Dr. Ron D. Wright, the fourth President of Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, died Dec. 28, 2019, after battling health problems for some time. A memorial service for Dr. Wright will take place Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at 1 p.m., at the Gray Road Church of Christ, 4826 Gray Rd., Cincinnati OH 45232. Dr. Wright served as President of Cincinnati State from 1997 to 2007. During his tenure, the College grew in enrollment and expanded its physical presence in the community,... read more
Host Byron P. White welcomed Dr. Monica Posey and Elliott Ruther to the Dec. 14, 2019, broadcast of "Class in Session," a radio talk show dedicated to education and the Cincinnati community. President Posey and Chief of Advancement Ruther discussed Cincinnati State and the College's impact on the Greater Cincinnati region.
Cincinnati State is now authorized to offer two Bachelor of Applied Science degrees-- one in Land Surveying and the other in Culinary & Food Science. Both bachelor's programs will begin admitting students when registration for Fall 2020 begins, in March of 2020. The College's authorization to offer bachelor's degrees was approved Dec. 4, 2019, by the Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission. Both of the new programs address regional needs for bachelor's-level... read more
Cincinnati State movie-makers dominated the inaugural "Fright Film" competition held in fall 2019, winning the Best Picture award, two Audience Favorite awards, and numerous other awards and nominations. The winning movie, "The Water Within," was a Cincinnati State Audio/Video Production (AVP) student effort. The team, seen in the photo above, used the team name Focal Point Productions.
Cincinnati State's Midwest Culinary Institute welcomed over 400 guests on Nov. 21, 2019, to attend two cooking demonstrations led by Chef Julia Collin Davison (on left in photo) and Chef Bridget Lancaster, co-hosts of the popular PBS cooking show "America's Test Kitchen." The nationally-renowned chefs and cookbook authors were assisted by MCI chefs and students during lunchtime and evening presentations in the Culinary Demonstration Kitchen on Clifton Campus. The visit from the "America's... read more
Cincinnati State President Monica Posey (above, with the College's Vice President of Workforce Development, Amy Waldbillig) was honored as a 2019 "Woman of Excellence" by the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance at a gala held Nov. 15, 2019. This is the 18th year the Chamber Alliance has recognized the work of women in the area who are examples of excellence in professional or volunteer service.
Cincinnati State joined the national celebration of First-Generation College Student Success on Nov. 8, 2019.
Co-op coordinators present and past celebrated at the 50th Anniversary event. More than 100 cooperative education, clinical experience, and internship employers, along with College faculty and staff members and other guests, attended the 50th Anniversary Co-op Celebration on Oct. 29, 2019.
Cincinnati State's Interpreter Training Program (ITP) offers free community signing classes on Mondays and Tuesdays in October and November on Clifton Campus, and it's not too late to join the group. At each class session, participants learn to sign conversational phrases, and then apply the signs through activities. ITP Program Chair Dawn Caudill (photo below) said the free classes are a way to give back to the community and also offer a resource for those who may be interested in taking... read more
Members of the Cincinnati State Leadership Club participated in Necco foster care agency's annual "Trunk or Treat" on Oct. 29, 2019, for children in the agency's care. The college students decorated their car trunks with a Halloween theme and then handed out candy (and smiles) to about 100 foster children who "Trunk or Treated."