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Owens Business Professor Named "Outstanding Teacher of the Year"

   Gretchen Carroll, Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing at Owens Community College, has been named the "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" by the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges (OATYC).

   "I am so honored by this award. Teaching and making a difference in the lives of students has always been very important to me," said Carroll, who has taught at Owens for six years.

   The OATYC award is given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates teaching excellence, contributes to the students and the college and is active in the community. The award winner is selected from nominations of the 22 member colleges of OATYC.

   "Gretchen received our nomination because she has been instrumental in internationalizing the business curriculum," said Myrna DeAustria, Dean of Business/Public Service Technologies at Owens. "She developed an international option for students interested in majoring in international business and developed the courses as well."

   "Gretchen has been recognized by students as being an exemplary professor who is innovative in the classroom," DeAustria explained.

   Carroll serves as the faculty advisor for Alpha Beta Gamma, the international business honorary society, and on the Executive Board of Kappa Beta Delta honor society. She also is an evaluator for Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs and travels to many business schools to accredit their programs.

   Carroll also is very active in the community as a board member of the Toledo Area International Trade Association. She is also the Executive Director of the Sanitary Supply Wholesalers Association (SSWA) and travels throughout the United States and Canada training members of SSWA.

   Carroll earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Toledo.

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