Four County Career Center Honors Six Graduates For Career Success

2015 wall of fame - newspaperFour County Career Center honored six graduates from the Career Center who have had success in their careers and who will serve as outstanding representatives for the school at the 18th annual “Wall of Fame” awards program Monday evening. Nominations for this honor are open to the public and based on the areas of significant contributions to the individual’s career, the community, education, and Four County Career Center.

This was also the second year for the “Distinguished Service Award” presented to the individual who has displayed on-going dedication and commitment to the Career Center and to the communities served by the Career Center. This year’s recipient is Larry Siclair, retired Director of Student Services at the Career Center.

The new members were inducted during the annual advisory committee dinner where Ellie Cichocki, Workforce Development/Job Placement Coordinator, served as Master of Ceremonies. Superintendent Tim Meister formally welcomed everyone and gave special introductions. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Spencer Hines, a Pre-Engineering student from Ayersville, and a Student Ambassador. Kenzie Stein, a Veterinarian Assistant student from Edgerton and a Student Ambassador, gave the invocation.

Larry Siclair retired as Director of Student Services from the Career Center in 1995 after thirty-seven years in education. He continued to be active in many educational organizations following retirement over the next twenty years. Larry lives in Napoleon with his wife Judy.

Steve Busch came to the Career Center from Napoleon High School and enrolled in the Electronics program from which he graduated in 1980. Steve is currently area Manager of Maintenance at Campbell Soup Supply Company as well as Co-owner and Photographer of Julie’s Portrait Creations and Co-owner of The Armory Arts & Events Center. Steve lives in Napoleon.

Douglas Posey enrolled at the Career Center from Stryker High School, entered the Engine Repair program and graduated in 1976. He is the Senior Automotive Technologies Instructor at Four County Career Center and lives in Stryker.

Abby (Rhoades) Sharp attended the Career Center from Napoleon High School and graduated in 2001 in the Cosmetology program. Abby is currently CFO/Treasurer at Ayersville Local Schools and lives in Defiance.

TSgt. Kurt Trausch came to the Career Center from Edgerton High School, entered the Electrical program and graduated in 2002. He is currently a Fire Protection Craftsman in the United States Air Force at Mountain Home AFB in Idaho where he resides.

Mary Wilson enrolled at the Career Center from Napoleon High School and graduated in 1978 in the Cooperative Office Education program. Mary is the New Business Project Manager at Nikao Bartoe Group in Napoleon where she lives.

Lisa Zuver-Towns attended the Career Center from Hilltop High School, entered the Secretarial Skills program and graduated in 1989. She is currently the Director of Marketing & Admissions at Genesis Health Care in Bryan where she resides.

A picture/plaque of each “Wall of Fame” and “Distinguished Service Award” recipient will be placed in the main entrance at Four County Career Center. A special “Thank You” is extended to all area businesses who continue to employ Career Center students and give them the opportunity to succeed. Nominations are now being accepted for next year’s “Wall of Fame” and “Distinguished Service Award.” Contact the Career Center at 419-267-3331 for nomination forms or visit the website at


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