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Rodenhausen Receives Faculty Commitment Award

Posted May. 12, 2014

Kent State University at Ashtabula faculty member Amy Rodenhausen was recently honored at the 2014 Celebration of Engagement & Service hosted by the Office of Experiential Education & Civic Engagement on the Kent State Campus.  The annual awards ceremony is held during National Volunteer Week and celebrates faculty, staff, and student volunteerism and service throughout the academic year.

Amy Rodenhausen, Director of Clinical Education for Kent State Ashtabula's Respiratory Therapy program, received the Faculty Commitment award.  This award recognizes faculty who have committed their time and talents to address community needs through course-based experiential learning and service activities.  Every year, Rodenhausen organizes clinical experiences for respiratory therapy students at a camp for children who are ventilator or tracheostomy dependent.  The camp, Fresh Air Camp, is located in Strongsville and relies on volunteers to assist in meeting the healthcare needs of the campers.

"We are so pleased to see Amy recognized for her leadership in our respiratory therapy program and promotion of community service activities.  She always works hard to assist her students, and we feel very fortunate to have her on the Ashtabula campus," said Dr. Susan Stocker, Dean and Chief Administrative Officer for Kent State Ashtabula.