“When rumors about the plant closing began circulating, I found myself wondering what I would do if I was suddenly without a job. I searched for other ideas of doing something different than electrical work in a factory."
Two North Central State College students recently returned from Washington, D.C., but they weren’t on vacation. Mansfield resident Angela Noe and Wooster resident Jennifer Beaver spent the first half of spring semester as interns in the Capitol Hill office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
Andrea Johnson is the newest insurance agent at Blackstone Insurance in Lexington. She received her Property and Casualty License in March 2014 and is excited about what the future holds.
A second-year NC State student, Diaz is in his 10th year as a support specialist in adult services for Richland Newhope Industries. For the past four years, Diaz has directed the Richland Newhope dance troupe.
“I saw so many people who helped my brother growing up. I decided I wanted to do that too. I use those experiences in my coursework and clinical experience."
Visit Global Medical Foam in Lexington some weekday afternoon and there’s a good chance you will catch North Central State College student Alec Broderick working on the company’s latest brochure.
On her fourth try at college, Danielle Roberts got it right. The 39-year-old mother of six completed an associate degree in Human Services at North Central State College. “Prior to coming here, I attended college three times. But life got in the way and I never completed a program,” she said.
Alisha Walker is marketing her employer and her community at Richland Source. Graduating in December with her associate degree in marketing from North Central State College, Walker is serving an internship with the online news outlet.
Rodney Jones is employed as a six-month intern helping upsize a crash test dummy which will be used to study car restraints on overweight people during a crash. “It wasn’t long ago I was working 12 hour shifts. I don’t even have my degree (he will graduate May 2014), and I’m already better off than I was before.”
Injuries sustained in an accident in 2011 helped change LaTonya Green’s life. She sustained a broken pelvis and internal injuries after being run over three times by an SUV. “I was in the hospital for two months and in a wheelchair for nine months after that,” Green recalls. “The doctors weren’t sure if I would ever be able to walk normally again."