“Washington State is about to
begin a Center for Public Service. We have a police academy, but we’re
developing a fire academy, a corrections academy and others. We’ve found that
that general area has a lot of interest and we have a staff member who’s
leading that effort.
"We’re also trying hard to establish a nice welding program
to help meet oil and gas needs, as well as our geosciences program,” Ebersole states.
State Rep. Andy Thompson
(R-Marietta) gave the keynote address at Washington State.
Meanwhile, Marietta College
graduated 340 students at its 176th
commencement. The keynote
speaker was author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein.
Jamey Styer assisted with this report.