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Music Business Technology

2013: Todd Fogle — Sound Engineer for Cedar Creek Church in Toledo, Ohio.

2013: Adrian Ocana — Guitarist for Subnuba.

2015: Albert “Tito” Colmenero — Owner of Primo Sounds and Sound Engineer for Toledo Zoo.

2015: Bryan Cuprys — Sound Engineer for IMIJ Sound and Lightning in Toledo, Ohio.

2015: Samuel Cromer — Musician and Manager for local band, Color Rise. Samuel reports the band opened for legendary Eddie Money this past summer.

2015: Nathan Hayes — Sound Engineer for Cedar Creek Church in Toledo, Ohio.

2015: Lisa Pfaender — Partner/Co-Owner/Marketing and Promotions at Palaver Records and Cold Lunch Recordings in Nashville, Tennessee.

2016: Thomas Harrison — Sound Engineer and AV Coordinator at Hollywood Casino in Toledo, Ohio.

2016: Brandon Harrold — Transferred to the University of Toledo for Music Composition and freelance work BH Media Company.

2016: Mario Parker — Sound Engineer for Cedar Creek Church in Toledo, Ohio.

2016: Charles Reynolds — Certified PreSonus dealer and attending Lourdes University to peruse a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.

2016: Matthew Westrick — Sound Engineer for IMIJ Sound and Lightning in Toledo, Ohio. Matthew completed his B.A. from the University of Toledo in Individualized Studies, focusing on Business Leadership.

2017: Herbey Atkinson — Station Manager, Owens Community College Radio (OCCR) Station.

2017: Carlito Avila — Sound Technician at the Drake Events Center in Columbus and transferred to The Ohio State University as an Accounting Major.

2017: David Brehm — Sales Engineer for Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

2017: Katrina Drake — Sound Engineer, Cedar Creek Church, Findlay, Ohio.

2017: Zachary Harbison — Studying Sports Management at Bowling Green State University.

2017: Kylie Lake — Transferred to Los Angeles Film School to earn a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business.

2017: Ben Nelson — Writing, recording, producing and performing his own music in Austin, Texas.

2017: Alex Noble — Audio Visual Technician at J & S Audio Visual in Denver, Colorado.

2017: Yvette Stephens — Worship Coordinator, Church of the Cross UMC, Toledo, Ohio. Yvette recently completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies at Siena Heights University and she is now pursuing a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership.

2017: John Winlock — Owner, 1 Ryde Productions in Toledo, Ohio.

2018: Conner Owen — Production Consultant, Great Lakes Sound, Toledo, Ohio

2018: Sean Stoepler — Employed by Markey’s Rental and Staging, Toledo, Ohio.

Commercial Photography Tech

2013: Kyle Csortos — Commercial Art Lab Instructor and Children’s Illustrator. Recently, Kyle completed his eighth illustration for a published children’s books.

2009: Patricia Drummond — Successfully completed her BFA and is now an adjunct instructor at Owens Community College.

2014: Sarah Eickhoff — Owner of Sarah Eickoff Photography and Design, Toledo Ohio.

2015: Sean Ferry — Photographer in the state of Oregon.

2015: Fabian Koder — Owner and freelance photographer for Fabian Koder Photography in Toledo, Ohio.

2016: Maegen Anders — Working full time at Compass Events, Toledo, Ohio.

2016: Amanda Aylwin — Sports photographer for national media group, Varsity Views in Toledo, Ohio.

2016: Taylor James (TJ) Barney — Photo Assistant to internationally renowned photographer Eric Eggley. TJ is also working as Photographer for Jon Williamson Photography, Keepsake Photography, and as a part-time gallery curator for Owens Community College.

2016: Bailey Bullock — Owner of Bailey Bullock Photography.

2016: Lynette Kellar — Freelance Equine/Equestrian photographer in Northwest Ohio.

2016: Alecia Thompson — Freelance work for Sweet Lavender Photography in Toledo Ohio.

2017: Kyle Brown — Freelance photographer in sports, music and business interiors.

Commercial Art Technology

2010: Melanie Dunn — Owner, Cuttlefish Graphics in Bowling Green, Ohio.

2012: Josh Nagel — Owner, Josh Nagel Productions in Toledo, Ohio.

2013: Barbara Stengle — Commercial Art Lab Instructor and owner of Barbara Stengle Design LLC in Toledo, Ohio.

2015: Michael Fauver, II — Graphic Associate for Container Graphics in Toledo, Ohio.

2015: Nathan Hartman — Graphic Designer at Imagination Station in Toledo Ohio.

