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Passing the Torch Speaker Series

Looking for advice about your future?  Listen to helpful college and career tips from Carroll High School graduates!  Recordings from the 2020-2021 Passing the Torch Speaker Series are below. 

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to begin looking at life after Carroll High School and learn from those who came before them, giving alumni the ability to pass the torch and share their knowledge on careers and/or educational paths.  The speaker series is held during lunchtime, with students in the classroom and alumni in a virtual zoom setting.  It gives all alumni, even those living out-of-town, an opportunity to connect with students. 

If a Carroll graduate is interested in participating next school year, please fill out the online form on this page.  Students are also encouraged to fill out the questionnaire on this page to provide feedback on the structure of the program next year as well as what career options to add.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Tuesday, October 13 Recording

Chief Scientist Officer/Epidemiologist

Dr. Mark A. Stibich, PhD

CHS Class of 1991

Xenex Disinfection Services LLC
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume


Tuesday, October 13 Recording

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist

Dr. Sunny Vu, DMPNA, CRNA

CHS Class of 2012

Midwest Anesthesia Associates
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tuesday, October 27 Recording

Dentist

Dr. Greg Notestine, DDS
CHS Class of 1971

Midwest Tongue Tie Care
Speaker Bio Information


Tuesday, October 27 Presentation

Psychiatrist

Dr. John Slightam, MD
CHS Class of 1973

Private Practice/Highline Counseling Center
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Tuesday, November 17, 2020


Tuesday, November 17 Recording

Chemical & Improvement Engineer

Juliann (Leny) Raikes
CHS Class of 2011

Process Safety First Focal Point: The Dow Chemical Company
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume


Tuesday, November 17 Recording

Civil & Materials Engineer

Matthew Lehmenkuler, PE
CHS Class of 2010

Project Manager: Terracon Consultants
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


Tuesday, November 24 Recording

Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineer

Dr. Jeffrey Abell, PhD, FSME, PE
CHS Class of 1980

Director, Research & Development: General Motors
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume


Tuesday, November 24 Presentation

Air Force Civilian Engineer

Kyle M. Gooding
CHS Class of 2010

Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Speaker Bio Information

Tuesday, January 12, 2021


Tuesday, January 12 Recording

Director of Development for Athletics

Adam Fearing
CHS Class of 2008

Exec Dir of Seahawk Club: University of North Carolina Wilmington
Speaker Bio Information


Tuesday, January 12 Recording

Assistant Head Athletic Trainer

Dan Willen, MA, LAT, ATC
CHS Class of 1994

Cincinnati Bengals: National Football League
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Tuesday, January 26, 2021


Tuesday, January 26 Recording

Physical Therapist

Dr. Nick Herrin, PT, DPT
CHS Class of 2008

Rehab Team Lead for Oncology & Cardiology Teams: Kettering Medical Center
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume


Tuesday, January 26 Recording

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kristi Delaski, DVM, DACZM
CHS Class of 1999

Department of Conservation Medicine: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Tuesday, February 2 Recording

Entrepreneur/Business Manager

David Gasper
CHS Class of 1974

Former President/Developer of ATM Management Software: Gasper Corporation
Speaker Bio Information


Tuesday, February 2 Recording

Software Developer/Information Technology Consultant

Mark DeMeo
CHS Class of 1979

Executive Senior Vice President: Svitla Systems
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume

Tuesday, February 16, 2021


Tuesday, February 16 Recording

Division Client Relationship Manager/Finance

Ashley (Ruef) Graham
CHS Class of 2001

Midwest Division, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Speaker Bio Information


Tuesday, February 16 Recording

District Sales Manager

Nicholas Begley
CHS Class of 2004

ArcBest
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume

March 9, 2021


Tuesday, March 9 Recording

Vice President of Marketing

Marilyn (Rupp) Cox
CHS Class of 1998

Clubessential Holdings
Speaker Bio Information
Curriculum Vitae/Resume


Tuesday, March 9 Recording

Musician Soloist/Music School Owner

Jennifer L. Shoup
CHS Class of 1995

The Piano Preparatory School
Speaker Bio Information

March 23, 2021


Tuesday, March 23 Recording

Documentary Filmmaker

Steven Bognar
CHS Class of 1981

Academy Award & Primetime Emmy Award
Speaker Bio Information


Tuesday, March 23 Recording

Television Writer/Producer

Kevin Kramer
CHS Class of 1995

Emmy Nominations for several Animated Series
Speaker Bio Information

Tuesday, April 13, 2021


Tuesday, April 13 Recording

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

Bridget (Hinegardner) Cull, JD
CHS Class of 2004

Criminal Division: Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Speaker Bio Information


Tuesday, April 13 Recording

Associate Attorney

Erin N. Baldwin, JD
CHS Class of 2010

Winston & Strawn LLP
Speaker Bio Information

Tuesday, April 27, 2021


Tuesday, April 27 Recording

Carroll Alumni Military Panel

United States Armed Forces

Carroll Alumni from Various Military Branches of Service
Featuring Col. (Ret.) Urban Gillespie '86 (USAF Space Force); Lt. Col. (Ret.) Vince Jacobs '94 (US Air Force); Maj. James Borchers '02 (Ohio Army National Guard); LCDR Nicholas Memering '05 (US Navy Aviator); Maj. Amanda (Taylor) Nerg '05 (US Air Force Rotary Wing Section Chief); Capt. Jonathon Laurin '06 (US Marine Corps Reserve); LTJG Adam Wilhelm '15 (US Coast Guard Cutter ANACAPA Executive Officer)


Thursday, May 6 Recording

Director of Legislative Affairs

Nicholas J. Derksen
CHS Class of 2006

Ohio Department of Higher Education
Speaker Bio Information

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