DAYTON, OHIO – Today, Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) held a press conference at Sinclair Community College to highlight the $2 million in federal funds that he secured for Sinclair. These funds will be used to purchase cutting-edge medical equipment, increase capacity in Sinclair’s Health Sciences programs, introduce new histotechnology certificate programs, and renovate several labs inside the Ned J. Sifferlen Health Sciences Center at the Dayton campus.

“It is my honor to be here today at Sinclair, one of the greatest places for people to get an education. This is a university dedicated not only to investing in education but also in people’s futures and their lives,” said Congressman Mike Turner. “One of the things that I think is so extraordinary is when you walk through Sinclair, every educational program they have is of the utmost quality. The leadership here at the school makes certain that students are appropriately trained, and they have an unbelievable, highly dedicated faculty. I have worked with Sinclair on a number of funding projects, and I want to congratulate them on the fact that they helped me be successful. They don’t just apply for federal funds and get awarded. We had to compete for these funds, and Sinclair is highly competitive nationally, both in their programs and the funding they seek. I am very proud to be a partner and to have worked with Sinclair to secure this funding.”

“We are grateful to Congressman Turner for his continued support of Sinclair Community College. This funding serves as a testament to the value of our Health Sciences programs and the pivotal role they play in shaping the future of health care,” said Dr. Steven Johnson, President of Sinclair Community College. “By modernizing our facilities and expanding our resources, Sinclair continues to empower our students with the knowledge and skills they must have to make meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of our region.”

“Over numerous years, I’ve watched Congressman Turner work hard for our region and help our community in many ways,” said Bruce Feldman, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Sinclair Community College. “This federal funding will have a transformative impact on our students, health care employees, and the entire Dayton area. This funding will allow Sinclair Community College to grow the pipeline of qualified health care professionals, expand capacity in high-demand areas, offer new certificate programs, and purchase new state-of-the-art equipment mirroring the technology in real-world health care settings.”

“This generous federal funding represents a transformative opportunity for Sinclair,” said Dr. Rena Sebor, Dean of the Health Sciences Division at Sinclair Community College. “With these resources, we can enhance our Health Sciences programs and provide our students with additional cutting-edge equipment, increase the number of students in high-demand programs, and ultimately increase the number of graduates filling critical jobs with family-sustaining wages and excellent benefits.”

“When you think about making this type of investment, it’s an investment and a possibility to attract a talented workforce or caring individuals that show up competent, and that’s valuable,” said Mike Gentry, CEO of Kettering Health. “It’s really important for us, the future economic machine learning, and all the things that are changing as a partnership like this. We’re an educational institution that works with us to enhance the tech of schools to figure out what needs to be reformed in the future.”


In the past five years, more than 8,500 Health Sciences students have graduated from Sinclair. In addition, Sinclair has agreements with over 600 employers in the region to provide clinical experiences to students.

Construction funding will be targeted to the following Sinclair Health Sciences programs:

  • Emergency Medical Services: renovations will allow the program to co-locate near the Paramedic program, expand enrollment in the in-demand EMT program, and create efficiencies with shared equipment between the Paramedic and EMT programs.
  • Medical Lab Technology: renovations will allow the department to begin offering the new histotechnology certificate program.
  • Veterinary Technology: renovation will provide the program with a lead-lined room for students to perform x-ray simulation. A requested mobile x-ray unit will be used in Sinclair’s mobile veterinary clinic, increasing service options for underserved pet owners within the community.

In the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024, Congressman Turner also secured $2 million for Sinclair’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Training Initiative.

Dr. Steven Johnson, President of Sinclair Community College.

Bruce Feldman, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Sinclair Community College.

Dr. Rena Sebor, Dean of the Health Sciences Division at Sinclair Community College.

Mike Gentry, CEO of Kettering Health.