FridayFebruary 21, 2020

Service Anniversary Awards to be presented at Feb. 24 Common Time

Common Time on Monday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., is the annual Service Anniversary Awards event, recognizing Cincinnati State employees who have reached a milestone year in their service to the College.

Common Time takes place in the Main Building Conference Center on Clifton Campus.

At this year's Service Anniversary event, President Monica Posey will present service award pins to employees who observed their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, or 40th anniversary of continuous employment at the College during the past calendar year. 

"Continuous employment" may include serving as an adjunct faculty member or part-time employee prior to becoming a full-time employee.

Light refreshments will be available.

Please join your colleagues for this celebration of dedicated service to the College.

For those who can't attend in person, the Common Time will be live-streamed at

Pres. Posey met with Ohio members of Congress at National Legislative Summit

Senator Sherrod Brown (left) "leaned in" for his conversation with Dr. Posey and Board Chair Mark Walton (right) during the National Legislative Summit for community college leaders. (See additional photos below)

President Monica Posey, Board of Trustees Chair Mark Walton ‘78, and Chief of Institutional Advancement/Foundation Executive Director Elliott Ruther joined community college leaders from throughout the country in Washington, DC, at the Community College National Legislative Summit held Feb. 10-13, 2020.

The Legislative Summit is sponsored by the Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges.

  • This annual event is designed to inform and educate community college leaders on federal policy issues that affect community colleges and their students.
  • Participants also have opportunities to meet with their U.S. representatives in Congress to advocate for their support for community colleges.

Dr. Posey said, "This was my fourth year attending the National Legislative Summit, and I noticed that the energy and interest in the work of community colleges was even greater than on previous visits."

"The Ohio area representatives were very aware and appreciative of impact of Cincinnati State in Southwest Ohio," Dr. Posey added.

"The amazing work of our faculty and staff here on campus and in the community has been noticed by our legislators in Washington," Dr. Posey said.

The Cincinnati State delegation met with the area's office holders, including U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, and U.S. House of Representatives members Steve Chabot (1st District), Brad Wenstrup (2nd District) and Warren Davidson (8th District).

Discussion topics in these meetings included updates on recent College successes, and requests for continued or additional support for Pell grant funds and for programs like TRIO and other federally-funded initiatives that assist current and potential Cincinnati State students.

Dr. Posey said, "Based on our conversations, I expect several of Ohio's legislators to visit our campus during the next year, and also provide strong support for our 50th Anniversary celebrations."

Dr. Posey, Mr. Walton, and other Ohio community college leaders met with Senator Rob Portman

Chief of Advancement Ruther, Board Chair Walton, Dr. Posey, and U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup

In a recent update to constituents, Congressman Wenstrup said:

"Career and technical schools and community colleges are often more affordable alternatives to traditional four-year colleges. Students typically graduate on a faster timeline with more focused skills and fewer debts.

I had the opportunity to sit down with leaders from Cincinnati State and discuss their outstanding community college and technical programs as well as the growing demand for skilled workers."

Dr. Posey, U.S Representative Warren Davidson, Mr. Walton

(Photos provided by Elliott Ruther)

Students can prepare for Job Fair with Job Search Workshops & Career Closet visits

In preparation for the Career & Co-op Job Fair that takes place Mar. 3, the Career Center invites all students to prepare for the Fair at Job Search Workshops on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Topics for the Job Search Workshops include:

  • creating a great resume,
  • writing a captivating cover letter
  • impressing professionals in a job interview

Two workshop sessions are available on Feb. 26:

  • 10 - 11 a.m. - ATLC 410
  • 1 - 2 p.m. - ATLC 422

The workshop leader is Rachel Blackburn of TRAK group, a company that specializes in finding and placing candidates for job opportunities in the Tri-State area.

Students who need assistance with professional attire can visit the Career Closet, located on the lower level of the Main Building, across from the Fitness Center.

  • The Career Closet provides work-appropriate attire, at no cost, for current Cincinnati State students who are preparing for job interviews and co-op or internship experiences.
  • Students who wish to "shop" at the Career Closet need a referral from their co-op coordinator or academic advisor or program chair.
  • The Career Closet is open Monday/Wednesday from noon to 2 p.m. and Tuesday/Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.
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