Kent State University at Trumbull Welcomes New Students at Trumbull Career and Technical Center’s First College Signing Day
There were no footballs or basketballs. However, lights were bright and cameras were rolling as local high school seniors committed their future plans at Trumbull Career and Technical Center’s first “College Signing Day” on Tuesday morning, April 26.
“It’s an opportunity to highlight students who are planning for the future, whether its college, employment or military service,” said Jason Gray, Superintendent, Trumbull Career and Technical Center. “It’s important to take time to recognize their accomplishments.”
Dr. Lance Grahn, dean and chief administrative officer for Kent State University at Trumbull welcomed incoming seniors, Destiny Jenkins (Lordstown), Rachel Bockelman (Mathews), and Ryan Petiya (Warren). All three will pursue degrees this fall. Petiya plans to take course work leading to a computer science degree. Jenkins and Bockelman plan to enter the nursing program.
“This was an easy choice for me,” Bockelman said. “When my grandfather was sick, many people told me Kent State nurses stand out. By attending Kent State University at Trumbull, I stay close to home and chase my dream this fall.”
Kent State's nursing program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Association Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing. Students may complete all four years of this program at Kent State University at Trumbull.
Like Nursing, students can complete a baccalaureate computing degree through the Bachelor of Applied and Technical Studies program. Kent State University at Trumbull offers an associate degree in Computer Technology.