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Owens and Antioch College Sign Transfer Agreement

  Owens Community College Arts and Science graduates now will be able to transfer smoothly as juniors to Antioch College through an articulation agreement signed today by officials of the two colleges.

  During a joint news conference at Owens, Owens President Daniel H. Brown, Antioch College Vice President John Graham and Michael T. Murphy, Antioch Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, signed an agreement creating a seamless transfer system for students from the community college to the four-year institution.

  "Antioch College has a distinctive history of educating leaders who transform society. We are pleased to enter this agreement to provide greater opportunities for students in the Toledo area to participate in our unique program," Murphy said.

  "Owens provides excellent preparation for its students to excel in four-year, undergraduate institutions. We look forward to seeing many Owens Community College transfer students excel at Antioch College," Murphy said.

  Owens' change in status in July 1994 from a technical college to a comprehensive community college allows the first two years of a bachelor's degree to be offered, as well as the technical career-oriented associate degrees and certificates the College has specialized in for 34 years.

  "This articulation agreement demonstrates our commitment to serving the ever-increasing educational needs of students and communities throughout Ohio," President Brown said. "These agreements are critical in providing area residents with access to quality higher education at an affordable price."

  Last fall, there were 2,135 students enrolled in Owens' Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs.

  Antioch College is a private, independent liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio, about 20 miles east of Dayton, enrolling about 650 students. The campus occupies a hundred acres in the village and is adjacent to Glen Helen, a 1,000-acre nature preserve. Educational and social pioneer Horace Mann was Antioch's first president.

  Antioch students can earn a bachelor's degree in majors such as history, philosophy and religious studies; cultural and interdisciplinary studies; literature, languages and culture; biological, physical and environmental sciences; self, society and culture; social and global studies; and visual and performing arts.

  Owens Community College is the fastest-growing college in Ohio, offering more than 100 career-oriented programs and majors in agriculture, business, health, public service, industrial and engineering technologies. With nearly 16,000 students enrolled on the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens offers its students small classes, personal attention and the lowest tuition in Northwest Ohio.

  Owens has served Northwest Ohio for 34 years and has experienced a 74 percent increase in enrollment with 14 consecutive semesters of growth since becoming a comprehensive community college in July 1994.



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