Kent State Tuscarawas honors community members

Kent State Tuscarawas  honors community members

Shirley A. Wagner, a longtime supporter of education and an avid volunteer, received the 2018-19 Kent State Tuscarawas Community Service Award.


Two community members were acknowledged for their accomplishments during the May 10 Kent State University at Tuscarawas commencement ceremony.

Shirley A. Wagner, a longtime supporter of education and an avid volunteer, received the 2018-19 Kent State Tuscarawas Community Service Award. This recognition is given to members of the community who have volunteered their time and expertise to Kent State Tuscarawas.

Wagner is a graduate of Muskingum College and New Philadelphia High School and a retired teacher from New Philadelphia City Schools after 20 years. She has been a quiet symbol of support for many organizations across Tuscarawas County including the Summer Showcase at Tuscora Park, the Philharmonic, the Tuscarawas Center for the Arts, the Little Theatre, Kent State University at Tuscarawas and the campus’ Performing Arts Center.

Wagner also has been active in several city organizations such as the Tuscarawas County Historical Society, Dennison Railroad Depot, Dover Historical Society, Friends of the Tuscarawas County Public Library, the Tuscarawas County Retired Teachers Association and Trumpet in the Land, all of which she has been named a life member in.

Supporting education, Wagner provides a scholarship for the Quaker Foundation and several for Muskingum University in the name of her late husband, Donald P. Wagner, and father, Guy O. Kimmel.

Wagner received the Distinguished Service Award from Muskingum. She also was recognized with the Zeisberger Heckewelder Award from the Tuscarawas County Historical Society and the Quaker Foundation Distinguished Service Award.

Additionally Wagner was an active treasurer of the Tourist Club, Women’s Club and the Friends of the Tuscarawas County Public Library. She continues as a member of the Kent State Tuscarawas Chestnut Society, which supports the Tuscarawas campus and students, and the College Club.

Always supporting Tuscarawas County, Wagner is committed to helping her hometown as much as possible. A lifelong resident of New Philadelphia, she has done everything from lifeguarding at Tuscora Park pool, to teaching at the high school, to serving as the 2007 First Town Days Parade grand marshal.

Trent B. Troyer received the 2018-19 Kent State Tuscarawas Distinguished Alumni Award. This honor recognizes the professional and community accomplishments of alumni from Kent State Tuscarawas and is the highest acknowledgement bestowed on graduates.

Troyer serves as president and chief executive officer of FFD Financial Corporation and First Federal Community Bank, National Association in Dover. He has been in the banking industry for 35 years and has served as president of FFD and First Federal since 2000.

Troyer is a graduate of New Philadelphia High School, Kent State University Tuscarawas (associate degree) and Ashland University (BSBA). He also graduated from American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University.

First Federal Community Bank is a $400 million national bank headquartered in Dover with seven offices in Tuscarawas and Holmes counties. The bank was recently honored by American Banker in its 2018 article ranking the Top 200 Community Banks in the nation (under $2 billion in assets), where it achieved a ranking of 15th in the nation and first in Ohio based upon its three-year performance.

Actively involved in volunteer, community and industry activities, Troyer presently serves the boards of Tuscarawas County Community Improvement Corporation, New Philadelphia City Schools Quaker Foundation, Ohio Bank Pac and Connecticut Online Computer Center Inc.

Troyer also serves the banking industry as a member of American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council, ex-officio member of Ohio Bankers League board of directors, where he previously served as the chairman in 2013. He also is involved as a member of the New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club, the Association of Ohio Commodores and the Ohio Bankers League Government Relations Council.

Troyer has been married to his wife Tammie for 32 years, and they have three children: Caitlin, Zach and Mark.

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