The Ohio State University at Newark


Staff Achievements

Wallace, Gulick receive the 2019 President's and Dean/Director's Diversity Award

The 2019 President's and Dean/Director's Diversity Award was presented jointly to Beth Wallace and Max Gulick, senior academic advisors at Ohio State Newark, on August 29. Erin Hill, coordinator for student involvement, was also nominated but no longer employed on campus at the time of presentation. The award recognizes outstanding achievements which advance the college's/campus' overall awareness of and sensitivity to differences among people.

These differences include race, mixed races and heritages, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, mental abilities, cultural heritage, religious beliefs, political beliefs and geographic location. Wallace, Gulick and Hill were nominated by Desiree Fuerst, director of the Education Curriculum Center at Ohio State Newark.

White, Khol receive the 2018 President's and Dean/Director's Diversity Award

The 2018 President’s and Dean/Director’s Diversity Award was presented jointly to Justin Khol, assistant director for student life at COTC and Ohio State Newark, and Jamie White, retention coordinator and associate faculty member at Ohio State Newark, on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018.

The award recognizes outstanding achievements which advance the college’s/campus’ overall awareness of and sensitivity to differences among people. These differences include race, mixed races and heritages, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, mental abilities, cultural heritage, religious beliefs, political beliefs and geographic location. Khol and White were nominated by Jacqueline Parrill, Ed.D., director of institutional planning and human resources at Ohio State Newark and vice president for institutional planning and human resources at COTC, and Holly Mason, director of student life.

Kim Manno recieves international certification

Newark resident Kim Manno, assistant director of development at the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College, has successfully passed the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam. CFRE International certifies experienced fundraising professionals aspiring to the highest standards of ethics, competence and service to the philanthropic sector. There is a requirement to recertify every three years.

Manno has worked in the Ohio State Newark/COTC Office of Development for the past seven years. She is a graduate of Denison University and Capital University Law School and a member of The Woodlands/New Beginnings Domestic Violence Shelter board of directors.

Wes Grunden is the recipient of the 2017 Greenstein Award

The Ohio State University at Newark Admissions Counselor Wesley Grunden was presented the Julius S. and Joette Greenstein Award for 2017. The Greenstein Award is presented annually to a regular staff member, administrator or faculty of Ohio State Newark and/or Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) whose efforts, deeds and behavior made a major contribution toward the perpetuation of a genuine spirit of mutual respect and cooperation between Ohio State Newark and COTC.

In demonstration of the spirit of collaboration between the two institutions, Grunden was nominated by COTC Admissions Representative Stacey Cartnal. Grunden coordinated over 30 campus visits for prospective students that included both Ohio State Newark and COTC. "These visits promoted the whole campus and fostered unity between the two institutions," said Cartnal. “The united front that we present to the community has had a positive impact on both institutions,” said Cartnal. “Wes Grunden has played a major role in the development of a team mentality and respect between our two offices.”


Sherry Abbott Receives 2016 Greenstein Award

Human Resources Generalist Sherry Abbott was recognized by The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) for her contributions to the continued growth of the campus. Abbott has received the Julius S. and Joette Greenstein Award for 2016.

The Greenstein award is given to a faculty, administrator or staff member whose efforts, attitude, deeds and behavior made a major contribution toward the perpetuation of a genuine spirit of mutual respect and cooperation between Ohio State Newark and COTC. Abbott was nominated by Institutional Planning and Human Resources Vice President/Director Jackie Parrill.

“In Sherry’s role, she is responsible for serving as a liaison for all campus employees, both COTC and Ohio State Newark, in working with our benefits programs and Your Plan for Health,” said Parrill in her nomination letter. “Sherry’s support of our employees on both sides of the house is exemplary. She continually goes above and beyond to ensure that the employees of our campus and college enjoy the highest level of service available."

Abbott has worked at Ohio State Newark and COTC for more than 10 years. Parrill said because of Abbott’s dedication and hard work, employees for both institutions have many opportunities to participate in health and wellness programs.

“Sherry is committed to the cost-share relationship. Her can-do, service-focused approach to her work has resulted in positive working relationships with all of the employees that she encounters in her role,” said Parrill. “She exemplifies the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation recognized by this award.”


Phillips Elected President of OASFAA and Receives OASFAA James W. White Award

Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark Director of Financial Aid Faith Phillips is celebrating two major accomplishments. Phillips was elected president of the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA). She will begin her term on July 1. She was also recently named the recipient of the 2015-16 OASFAA James W. White Award.

The James W. White award is named in honor of the retired director of financial aid at Oberlin College. The award, first presented at OASFAA Spring Conference in 1991, is given annually to a member of OASFAA who is dedicated to students and to their local community.

Phillips has worked at the shared campus of Ohio State Newark and COTC as financial aid director for 19 years. She is known for her dedication to creating financial aid awareness and helping students in the communities the campus serves learn about their financial aid options.

“I was really honored with the award, and am thrilled to become president of this organization,” said Phillips. “OASFAA helps to promote access to higher education, which is what I am all about.”

The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators promotes financial aid awareness. It also aims to affect public policy initiatives, to promote ethical administration of student aid programs and to encourage an environment of cooperation among individuals, agencies, organizations and educational institutions to better serve all student populations. OASFAA represents more than 600 members from more than 200 institutions operating within the State of Ohio.

The president of OASFFA is the chief executive officer of the corporation, presiding at all meetings of the corporate membership and chairing all meetings of the trustees of the corporation. The president oversees the business of the corporation, and makes sure that all policies and resolutions of the corporate membership and trustees are implemented.

“It’s a big commitment,” said Phillips. “I’ve served in the president elect role for the past year preparing myself for this position. I think I’m ready now.”