Patrol promotes trooper to sergeant
COLUMBUS - Tpr. Michael S. Seabolt was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant by Col. John Born, Ohio State Highway Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the patrol's academy. Seabolt will remain at the Marietta Post to serve as an assistant post commander.
Seabolt joined the patrol in June 1999 as a member of the 134th Academy Class. He earned his commission in December of that year and was assigned to the Marietta Post.
Seabolt lives in Whipple with his wife, Shawna. They have four children: Renee, 12, Clayton, 11, Amanda, 5, and Derrick, 2.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is an internationally accredited agency whose mission is to protect life and property, promote traffic safety and provide professional public safety services.
MC hires director for counseling services
Dr. Bob Pastoor, vice president for Student Life at Marietta College, recently announced that Dr. Eric Limegrover would become the director of Counseling and Psychological Services in June.
Having moved to Marietta last year to serve as clinical director at L&P Services and having previously held the title of coordinator of Substance Abuse Services at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, the position marries his collegiate interests and clinical expertise, making him the right fit for the position in the new Dr. J. Michael Harding Center for Health and Wellness on campus.
"Marietta College has a superb reputation, and the individuals I have met so far have only reinforced my high expectations, Limegrover said. "I am excited to walk on campus and be a part of the Marietta College community."
The position of director of Counseling and Psychological Services has the primary responsibilities of supervising the Center for Health and Wellness clinical services, chairing the Campus Threat Assessment Team, working with area hospitals, overseeing administrative and budgetary functions, as well as providing direct individual care for students, among other duties.
In his time at Miami University, Limegrover acted as a counselor, professor and consultant to his students. He notes this experience as the one that sparked his enthusiasm for working with young adults and their families.
Pastoor said Limegrover's time at Miami University was significant to his hiring.
"He has great collegiate experience at Miami University, and he is well versed in the issues that college students face on a day-to-day basis," Pastoor said.
According to Limegrover, students face unique difficulties that surround the transitional phase of life that college provides.
"These issues are dealing with living on their own, balancing time commitments, establishing and sustaining healthy romantic relationships and understanding the effects of substance use," Limegrover said. "These issues are just a few of the topics discussed at our office. We will be able to assist with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bullying while developing healthy support systems through individual and group therapy."
Nearing the final stages of construction, the new center will be in Harrison Hall and will combine the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services with the former Health Center. The center dons the commemorating name of Dr. J. Michael Harding, the prior Director of Counseling and Psychological Services who died in July 2011.
From local reports