Press release provided by Terra State Community College
Fremont, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2019 – Erin Cremean, current resident of Port Clinton, accepted the Interim Director of Workforce Success position at Terra State Community College. She will be assisting students in their journey to their dream career.
Schumacher is looking forward to the progress Cremean will make in this new
position. “Erin will be a great asset to the College,” he said. “Her
relationships with area businesses will provide a convenient stepping stone for
our students when beginning their careers.”
“I love to keep
learning, growing and challenging myself,” Cremean said. “So, this has been a
neat journey for me to be here and I’m excited to see the things we’ll get to
Some of what Cremean
wants to accomplish in this new position is to, first and foremost, build Terra
State’s partnerships with surrounding businesses. “I want to really connect
with them, find out what they want and need and how Terra can help them grow
their workforce,” she said. “I want to build close enough relationships with
these companies that they can just call me and say ‘hey Erin, I need this’ and
I can send them somebody.”
Cremean also wants to
learn more about Fremont and its surrounding area and to be more integrated
with the instructors at the College.
Executive Director of
the Terra College Foundation Cory Stine is to collaborate with Cremean. “We’re looking forward to the workforce and community
education unit, under Erin’s leadership, collaborating with colleagues from
across the College,” he said.
Before working at
Terra State, Cremean was the Global Internship Director for Sandusky City
Schools at Sandusky High School where she helped high school seniors figure out
what they wanted to do and then connected them to professionals in the areas
they’re interested in. “They got to test drive their dream profession in an
internship the second semester of their senior year,” she said. In this role,
Cremean worked with 246 companies.
Cremean helped bring
96 juniors and seniors from Sandusky interested in trades to tour Terra State. “When I saw what was going on here at Terra, I got really excited
because it’s such a good fit for a lot of the students at Sandusky because we
had a comprehensive high school with college classes and trades along with Gen.
Eds. So, this was a neat transition,” she said.
Before her career
with Sandusky City Schools, she worked at EHOVE Career Center as a Success for
Youth Career Advisor for at-risk youth of Erie, Huron and Sandusky Counties.
She also taught personal interest courses, was the Media Director at Perkins
local schools and has a background in the fine arts.
“I’ve had a variety
in my background, but everything has been a step in this direction and now it’s
all coming together and it’s exciting,” Cremean explained. “I always tell
people, your success is a journey. It’s not just one degree or diploma. It’s a
journey in your life to get where you want to be.”
Stine is happy to
have Cremean on board. “The College is thrilled to have someone like Erin with
such an extensive employer relationship and networking background and
understanding of workforce development issues,” he said.
Cremean holds a
Bachelor in Education from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and has taken
graduate courses in workforce and career advising. Before attending BGSU, she
went to Edison State Community College and transferred her credits. “I really relate to the students at Terra State,” she said. “I
know what it’s like to go to a community college and then continue my
education. I also get how it is to work and go to school.”
In addition to her
work in career education, Cremean also is involved in the community. She is
currently on the Board of Directors for the Kiwanis Club in Sandusky and is
looking to transfer her membership to the Fremont Kiwanis Club, she is in the
Erie County Chamber of Commerce and plans to get involved in the Sandusky
County Chamber of Commerce and she does a lot of conservation and clean-up
efforts around the Great Lakes. “It’s a blessing to be involved in the
community,” she said.
In her free time,
Cremean enjoys sailing, traveling, riding motorcycles, parasailing and so much
more. “I have an adventurous spirit,” she said.
“I like to get people to try new things and believe in
themselves,” Cremean said. “I get so excited when students get that ah-ha
moment of ‘I know what I want to do’ or ‘I know what I want to be’ or they get
that job where they feel that sense of satisfaction. That always makes my day.”
Terra State Community College is a two-year
accredited, state-supported, residential college located in Fremont, Ohio.
Terra State has a long history of service to the community and providing
students with an education that is both accessible and affordable. Terra State
offers twenty-two Applied Degrees and Certificates to students.