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									          RWC Zoo Day Recap                   Coming Home Again                          Help RWC Keep Growing                 BTAS At RWC
          Alums enjoy annual event            RWC Vet Tech faculty and staff             Dean Cady Short-Thompson              Baccalaureate programs are
           page 2                             return to where it all began               asks for alumni support as we         coming to RWC. Learn about
                                              page 3                                     continue to grow                      the newest offering
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                                                                                                                                        Autumn 2010

                                                                                                          Published for the Alumni & Friends
                                                                                                            of UC Raymond Walters College

                                                the conversation
                                                     Jean-Robert Cadet kicks off Community Conversations speaker series

                                                                                                             “stay with” betrays the real circumstances
                                                            I’ve never had parents. I’ve                     for many young children sent to live with
                                                                                                             a family who has promised to educate and
                                                           had owners. I don’t even know                     house them. In reality, the children are living
                                                                                                             lives of extreme servitude, with neglect,
                                                           how old I am. But none of that                    physical and sexual abuse, and isolation the
                                                           is the worst part. The worst

                                                                                                             Jean-Robert Cadet was lucky. He escaped
                                                           part is the isolation.                            the restavek system in the early 1970s, when
                                                                                                             his owners moved to the United States
                                                        On October 6, Jean-Robert Cadet spoke                and turned him out of their home. He was
                                                          of his experience growing up as a child            fifteen years old. He was homeless. And he
                                                                slave in Haiti; the event was the            spoke little English. But still, he counted
                                                                      first in a series of Community         himself lucky. “At that point, I allowed fate
                                                                              Conversations that will        to take control of my life,” says Cadet. He
                                                                              be held at Raymond             believes everything happened to him for a
                                                                              Walters College this           reason, bringing him to where he is today.
                                                                                                             Through his young adulthood, a series of
                                                                               Exposing A Modern-            fortuitous events led Jean-Robert to gradu-
                                                                               Day Slave Trade               ate high school, enter the army, become a
                                                                               Today, more than              U.S. citizen and eventually acheive higher
                                                                               300,000 Haitian               education and marry the love of his life.
                                                                               children are living as        Jean-Robert found his American dream – a
                                                                                slaves, trapped in the       life, a job and a family of his own. Yet, his
                                                                                restavek system. This        past remained a secret even to his wife and
Former Haitian child slave, Jean-Robert Cadet, works toward                     French term meaning          son.
a brighter future for the children of Haiti through his                                                                                      Continued, pg. 3
foundation Restavek No More.
    Another Great Day                                                                                                                 Coming Home Again
    At The Zoo                                                                                                                        RWC’s Vet Tech faculty and staff know home is where the heart is
                                                                                                                                      Who says you can’t go home again? Six            graduated with an A.S. More
    Once again, the RWC Alumni Day at the Zoo, held Saturday,                                                                         staff members of the Veterinary Technology       UC connections! Lois Abbott,
    August 7, 2010, was an overwhelming success. This year’s                                                                          Program at RWC would not agree. All six are      RVT, (Lab manager) and Kelly
    outing was attended by 410 alumni and guests, and raised                                                                          graduates of the two year associate degree       Vearil, RVT, (Lab associate)
    $2,582 for the RWC Alumni Association scholarship fund.                                                                           program. After varied careers in the field of    returned to the program after
                                                                                                                                      veterinary medicine, their paths led them        working various positions as
    Besides enjoying a day of exploring the zoo and a bounti-                                                                         back to their alma mater. Jennifer Wells         veterinary technicians in private
    ful buffet lunch, this year’s attendees got an opportunity to                                                                     (Program Director) worked with horses in a       and specialty practices.
                                                                                                                                      mixed animal practice after graduating with

                                                meet RWC’s new
                                                dean. Dean Cady                                                                       a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The      Giving Back To RWC
     We enjoyed our RWC Day                                                                                                           Ohio State University. Jane Goecke, DVM,

