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Owens Community College 50th Anniversary

Dr. Mike Bower

For 50 years, Owens Community College has served the students and communities of northwest Ohio by providing a superior educational experience. I am honored to be part of that tradition, especially now as we commemorate this milestone.

A lot has changed since we first opened our doors in 1965, both here and in the world around us. Our students have changed, our programs have changed, the way we teach has changed. But what hasn't changed is our commitment to our students and our communities. Meeting the diverse educational and workforce needs of this area is more than a job to me - to us - it's an honor.

Our yearlong celebration of 50 years of service provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the history of our College. The impact we've had on our more than 36,000 graduates and countless students. The contributions we've made to the communities we serve. Many of these stories will be shared throughout the year, on this website, on social media, and through our various communication methods.

I encourage you all to be involved and celebrate with us. If you have memorabilia, or memories, please share them with us. Over the past five decades, Owens has impacted so many people in so many different ways and we'd love to hear and share your stories.

We should be proud of our past and excited about our future. As we continue into our next 50 years, I look forward to what lies ahead for us as we continue to provide a solid educational foundation for our communities.

Dr. Mike Bower, President
Owens Community College