NURSE PROFESSIONAL WINS AWARD: Dr. Gina Severino, Professor at Kent State University in Trumbull and Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) Coordinator, won the Ohio Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Political Action .

Severino has been a member of ONA for 36 years and joined the ONA Health Policy Council as an alternate in 2016 before becoming a full member of the committee in 2019. In her role, she represents District Three of the ONA at numerous national and local political events. She also attends the annual Nurses Day at the State House NDASH events.

As a professor of nursing, she teaches courses in healthcare policy at the BSN and RN-BSN undergraduate program level. Severino received a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Kent State University in 2018 and became the BSN Coordinator of Kent State Trumbull in 2021.

THE FOUNDATION GIVES: The Warren Area Chamber of Commerce Education, Civic and Cultural Foundation recently awarded a $ 10,000 grant to the New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation and a $ 5,000 grant to Coleman Health Services.

The New York-Penn League Charitable Foundation received $ 10,000 from the foundation to help produce its 2022 Trumbull County Youth Baseball / Softball League Nights with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. This program will provide every Trumbull County Youth Baseball and Softball League the opportunity to experience Scrapper Baseball at no cost to the player or their family.

Coleman Health Services will use the money to support its “Dismute the uncomfortable” Symposium. This program aims to present a candid conversation on relevant and important issues of racial justice, mental health awareness and suicide prevention. The grant awarded will fund the admission of students from Trumbull County to attend the symposium.

Since 1991, the Warren Area Chamber of Commerce Education, Civic and Cultural Foundation has donated nearly $ 2 million to nonprofit organizations in Trumbull County.

AHA RECOGNIZES YSU: The American Heart Association recognizes Youngstown State University’s commitment to the health and well-being of its employees as part of its 2021 index of success in occupational health.

YSU has been recognized in the Workplace Health Achievement Index with a silver status.

The Index is a free web-based dashboard that examines organizational best practices and aggregates employee health data to assess the overall quality and completeness of workplace health programs. More than 450 organizations completed the evaluation of the index this year, which evaluated the period from July 2020 to June 2021.

Of the organizations that completed the assessment, almost all achieved Gold (43%), Silver (31%) or Bronze (19%) status.

The association created the Index in 2016 with its CEO Roundtable, a leadership collaboration of more than 45 members from some of America’s largest companies, to apply evidence-based approaches to support employee health.

LOCAL VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS GET PERFECT SCORES: For the third year in a row, veterinary technology students at Kent State University in Trumbull achieved Ohio’s highest three-year average pass rate on the exam national veterinary technician.

Kent State Trumbull’s 2021 Veterinary Technology graduates took the exam and were all awarded 100%. The program, which is administered by Kent State University at Tuscarawas, now has a three-year average success rate of 100%. The three-year national average score is around 70.5%.

For over five years, students attended many of their courses at the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. A few years ago, Kent State opened a vet tech lab that looks like a mini vet clinic inside the shelter, offering radiology, lab, surgery, and a pharmacy. Students also gain experience at several large off-site animal farms, exotic facilities, and a laboratory medicine research university.

REYERS CLASSIFIED NO. 1: Footwear Insight magazine named Reyers of Eastwood Mall as the first recipient of its Gold Medal Service Awards.

The annual competition aims to find the “best of the best” shoe stores in America when it comes to customer service. After a selection and nomination process, the magazine sends secret shoppers to visit hundreds of the best stores. Using a points system, judges select the top 70 finalists, naming them gold medalists. Reyers beat the whole pack in 2021.

In July, Reyers moved into the mall after more than 130 years in Sharon, PA. The judges at Footwear Insight were impressed that the owners and their staff were able to make such a bold decision while maintaining such a high customer base. a service. The magazine has placed Reyers on its gold medal list every year since the award was created in 2015.

People on the move

VALLEY PARTNERS ADDS BUSINESS COACH: Valley Economic Development Partners, Liberty, has appointed Cassie Wyatt to the newly created role of Business Coach, in which she will dedicate her time providing advice to small businesses.

She will also provide advice to clients looking to start a business in the Mahoning Valley in

Wyatt will graduate from Youngstown State University in December, earning a bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in business and communications.

Previously, she worked in the banking industry as a branch manager at TCF / Huntington Bank.

COMPANY ADDS AGENTS: More Options Realty added David McIntyre, Mark Douglass and Trent Clay, who will work in the Mahoning Valley, and Cheyenne Duffey, who will work in the Akron / Canton market.

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