                                                Short-Thompson                                                                                                                         More than 90 years of combined
                                                                                                                                      (Assistant Professor) also a graduate of OSU,
at the Zoo. Thanks so much!                     introduced herself
                                                                                                                                      worked with cats and dogs as well as with
                                                                                                                                                                                       experience beginning with their
                                                and her family to                                                                                                                      initial graduation from RWC help
                                                                                                                                      the University of Cincinnati’s department of
      Joyce Swallow (Class of ’83) the crowd and                                                                                                                                       to make the program a success.
                                                spoke about the                                                                       Lab Animal Medicine. Both Drs. Wells and         Over 800 graduates spanning a
    various ways alumni can support Raymond Walters College.                                                                          Goecke felt that their AAS degree from RWC       35 year period the program has
    She updated everyone on the latest happenings of the col-                                                                         helped them with the rigorous acceptance         been in existence add up to a
    lege on everything from new faculty hires, professional advi-                                                                     process for vet school and gave them in-         big contribution to the world of
    sors, student enrollment statistics, capital campaign, BTAS,                                                                      valuable experience and job opportunities        animal health. The Vet Tech team
    and the college’s name change.                                                                                                    while continuing their education.                all returned to RWC to give back                                                                             left:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   , pictured, from
                                                                                                                                                                                       to the next generation of vet techs                                    fa culty and staff Goecke,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ch program                  il, Jane
                           Keith Stichtenoth, Associate Director of                                                                   A number of graduates of the program             the knowledge and dedication                 RWC’s Vet Te              tt, Kelly Vear
                                                                                                                                      throughout the years have followed this                                                          m Myers, Amberly Lovi
                           Communications at the University of                                                                                                                         they were given as students while attend-    Ki                         bbott
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 ls and Lois A
                            Cincinnati Alumni Association, let attendees in on                                                        pathway to become veterinarians. Kim             ing RWC. One thing they all agree on: “We    Jennifer Wel
                            the connection between RWC and the uptown                                                                 Myers, RVT, (Associate Professor) received       hope to continue to be part of the Raymond
                             campus and the benefits and services offered by                                                          her B.S. in Biology from the University of       Walters community for a long time,” said Dr.
                             the UCAA as well as the latest on events such as                                                         Cincinnati. Another vet tech alumna joining      Jennifer Wells.
                              UC Homecoming.                                                                                          our staff this year is Amberly Lovitt who also

