Thursday, September 6, 2007
Former chair of Early Childhood Development Ginny Carey dies, scholarship established
Virginia Ann Bell Johnson Carey, age 58, died Sunday September 2, at her residence with her family by her side. Ginny served as a faculty member and coordinator of the Columbus State Early Childhood Development technology for more than 20 years before taking disability retirement to fight progressing ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Ginny was an active member of many boards of directors associated with Early Childhood Development in Ohio, including serving as President-Elect of the Ohio Association for Education of Young Children in 2005. She was the 1999 Teacher of Teachers for the OAEYC, and CDA Project Director.
Ginny is survived by her loving husband of 11 years Dennis Carey; children Samuel (Michelle) Johnson and Emily (William) Kronland; step-children Christopher Carey, Charles (Emily) Carey, and Karen (Chad) Snyder; grandchildren Sammy J., Luke, Austin, Jayson, Megan, Devin, Cody, Greg, Nathan, and Christel; brother Arthur Irving "A.I." (Jean) Bell; and sister Bette (Ed) Christman.
"What joy we all feel to have known her and for her to have been a part of our lives," said Bobbie Grawemeyer, coordinator of ECD. "The last time we talked to Dennis we shared with him what she has meant to so many people. He chuckled and said that Ginny did not want to be forgotten. And we said, 'How could she ever be forgotten?' What a special lady!"
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 7, at the Schoedinger-Norris Chapel, 3920 Broadway, Grove City from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 8, at the Broad St. Presbyterian Church, 760 E. Broad St. Columbus at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Ginny's name to the ALS Association, Broad St. Infant Toddler Center, or The Virginia Carey Scholarship Fund at Columbus State Community College. Please visit www.schoedinger.com to sign her online guest book or to leave a special memory.
The IT Support Center is available for assistance during finals weeks:
During the break (September 10-19) the IT Support Office hours will be Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
IT Support is located in the ERC (Columbus Hall, lower level). Contact them at ext.5050 or stop in for assistance.
A Tip. If you are entering grades for your class and finding the system is running slow or the grades are not completely entered after hitting submit, try the following: Instead of entering the entire class at one time, try entering them in increments of no more than 10. By doing this you are less likely to get timed out.
Meet and greet on the Welcome TeamHave you ever wanted to help meet and greet new and returning students during the first two days of the quarter? Within the past year, more than 200 Columbus State employees have served on the Welcome Team to help make the start of classes an easy and enjoyable process for students, faculty and staff.
The Welcome Team hopes you will consider joining other faculty, staff and students as they share class schedules, print parking passes, direct students to classrooms, troubleshoot issues, pop popcorn, and simply welcome our students back to Columbus State on Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20.
Any time you can share is greatly appreciated as it makes a significant difference for students. The tasks are simple, from basic Web navigation to disseminating information. You can choose what you do and when.
Welcome Team Autumn 2007 will be held both days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This quarter the team will offer assistance in both Madison and Nestor halls. Your service has a direct impact on student success at Columbus State. Your time, patience and enthusiasm create an excitement that makes Welcome Team a valuable experience for all.
Please RSVP to Barbara Allen, firstname.lastname@example.org, or ext. 5526 with the times and days you are able to work. She will send you a confirmation within 24 hours.
International Festival needs volunteers in NovemberAccording to Amy Burrell, international student advisor, volunteers are needed for the 52 nd annual Columbus International Festival, to be held Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4, at Veterans Memorial. The festival needs help with everything from children's activities, to decorating, to interpreting. For more information or to receive a volunteer sign-up form, contact Burrell at ext. 2671 or email email@example.com. To learn more about the Columbus International Festival, visit their Web site.