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Hayes officials on C-SPAN
Hayes Presidential Center Executive Director Christie Weininger and Director Emeritus Thomas Culbertson will appear on C-SPAN at 9 p.m. Monday, May 13 during the Lucy Hayes episode of the new series, “First Ladies: Influence & Image.” The segment will last 90 minutes.

C-SPAN launched the series in February with Martha Washington, and each week focuses on a different First Lady, in chronological order of their husbands’ administrations. Past episodes can be viewed online at where a wealth of other resources is available.

Weininger appears in recorded segments filmed on site at the Hayes Presidential Center on May 1. She shares intimate details of Lucy Hayes’ personal and public life, including the causes Lucy championed as the wife of a three-term Ohio governor and U.S. President. Viewers will be taken inside the newly restored Hayes mansion and the Hayes Museum/Library in an effort to provide a comprehensive look at the first First Lady to earn a college degree.

Culbertson, who retired in 2012 after 24 years on staff at the Hayes Presidential Center, is guest historian for the live discussion/call-in on May 13 – the night the Lucy Hayes segment premiers. He will field questions from series moderator Susan Swain, president and co-chief operating officer of C-SPAN, as well as viewer questions submitted via telephone and social media.

Terra commencement honorees
The Class of 2013 took center stage May 10 at the 44th annual commencement at Terra State Community College. 

Three students were honored with special recognition during the ceremony. Bethany Aldrich, of Clyde, was the student speaker, while JaQuita Doakes, of Elmore, received the Service Award and Shawnna Polm, of Fremont, received the Perseverance Award.

Aldrich is an Academic All-Ohio recipient and was very involved on campus. She is a member of the Terra Association of Future Teachers and Phi Theta Kappa, and has volunteered at KidsCollege and past commencements. She has also participated in an elementary mentoring program at Otis and Atkinson elementary schools.

Doakes also won the Student Employee of the Year Award. “JaQuita is a well-versed person who participates wholeheartedly in community service here at Terra State,” said nominator Sister Patricia Carter, coordinator of Transfer and Articulation Services. “She volunteered for student services week and community service projects with the college completion coaches. She also is a member of the student conduct board.”

Polm, a mother of three boys, childcare employee and full-time student, has battled through several illnesses to complete her degree.

“Shawnna has never given up on getting her degree, even after all of her health issues,” said Bethany Aldrich, who nominated her. “She truly exemplifies what it means to have perseverance.”

Randy Oostra, DM, FACHE, the President and Chief Executive Officer for ProMedica Health System, served as the featured speaker.

Art-A-Fair 2013
Several area artists were named winners in PRIZM Creative Community’s seventh annual juried art show, ART-A-FAIR 2013.

Neal Harmon, of Oregon received the Pablo Picasso Award for his mixed media work, “Northbound on 75 South.”

In the literature category, Elaine McLaughlin, of Northwood, received the Plato Award for her work, “Love’s Lament” and the Hemingway Award-Six-Word Stories, for “Decision.” She also received honorable mention for her work, “Love’s Lament.”

More than 200 pieces are on display through June 26 at the Fifth Third Building at One SeaGate, 550 N. Summit St., Toledo.




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