Penta Career Center has selected six former students as recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Alumni Award. The alumni were recognized during a special evening banquet at Penta on November 8, 2018. Each year the Penta Career Center Outstanding Alumni Award is bestowed upon individuals who have completed a career-technical training program at Penta and who are currently working in a successful career. Since the award’s inception in 1993, 151 former high school or adult education students have been honored with the award. This is Penta’s 26th year of recognizing alumni. Congratulations to the following 2018 Penta Outstanding Alumni Award recipients:
David Daniels (of Norwalk, OH) is a 1995 graduate of Perrysburg High School and completed his career-technical training in Penta’s Power Equipment Technology program. He is a detective sergeant/D.A.R.E. juvenile officer for the Norwalk Police Department.
Kristi Leigh Foreman is a 2000 graduate of Maumee High School and completed her career-technical training through Penta’s Marketing Education program at Maumee High School. She is the main news anchor for WTOL-11 in Toledo.
Frederick Greive (of Waterville) is a 1967 graduate of Otsego High School and completed his career-technical training through Penta’s Agriculture Mechanics program. He is retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and is currently employed as a traffic crash reconstructionist for Valley Technical Services.
Christina Hammer-Atkins (of Rohrersville, Maryland) is a 1980 graduate of Woodmore High School and completed her career-technical training through Penta’s Horticulture program. She is an elementary school principal/chief academic officer for Grace Academy in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Michele (Miller) Rose-Sprunk (of Port Charlotte, Florida) is a 1972 graduate of Lake High School and completed her career-technical training through Penta’s Childcare Assistant program. She is an interior designer for Just Counters & Other Stuff, Inc. in Port Charlotte.
Paula (McKenzie) Thomas (of Grand Rapids, OH) is a 1971 graduate of Otsego High School and completed her career-technical training through Penta’s Cosmetology program. She is the owner of Paula’s Hairstyling in Grand Rapids.