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1/17/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Norton BOE selects officers

NORTON — The Norton City Schools’ Board of Education (BOE) will be led by President Cindy Webel and Vice President Jennifer Bennett in 2013.

The two were selected at the board’s organizational meeting Jan. 14, according to Superintendent David Dunn.

Members also appointed Pat Santelli as delegate for the Ohio School Boards Association’s (OSBA) conference and Webel as the alternate. Bennett will be the OSBA Legislative Liaison and Santelli is the OSBA Student Achievement Liaison.

Dunn said committee assignments will be made in the coming weeks by Webel.

The BOE also kept its monthly meeting schedule, with regular meetings set for the third Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. (or fourth Monday in the case of federal holidays or school closings) and Committee-of-the-Whole meetings the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m.

The Norton BOE will next meet Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Norton Middle School, 3390 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road.


Akron Institute changes name to Herzing University-Akron

SOUTH AKRON — With the New Year comes a new name for Akron Institute as it formally transitions to align with its 11 sister campuses throughout the country to become Herzing University-Akron. 

Founded in 1970 as Akron Medical-Dental Institute, the campus was acquired in 2004 by Herzing and began a journey that expanded its offerings to associate and bachelor’s degrees in health care, technology, business, design and public safety. Through the years, the Akron Institute campus moved twice and expanded a few more times to encompass more than 43,000 square feet of space today. It was accredited by the Higher Learning Commission in 2007 and received accreditation for its Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program through the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission in 2011. The campus’ formal name was Akron Institute of Herzing University.

“The Herzing University network has enabled us to grow much more quickly than if we had stayed independent, and we are now the second largest campus in the Herzing network, behind only the very first campus located in Madison, Wis.,” said Dave LaRue, campus president of Herzing University-Akron.

A Jan. 7 ribbon-cutting event celebrated the reopening.

For more information, visit www.herzing.edu/akron.


Kathleen Folkerth and Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.

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