Daily News

WednesdayJuly 27, 2016

Scholars recognized for their academic success

Spring 2016 Semester scholars were celebrated at the Dean and Merit List Recognition event on Friday, July 15.   Students who achieved the highest academic honors last semester were invited, along with their families, to receive congratulations, their certificates of achievement, and enjoy refreshments and photo opportunities.   The event was organized by the academic Divisions as a means to acknowledge the accomplishments of the students and encourage each to continue to aim high in pursuing their academic goals.


Darrell Smith talks Student Veterans Affairs during a community forum

Director of Veteran Affairs and Veterans Upward Bound, Darrell Smith was a featured panelist during a CET/Cincinnati Public Library-hosted community engagement forum, which ran in conjunction with the Veterans Coming Home campaign. Held last Tuesday, July 19, the forum focused on providing information related to veterans transitioning from military service back into civilian life. Mr. Smith discussed several Cincinnati State resources available to its community of student veterans; resources that ease the process of entering into higher education. 

The forum was moderated by Blackboard Marketing CEO and former WCPO news anchor, Clyde Gray.  Featured panelists also included, Dan Knowles with Tristate Veterans Community Alliance (TVCA), Sarah Meeds with Ohio National Guard and Sygnetics and Karen Cutright with the OIF/OAF Clinic at Cincinnati Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Hospital.

In case you wish to view or share this conversation, a Facebook Live video was broadcasted and can be found here.

  • Clyde Gray and Darrell Smith

  • The #VetsComingHome panelists

Surge-a-palooza is September 29

The 2016 annual Surge-a-Palooza is scheduled for September 29th, so mark your calendar and plan to attend between 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  As in previous years,  the college-wide event will encourage friendly competition among departmental and divisional teams in pursuit of winning the coveted Surge-a-Palooza traveling trophy!  .

Surge-a-Palooza will includefun and games including the crowd favorite “Cincinnati State’s Got Talent,” in addition to  the great food, great company, and an overall great time!  Director of Institutional Research and Organizational Effectiveness Anne Foster has volunteered to chair this year’s event, and will work with a Committee to plan the fun. 

Information about registration and other details will be forthcoming.