June 30, 2005

Columbus State closing early tomorrow
All College offices will close at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow, July 1.

Ted Hopple to close the books on career at Columbus State

"I've always been an entrepreneurial junkie," says Ted Hopple, chairperson of Accounting who retires today after 40 years at Columbus State. "Doing one or two things has never been enough. I like to have several things I'm doing at once."

This has been true throughout the past four decades at Columbus State for a man who has usually been juggling several balls simultaneously.

In 1965, Hopple purchased a Jaguar Roadster that he says he couldn't afford. So he went looking for a job at Ohio State University, where he heard Columbus Area Technician's School was looking for an accounting teacher. CATS was in the process of moving to Aquinas Hall, and he spent the next four hours looking for it.

President Clinton Tatsch almost immediately offered Hopple a job. He accepted but thought, "I'm going to have to start looking for another job. This place isn't going to be around long."

Ted Hopple enjoys a few laughs with Wayne Cocchi, director of Disability Services, and wife Joyce McCabe of Knowledge Resources and Planning, at his surprise retirement party June 29.
He began teaching 14 hours of accounting and was also assigned to prepare an audit of the school and set up the college's bookstore. In 1967, Hopple served as chairman of the board, as well as business director, developing and designing purchase orders, requisitions and parking tickets, which are essentially the same as those used today. He also was instrumental in beginning the construction of the Rhodes, Madison, Eibling, and Aquinas quad.

Hopple says, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In 1967, in order to make the college unique from other institutions, Ted designed the college's seal, which is still used today. In 1978, he started the accounting program and the first professional advisory committee to go along with it.

In the early years, while juggling teaching and the business office, Hopple also served as the executive director of the YWCA/YMCA, ran his own accounting firm, and worked for a CPA in Upper Arlington. In the mid-1980s, since teaching at the college and chairing a department weren't enough, Hopple took his love of cooking on the road to county fairs and festivals with his business Chickcorn, a combination of chicken and corn on the grill, in addition to transporting shrimp from Treasure Island, Fla., to Ohio.

Like many employees, Hopple has loved working closely with students. "I've never grown old in my thinking when working with youth. Students' attitudes have changed over the years, but that is what has kept me going," Hopple says. "I would not have 70 percent of the knowledge of the world-at-large that I have now if it were not for the interaction I've had with the students, faculty and staff of Columbus State."

Ted Hopple and wife Joyce McCabe enjoy a few moments together at his retirement party.
After retiring, Hopple plans to continue his pursuit of world knowledge when he and wife Joyce McCabe of Knowledge Resources and Planning embark on a 105-day voyage, traveling to South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Antarctica. In the meantime, he plans to spend plenty of time with their 10 grandchildren, tinkering with his Lamborghini and Firebird, and taking his cars to shows.

For a person who says he always thought that work was unnatural and that the notion of staying at one accounting job for a lifetime was unheard of, Hopple has had a lifetime of achievements at Columbus State.





Carol Kizer prepares for dessert to Columbus State career

With no textbooks or set guidelines, Carol Kizer set out in 1965 with determination to develop one of the earliest two-year food service programs in the country.

Having previously served as assistant food service director for Children's Hospital and a part-time instructor in Human Nutrition and Food Management at Ohio State University, Kizer had some great experience and knowledge from which to pull. Working part time, she spent her first three months developing curriculum and recruiting students. As the Advisory Committee, consisting of major hospital food service representatives, approached Columbus Area Technical Institute to run the program, Carol continued to volunteer until the first class of 18 started in fall 1966 in Food Service Management.

During the past 39 years, Kizer has watched the program grow to more than 400 students, change its name a third time (Hospitality Management), add certificates, and add new majors including the Chef Apprenticeship major in 1979.

She retires today.

Columbus State bids farewell to two dear friends, Carol Kizer and Ted Hopple.
"Things are constantly evolving, and the needs of the program have changed," Kizer says. "Every day is fun. Every day provides a new challenge. It's the students who keep you coming back, and it's a joy to share in their successes."