                                RWC Alumni Council Chair, Marilyn Simon,
                                focused on the history of the council and its sig-                                                    Starting The Conversation, cont.
                                 nature events and reassured alumni that even
                                 though the campus is growing and changing
                                  our mission is still the same, providing a qual-
                                                                                                                                      “When my young son finally
                                                                                                                                      asked my about my family, I
                                                                                                                                                                            Today, Cadet is partnering with
                                                                                                                                                                            Raymond Walters College and
                                  ity education to those that attend RWC.                                                             knew the truth must come out.         other local organizations to                   Help Us Continue The Conversation! We’re committed to
                                                                                                                                      I knew I couldn’t lie to my son,”     create a curriculum for Haitian                making Community Conversations an ongoing program,
                                    The picnic lunch of hotdogs, hamburgers, po-                                                      recounted Cadet.                      schools designed to address                    offering compelling, insightful speakers. So that this pro-
                                    tato salad, baked beans and cookies rounded                                                                                             cultural mores and values that                 gram can better serve you, please provide suggestions on
                                     itself out with a free raffle of donated items                                                   Working To Make A Difference          permit the restavek practice to                future speakers that will be of interest to you.
                                      conducted by RWC Alumni Council Vice                                                            From the moment Jean-                 continue. To see how you can
                                      Chair Rhonda Bryan.                                                                             Robert told his story to his          help, visit                Name of Speaker: _______________________________
                                                                                                                                      family, he knew his life was                                                         Topic: _________________________________________
                                                                                                                                      forever changed. The catharsis                                                       Contact Information: _____________________________
    From Far And Wide                                                                                                                                                       Continue The Conversation
                                                                                                                                      compelled him to found the            Cadet’s presentation was part of
    RWC alumni traveled from far and wide to attend the RWC Alumni Day                                                                Jean-Robert Cadet Foundation:                                                        Name of Speaker: _______________________________
    at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Alumni came to join in                                                                                                     a new initiative by the college
                                                                                                                                      Restavek No More.                                                                    Topic: _________________________________________
    the festivities from Columbus, OH, Batesville, IN and even Milton, WV.                                                                                                  titled “Community Conversations”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Contact Information: _____________________________
    Karen Lasley tells why she came almost 200 miles to enjoy the day                                                                                                       that is designed to encourage
                                                                                                                                      Cadet’s 1998 autobiography,           dialogue and understanding. Pro-
    with her fellow alums.                                                                                                            Restavek: From Haitian Slave Child    vocative speakers cover a broad
                                                                                                                                      to Middle Class American, helped      variety of topics, stressing com-              Want To Learn More?Please provide your contact infor-
    “I graduated in 1974 as an Animal Care Technician. I loved all of my
    classes and I learned so much, plus had fun. I no longer work with animals                                                        bring to light the atrocities so      munity engagement and civic                    mation to receive mailings and/or email communications
                                                                                                                                      many children still experience.                                                      about upcoming Community Coversations events.
    but I do still use my knowledge as I am currently taking care of a bird that
    someone has shot.                                                                  The CATalyst                                   Over the past several years, Jean-
                                                                                                                                                                            action; all of them are expected
                                                                                                                                                                            to interest, challenge or entertain
                                                                                                                                      Robert has traveled to Haiti to       the audience.                                  Name: ____________________________________
    We have nothing like the Cincinnati Zoo in WV, when I found out about                                                             petition the government to put                                                       Address: __________________________________
    Zoo Day I couldn’t wait. Three of us came to visit and had a great time. We                    Published Quarterly by
    saw the entire zoo. Talking to the zookeepers taught us so much. The food           Raymond Walters College, College Relations    an end to the practice of child       For more information or with                   City: ___________________ State: ____ Zip: _____
    and atmosphere at the picnic was magnificent. I especially enjoyed the               Alumni Relations Coordinator, Gwen Dean      slavery. But, in reality, the prac-   questions, please contact the                  Email: ____________________________________
    bird show. I cannot wait until next year.”                                                     Editor, Michael Ziepfel            tice is so ingrained in the Haitian   College Relations department,
                                                                                                                                      lifestyle, that the only chance for                                              Please mail form to:
                                                                                          For inquiries, please call (513) 745-5685                                         UC Raymond Walters College, at             RWC College Relations, 9555 Plainfield Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45236
                                                                                                                                      the end of the restavek system        (513) 745-5685.
                                                                                                                                                                      Or send an email to
                                                                                                                                      lies with education.

