Two COTC Students Names to All-Ohio Academic Team

NEWARK, Ohio, June 1, 2016 – Two Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) students earned All-Ohio Academic Team honors from the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC). Angela Lake, an architectural engineering technology major, and Ryann McFarland, a human services major, were selected as All-Ohio Academic Third Team members. The two were honored at the annual recognition luncheon at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in downtown Columbus.

The All-Ohio Academic Team provides statewide recognition and cash scholarships to outstanding two-year college students at Ohio’s 23 community colleges. To be eligible, students must be nominated to the All-USA Academic Team. Nominees must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least a 3.50.

Lake lives in Newark and has a 3.63 GPA. Her goal is to eventually obtain a bachelor’s degree in architecture or construction systems management. McFarland also lives in Newark and has a 3.53 GPA. She wants to use her human services degree to help individuals succeed.

Lake and McFarland each received a $250 check and an All-Ohio Academic Team medallion, certificate and pin through the generosity of Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. The 20th Annual All-Ohio Academic Team recognition luncheon is co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa and the OACC.

Central Ohio Technical College opened in 1971 and is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2016. 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, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.