Hoover named March Rotary Student of the Month

Cassie Hoover
Cassie Hoover

Terra State Community College business management student Cassie Hoover has been named the College’s Fremont Rotary Student of the Month for March.

Hoover, from Toledo, graduated from E.L. Bowsher High School in 2018. At Terra State, she is studying business management and is a member of the volleyball team. Hoover also works as a student employee in the Human Resources Office.

She chose Terra State, she says, because of the friendly environment – and the campus size was a perfect fit.

“Every person I met was willing to help me in any way they possibly could,” said Hoover.

Hoover has been awarded on the Dean’s list for the past three semesters and earned a 4.0 GPA in the spring 2020 and fall 2020 semesters. Before college, she received the E.L. Bowsher Award, which is given to the student that the staff thinks reflects the values, principles and character of the school.

Outside of classes, volleyball practice and work, she also volunteers in her community. Hoover tutors Bowsher High School students in math and English, sent care packages to hospital workers, sent cards to children in hospitals and volunteered at concession stands to raise money for the volleyball program. She hopes to have more opportunities to be involved in her community once COVID-19 is over.

Her nominator, volleyball coach Stephanie Champine, credits Hoover for being a valuable and inspirational player on and off the court.

“Cassie maintains a 4.0 while working in the HR department and also playing for the volleyball team. She juggles work, 3-hour practices and a full time schedule with ease,” said Champine. “Cassie has always challenged herself academically, is an active participant in class discussions, and offers tutoring help to her teammates. Cassie is responsible, dependable and captain of the volleyball team. She leads by example on the court with her work ethic and knowledge of the game. She is a great role model to student athletes.”

After Hoover graduates in the summer, she would like to work towards her bachelor’s degree in human resource management and one day become a human resources manager.