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                                                                         Your Gift Helps Us Keep Growing                                                                                                                                                       did you know?
                                                                         Dean Cady Short-Thompson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               As we ask for alumni support in the growth of the college,
                                                                        From one UC alumna to another,             all that is ahead of us! One way you         our alumni association is now just 4           Any amount you can donate to Ray-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               our faculty and staff at RWC are proving they are committed
                                                                        I need you. As we launch the next          can help is to donate money to our           years old. I genuinely appreciate all          mond Walters College (by designat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to the growth as well. Through financial gifts and donations
                                                                        decade of growth and development           Raymond Walters College Building             of the ways that many of you have              ing our College and preferably its
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of time, we’re all working together for a brighter future.
                                                                        at your alma mater, I will need the        Fund. We plan to renovate our annex          supported the college with your                Building Fund) is appreciated and
                                                                        help and support of every alumnus,         facility (corner of Cooper and Plain-        time and talents via the RWC Alumni            shows your support of your alma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Faculty /Staff Campaign Exceeds Goals
                                                                        community partner, colleague, and          field), various areas in Muntz Hall, a       Association and now I ask for your             mater and our future.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               RWC’s faculty and staff members have come through with
                                                                        business.                                  new 65,000 square foot building to           financial support of our work.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               an unprecedented level of support for our college’s fund-
                                                                                                                   house aca-                                                                                  To give, go to https://webapps.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               raising campaign, with 83% participation in giving.
                                                                        As you will hear in the upcoming           demic class-                                                             Other     to
                                                                        weeks and months, we are plan-             rooms and                 In case you haven’t heard, we are              colleges           donate online (credit or debit card)
                                                                        ning to significantly renovate and         faculty offices,                                                         have been          or send a donation (checks please)              Mentoring Tomorrow’s Alums
                                                                        expand our facilities to grow our          and more.
                                                                                                                                        growing faster than most colleges at                raising            to our Development Officer Linda                RWC’s Academic Achievement Scholarship is awarded au-
                                                                        academic programs and enrollments          Our college                                                                                 Heines, Raymond Walters College,                tomatically to incoming freshmen who rank in the top 25%
                                                                                                                                        UC and competitors at other academic funds from                                                                        of their high school graduating class and enroll as full-time
                                                                        at Raymond Walters College. In case        is working to                                                            alumni de-         University of Cincinnati, Mail Loca-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               degree-seeking students at our campus. For the 2010-11
                                                                        you haven’t heard, we are grow-            raise funds          institutions — our fall enrollments are             velopment          tion 0086, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               school year, the Academic Achievement Scholarship was
                                                                        ing faster than most colleges at UC        from the state,                                                          yeas for
                                                                        and competitors at other academic          corporations,        up 15% and we have more growth on                   many years;        You will receive a receipt from the UC          awarded to 95 students. And each of those students has

                                                                        institutions—our fall enrollments are      private do-                                                              now I need         Foundation for tax purposes. And of             been paired with an RWC faculty or staff mentor volun-
                                                                        up 15% and we have more growth             nors, faculty/       the horizon.                                        your help          course, 100% of your donation will              teer. These mentors will work directly with these students
                                                                        on the horizon. This is a truly exciting   staff, and now                                                           to enable          go to building improvements to host             throughout the year to help ensure their success at RWC.
                                                                        time at Raymond Walters College and        you.                                                                     us to attain       more students, allowing us to open
                                                                        the University of Cincinnati.                                                           our mission of educating as many               our doors wide open to anyone who
                                                                                                                   Conducting fund-raising among our            students as possible in the same               dreams of earning a college educa-
                                                                        Yet, we will need everyone’s help to       alumni base is a sign of our college’s       high quality, caring, affordable, and          tion. Thanks for your continued sup-
  RWC’s Dean Cady Short-Thompson, a UC alum, reaches out to             grow our facilities to keep up with        evolution and maturity. As you likely        convenient way that you experienced            port of Raymond Walters College!
  the RWC alumni community to help the college grow.                    our enrollment growth and achieve          know, our college is 43 years old and        first-hand.

