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New Dean of Allied Health and Director of Perry Campus Named

Thu, Jan 31st, 2013

Hocking College is pleased to announce Bonnie Allen Smith has been named new Dean of the School of Allied Health and Christine Woodgeard has been promoted to Director of the Hocking College Perry Campus.

Smith is a 1979 graduate of Hocking College. She began her career as a Staff Nurse at Holzer Medical Center in 1979. Smith aided the hospital in several different departments including the Medical Unit, Intensive Care Unit and Surgical/Ambulatory Unit until 1998.

She taught nursing at the Adult Education Center in Nelsonville, Ohio from 1998 until 1990, when was hired as a faculty member in the Hocking College School of Nursing. In 2006, she was hired as Coordinator of Assessment of Student Academic Achievement at Hocking College.

"I am excited about the future as we continue to improve curriculum and instruction for student success and explore online degree options," Smith said.  "I look forward to collaborating with the School of Nursing to create a simulation laboratory providing students hands-on experiences utilizing state of the art mannequins and virtual patient data that allows students to learn by doing without jeopardizing patient safety."

A 2000 graduate of The Ohio State University, Woodgeard held management positions with National City Bank and Big Brothers Big Sisters before her employment with Hocking College.

In 2004, Woodgeard began her first job with Hocking College as an Admissions Specialist on Perry Campus. In 2007, she was hired as the Associate Director of Student Services for Perry Campus.  She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Specialization of Enrollment Management.

"It is an exciting opportunity to take on this new challenge, and I look forward to serving as the Director of the Hocking College Perry Campus and to carrying out the mission of Hocking College," Woodgeard said. "This is truly a great team, and I am happy to be a part of it."