The Warren County Career Center inducted three individuals into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame recently. The ceremony was held during the annual Business Advisory Kickoff event Oct. 17, and was attended by over 300 business advisors and WCCC staff.
Eric Banks, a 2003 graduate from Franklin, completed the Law Enforcement program at WCCC. He is currently a Sergeant with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and is pursuing his bachelor degree in Criminal Justice and Police Management. After high school, he completed the Sinclair Community College Corrections Academy in 2005 and then went on to Police Academy in 2006 while working full time as a corrections officer in the Montgomery County Jail. He was promoted to the rank of Deputy Sheriff in 2006, and completed Road Patrol training in 2007. In February 2013, he received the highest score on the written Sergeant Promotional Exam and was promoted to Sergeant in April 2013. He is active at Crossview Christian Church in Waynesville and supports orphan ministries through World Vision and Angel Ministries, which supports children whose parents are incarcerated. Eric and his wife, Kim, also a WCCC Distinguished Alumni inductee, began a community outreach for struggling mothers in high crime areas called Project Simply Jesus.
Kimberly McKown Banks, a 2003 graduate from Franklin, completed the WCCC Health Occupations program. She is currently a staff nurse on the oncology floor at Atrium Medical Center, where she has worked for four years. She was nominated as the 2012 Rookie of the Year at Atrium for her excellent work and caring nature with the patients. In high school, she spent her senior year working a half day in the school nurse’s office as an assistant. WCCC School Nurse Sharon Moeller said she was motivated and reliable and was a self-starter who could be trusted with any situation. Kim worked her way through school as a tech and earned her Bachelor Degree at Miami University and is a Registered Nurse. Kim is also active at Crossview Christian Church in Waynesville. She and Eric have been married for 10 years and have a five-year-old son.
Becci Gross Young, a 1993 graduate from Kings, completed the WCCC Legal/Medical Office Technology program. She is a Registered Nurse and Case Manager at American Mercy Home Care in Norwood. While in high school, she worked at LSR Consultants in Maineville and also job shadowed as a part of her program at Dr. April Gardner’s office. After high school, she worked at Bethesda Warren County as a patient registrar, and went on for further training as a medical assistant and then completed her Registered Nurse Associate Degree at Cincinnati State. She has also worked at Bethesda North Hospital and Hospice of Cincinnati. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Brian, and is the mother of two children. She is active in her church, First Baptist in South Lebanon.
Pictured are Kim and Eric Banks with WCCC School Nurse Sharon Moeller at the Business Advisory event.