congratulations                                                                                                                                                  to our summer
                                                                                                                                                                 2010 grads
April Anthony                            Mary Carter                   Mary Ellen Elkins                     Jen Hughes                            Brittany McGinnis                    Zachary Parr                             Hannah Spencer
Dental Hygiene                           Veterinary Technology         Veterinary Technology                 Pre-Criminal Justice                  Pre-Advanced Med. Imaging Tech,      Pre-Business Administration              Veterinary Technology
Melissa Ballauer                         Richard Castle                Danielle Fowee                        Brian Hughes                          Annie McKinney                       Raymond Person                           Cynthia Stark
Radiation Therapy Technology             Electronic Media              Veterinary Technology                 Veterinary Technology                 Veterinary Technology                Pre-Criminal Justice                     Veterinary Technology
Lanique Bass                             Jessica Charleville           William Gant                          Latrina Hyde                          Theresa McKinney                     Adrienne Pettigrew                       Lisa Stephens
Pre-Advanced Med. Imaging                Veterinary Technology         Radiation Therapy Technology          Radiation Therapy Technology          Veterinary Technology                Dental Hygiene                           Computer Support Technology
Abby Baverman                            Breanna Cobbs                 Kimberly Glass                        Julie Kurzhals                        Ashley Meinke                        Tammi Powell                             Timothy Stewart
Pre-Psychology                           Pre-Business Administration   Pre-Early Childhood Education         Veterinary Technology                 Radiation Therapy Technology         Veterinary Technology                    Computer Support Technology
Corey Bender                             Emily Coleman                 Amy Goldman                           Terry Lewis                           Brandy Menetrey                      Savannah Proffitt                        Ashley Sutter
Automotive Technology                    Communication Design          Veterinary Technology                 Pre-Pharmacy                          Radiation Therapy Technology         Veterinary Technology                    Liberal Arts & Radiation Therapy
Jaymin Berry                             Loran Condo                   Victoria Goodwin                      Kenneth Limber                        Ashley Meyer                         Joseph Rader
Pre-Business Administration              Veterinary Technology         Radiation Science Technology          Veterinary Technology                 Pre-Business Administration          Pre-Business Administration              Kevin Sweeney                        Jeffrey Walton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Veterinary Technology                Emergency Medical Services
Chelsea Bingham                          Megan Covey                   Matthew Griffiths                     Thomas Lovell                         Stacey Miller                        Roseanna Ramsey
Veterinary Technology                    Dental Hygiene                Pre-Law                               Business Management Technology        Dental Hygiene                       Veterinary Technology                    Sharon Taylor                        Kayleigh Weathers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Business Management Tech             Administrative Management Tech
Candice Bridge                           Pamela Craft                  Emily Hanneken                        David Lux                             Bobby Miller                         Samantha Read
Radiation Therapy Technology             Veterinary Technology         Dental Hygiene                        Nursing Technology                    Computer Support Technology          Radiation Therapy Technology             Nicole Tebbe                         Lori Wilp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Veterinary Technology                Business Management Tech
Alexandra Bronnert                       Erin Crisp                    Jessica Hatton                        Kathryn Mappes                        Rana Miller                          Catherine Reina
Veterinary Technology                    Veterinary Technology         Pre-Pharmacy                          Veterinary Technology                 Veterinary Technology                Veterinary Technology                    Tara Thomas                          Chunlu Wissinger
Tera Bullock                                                           Whitney Heldman                       Laura Martin                                                               Charles Schulte                          Veterinary Technology                Pre-Business Administration
                                         Ciara Curlis                                                                                              Christina Morningstar
Veterinary Technology                    Veterinary Technology         Pre-Mortuary Science                  Liberal Arts                          Veterinary Technology                Pre-Chemistry                            Elizabeth Urban                      Kelli Yount
Stephen Burrell                                                        Lauren Hill                           James Mason                                                                Zachary Shonkwiler                       Veterinary Technology                Veterinary Technology
                                         Brandon Dietz                                                                                             Maycee Newberry
Radiation Therapy Technology             Pre-Business Administration   Radiation Therapy Technology          Pre-Business Administration           Pre-Med                              Communication Design                     Frankie Wagschal                     Jennifer Zerhusen
Natalee Carpenter                                                                                            Cheryl McBride                                                             Virginia Smith                           Veterinary Technology                Radiation Therapy Technology
                                         Lorie Eldridge                Jenna Huff                                                                  William Newton
Pre-Business Administration              Veterinary Technology         Medical Assisting Services            Pre-Business Administration           Pre-Business Administration          Dental Hygiene

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 RWC Offers New Baccalaureate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Program in 2011
                                      mystory is a regular feature of the CATalyst, where we ask RWC alums to share with us their stories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thanks to an innovative new academic program that’s
                                      of success. To be featured in a future issue of mystory, email your story to
                                                                                                                                                       Help Your Business Grow                                                                   a collaboration between Raymond Walters College and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Clermont College, UC’s two regional colleges will soon

back where it all began                                                                                                                                With Social Media Marketing                                                               offer a baccalaureate degree in technical and applied
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 studies (BTAS). The program has been approved by the
                                                                                                                                                       Join Us For An Informative Seminar, November 13                                           university’s Board of Trustees and Ohio’s Board of Re-
2007 Grad Danny Cox Goes Full Circle                                                                                                                                                                                                             gents; it is currently in the final approval stage at RWC’s

