Career Center names Brad Perkins 2014 Lobo Legend

| November 6, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Career Center named Brad Perkins as its 2014 Lobo Legend.

The Lobo Legend Award recognizes significant contributions to the Coshocton County Career Center and career-tech development.

Perkins is employed by RockTenn in Coshocton as the area manager of forestry resources. His enthusiasm for the outdoors and his love of nature are just a couple reasons he contributes his time and effort to educating and supporting students in the natural resources program at CCCC.

Perkins served for nine years on the board of directors for the Ohio Forestry Association, including a term as president in 2008. While serving on the OFA Board, Perkins assisted Tim Kilpatrick, the Career Center’s Natural Resources instructor, in obtaining certification to train students in chainsaw safety.

Perkins has been an eagle nest monitor since 1996. Over the last few years, he has led many students to observe bald eagle nesting sites in and around our community, and also taught them about the importance of wildlife and how to manage it properly.

Perkins also contributed to the Career Center by locating a portable saw mill through the Ohio Forestry Association Foundation, a not-for-profit group which assists with educational needs related to the forestry field, and then assisted in the purchasing process. Students now learn firsthand the skills and safety procedures necessary to operate the machinery.

While Perkins credits Kilpatrick as the true reason the CCCC Natural Resources program is so successful, his own contributions have given CCCC students the opportunity to explore various branches of the natural resources field before targeting a specific career path.

Perkins’ efforts have greatly impacted the success of the natural resources program, and they are deeply appreciated by the Career Center’s staff, students, and administration, who would like to take a moment to congratulate Perkins on being named the 2014 Lobo Legend.

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