Over the past five years, Kizer has enjoyed helping develop Pro-Start, a statewide high school food service management program jointly offered by industry and education that helps students transition from a high school into a college program. She is also proud of her involvement the last 20-plus years in the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, an international organization for two- and four-year educational institutions.

To stay in touch with her profession after retirement, Kizer plans to do a lot of having "lunch out," helping with Taste the Future, and conducting accreditation site visits for organizations like the American Culinary Federation.

Outside the culinary world, she's looking forward to traveling, including an Alaskan cruise in August, antiquing, and gardening.

Carol Kizer's daughter, husband, and son helped celebrate Kizer's 39 years at Columbus State.
Since her parents divorced when she was four, she'd like to discover more about her father's genealogy and is even considering a trip to Slovenia to find her paternal grandfather's gravesite. She also plans to spend more time with her five grandchildren, organizing a trunk of accumulated photos, and spending time relaxing, rebuilding her dock, and floating on her pontoon boat at her cottage on Piedmont Lake in eastern Ohio.

Kizer's thought about retiring: "I will miss the people of Columbus State most. For the future, I hope the program continues to grow and educate many successful students."

It's no doubt that Carol has left a mark on Columbus State. Throughout our community and beyond, there will long be hospitality management graduates who can attest to the quality of the program she built.

Westerville Center to help students enroll and register

Students and prospective students who live in Westerville and need help applying for financial aid, figuring out the admissions process, scheduling classes, and paying fees are being invited to two special events at the Westerville Center--an Enrollment Open House and Registration Session.

On Wednesday, July 13, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at an Enrollment Open House, representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid and the Student Assistance Center will walk students through the entire admissions process. With a July 24 financial aid deadline for Fall Quarter looming, special Financial Aid Workshops will be held at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Students will be able to complete their FAFSA form at the workshop if they bring the following items: a picture ID, 2004 Federal Tax Return, W2s, and for those born after January 1, 1982, who are single with no children, their parent's Federal Tax Return and W2 as well.

As a follow-up to the Enrollment Open House, a Registration Session will be held Wednesday, July 27, 6-7:30 p.m. At this interactive session, students will be able to go online and view their financial aid account, register for classes, pay their fees, view their class schedule and access their student mail.

Wellness Fest to be held July 11-14

The Human Performance Center is hosting Wellness Fest July 11-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, with exhibitors from the American Cancer Society, Columbus Outdoor Pursuits, American Red Cross, Ohio Volksport Association, Weight Watchers, Columbus Aids Task Force and the Columbus Police Department available to discuss wellness issues.   Bring your own bike and you can participate in the group bike rides at lunch, or you can listen to speakers, play games, or join group walks. Activities will take place near the Christopher Columbus Statue, Delaware Hall, and Union Hall. If it rains, the event will move to the Nestor Hall Lobby.

Ohio Restaurant Association Past President Joe Vittorio and ProStart Coordinator Betty Kaye present Carol Kizer the first ever Ohio Restaurant Association Educator of the Year award.
Carol Kizer named Educator of the Year

On June 26, the Ohio Restaurant Association named Carol Kizer, chairperson of Hospitality Management, as its first ever Educator of the Year. Recognized for her 39-plus years of tremendous contributions, leadership, excellence, and service to Ohio's foodservice industry through her work at Columbus State, the American Culinary Federation, the National Restaurant Association and the Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education, Kizer received the award at the association's Annual Chairman's & Award's Banquet.

Campus file access available via the Internet

Access to files stored in your campus network home directory, typically referred to as the S:drive by employees and the B:drive by students, are now available via the web. You can now upload and download files between your on-campus network drive and any internet connected PC.

Access methods are simple, but IT recommends you start by visiting http://iti.cscc.edu/rsa.html for the access web address and an overview of how the system works.

Use of this file utility is subject to CSCC Policy and Procedures regarding use of college computing resources. The policy can be found at http://intranet.cscc.edu/pres/policy/15-01.pdf .

For help using this utility, contact the IT Support Center, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.