                                                      they really seemed to care                                         able to teach as well. I      Register now to attend the workshop Using Social Media to Market                          accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission
                                                      about me as a student and a         Growing up in                  never dreamed that I          Your Business. This is an hour long session designed to help businesses:                  (HLC). The initiative is another example of the innova-
                                                      person.                                                            would be back here teach-     • Identify social media sites and relevant tools                                          tive partnership between RWC and Clermont College,
                                                                                       Appalachia I always               ing with those whom I         • Examine social media strategies and components of an effective plan                     this one created under the leadership of co-chairs Phil
                                                      I loved the small class sizes                                      admire so much – it is so     • Observe real examples of best practices in social media                                 Luther, chair of RWC’s English and Communications
                                                      that allowed me to be a          wanted to be a nurse              surreal.                                                                                                                department, and Jeff Bauer, chair of Clermont’s Business
                                                      name – not just a number. I                                                                      This event will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from                               Division.
                                                      think that this helped push
                                                                                       or to be a teacher,               Coming Full Circle            12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in room 100 of the Science and
                                                      me because if I did not do                                                                       Allied Health Building at UC Raymond Walters College.                                     The BTAS is designed for students who already hold
                                                                                          now I have the best of I am currently employed                                                                                                         a technical associate degree, such as an Associate of
                                                      well, those same instructors                                       as the Director of Nursing
                                                                                                                                                       The presentation will be made by Kendra                                                   Applied Science or an Associate of Applied Business.
                                                      were going to be asking me          both worlds and I owe for a 70 bed rehabilita-               Ramirez of Accelerated Business Results.

                                                      what happened. For me, it                                          tion facility and I am also                                                                                             According to Roger Hehman, the college’s BTAS director
                                                                                                                                                       Kendra is a nationally recognized social
                                                      was a much more personal            it all to RWC.                 a adjunct instructor at                                                                                                 and professor in the Business & Economics department,
                                                      experience than those I had                                        RWC, teaching in the same     media authority and was a finalist for                                                    the program is a perfect option for the working adult
                                                      at a university years earlier.                                     program that gave me          the 2009 Social Media Innovator of the                                                    who desires to move into a supervisory or administra-
                                                                                                         the skills and confidence to be where I       Year award. As founder and president                                                      tive position. “This program will be the ideal opportu-
                                                      Lighting The Fire                                  am today. My greatest accomplishment          of Sales Konnect, she helped hundreds                                                     nity for those who want to take the next step in their
Growing up in Appalachia, I always                                                                                                                     of organizations leverage social media                                                    professional career by fulfilling the course requirements
wanted to be a nurse or to be a teacher;              The Nursing Professors at RWC were                 since graduating from RWC is returning
                                                      awesome; they really seemed to have a              here and joining the ranks of those from      tools. In addition to her social media                                                    necessary to complete a baccalaureate degree,” explains
now I have the best of both worlds and I                                                                                                               strategy and consulting background,                                                       Hehman. “The curriculum focuses on the practices a
owe it all to RWC.                                    vested interest in my success. The clinical        whom I learned so much.
                                                      portion of the program is such that you                                                          Kendra has vast experience in the areas of                                                manager must know in order to be effective in either a
                                                      really get to know those individual pro-                                                         information technology, B2B sales, account management,                                    non-profit or government organization or in the private
Prior to starting at RWC, I was a Licensed                                                                                                             training, channel partnerships, prospecting, and recruiting.                              sector.”
Practical Nurse and knew that I wanted                fessors and I felt that I learned so much
to further my education. RWC was a great              from each one of them. They taught me              We’d love to hear your success story.
                                                      how to grow within my chosen profes-               To be featured in a future issue of The       Visit to register or call 513-936-1577.                             The two-year program totals 90 academic credits and
place for me to start back to school as                                                                                                                Registration is only $10.                                                                 includes courses such as team building & project facilita-
I was a non-traditional student; it had               sion and how to make the transition from           CATalyst, please email your story to Gwen
                                                      a Licensed Practical Nurse to a Registered         Dean at                                                                                                          tion, financial information for managers, workplace
been more than fifteen years since high                                                                                                                                                                                                          ethics, human resource practices, applied statistics,
school. I found the campus easy to navi-
gate and the instructors were so helpful,
                                                      Nurse. They also inspired me to continue
                                                      my education so that one day I may be                                                            Helping Our Garden Grow                                                                   employment law, employee supervision, and leadership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 theory and practice. Classes would be offered in the day
                                                                                                                                                       Looking for a place to sell your home-        If you or someone you know would be
                                                                                                                                                       grown goods? Want to support your             interested in helping to organize or sup-   and evening at both RWC and Clermont College; in ad-
                                                                                                                                                       community growers? We’re investigat-          port this undertaking, please contact       dition, several online courses may be offered.

