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<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />The Washington Township Board of Trustees met in Regular Session on May 6, 2013, at 7:30 <br />p.m. at the Washington Township Government Center, 8200 McEwen Road. President Young <br />opened the meeting and led the Pledge of Allegiance. <br /> <br />PROCLAMATION: OHIO ARTS DAY <br /> <br />Mark Metzger, theater manager for Town Hall, indicated that every year, the State of Ohio <br />th <br />celebrates Arts Advocacy Day. This year, on May 15, arts organizations from across the <br />State will converge on the State capital and lobby senators and representatives on behalf of <br />arts in our communities. They will talk about the importance of arts in our community, the <br />importance of funding those arts and the benefits that Ohioans receive. <br /> <br />Mr. Metzger introduced and welcomed the Mussin-Phillips family who participates regularly at <br />Town Hall Theater and most of whom are currently appearing in Disney’s Beauty and the <br />Beast Jr. One or more members of the family, including Mark, Noah, Clara, Anna, and <br />Natalie Phillips and Dr. Elizabeth Mussin have participated in a total of 11 Town Hall <br />productions. The family gave a presentation and sang a song about how they feel about the <br />Arts and Town Hall Theater. <br /> <br />th <br />A proclamation was read by Joyce Young to proclaim May 15 as Ohio Arts Day and to <br />recognize the important contribution the arts make to our community. <br /> <br />PRESENTATION BY SINCLAIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE <br /> <br />Jerry O’Ryan, Trustee on the Foundation Board at Sinclair Community College, introduced <br />himself and gave a presentation, including a brief history of Sinclair. <br /> <br /> <br /> The typical number of students who transfer annually once they have their degree from <br />Sinclair is about 4,500. Sinclair is a feeder school to not only the University of Dayton <br />and Wright State University, but to other schools as well. <br /> <br /> They had 23,641 students attend Sinclair College during the 2012 semester. <br /> <br /> The amount of debt that Sinclair College has is zero. <br /> <br /> Ninety-seven percent of Sinclair graduates rated the overall quality of Sinclair good to <br />excellent. They indicate it is a great education at a very good price. <br /> <br /> They are very careful how their money is handled and how classroom sizes are set up, <br />and how they facilitate movement on the campus so that they get the best bang for the <br />buck. <br /> <br /> They have approximately 3,800 faculty and support employees. <br /> <br /> Over the last five years, Sinclair has produced 842 registered nurses, 1,322 EMTs, 181 <br />paralegals, and 195 sworn police officers. Some of these graduates are employees of <br />Washington Township. <br /> <br /> Sinclair offers more than 170 programs and works with key industries. <br /> <br />He closed by stating that Sinclair is a good bang for the buck and is a place in the community <br />that we want to support. <br /> <br />5/6/13 <br /> Page 1 <br /> <br /> <br />