Thompson named September Rotary Student of the Month

Kimberly Thompson

Kimberly “Kim” Thompson of Tiffin has been selected as the September Fremont Rotary Student of the Month. Kim is currently in the Applied Business Management cohort and chose to attend Terra State Community College because it was close to home and she was able to take a few classes at a time while she worked full-time. After the plant she worked at closed, she started taking classes full-time at Terra State.

“It’s been a great experience being in this cohort,” Kim said. “I’m in classes with girls who have also lost their jobs. It’s nice to get to know people who are in the same situation.”

Kim was nominated by one of her instructors Amy Drongowski. “I am so impressed with Kim’s commitment to achievement,” she said. “Kim is a displaced worker, so she didn’t plan on attending college last year at this time.  It takes a lot of courage to come back to school after being out for a while.  Not only did she come back to school, she came back full-time!” 

After Kim graduates, she’s hoping to further her education at Bowling Green State University studying Human Resources. Amy agrees this is a good choice for her. “Having worked with people at a factory, Kim feels she has a good foundation to pursue a career in human resources,” she said. “Working with diverse employees, having interpersonal skills to resolve issues and understanding the challenges of employees will help her be an asset in that regard once her degree is complete.”

Kim also enjoys being involved in the community. She is currently in training for Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties. She also enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, volunteering as a Seneca Mentoring Youth Links (SMYL) Mentor and volunteering at Noble Elementary School.

She’s married to her husband James, has three kids named Cory, Kian, and Kenna, has two German Shepherds named Mavis and Maximus and has a cat named Mocha Latte Catnipacchino.