Stark State College Institute of Management Accountants student chapter again tops in nation


(North Canton, OH – Nov. 26, 2014) – The Stark State College student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants has been named IMA’s Outstanding Two-Year College Chapter in the Nation for the 12th time.

In addition to trophies, the chapter receives $1,000 in cash awards for student scholarships at Stark State. Linda Gibson, accounting and finance instructor, is the Stark State IMA advisor. The winners were recognized at the recent IMA annual student leadership conference in Indianapolis.


Stark State College nursing program granted full approval for five years


(North Canton, OH – Nov. 24, 2014) – Stark State College’s associate degree in nursing program has been granted full approval by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) for a five-year period. As anticipated, the Board’s vote was unanimous at its Nov. 20 meeting in Columbus.

“We have long offered an excellent nursing program and will continue to graduate skilled nurses to meet the health care needs of our region,” said Lada Gibson-Shreve, PhD, provost and chief academic officer.


Stark State College receives Chevron Corp. scholarships for oil and gas training


(North Canton, OH – Nov. 20, 2014) – Stark State College oil and gas students will receive $115,000 in scholarship funding as part of a $20 million Chevron Corp. initiative aimed at training a new generation of energy sector workers in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions. 

“We’ve got to start equipping kids in school early enough and through vocational training programs to provide that connection to real job opportunities,” Nigel Hearne, president of Chevron Appalachia, said in announcing the Appalachia Partnership Initiative.


Stark State College offers credit classes in Ravenna


(North Canton, OH – Nov. 17, 2014) – Stark State College will offer credit classes in Ravenna, starting January 12, as a first step toward becoming an anchor tenant at a future Ravenna Learning Center (RLC) proposed by community leaders.


Public invited to hear HOF president and CEO speak at Stark State College


David Baker(North Canton, OH – Nov. 12, 2014) – David Baker, president and chief executive officer of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (HOF), will speak at Stark State College Tuesday, Nov. 25 on “A HOF Life.”

Baker, who was named HOF president and CEO in January, is the sixth director in the Hall’s 50-year history.


Stark State partners with FirstEnergy to bring back successful training program


Stark State College and FirstEnergy have partnered to bring back a two-year program for lineworkers and substation electricians.

Read full coverage from CantonRep.com.

Learn more about the training program

An orientation program will be 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 at the College’s Silk Auditorium. Program openings are limited and applicants will be assessed through a competitive, multi-step process.

View Stark State’s partnering academic programs


AIDS quilt on display at Stark State College


(North Canton, OH – 7, 2014) – Panels from the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at Stark State College Nov. 26 – Dec. 5.

The free display will be located in room M100 of the Business and Entrepreneurial Studies building at 6200 Frank Ave. N.W. in Jackson Township and will be open to the public daily from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. 


Stark State College hosts lunch-and-learn about Islam


Raeed Tayeh(North Canton, OH – Nov. 6, 2014) – “Soup’s On” at Stark State College where free soup and crackers will be part of lunch-and-learn opportunities focusing on a variety of religious traditions. The free events are open to the public.


Stark State College hosts Veterans Day celebration


(North Canton, OH – Nov. 4, 2014) – Stark State College will host a Veterans Day celebration honoring all student, faculty, staff and community veterans Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be held in room M100 of the College’s Business and Entrepreneurial Building at 6200 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson Township.

The program will feature a color guard, recognition of veterans and a message from Stark State alum Matthew Patron, whose brother was killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan in 2011.