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Andrea Broadbeck, Respiratory Care Class of 2018 - September 26, 2017

Andrea Broadbeck got a jumpstart on her college education when she was just sixteen years old. When Andrea was a junior at Kettering Fairmont High School she entered an allied health technical preparation program supported through a partnership between her high school and the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium (MVTPC). The MVTPC joins with area high schools, Sinclair College, and employ...

Amber Rogers, Nursing Class of 2009 - September 26, 2017

Amber Rogers was attending a local university and majoring in early childhood education when she decided to change her course of study. She felt a calling to become a nurse and started to research programs. “When I began researching schools in the area I found that Sinclair had the best reputation so I transferred there to begin my nursing career path,” says Amber. “I...

Theresa Bonn RDH, MSA - Dental Hygiene Class of 2003 - September 26, 2017

Theresa Bonn, RDH, MSA has traveled a nontraditional career path to her current role, which is sometimes at the center of controversy. Theresa serves as the Adolescent and Adult Immunization Analyst at the Ohio Department of Health. “My educational background is in a different order than most,” says Theresa. “I attended Miami University right after graduating high sch...

32 Years in Respiratory Care - September 26, 2017

Dayton Children’s Hospital’s Director of Respiratory Care reflects on the progression of the field   Sinclair Community College’s respiratory care program has been preparing students to serve as experts in the respiratory field since 1971. As the respiratory therapy profession has advanced over the past half century, Sinclair has continued to provide exceptional educati...

Daryl Richey, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate Class of 2016 - September 05, 2017

Daryl Richey moved to Dayton when he was 21 to start a new life. "I grew up in Columbus in a pretty bad neighborhood," says Daryl. "Growing up there made me who I am. And it also made me want to do something where I could affect other people's lives positively." Daryl started classes at Sinclair College in 2005 and was admitted to the Occupational Therapy Assistant...

LeeAnne Daniel, Occupational Therapy Assistant Graduate Class of 2018 - September 05, 2017

After gaining professional experience working as a teacher's aide in a special needs classroom LeeAnne Daniel knew she wanted to continue to work with children. It was a personal experience however, that helped steer her towards a specific career path. "My niece is severely autistic and blind," says LeeAnne. "When I first saw her occupational therapist work with her, I just knew ...

44 Years Later, Graduate Continues to Give Back - September 05, 2017

When Jerry O’Ryan completed high school in 1967 he wasn’t quite sure what his next step would be. “I didn’t have any plans to go on to higher education,” says O’Ryan. “I figured I would just start working a retail job like some of my older siblings and that would be it.” O’Ryan’s first job ended up being an on-the-job trainee ...

An Employer’s Perspective: New Health Sciences Center Vital for Future Success and Health of Our Community - August 14, 2017

As Premier Health’s Chief Nursing Officer, Peggy Mark, RN, Ph.D., MBA oversees all nursing functions for Premier Health’s hospitals, ambulatory centers, and home care settings. "I work with a lot of great people to set policies, vision, and strategic direction for nursing, as well as ensure we maintain standards across the Premier Health system," says Mark. P...

Stephen Feltoon, Respiratory Therapy Graduate Class of 2015 - August 10, 2017

Stephen Feltoon grew up in a household of healthcare providers and has ended up in the family industry, by way of a unique path. “My father is a physician, my mother is a nurse, and I always wanted to go into healthcare but I couldn’t seem to find a career that best fit me personally and academically,” says Stephen. “I initially got a bachelor’s degree fro...

New Teaching Robot at Sinclair Brings Education Full Circle for Two Grads - May 16, 2017

A new teaching robot is on the job at Sinclair Community College thanks in part to a pair of Sinclair grads who now have good careers in the robotics field. Dustin Engle, 32, a robot programmer, and Jayson Noll, 28, a robotics technician, are on the job at Yaskawa Motoman in Miamisburg. The company is making a new line of educational robots for colleges and universities. The $50,000 ro...

Shortly After Stepping on Campus, Sierra Butler Knew Sinclair was the Place for Her - November 03, 2016

Valedictorian. When the term comes up around high school graduation time, you think of an outstanding student whose excellence will present them with tons of options. That’s the position Sierra Butler was in as Jefferson High School’s 2014 valedictorian, but the option she found most appealing ultimately surprised plenty of people around here. Sierra turned down a number of scholars...

Sinclair’s Own Chef Leibold is Inspiring Students to Prepare Them for Opportunities as Highly-trained Culinary Artists - November 03, 2016

Chef Frank Leibold earned his stripes in the neighborhood bakeries of Dayton and in the highly competitive contact-sport kitchens of New York City in the 1970s, experience that guides his coaching of tomorrow’s generation of culinary experts at Sinclair Community College. The pace is brisk in the commercial kitchen where Leibold, a professor today, runs students through the fine point...

Sinclair Police Keeps Our Campus Safe - November 03, 2016

Sinclair Community College ranks among the safest communities in the region for violent crime, a fact that might be surprising to some because of the urban location of the main campus. The violent crime rate is below even exceptionally safe communities including Bellbrook, Beavercreek and Germantown – all cities that have among the lowest violent crime rates in the region according to 201...