2015: Jacob Hodgson — Successfully transferred to Bowling Green State University for Visual Communication.

2015: Kelsey Morman — Media Designer at Packer Creek Pottery in Genoa, Ohio.

2015: Nolan Rao — Successfully transferred to Bowling Green State University for Fine Arts.

2015: Nathan Wehrmeister — Currently working for Kennedy Marketing Group in Toledo, Ohio as Graphic Designer and Production Management. The firm is based out of California.

2016: Bailey Bullock — Shows at river House Art Gallery in Toledo and an exhibit at Wayne State University. Bailey has taught several photography workshops to young local students.

2016: Cerise Clausen — Graphic Designer and Photographer, currently doing freelance work in the Toledo area.

2016: Leslie Crow — Graphic Designer for “WeknowtheDJ” an online music publication that features the lives and culture of some of the industry’s most popular tour DJ’s.

2016: Michael Fauver II — Graphic Designer/Production for Dan Rogers Sports Zone in Toledo, Ohio.

2016: Katherine “Kit” Maria — Graphic Designer at Custom Dec Inc. in Toledo, Ohio.

2016: Aimee Pawlowski — Graphic Designer for European based company, Sahm Glass. She also is the owner of Aimee Pawlowski Designs.

2016: Jenna Shank — Graphic designer and pre-press technician at Solid Impressions in Carol Stream, Illinois.

2017: Kyle Benner — Owner, Kyle Benner Designs in Toledo, Ohio and working as a web designer for Findlay Digital Design. Kyle is one part of Klashing Black, an alternative pop duo with his twin brother, Kane.

2017: Valerie Pitzen — Assistant Graphic Designer for Glass City Signs in Toledo, Ohio.

2018: Jacob Chmielewski — Graphic Designer at The Image Group in Toledo.

2018: Victoria Hug — Freelance designer.

Fine Art Concentration

2004: Lauren Meyers — Successfully transferred to University of Toledo and currently working for Toledo Public Schools.

2014: Micheal Budyka — Successfully transferred to University of Toledo for Bachelor of Fine Arts.

2015: Christopher Pickett — Student currently at University of Toledo earning his Bachelors in Fine Arts.

2015: Jacob Byers — Successfully transferred to College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan.

2017: Elexia Eva — Elexia was awarded the Edith Franklin Pottery Scholarship in 2017-18. She is now working at the Toledo Museum of Art and several of her pieces of ceramic work were entered in the Creativo! Latino Student & alumni Exhibition at Owens Community College in Fall, 2018.

2017: Riley Howard — Transferred to Bowling Green State University to study Fine Arts. Riley recently had work accepted to the Projecting Landscape Exhibition at The Ohio State University.

2017: Liza Jane Perry — Joined AmeriCorps and was stationed in the Southwest Region on the Fire Management team, where she assisted the local forest and fire services to help fight wildfires in Colorado. Liza is pursuing a degree in Recreational Art Therapy at the University of Toledo

2018: Joshua VanSant — Transferred to Bowling Green State University to study Art Education.

Commercial Art Concentration

2015: Jacob Hodgson — Successfully transferred to Bowling Green State University for Visual Communication.

2016: Ali Dargham — Graduated from the visual communication Program at Bowling Green State University and is working as a freelance graphic designer in Toledo, Ohio.

2016: Brandon Goldsmith — Transferred to Bowling Green State University for the Visual Communication Technology Program. He completed a co-op at Impact Products in Toledo, Ohio.

2017: Kelly Rutherford — Transferred to Bowling Green State University. Kelly completed a co-op at Menasha Packaging in Hartford, Wisconsin and is employed at Fast Signs in Toledo, Ohio.

2018: Erika Angstman — Transferred to the University of Northwestern Ohio for a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

Music Education/Performance

2015: Corey Johnson — Owner of Johnson’s Vision Production in Toledo, Ohio.

Theatre Concentration

2012: John Toth — John had a screening of his film, “Alex’s Apartment” at the University of Toledo in March, 2019.

2015: Marisa Soto — Successfully transferred to Wayne State University in Michigan.

2015: Amber Breault Albain — Recently produced Alice in Wonderland for Rossford Recreation Summer Theatre Program and performed the national anthem for Toledo Mud Hens. She continues to work in Midwest region on various productions.

2016: Drew Young — Successfully transferred to University of Toledo and works at Trapped Toledo.

Interior Design

2015: Nicole Barkhimer — Successfully earned her licensure in realty and is currently working as a Real Estate agent with Oak Valley Realtors and using her design background to stage homes.