy cost savings.

“BVHS is devoted to continuously improving its processes and patient experience,” said BJ Pasztor, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing executive at BVHS. “We are honored to be recognized for our energy efficiency efforts.”

For more information about BVHS, visit bvhealthsystem.org.

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