The MOV2GO Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation designed to provide cost-free education, scholarships, and grant funding to high school students who desire educational opportunities in the fields of Journalism, Communications, Broadcast Engineering, and Audio/Video Production, as well as those who may require assistance funding projects which would provide them with future opportunities.
The MOV2GO Board of Directors is comprised of numerous public educators, computer sciences professionals, and network broadcast technichians who, along with their companies, act as ambassadors to raise social consciousness and program awareness on a local, regional, and state level.
The MOV2GO Foundation receives its funding through local, state, and private grants as well as through contributions from local businesses and individuals.
MOV2GO Institute of Media Technologies graduates receive 30 of the 60 credits required to earn their Associate of Technical Studies degree from the University of Akron.
Since launching our program in April 2016, the MOV2GO Foundation has received over $250,000 in contributions resulting in $725,000 in free college tuition for nearly 50 students from the Mid-Ohio Valley.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeff Totten is a native of Los Angeles, California, and a graduate of Belpre High School and the Washington County Joint Vocational School (Washington County Career Center). Following high school, Totten returned to Southern California where he proudly served in the United States Navy as a Sonar Technician. During deployments in the Middle East, Totten received the Combat Action Ribbon and The Humanitarian Service Medal for missions completed during the Tanker War.
Following his honorable discharge Totten began a career in the entertainment industry, primarily in the fields of music, sports, and broadcast television. In 1994, Totten began his music business studies while working for a private artist management firm contracted to assist Anita Baker during the "Rhythm of Love World Tour". In 1996, Totten joined Celestial Entertainment where he spearheaded the formation of The North American Independent Rock Music Association, and was a founding member of The Foundation for a Sound Solution. Throughout his career in the music industry, Totten has displayed a wide diversity having worked with artists of all genres including the Rolling Stones, Carrie Underwood, and Slipknot, to name a few.
During a 20 year career in broadcast television, Totten was awarded with 5 Emmy Awards for his work with FOX Sports, where he assisted in the production of a wide variety of live sporting events and studio shows, most notably, "The Best Damn Sports Show, Period".
Having recently retired from the broadcast television industry, Totten has returned to Belpre and currently serves in the Belpre Rotary Club, on the Belpre Economic Development Committee, as the Executive Producer of the MOV2GO Network, and as the Advisor of the Institute of Media Technologies- Visual Communications Program.
Jesse Roush is a lifelong resident of the Mid-Ohio Valley who takes great pride in being from Appalachia. Roush is a 2001 graduate of Warren High School and a 2005 graduate of Ohio University where he majored in Marketing. In 2018, Roush completed his Certificate of Project Management through the Russ College of Engineering at OU and is currently pursuing his Project Management Professional certification through the Project Management Institute.
Roush's professional experience includes retail management, over a decade in conventional and nonconventional oil and gas operations, and program/project management. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority. He also serve as the Chairman for the Belpre Economic Development Committee and is co-owner of an outdoor brand called TheOhioOutdoors.com.
Beyond work and service, Roush is very passionate about being a father and an outdoorsman. His wife Tracie is also a Warren High alum, and is a BSN/RN within the Memorial Health System. They have two daughters - Kaydence and Kenna, and live on a mini-farm in Vincent where they enjoy gardening, and raising dogs, ducks, chickens. Roush is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting turkeys, deer, and waterfowl, and has an overwhelming desire to “leave it better than I found it”.
Following graduation from Parkersburg High School, Bell-Williams entered the workforce and has spent her entire career with the Dupont Corporation.
Throughout her career Bell-Williams has been responsible for everything from raw materials purchasing, and quality control to presiding over Dupont's Employees Recreation Center, and directing Camp Crawdad.
In addition to her many responsibilities associated with the Dupont Corporation, Bell-Williams also enjoys volunteering at the Parkersburg Humane Society.
Noah Arnold was born and raised in the Mid-Ohio Valley and is a 2019 graduate of Belpre High School.
Arnold was formally a student at The Institute of Media Technologies. Upon graduation he explored numerous internship opportunities across the nation, from audio production in Los Angeles, to engineering broadcast facilities in Florida.
Arnold has worked directly with the Los Angeles Clippers, LA Galaxy, MLB, and CBS Studios (Price is Right),
to name a few. Currently Arnold acts as a Student Liaison for The Institute of Media Technologies,
and heads MOV2GO’s Media Services Department, where he is responsible for student recruitment and project assignments.
For high school students growing up in the Mid-Ohio Valley, post graduation opportunities can be pretty hard to find. The area's best jobs are typically in the fields of medicine, chemical engineering, and finance, but as we know, not all students are created equal, nor do share they share the same interests.
Today's youngsters are engulfed in technology. With each passing moment, more and more of their regular routines become reliant on the use of electronic devices, and their need to stay connected.
Visual Communications, Gaming, Social Media, Broadcast Journalism...
The technology constantly evolves, and the demand for industry professionals constantly grows.
With programs such as The Ohio University - E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, right here in our backyard, there is no time like to present to offer local high schools students hands-on experience designed to provide them with a head start at the next level.
Since 2016, The MOV2GO Network has been providing educational opportunities to high school students from Southeastern Ohio, and Western West Virginia... Students who represent the absolute best of our community. Academic Achievers, Athletic Standouts, Eagle Scouts, and Community Leaders... Students who would not have received this opportunity if not for the generous contributions from local small business owners, and individuals who support the mission of MOV2GO.
WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
All contributions are 100% tax deductible, and may be made by sending check, cashiers check, or money order made payable to:
The MOV2GO Network
614 Arrowhead Road - Suite B
Little Hocking, Ohio 45742
or by a secured online transaction by clicking the PayPal donate link.