Oct. 3, 2006
By Jennifer LaRue
Typically cool and collected, Nanciann Rosier reacted visibly when her name and “Athena Award” were paired by John McGraw during a ceremony Sept. 14 at the Lancaster Country Club.
Rosier, a Lancaster native and Ohio University alumna, worked many years in education and in health care before joining the Lancaster Campus staff 16 years ago. She was named director of the Center for Adult Learning in 1997. She also teaches in the Medical Assisting Technology program at the campus.
In addition to overseeing a department responsible for credit and noncredit courses, business and industry training, and Kids in College, Rosier recently assisted in establishing an agreement with The Computer Workshop (Dublin, OH) and has written and secured grants totaling $1.25 million.
A long-time member of the Lancaster Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and past chair of the Women’s Division, Rosier has worked on many initiatives involving women’s issues and workforce development. She serves on Fairfield Leadership Tomorrow, Workforce Development, and the Arthritis Foundation of Fairfield County.
The Athena Award committee noted that “(Nanci) readily assists individuals in meeting their own goals – be it personal or professional, and especially women who are working to achieve their educational goals.” She has mentored many young women through the Chamber of Commerce and as an administrator and instructor at the Lancaster Campus.
Rosier received Fairfield Medical Center’s Employee of the Year Award, the Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce President’s Award, and was named to Who’s Who in Training and Development by Business First.
The Athena Award seeks to acknowledge and honor quiet leaders and to achieve balance in the faces and voices of leadership, according to its national founder Martha Mertz.
Rosier and her husband, Larry, have two grown children and a granddaughter, and reside in Lancaster.
Jennifer LaRue is the Campus Relations Coordinator with the Lancaster Dean's Office.