Four County honors alumni

Seven alumni of Four County Career Center were recently honored for their accomplishments and contributions to the school at FCCC’s annual Wall of Fame and Distinguished Service Induction Ceremony. Pictured from left are Carmen L. Cummins, Jade Crossland, Rodney Miller, David Klingshirn, Susan Sager-Myers, Jason Michael Pfund and Rex E. Robison. Photo courtesy of Four County Career Center

Four County Career Center recently celebrated its annual Wall of Fame and Distinguished Service Award induction program.

Four County Career Center honored six graduates from the career center who officials have determined to have had success in their careers and who they believe serve as outstanding representatives for the school at the 22nd annual “Wall of Fame” awards program.

Nominations for the honor are based on the areas of significant contributions to the individual’s career, the community, education and Four County Career Center.

It also marked the sixth year for the “Distinguished Service Award” presented to the individual who FCCC believes has displayed ongoing dedication and commitment to the career center and to the communities served by the career center. This year’s recipient was Carmen L. Cummins, retired administrator at the career center.

Cummins retired from the career center in 2011 after serving in several capacities for 39 years. Throughout the years, he was also very active in career-technical education at the district and state levels. Carmen lives in Bryan with his wife, Ann.

The first of the Wall of Fame inductee, Jade Crossland came to the career center from Napoleon High School and enrolled in the industrial maintenance program, from which he graduated in 1998. Crossland is currently the operations manager for North American Stamping Group and lives in Napoleon with his wife, Sarah, and their four children.

Rodney Miller attended the career center from Hilltop High School and graduated in 1974 in the building trades program. Miller is currently a retired journeyman bricklayer/foreman, Williams County sheriff special deputy/Mounted Division, and substitute teacher at the career center. He lives in West Unity with his wife, Michelle.

David Klingshirn enrolled at the career center from Holgate High School, entered the appliance service program and graduated in 1982. He is the co-owner of Vince’s TV and Appliances, LLC and lives in Holgate with his wife, Tammy.

Susan Sager-Myers came to the career center from Patrick Henry High School, entered the early childhood education program and graduated in 1991. She is currently the early childhood education instructor at Four County Career Center and resides in Defiance with her husband, Brad, and two children.

Jason Michael Pfund enrolled at the career center from Wauseon High School and graduated in 2001 in the Work Transition program. Jason is currently a production worker at Triangular Processing and lives in Wauseon.

Rex E. Robison attended the career center from Montpelier High School, entered the Building Trades program and graduated in 1981. He is currently the residential building official/zoning commissioner for the City of Defiance and lives in Defiance with his wife, Lori.

A picture/plaque of each Wall of Fame and Distinguished Service Award recipient will be placed in the main entrance at Four County Career Center. A special thank you was extended to all area businesses that continue to employ FCCC students and give them the opportunity to succeed.

Ellie Cichocki, workforce development and job placement coordinator, served as master of ceremonies. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Cade Keefer, a law enforcement and security tactics student from Hilltop, and a Student Ambassador. Superintendent Tim Meister gave special introductions and thank yous. The invocation was led by Adriel Nelson, a health careers student from Wauseon, and a Student Ambassador.

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