Shirley Wagner (left) is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Kent State University at Tuscarawas Community Service Award, while Trent Troyer (right) received the Distinguished Alumni Award. (Kent State University at Tuscarawas)

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Kent State University at Tuscarawas is recognizing two New Philadelphia residents for their contributions to the campus and community.

Shirley Wagner and Trent Troyer were acknowledged for their accomplishments last month during the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Commencement Ceremony. 

Wagner was honored with the 2018-2019 Kent State Tuscarawas Community Service Award, presented each year to a value community members who have generously volunteered their time and expertise to Kent State Tuscarawas. 

Wagner is a retired New Philadelphia school teacher, an avid volunteer, and a long-time supporter of education. 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 Theater, Kent State University at Tuscarawas and the campus’ Performing Arts Center. She has also been active in organizations including the Tuscarawas County Historical Society, Dennison Railroad Depot, Dover Historical Society, Friends of the Tuscarawas County Public Library and the Tuscarawas County Retired Teachers Association, as well as Trumpet in the Land – in all of which she has been named a life member.  Wagner also provides a scholarship for the Quaker Foundation and several for Muskingum University in the names of her late husband, Donald P. Wagner, and father, Guy O. Kimmel. She is a past recipient of Muskingum's Distinguished Service Award, the Tuscarawas County Historical Society's Zeisberger Heckewelder Award, and the Quaker Foundation's Distinguished Service Award. 

Wagner is committed to helping her hometown as much as possible. She has done everything from lifeguard at Tuscora Park pool, teach at the high school and even serve as the 2007 First Town Days Parade Grand Marshall. She does all of this with a smile, because it's the kind of thing she likes to do. 

Troyer was honored with the 2018-19 Kent State Tuscarawas Distinguished Alumni Award that recognizes the professional and community accomplishments of alumni from Kent State Tuscarawas.

Troyer serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of FFD Financial Corporation and First Federal Community Bank, National Association in Dover, Ohio. He has been in the banking industry for 35 years and has served as President of FFD and First Federal since 2000. He currently serves the boards of the Tuscarawas County Community Improvement Corporation, New Philadelphia City Schools Quaker Foundation, Ohio Bank Pac and Connecticut Online Computer Center, Inc. He 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. He is a member of the New Philadelphia Kiwanis Club, the Association of Ohio Commodores and a member of the Ohio Bankers League Government Relations Council.  


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