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 Katie Green
Katie Green
Summer Transfer Student
2002 & 2003 Summer Sessions

"I highly recommend taking a summer class or classes at Owens Community College!"

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Profile of Excellence: Katie Green
Owens Community College Alumna
Katie Green is returning to Owens Community College this summer to participate in the Summer Transfer Student Program. This marks the second summer she has taken advantage of this program and it won't be the last. She has already identified the classes she would like to take during the summers of 2004 and 2005. Katie says, "I highly recommend taking a summer class or classes at Owens Community College!"

By utilizing this program, Katie completes a course while she is home for summer break and transfers it back to Malone College in Canton, Ohio. She receives full credit for the course which she can apply toward her degree and lightens her class load for the fall and spring semesters. This is a winning combination since Katie plays on Malone's softball team.

"I took Comp II last summer at Owens and it was a great experience," remembers Katie. "I was able to write all my papers in a relaxed setting and get as much help as I needed from the Owens faculty." She also saw many of her friends on campus who were doing the same.

Katie felt that taking a summer class at Owens would help prepare her for college life and the difficult workload she faced. When she started the nursing program at Malone last fall, she could focus on core courses like Anatomy and play softball for their collegiate team.

The plan worked! Katie completed the year with a 3.7 grade point average and her academic and softball scholarships were renewed for the upcoming academic year.

The Summer Transfer Student Program is simple. A student who is enrolled at another institution of higher learning can take courses at Owens Community College and transfer the credit back to their home "degree granting" institution. Owens Community College offers summer classes at the Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses. Also, many courses are offered as telecourses and online classes over the Internet.

Since prior approval of the transfer should be obtained from the home institution before enrolling at Owens, Katie fills out the form at Malone during the academic year. Usually within a week, she has confirmation that the course she wants to take at Owens will fully transfer back. Her home school also sends a letter to Owens confirming her good academic standing and the transferability of the class.

In addition to taking a class at Owens Community College, Katie is also working and finding plenty of time to enjoy her summer break. "I like Owens' campus and the diversity of students that I am meeting," she says. "It is a lot of fun."

Sounds like a home run!

Join Owens Community College's Alumni Association today!
Contact Laura Moore at (567) 661-7410 or alumni@owens.edu
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