rwc was good to me                                                                                                                                     ing the option of hosting a weekly
                                                                                                                                                       Farmer’s Market at RWC in the coming
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ginny Hizer at 513-745-5706 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “We see the BTAS as a pathway which will allow those
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 with work experience to obtain a bachelor’s degree
Kara Scheid Remembers The Difference RWC Made                                                                                                          year, but need volunteers from our com-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 without losing credits from their associate’s degree,”
                                                                                                                                                       munity to help get this initiative started.
In June 1992, I graduated from Sycamore               RWC Was The Right Fit For Me                       what is happening on campus and to                                                                                                      states RWC Dean Cady Short-Thompson. “For many stu-
High School, then attended University                 In 2009, I obtained a Medical Billing              check out other Raymond Walters alumni                                                                                                  dents, the BTAS will be a ‘two-plus-two’ program as they
of Cincinnati on main campus. There I
received a Pre-Business Management
                                                      Technology degree at Raymond Walters.
                                                      I enjoyed the small size classes. Raymond
                                                                                                         events. I have been a volunteer for vari-
                                                                                                         ous events in Cincinnati and enjoy the
                                                                                                                                                       Red & Black And Green All Over                                                            take only two additional years of coursework beyond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 their associate’s program. The knowledge they will learn
                                degree in             Walters was close to my home and park-             opportunity to experience the Raymond         While UC’s Raymond Walters College            But many of the materials may have a        through the program will enhance and supplement the
                                1995, and             ing was easier. The close interaction be-          Walters Alumni Council. I will always         is typically portrayed in red and black,      second life – as they are being carefully   technical skills they already possess. ”
                                went on               tween teachers and advisors at Raymond             enjoy my time spent on main campus            the college is thinking green these days.     dismantled by Building Values, a local
                                to work               Walters has always been outstanding.               but I will especially remember my time at     Thanks to growth in enrollment and a          group that encourages recycling and         She adds, “We’re ready to launch this ground-breaking
                                various               While working on my Medical Billing de-            Raymond Walters.                              strategic master plan, RWC is currently       reuse of buildings, from businesses to      new program and hope to soon have the green light
                                clerical              gree, Professor Rachael Alstatter tutored                                                        deconstructing three no-longer-used           residences. Building Values, along with     from the HLC. To that end, we’re addressing internal
                                jobs and              me and encouraged me to do better.                                                               houses on the campus.                         Rumpke and Act Recycling are working        structures and finalizing such operational issues as
                                retail                During an illness, Professor Mary Beth             We’re thrilled to have Kara as part of the                                                  with RWC to ensure as much as possible      personnel, budget and marketing. Our hope is to start
                                positions.            Browder kept me up to date by e-mail;              Alumni Council, and continue to seek          In August 2006, 95-year-old Alta “Mae”        of the materials can be salvaged. That      offering BTAS courses as early as the fall 2011 academic
                                Then I was            she contacted me about my coursework               other RWC alums who would like to help        Burnett passed and, since then, her           may mean that the bricks and steel-         term.”
                                motivated             so I would not get behind. I was encour-           plan events for our 13,000 alumni.            home has been empty. The house, origi-        work from one house, the slate shingles
                               to obtain              aged by these professors to do better and                                                        nally built in 1865, has been revamped        from the former College Relations           While it’s still too soon to officially enroll, RWC is cur-
a Bachelor of Science in 2002, majoring in            I really appreciate it.                            To see how you can volunteer with the         and added to but much of the character        house, and the hand-hewed wooden            rently compiling a list of those interested in the BTAS
business management. I was not fulfilled                                                                 RWC Alumni Council, please contact            of the building remained, although in         pegs that attached the roof to the walls    program; once final approvals are obtained, program
in the business world and researched the              Today, working with the Raymond                    Gwen Dean at            poor shape due to every day wear and          in the old farmhouse, a mainstay in Blue    and registration details will be distributed to those on
future workforce.                                     Walters Alumni Council allows me to see            or 513-936-1577.                              tear.                                         Ash for so many years, eventually find      the list. For more information, please call Grace at (513)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     new life in a new home.                     745-5785 or email

