Washington State Community College has welcomed several new employees over the past few months. Since November of 2012, 11 new faces have been added to the campus staff. Our most recent hire, Nicole Crump, is taking charge of a brand new position: Assistant Director of Admissions-Adult Learners and Career Services. In this position, Crump will be reaching out to adults who are 25 and older to inform them about how they can achieve their career goals through college education. She will also be collaborating with career services to help current WSCC students research job opportunities so they will be prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation. Future plans for the position include resume writing workshops, and in-class information sessions covering best practices for job searching and career preparation. Crump is strongly committed to promoting quality education and workforce skills throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. "I am excited to help people in our area pursue their career goals through educational opportunities at Washington State Community College," says Crump. "Starting an education at Washington State allows students to save money, gain valuable skills which can lead to employment, or work toward a bachelor's degree," she adds.
Another new hire, Jennifer Hayes, began her WSCC employment as Assistant Controller in early March, and in the past has worked on various college campuses in the state of Ohio. In recent years, she departed from the post-secondary education environment to work in an assisted living center. "I am very excited to be back in higher education", says Hayes. She describes her coworkers at WSCC as "very friendly and helpful."
January saw the arrival of four new hires. Andrew Pomerleau and Cindy Sargent both joined the staff as library technicians, and Douglas Butcher began work as Senior Programmer in the Management Information Systems Department. Noell Dettorre signed on as Assistant Director of Financial Aid, where she works with Hayley Hook. Hook recently moved from the position of Student Services Assistant to Assistant Director of Financial Aid in February, 2013.
In the Health Sciences Department, Laura Freed took on the duties of Director of the Physical Therapy Assistant Program in December. After working for six years as a physical therapist at Marietta Memorial Hospital, Freed decided to make the transition to teaching. "I am very excited about my new role as the PTA Program Director", she says. "Thanks to the previous director, Kim Salyers, the ACCE, Kara Stauffer, and the rest of the wonderful staff here at Washington State, my transition from patient care to teaching has gone very smoothly," she comments.
Also arriving in December of 2012 was Melinda Pinkerton, who joined the Business Office in December 2012 as a financial analyst. The Evergreen Child Development Center also has recent hires. Two new assistant teachers were added to their staff: Sarah Thornberry and Alyse Hoeksema.