Outstanding Alumni

The Outstanding Alumni Award has been presented annually since 1988 to an alum of Rhodes State College or Lima Technical College who has distinguished him/herself both professionally and through community service activities. These accomplishments may emphasize professional, social or educational values. Past recipients represent a wide variety of area citizenship, leadership and professional excellence.

Rhodes State Honors Distinguished Alumnus

Tim Mosher completed the Paramedic Program in 1982 and graduated from Nursing in 1984. Tim now holds a Master of Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Otterbein University. His career as a first responder and in the health-care field is exemplary.

Over the years, Tim has served as a RN at Lima Memorial Health System and St. Rita’s Medical Center, Fire Chief of the Shawnee Township Fire Department, and as an adjunct Fire Officer Instructor. He is presently a Certified Nurse Practitioner for St. Rita’s Medical Services.

Tim also volunteers for the Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Response Team. Responding to natural disasters and medical needs worldwide, he has completed 17 mission trips since 1981. Recently, Tim was one of the team to help Dr. Kent Brantly, a U.S. missionary doctor treating Ebola patients in Liberia, return to health after being stricken with the disease himself. Tim credits Rhodes State (then Lima Technical College) as a turning point in his life where he saw “immediately the impact that I could have on other people during their personal crises. This launched an exciting and fulfilling career that has continued to grow and bring new opportunities.”

A native of Lima, Tim and his wife, Eva, have four daughters. He is on the Board of Elders for CrossPoint Community Church, a member of the Ohio Association of Nurse Practitioners, and is a 2014 recipient of the Legends of St. Rita’s award for model services.

Past Outstanding Alumni Recipients


Outstanding Alumni
Award YearAlumDegreeGraduation Year
1988 Kay Rodabaugh Parent* Nursing 1982
1989 Cynthia Unverferth Office Secretarial 1987
1990 Marlin R. Kirkendall Law Enforcement 1973
1991 Annabelle “Katie” Allen Nursing 1976
1992 Jerry Dean Good Accounting 1976
1993 Gregory E. Phipps Electrical Engineering 1983
1994 Lori L. Reidenbach Law Enforcement/Corrections 1984
1995 Angie J. (Dupes) Clark Business 1989
1996 Daniel K. Holbrook Law Enforcement 1991
1996 David K. Holbrook Law Enforcement 1991
1997 Connie M. Dershem Human Services 1994
1998 Gary Wurst Computer Programming 1993
1999 Donna M. Dickman Human Services 1994
2000 Jerry D. McGlothen Respiratory Care 1982 & 1992
2001 Cathy Patton, RN, MSN CPHQ, CCCM Nursing 1977
2002 Mary Kay Koch Verhoff Radiology Technology 1978
2003 Christine N. Nathe, RDH, MS Dental Hygiene 1986
2004 Anthony R. Iriti Accounting 1978
2005 Terry L. White, Ph. D. Law Enforcement 1974
2006 David L. Ditto Quality Engineering 2004
2007 Twyla (Duprey) Rose Secretarial Science 1978
2008 Chris D. Bolen Electrical Engineering 1984
2009 John E. White Computer Programming 1979
2010 Matthias J. Kaplanow Retail Marketing Management 1988
2011 Ann M. Deerhake, RN, BSN, MSN Nursing 1991
2012 Douglass S. Degen Mechanical Engineering 1987
2013 Joseph Kitchen Emergency Medical Services & Technical Studies/Fire Science  2012
2014 Marilyn Cipollone Human Services     1994
2015 Tim Mosher Paramedic, Nursing 1982,1984