June 9, 2005

GIS class offered for Columbus State employees

At a new class for Columbus State employees, you can learn to analyze geographic or demographic information, such as where our students live, how our student population compares to the general population, and where to direct marketing efforts to attract certain students. 

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program is offering a credit class for Columbus State employees this summer  (Summer Quarter beings June 27). The class will focus on getting and using geographic and demographic information that is of interest to Columbus State employees.  The class will meet every other week on Wednesday at noon for one hour of lecture, beginning July 6.  The three hours of lab are done on your own.  Please contact Mike Rock at mrock01@cscc.edu or extension 2409 for more information. To register on line, see course GIS 299, Special Topics in GIS , number 001-20978. 

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.