Owens Community College will graduate 302 students including 43 from the Findlay Campus at the 23rd annual Fall Commencement Thursday, December 20 at 7 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus, Oregon Road.
Kimberly Schaefer, an Arts and Sciences Pre-Business Administration Concentration major from Toledo, has been selected to represent the Fall 2001 class and she will speak during the ceremony.
Schaefer has a 4.0 grade point average and is recording secretary of the Alpha Omega Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honorary society which recognizes academic excellence among students attending two-year community colleges. She is a volunteer Ohio Reads tutor at Union Elementary School in Maumee and was a soccer coach for the Maumee Youth Soccer Association. During the 2001-2002 academic year, Schaefer also is serving as a co-chair of Pledge for Peace, an ongoing social awareness program at Owens Community College.
She plans to continue her education at the University of Toledo and is considering attending law school following graduation from Toledo. She intends to pursue a career as a legal mediator/arbitrator. The focus of her commencement address will be to speak on "values that have been instilled by the process of acquiring an education here at Owens Community College."
There will be 68 students graduating with honors, as well as nine graduates with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Also, there will be 50 graduates in the Arts and Sciences division, which offers the first two years of a bachelor's degree.
This will be the first commencement for Dr. Christa Adams as president at Owens. She is the fourth president in the 37-year history of the College. Commencement is open to the public and the media.
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