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2013 Awards

October 2012: Total = $20,572

  • Ohio Campus Compact awarded $1,000 toward the Express Yourself: Get Involved in Civic Engagement at Columbus State project. The program will educate Columbus State's student population about the many aspects of civic engagement, including the election and encourage students to register to vote. The project is led by Kimberly Rhyan and the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership.
  • The College received $19,527 from the Siemer Family Foundation to expand afterschool tutoring to an additional 40 immigrant/refugee children in grades 2-8 at three ESL Afterschool Communities sites in Franklin County. Suzanne Schaefer, Transitional Workforce, supervises all the ESLAsC sites and will implement the grant activities.

September 2012: Total = $101,000

  • North Central State College awarded $87,000 to fund the regional Tech Prep Service Center in FY 2013. Funds are used to develop plans of study and articulation agreements between CS and regional high schools and career centers. Dr. Polly Owen, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, coordinates this project.
  • A mini-grant of $14,000 also was awarded by North Central State College to support recruitment activities and professional development for Tech Prep advisors. Barbara Trent, Academic Affairs, and Ben Williams, Admissions, will coordinate these activities.

August 2012: Total = $6,500

  • The Ohio Department of Education provided $6,500 for We Are STEM, a day of STEM-related workshops and activities in science and the health professions for approximately 200 students in grades 9 through 12. Dr. Wendy McCullen-Vermillion and Dr. Jonathan Baker led this initiative that will take place in January 2013.

July 2012: Total  = $901,924

  • Columbus State received federal funds in the amount of $758,424 to provide advanced training in Information Technology and place 83 local workers in employment. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor to replace foreign workers holding the H1-B visa and hired into specialty occupations by U.S. companies.

  • The Ohio Department of Education awarded $143,500 to Columbus State to continue the ESL Afterschool Community at Wedgewood Apartments. The program serves over 40 Somali youth and their families providing them academic and cultural integration support.