Julius S. and Joette Greenstein Award
The Greenstein award is given annually to a staff member, administrator or faculty member of COTC and/or Ohio State Newark whose efforts, attitude, deeds and behavior made a major contribution toward the perpetuation of a genuine spirit of mutual respect and cooperation between COTC and Ohio State Newark.
As an office associate for the Office of Advancement, Walsh has been the joyful voice of the advancement office for more than 16 years. She not only greets friends, donors, alumni and campus employees when they call, but she also has additional responsibilities that include gift processing and receipting, purchase reconciliations, and budget expenditures.
“She is the glue that holds our office together,” said Kim Manno, director of advancement. “She has provided an extraordinary amount of support for cost-shared fundraising campaigns including the Next Generation Challenge, the John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology, and the renovation of Founders Hall. Whether it’s a groundbreaking or ribbon-cutting ceremony, she always ensures that COTC and Ohio State Newark are equally represented in every detail imaginable.”
Walsh plays a vital role in planning and executing the many advancement office events and is always willing to assist other offices to ensure the success of their events. For the past few years, she has assisted the Office of Student Life by making centerpieces for Ohio State Newark’s Convocation. She assisted the COTC Office of the President in planning and executing events related to the college’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration in 2021–22. For the first time this July, Walsh oversaw the Independence Day Concert and Fireworks, which brings approximately 20,000 people to campus.
“She is proud to be an employee of both Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark, and she never ceases to give new campus employees a kind and gracious welcome. She is often not recognized for all she does because of the behind-the-scenes nature of her job responsibilities, but I truly believe there is not a person on this campus who is more deserving of this special recognition than Laura Walsh,” said Manno.