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Terra State to host adult and veteran visit days
Terra State Community College is offering special Adult and Veteran Visit Days March 3 at 5 p.m. and April 24 at 4 p.m., with additional dates later this spring and summer.

“We wanted to reach out to our adult and veteran population to offer them a special event aimed at their individual needs,” said Kathy Berger, admissions recruiter at Terra State. “They will learn about college resources and the admissions process, and how to pay for college.”

Veterans will receive information about the GI Bill as well, and everyone will hear details about campus resources, including tutoring and career services.

“We will have some of our adult students available to talk about their experiences and there will also be campus tours,” Berger said. “And, we welcome friends and family to join in.”

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP at or call 419-559-2349 to reserve a spot.

Kindergarten screenings
Genoa Area Local Schools will hold kindergarten registration and screening March 26, 27 and 28 at Genoa Elementary School. All parent information and registration forms will be distributed at the screening session.

To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30. All prospective students must be screened and registered. Call Genoa Elementary at 419-855-7741 after March 1 to set up an appointment.

Screening session will be 8-10 a.m., 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:15-3:15 p.m. each day. Sessions are limited to 12 students per day. A parent/guardian must be present during the screenings. The child’s birth certificate, immunization records, Social Security card and custody papers, if applicable, should be brought to the screening. Children should wear comfortable clothing and sneakers during appointments.

Career Day planned
Genoa Academic Committee will hold a Career Day Thursday, April 17, from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Looking for volunteers to come in to answer questions about their professions. Lunch will be provided. It’s not a formal presentation; presenters need only be available to answer questions from students.

Waite 50th reunion
The Waite High School, class of 1964 will hold a 50th class reunion May 9 at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg.

Invitations were recently mailed. Alumni who you did not receive an invitation may email or phone 419-215-4394.  

B-C-S kindergarten screening
Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will hold kindergarten registration and screening on April 14, 15 and 16 at RC Waters Elementary.

Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 30 in order to be eligible for kindergarten. All kindergarten students should be screened and registered to begin the school year. Parents and guardians should call the elementary school at 419-898-6219 to schedule an appointment.

Appointment times will be offered from 8:15 -10:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and 1 -3 p.m. each day. Items to be brought to the appointment include the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, the child’s Social Security card, proof of residency, parent’s driver’s license and custody papers, if applicable. Children should dress in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes.

A parent /guardian must be present with the child during the entire screening appointment. All parent information and registration forms will be completed at the screening session.

Small Business Basics
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College’ is offering free, two-hour “Small Business Basics” seminars designed to answer questions about starting, buying or expanding a small business.

The seminar will help entrepreneurs avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Topics of discussion include name registration, licensing, taxes, zoning, business entities, employees, insurance, financing and business planning.

In March, seminars will be offered:

• March 5 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Ottawa County Improvement Corporation (conference room), 8043 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor.

• March 19 – 9:30-11:30 a.m., Erie County Chamber of Commerce (conference room), 225 W. Washington Row, Sandusky.

• March 26 – 4:30-6:30 p.m., Terra State Community College (Building A, Room 314), 2830 Napoleon Rd, Fremont.

To register or for more information, contact Bill Auxter, director of the Ohio Small Business Development Center at 800-826-2431

ABLE orientation set
The Vanguard-Sentinel Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) program offers free classes to help adults improve their reading, math, writing or English skills; to prepare for the GED test, and to get ready for college or an adult certificate training program.

Orientation sessions are being offered at local learning centers, including:

• Fremont – March 3 and 4 at 9 a.m. and March 3 and 5 at 5 p.m. Call 419-334-6901, ext. 2701 or 2703.

• Oak Harbor – March 6 at 5 p.m. or March 20 at 10 a.m. Call 419-898-3668, ext. 270.

Those attending an orientation session may take an assessment, which will be used to help direct an individual learning plan.

Free tax help
Free tax preparation services are available at Owens Community College through April 15.

The services are being offered through the Owens Community College Institute of Management Accountants student group, in partnership with United Way of Greater Toledo and the Office of Service Learning.

Appointments are required. Interested individuals may schedule an appointment by calling the United Way at 2-1-1. Assistance is offered in College Hall, 30335 Oregon Rd., Perrysburg.

For more information, contact Krista Kiessling at or 567-661-2275.

Nursing students honor professor
Nursing students at Terra State Community College are required to complete community service and fundraising projects as part of their education in serving others.

Their efforts recently surprised one of their professors, Sue Kajfasz. At their pinning ceremony in December, the students took the opportunity to present Kajfasz with a check for $350 to go to the scholarship fund named for her late grandson, Aaron.

“I was so touched and delighted, and for them to take time away from their special moment to present that gift was so moving,” Kajfasz said. “I was totally taken by surprise.”

The son of Alex and Sheila Kajfasz, Aaron died before his third birthday in April 2011 due to complications from an infection. Kajfasz established a scholarship fund in his name shortly after. It is targeted to veterans because her son is in the military.

“I can’t tell you how meaningful it is to Alex and Sheila. That’s what really makes me happy,” Kajfasz said. “Sheila is just in awe of the generosity and so happy that Aaron is not forgotten.”

It was profound for the students as well.

“Some of the students who graduated this fall were here when Aaron died,” said Meghan Rich, former president of the Terra Student Nursing Association. “We remembered when it happened. This also allows us to pay tribute to one of the favorite nursing faculty.”

In addition to the check, the December 2013 class of nursing graduates also presented Kajfasz with a plaque.

For more information on establishing a scholarship fund or donating to an existing one at Terra State, contact Jill Simpson at 419-559-2362.

UT Engineering to hold career expo
The University of Toledo Engineering Career Center will host its Spring 2014 Engineering Career Expo Feb. 26 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. in the College of Engineering. Only UT College of Engineering students, grads and alumni are eligible to attend.

Pre-registration is not required. A student-check in will open at 12:15 p.m. Currently 120 companies are registered for the event, with additional companies expected to sign up. The expo will offer a great opportunity for students to meet with employers for networking and future employment, according Dr. Vickie Kuntz, director of the Engineering Career and Development Center.




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