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May 29, 2020
Rhodes State College Recognizes Circle of Excellence Inductee, Aaron M. McLaurine


Lima, OH (May 29, 2020) – Established in 2018, the Rhodes State College Alumni Circle of Excellence recognizes Associate Degree graduates of Rhodes State College and Lima Technical College who are doing exceptional work in their career field, community and for the College.

Aaron M. McLaurine, Associate of Applied Science, Electronic Engineering Technology – 1995 has impacted his community in a variety of creative and service-centered ways. After achieving his associate degree from Lima Technical College in 1995, he went on to attain his Bachelors of Science in Technology degree from Bowling Green State University in 1999 as well an additional certification in Multi-Craft Industrial Technology from Apollo Career Center. Mr. McLaurine is a member of the Lima Rotary Club, a board member of the Allen County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services, an Associate Pastor at In Faith Ministries, and the Owner/Coach of Soldiers of Honor whose “mission is to encourage the discouraged mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually through the disciple of boxing.”

Mr. McLaurine opened New Look Fitness Center in 2000 and became a Chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains, USA in 2010. The individuals whom Mr. McLaurine has impacted include those with special needs, medical diagnosis such as Parkinson’s disease and at-risk youth. He said, “I feel that I have given individuals hope. I strive to be the best example to these individuals to never give up, face your fears, and always pursue your dreams.”

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