June 6, 2005

Company president, vice chair of Regents to deliver commencement address

One of the largest graduating classes in Columbus State history will attend the Spring Quarter Commencement Ceremony Friday, 10 a.m., at Veterans Memorial, 300 West Broad Street, where they will hear the commencement address delivered by Donna M. Alvarado.  

Alvarado, of Granville, serves as vice chair of the Ohio Board of Regents, and president of Aguila International, a consulting firm whose practice provides a consortium for businesses and non-profit organizations seeking to collaborate on public policy issues of mutual interest. Regent Alvarado also serves on corporate, foundation and not-for-profit boards of directors. Her prior experience includes service as president and CEO of Quest International, an educational publishing organization with school-based markets in 30 countries.

Regent Alvarado has held senior management positions at the national level as deputy assistant secretary of defense, U.S. Department of Defense; counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary; and staff member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She also was appointed by President Reagan as director of ACTION, now the Corporation for Community and National Service.

With bachelors and masters degrees earned from The Ohio State University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude, Regent Alvarado completed doctoral coursework in Latin American literature at the University of Oklahoma and a postgraduate certificate in financial management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

She was appointed to the Ohio Board of Regents in 2002.

All Columbus State employees are invited to attend the commencement ceremony, which is free and open to the public.   Seating is not limited. For more information about graduation, contact Suzanne May at ext. 5115 or smay@cscc.edu

Health Saving Account companies on campus to answer questions

If you are interested in signing up for the UnitedHealthcare insurance option using a Health Savings Account (HSA) and would like to talk with a few companies that handle these accounts, please plan to attend one of the following sessions:

Park National Bank

Monday, June 6
Nestor Hall D
Times: 10 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 2 p.m.

Huntington National Bank

Tuesday, June 7
Nestor Hall D
Times: 10 - 11 a.m. and 2 - 3 p.m.



Thursday, June 9
Nestor Hall D
Times: 11 a.m. - noon and 1 - 2 p.m.

KRP to host web seminar tomorrow

The Knowledge Resources and Planning Division will host a web seminar called "Search as a Strategic Business Enabler: Learn from Search Best Practices," on Tuesday, June 7 from 2-3 p.m. in TL room 216. Explore how search has become the de facto way of accessing information, driving new business models and gaining operational efficiencies. The seminar is free and open to the public.   For more information, contact Sunday Zidonis at extension 5987. You can visit the website at:


Welcome Team needs volunteers for Summer Quarter

With summer quarter just a few weeks away, it is time to welcome our new and returning Columbus State students.  Once again, faculty, staff and students are invited to join in the fun of Welcome Team. 

Please consider sharing an hour or two of your time during the first two days of the quarter, June 27 and 28, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome, and all help is appreciated. 

Please e-mail Barbara Allen (ballen03@cscc.edu) with the times you are able to work, and she will send you an e-mail confirmation with your location and times.