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Terra State Community College Announces Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

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Terra State Community College Announces Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker
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Melinda HuntleyApril 15, 2017 (Fremont, OH) – Terra State Community College has announced that Melinda Huntley, Executive Director of the Ohio Travel Association, will serve as the keynote speaker at the 48th commencement ceremony on May 5, 2017.

            Ms. Huntley is passionate about the economic and cultural benefits of travel.  Having worked in travel-related jobs along Lake Erie for more than 23 years, she has witnessed firsthand how communities transform themselves when they promote and improve their unique visitor experiences.  She became the director of the Ohio Travel Association in 2012 representing the interests of the industry at the local, state and federal levels.

            Ms. Huntley started her travel career in public relations at Cedar Point, then led the Lake Erie Shores and Islands/Ottawa County Visitors Bureau and tackled sustainable tourism opportunities as Tourism Director for the Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant College Program.  She is the recipient of the Paul Sherlock Award, the highest honor bestowed to an Ohio tourism professional, and has received recognition from Hospitality and Sales Marketing International, American Library Association, the National Association of Environmental Professionals, Firelands Audubon and others.  She holds a master’s degree in public policy and administration from the Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs.


Terra State Community College is a two-year accredited, state-supported, commuter college located in Fremont, Ohio. Terra State has a long history of service to the community and providing students with an education that is both accessible and affordable. Terra State offers twenty-two Applied Degrees and Certificates to students. 



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