NEWARK — Central Ohio Technical College will kick off a yearlong 40th anniversary celebration with a free public reception on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the John Gilbert Reese Center at the COTC Newark Campus. Alumni, former faculty and staff, as well as friends of the college and community members are invited to join in celebrating the college’s 40-year journey.
Charter buses will provide free transportation from each of COTC’s extended campuses (Coshocton, Mount Vernon and Pataskala). Memorabilia and historical technology exhibits spanning the life of the college will be displayed. COTC President Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D., will present the newly established Legends of Loyalty Award during a formal program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Make reservations by Tuesday, Jan. 18, by calling 740-364-9514. Visit http://bit.ly/COTC40th for more information.
Also scheduled to speak are COTC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Cheryl L. Snyder, senior vice president, Park National Bank; and Newark Campus Development Fund Chairman William T. McConnell. Community member Patrick M. Jeffries will serve as master of ceremonies.
In addition, the college will debut a special 40th anniversary viral video and share video vignettes featuring alumni, staff and others speaking about what COTC means to them.
Hor d’oeuvres and entertainment will be provided.
The event will formally begin a yearlong 40th anniversary celebration that will include a traveling historical exhibit, publication of a 40th anniversary book, as well as special alumni programming and opportunities to reconnect with the college.