Service Learning Showcase Features Student Projects

NEWARK, Ohio, March 10, 2017 – Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will hold a Service Learning Showcase on Wednesday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room 126 of the John L. and Christine Warner Library & Student Center located at 1219 University Drive, Newark campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Service learning is the teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.

"We have more than just the responsibility of educating students in the classroom," said COTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Lauri White. "We have the responsibility to provide the students opportunities for growth in arenas they may not have been exposed to yet."

The showcase features examples of community service projects completed by students in correlation with class requirements. Attendees will be able to learn about the benefits of service learning and view examples from various partner organizations and businesses. The event is hosted by the COTC Service Learning Committee.

Contact Committee Chair Erin McGuire at for more information.

COTC was ranked number one in Ohio and number 19 in the nation by PayScale in its 2016-17 College Salary Report ranking the best community and career colleges by salary potential. COTC is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.​