Cecily Rohrs graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor of science in education and taught speech and English for Paulding, Stryker and Archbold Schools. She was also a feature writer for Farmland News of Archbold. Cecily later worked at Sauder Village for 27 years and retired as their director of public relations and marketing.
In 1988, while at Sauder Village, Ms. Rohrs began teaching speech and reading part-time at Northwest State. She was known to help wherever needed, sharing her gifts of public relations, marketing, editing and occasionally substituting for her mother, long-time faculty member, Louisa Strock.
During her tenure at NSCC, Cecily obtained a master of arts in theological studies from Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay. She holds a passion for those living in poverty and is known for her workshop, “Can the Cycle of Poverty be Broken?” Cecily has presented to numerous educators, churches and social service agencies and was the founder of Archbold’s Friendship House, a shelter for homeless individuals.
Cecily’s involvement with the Elderhostel & Lifelong Learning began in 2003. The Center for Lifelong Learning offers non-credit programming for those who are at least 50 years of age and/or retired. The Center provides educational programs and travel related to a variety of topics and interests. Cecily planned and coordinated numerous educational workshops and travel excursions during her time as coordinator for the Center. She has supervised trips to places such as Stratford, Ontario; Beaufort, South Carolina; Boston and Chicago.
Among Cecily’s other roles, she has served as chair of Fulton County Christmas Cheer, as volunteer pastor of St. Martin’s Lutheran Church, and as former board member of the Ohio Travel Association. She received the Archbold Citizen of the Year Award in 1997.
Cecily resides in Archbold with her husband, Jerry.