Friday, July 30, 2010

OU-C students are a cut above in Locks of Love donations

OU-C student Neeley Clary talks about why she is participating in the “Locks of Love” program and how college students can become involved in community service. View the video on the campus’ YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/ouchillicothe

Two Ohio University-Chillicothe students have used recent trips to their hair stylists to benefit others who are facing serious health challenges. Neeley Clary and Nicole Pickerrell both donated their cropped hair to the “Locks of Love” program, which weaves the ponytails into hairpieces for children who have lost their own hair because of medical conditions.

“It is something I have wanted to do for a long time. I have an aunt who has cancer, and I thought this was a way to help those with the disease,” Clary said. “Having a wig or other hairpiece is a way to boost patients’ self-confidence and keeps their hopes up. During this time, they need as much happiness as they can have. I wanted to get my hair cut, and I thought I had might as well give it to someone who needs it.”


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Scholarships available for first-time OU-C students

Scholarships at Ohio University-Chillicothe are available for students who have an interest in the field of information technology as it applies to the administrative profession. Criteria for the renewable scholarships include first-time college students who are enrolled in the Office Technology (OTEC) associate degree program. Two $500 scholarships will be awarded.

Application deadline is Aug. 18. For more information, contact Allison White, OTEC program coordinator, at (740) 774-7256 or whitea3@ohio.edu.

This field of study prepares students for careers as administrative assistants in legal medical and general business fields as well as office positions in information processing and accounting.