PERRYSBURG — Penta Career Center has selected four former students as recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Alumni Award.
The alumni were recognized during a special evening banquet at Penta on Nov. 9.
Each year the Penta Career Center Outstanding Alumni Award is bestowed upon individuals who have completed a career-technical training program at Penta and who are currently working in a successful career. Since the award’s inception in 1993, 179 former high school or adult education students have been honored with the award.
This year, four alumni were honored.
Nikki (Thomasson) Depner, of Millbury, is a 1996 graduate of Woodmore High School and completed her career-technical training through Penta’s Administrative Office Technology program. She is the marketing director at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault Co. LPA in Maumee.
Brian Dilley, of Perrysburg, is a 2005 graduate of Maumee High School and completed his career-technical training through Penta’s Construction Electricity program. He is a prefabrication manager for Lake Erie Electric in Bowling Green.
Austin Flores, of Wappingers Falls, New York, is a 2011 graduate of Northwood High School and completed his career-technical training through Penta’s Culinary Arts program. He is the owner of Flores Food Group.
Tricia (Rahe) Germann, of Bowling Green, is a 1991 graduate of Eastwood High School and completed her career-technical training through Penta’s Cosmetology program. She has been a cosmetologist for more than 32 years and works as an independent managing cosmetologist for Mini Mall Beauty Salon in Bowling Green.