East Liverpool Campus Recognizes Outstanding Students, Supporters at Honors Banquet
Kent State University at East Liverpool recognized the academic achievements of several students during its annual Wall of Fame and Honors Banquet, while also honoring three individuals for their contributions to campus.
Kathrine Giffin received the Lifetime Achievement Award, based on her professional career, community service and support of Kent State East Liverpool. Giffin graduated as a physical therapy assistant from the East Liverpool Campus; returned as an instructor; worked as the clinical coordinator at the East Liverpool and Ashtabula campuses; and then became the PTA program director for the two campuses. She now serves as the PTA program director at CBD College in Los Angeles.
James (Jim) A. Locke III and Keith E. Locke each received the Friend of the Campus Award, recognizing their generous donation of the former home of their parents, James and Margaret Locke, to the Kent State East Liverpool Campus. Now known as The Locke House, the home serves as a real-life simulation and training site for occupational therapy assistant students.
Frank Dawson accepted the awards on behalf of Jim and Keith Locke who were unable to attend the event.
The students recognized included:
Wall of Fame Scholarships:
- Jeffrey Grope
- Kayla Malone
Dr. Joan D. Gailey Memorial Scholarships:
- Andrew Jackson
Dr. Roxanne Burns Scholarship:
- Arielle Claybrook
Outstanding Student Awards
- Accounting Technology: Brandon Pelley
- Environmenal Club: Kayla Coss
- Associate Degree Nursing: Summer Black
- Student Nurses Association Club: Zachary Talbott
- Occupational Therapy Assistant: Sarah Depew
- Student Occupational Therapy Assistant Club: Jasmine Johnson
- Physical Therapist Assistant: Joshua Tedesco
- Student Physical Therapist Assistant Club: Krista Johnson
- Undergraduate Student Government: Andrew Prekup
- Student Campus Service Awards: Kayla Coss and Andrew Prekup
President’s List for 2017:
- Matthew Chamberlain
- James King
- Skylar Lewis
- Leeanne Ridgley
- Aaron Timms
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Photo A: Honored at the 2018 Wall of Fame and Honors Banquet for Kent State East Liverpool were (front, from left) Kayla Malone, Krista Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Sarah Depew, Arielle Claybrook, Sumer Black, Kayla Coss; and (back, from left) Dr. David Dees, dean; Joshua Tedesco, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Talbott, Jeffrey Grope, Andrew Prekup
Photo B: Dr. David Dees with Kathrine Giffin, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Photo C: Dr. David Dees, dean, with Frank C. Dawson, accepting the Friend of the Campus Award for James and Keith Locke.