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Alumni Focus

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Dalton English

Dalton English Tech X 2022 Graduate

OCTC Tech X Outstanding Student and Alum Dalton English is making a difference at Hendrick Screen by making stainless steel screens for water intake and fish diversion. Dalton starts his day by taking a look at the blueprint for his project, then he takes measurements and begins fabricating. Through his work, Dalton is keeping us all going by supplying the tools the industry needs to protect the environment, keep clean waterways, and ensure fresh drinking water is available.

Dalton enjoyed his experience in the Tech X program and encourages current students to, "Listen to your teachers. They are pointing you in the right direction." Thank you, Dalton, for your service to our community at Hendrick Screen!

Kimberly Phipps

Alumni Focus Kimberly Phipps, Associate in Arts, 2020Kimberly Phipps graduated from OCTC in 2020 with her last semester falling during COVID. While taking classes to earn her Associate in Arts degree, she enjoyed her Abnormal Psychology class with Dr. Ed Morris, was a member of TRiO Student Supportive Services, and maintained a 4.0 GPA. After OCTC, she took classes at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green to earn her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2022.

In June 2023, Kimberly started working for Volunteers of America Honor as a Healthcare Navigator and Intake Coordinator. She helps veterans find insurance, enroll in VA Healthcare or Medicaid, or find options for additional needed insurance coverage. During the intake process, she sets up the client's information in the system and makes sure all the releases are signed. When needed, Kimberly also refers clients to additional resources such as free cell services or employment agencies, On top of all of her accomplishments, Kimberly has three children that she enjoys spending time with especially if they are playing Dungeons and Dragons or Magic: The Gathering.

Dr. Nikie Walker

Dr. Nikie Walker, Associate in Arts, 1997Dr. Nikie Walker came to OCTC because her plans to attend a four-year college weren't working out as she had hoped. She wasn't enthusiastic but soon fell in love with the campus and the amazing people she was meeting along the way. As a student, she was a member of the first cohort that went to the Czech Republic. She had the opportunity to interact with others from various cultures and religions in her classes, and she enjoyed psychology classes with former OCTC Professor, Pam Wilson. Dr. Walker graduated from OCTC in 1997 with her associate's degree, and she continued to the University of Louisville to earn her Bachelor's degree in Psychology.  With time and hard work, she earned her Master's degree in Human Resources from Sullivan University. She decided that a personal goal was to eventually earn her doctoral degree.

Today, she not only has der doctorate from the University of Dayton but is using her education and extensive work experience to help others become excellent human resources professionals. Dr. Walker began her dream job in January working at Brescia University as an Assistant Professor in the Charles Reid School of Business, She already had experience as an adjunct professor and has now made it her full-time career. As a professor, Dr. Walker teaches classes, has office hours to work with students, and shares her corporate and business experiences with her students to help them see how rewarding the human resources field is.