Jamie Walton named October Rotary Student of the Month
Terra State Community College student Jamie Walton has been named the College’s Fremont Rotary Student of the Month for October 2020.
Walton resides in Tiffin with her husband, Mark and sons, Zayden and Lincoln. Outside of class, she works at Tiffin City Schools and other districts through North Central Ohio Educational Service Center (NCOESC) as a substitute educational aide.
She also volunteers for CASA in Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot counties and is a steward for Little Free Library, which gives free books to local children. She has a Little Free Library box outside her home that allows neighborhood children to drop off and exchange books with one another.
“I am extremely passionate about advocating for children involved in the juvenile court system for neglect and abuse cases,” said Walton, “My goal is to have a job working to advocate for children once I am done with my schooling.”
At Terra State, Walton has maintained a 4.0 GPA and been recognized on the Dean’s list. In September, she accepted membership into Phi Theta Kappa honor society. She chose Terra State because it allows her to be close to home and gives her flexibility to work and be present in her family.
“When I leave Terra I will probably take with me the experience of having such supportive professors and classmates, they truly want you to succeed,” said Walton.
Her nominator Dr. Dena Baker-Becker, adjunct faculty in social and behavior sciences knows Walton to be a student who is always dedicated to helping her community.
“I have had the pleasure of having Jamie in three of my courses. She is an exceptional student and is very dedicated to her family, community and her profession. She will continue to be a wonderful advocate for people who need assistance,” said Baker-Becker.
Walton is forever grateful for the support system her family has been. She always has someone cheering her on to succeed.
“Showing my boys a positive role model and how to follow their passions is what keeps me moving forward. After all, it has been my experiences with my children that has led me to wanting a career in social work,” said Walton.
After graduation in May of 2021, Walton hopes to continue her education to receive her Bachelor of Social Work from Campbellsville University.