Four County Career Center honored six graduates from the Career Center who have had success in their careers and who will serve as outstanding representatives for the school at the 17th annual “Wall of Fame” awards program Monday evening.
Nominations for this honor are open to the public and based on the areas of significant contributions to the individual’s career, the community, education, and Four County Career Center.
This was also the first year for the “Distinguished Service Award” presented to the individual who has displayed on-going dedication and commitment to the Career Center and to the communities served by the Career Center. This year’s recipient is Carole Wolfe, retired Guidance Counselor at the Career Center.
The new members were inducted during the annual advisory committee dinner where Ellie Cichocki, Workforce Development/Job Placement Coordinator, served as Master of Ceremonies. Superintendent Tim Meister formally welcomed everyone and gave special introductions. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Jared Sanchez, a Law Enforcement & Security Tactics student from Ayersville, and a Student Ambassador. Erin Betz, a Health Careers student from Pettisville and a Student Ambassador, gave the invocation.
Ronald R. Burk came to the Career Center from Tinora High School and enrolled in the Diesel Mechanics program from which he graduated in 1982. Ron is currently the owner/operator of Exceptional Motorcar in Defiance and lives in Defiance.
Brent Savage enrolled at the Career Center from Hicksville High School, entered the Machine Shop program and graduated in 1972. He is an Engineering Administrator at Eaton Corporation in Auburn, Indiana and lives in Hicksville.
Carole Wolfe retired as Guidance Counselor from the Career Center in 2004 but continues to be active as an Endowment Board Member, Williams County Retired Teacher Association and District 1 Director of the Ohio Retired Teachers. Carole was also instrumental in the start of the “Wall of Fame” at Four County seventeen years ago. Carole lives in Bryan.
G. Michael Christman attended the Career Center from Hicksville High School and graduated in 1972 in the Drafting program. Michael is currently president/owner of Guardian Engineering in Wauseon where he lives.
Michael Kohl Sennett came to the Career Center from Ayersville High School, entered the Computer Networking & Repair program and graduated in 2002. He is currently IP System Administrator at Buckeye Cable System in Toledo and lives in Toledo.
Jody (Hallett) Strahle enrolled at the Career Center from Bryan High School and graduated in 1976 in the Clerical program. Jody is the Accounts Payable/Cashier at the Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers in Bryan where she lives.
Shelly Wagner attended the Career Center from Edgerton High School, entered the Cosmetology program and graduated in 1983. She is currently the owner of the Hair Loft in Bryan and lives in Edgerton.
A picture/plaque of each “Wall of Fame” and “Distinguished Service Award” recipient will be placed in the main entrance at Four County Career Center. A special “Thank You” is extended to all area businesses who continue to employ Career Center students and give them the opportunity to succeed. Nominations are now being accepted for next year’s “Wall of Fame” and “Distinguished Service Award.” Contact the Career Center at 419-267-3331 for nomination forms or visit the webside at www.fourcounty.net.