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UC Bearcat Blitz
Before all home football games played at
Nippert Stadium at Myers Alumni Center
                                                  RWC Alumni Silent Auction
                                                  Saturday, April 16, 2011
                                                                                                    Coming Soon!
come and oin your fellow alumni for The           2-4:30 p.m., SAHB Room 100                        Using Social Media
CATwalk. Cheer on the Bearcats as they head
to Nippert Stadium and pass directly through
                                                  Auction item donations are now being ac-
                                                  cepted for this annual scholarship fundraiser.
                                                                                                    to Market Your Business
                                                                                                    November 13, 2010
the Bearcat Blitz 2½ hours before kickoff. At     To donate, contact Gwendolyn Dean at 513-         Identify social media sites and relevant
the only on-campus tailgate lot enjoy ample       936-1577.                                         tools. Examine social media strategies and
indoor seating and big-screen TV, access to                                                         the components of an effective plan.
restrooms inside the Alumni Center and food       RWC Career Fair                                   Demonstrate real -life examples of best
& drink available for purchase. Don’t forget to   Wednesday, April 20, 2011                         practices in social media.
join us for the new FAN Zone on Sigma Sigma       10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Commons near the Myers Alumni Center              Muntz Lobby
before these remaining home games:
Saturday, Nov. 20 Rutgers
                                                  Whether you’re in the market yourself, or have    Survival Skills for Today’s Economy
Saturday, Dec. 4 Pittsburgh
                                                  opportunities at your business to extend to       and Beyond, 2011
                                                  fellow RWC students or graduates, our career      Develop a cash management strategy.
                                                  fair offers fantastic networking opportunities.
Alumni Appreciation                                                                                 Build a road map to your financial goals.
                                                                                                    Invest your financial resources wisely.
Reception & Concert                               Distinguished Awards Ceremony
Saturday, March 19, 2011                          Friday, April 29, 2011                            You can register now for these sessions.
6:30 p.m., Library, Muntz 117                     6:00 p.m., SAHB Room 100                          Call Gwendolyn Dean at 513-936-1577
An Evening of Gershwin,                           Join us as we present our distinguished ser-      or visit for more
8:00 p.m., Auditorium, 119                        vice awards to alumni, faculty and staff.         information.
Join fellow RWC alums for an unforget-
table evening. A wine and cheese reception
precedes a special concert event for RWC’s        UC Alumni Weekend
Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Ash concert series featur-        May 13-15, 2011
ing The David Leonhardt Jazz Group with           For details, visit
the Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers. Alums who
subscribe to all three Rhythm ‘n’ Blue Ash
performances receive free entrance to the
reception; visit to purchase
a subscription. For more information contact
Gwendolyn Dean at 513-936-1577.

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