COTC/Ohio State Newark Employee Recognized for Dedication and Service

NEWARK, Ohio, August 25, 2016 – Human Resources Generalist Sherry Abbott is being recognized by The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) for her contributions to the continued growth of the campus. Abbott recently received the Julius S. and Joette Greenstein Award.

The Greenstein award is given to a faculty, administrator or staff member whose efforts, attitude, deeds and behavior made a major contribution toward the perpetuation of a genuine spirit of mutual respect and cooperation between Ohio State Newark and COTC. Abbott was nominated by Institutional Planning and Human Resources Vice President/Director Jackie Parrill.
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“In Sherry’s role, she is responsible for serving as a liaison for all campus employees, both COTC and Ohio State Newark, in working with our benefits programs and Your Plan for Health,” said Parrill in her nomination letter. “Sherry’s support of our employees on both sides of the house is exemplary. She continually goes above and beyond to ensure that the employees of our campus and college enjoy the highest level of service available.”

Abbott has worked at Ohio State Newark and COTC for more than 10 years. Parrill said because of Abbott’s dedication and hard work, employees for both institutions have many opportunities to participate in health and wellness programs.

“Sherry is committed to the cost-share relationship. Her can-do, service-focused approach to her work has resulted in positive working relationships with all of the employees that she encounters in her role,” said Parrill. “She exemplifies the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation recognized by this award.”


Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.​​