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June 15, 2016
Rhodes State Alumnus Named 2016 Distinguished Alumnus by Ohio Association of Community Colleges

Rhodes State Alumnus Named 2016 Distinguished Alumnus by Ohio Association of Community Colleges

LIMA (June 15, 2016) – Tim Mosher received the honor of being named the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges at its Annual Conference on June 10, 2016. Mosher, the 2015 Rhodes State College Outstanding Alumni Award recipient, was nominated by Rhodes State President, Dr. Debra McCurdy. Each of Ohio’s 23 community colleges could submit one nominee for the award. 

Mosher attended Lima Technical College, now Rhodes State College, from 1980-84, completing a certificate in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic and an Associate Degree in Nursing.  In 2014, he earned a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from Otterbein University.  He has served the community as a Registered Nurse, Fire Chief, Fire Training Officer and Certified Nurse Practitioner. He currently serves as a Certified Nurse Practitioner at St. Rita’s Professional Services.

Mosher is also an active volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Response Team and has completed 17 mission trips here and abroad. A trip to Africa in 2014 led to international exposure when He served on the team that helped Dr. Kent Brantly survive the deadly Ebola virus. Volunteering to remain to assist with the doctor’s care, Mosher was responsible for the administration of ZMapp, an antibody treatment not previously tested in humans. His strict attention to safety protocols in patient care assisted in Dr. Brantly’s return to health. In 2015, the Ohio Hospital Association selected Mosher as the Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year. He was chosen from 56 nominees submitted by 220 member Ohio hospitals.

In April 2016, Mosher was recognized for collaborating with Mercy Health, St. Rita’s Medical Center, United Fire Apparatus and local fire/rescue organizations to donate a fully equipped EMS vehicle to Haiti. He noticed, during several trips to Haiti, how the lack of emergency equipment negatively impacted patient care. This most recent project “is just one more example of what makes Tim Mosher an excellent candidate for the OACC Distinguished Alumnus Award,” stated Dr. McCurdy.

The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) is a voluntary association of Ohio’s 23 public community colleges. The Association, founded in 1993, is the recognized voice of the community college movement in Ohio.

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Anne Coburn-Griffis, Assistant Director, Marketing & College Relations 

About Rhodes State College 
Rhodes State College is a public, state-assisted institution of higher learning which is chartered to provide degree-granting career education programs and prepares students for transfer completion of baccalaureate degrees at selected colleges and universities. The college provides non-credit workforce development, consulting for business and industry and prepares students for entry into careers. With over 4,300 students, the college’s core institutional values of integrity, caring, responsibility, respect, and quality guide its policies and practices.

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