Each year, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges seeks nominations for graduates from ACCSC-accredited institutions who are currently working in the same field as the program from which they graduated and who have made an outstanding contribution to their profession. In selecting the Graduate of the Year, ACCSC considers several aspects such as:
Outstanding scholastic achievement;
Demonstration of leadership within their profession;
Advancement within their profession;
Recognition of extraordinary commitment to their occupational field or community; and
Personal stories that demonstrate perseverance to overcome adversity.
2012 Graduate of the Year
Ohio Center for Broadcasting
Valley View, Ohio
The Graduate of the Year Award is presented to an individual who has graduated from an ACCSC-accredited institution and is making outstanding contributions to his or her profession. The Graduate of the Year Award also recognizes an individual who not only has demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, but an extraordinary commitment to his/her occupational field or community. This year’s award winner, Joseph “J.G.” Spooner, embodies these characteristics and is an inspiring example of what is possible through hard work, determination, and a commitment to making his community a better place.
J.G. Spooner, a 2009 graduate of the Radio and TV Broadcasting program at the Ohio Center for Broadcasting has been providing leadership, and experiencing success, in the broadcast industry since the day he graduated. In fact, during his first year as a professional in the broadcasting industry, J.G. was recognized by the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters as the Small Market Broadcaster of the Year, and in less than a year, he was named as his station’s Program Director. Suffice to say, due to his commitment to excellence as a broadcaster and hard work, J.G. has rapidly progressed in his career in a short amount of time.
But J.G.’s success is not simply measured by his professional accomplishments, rather through his ongoing efforts to give back to the broadcasting industry and provide opportunities to those who share his passion, as well as his dedication and support of the communities that he serves. Whether hosting a fundraiser, working the airwaves for holiday donations, or just giving of himself, his time, and talents, J.G. is always willing and eager to give back to his community. Those who know J.G. know him to be a thoughtful, caring professional who spends each and every day thinking about how he can help someone else live their dream. As noted in his nomination form, “Special people have the unique talent of bringing an enthusiasm and an example setting work ethic to all that they do. J.G. is one of those people.”
Please join ACCSC in congratulating J.G. Spooner as the 2012 ACCSC Graduate of the Year.