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UPS Helps Students Pursue College Dreams With Donation to Owens Community College

Continuing in the mission of providing students the opportunity to pursue higher educational aspirations through tuition assistance, United Parcel Service (UPS) recently made a $3,300 contribution to Owens Community College for scholarships.

For the past three years, Owens and UPS have partnered together to offer tuition assistance through the Earn and Learn Program. Owens students in the program receive $1,500 for tuition assistance each semester, while working 3 1/2 to 5 hours each day at UPS, earning $8.50 $9.50 per hour and receiving medical benefits.

"Owens Community College appreciates the commitment UPS has made to the students of this College," said Christa Adams, Ph.D., President of Owens Community College. "With 65 percent of our students receiving financial aid, corporate donations like these make a significant difference for many students."

Approximately 221 Owens students currently are involved in the Earn and Learn Program, according to Chad Walters, UPS Human Resources Recruiter. "The partnership with Owens has been a tremendous relationship, which is a reflection of UPS's long tradition of supporting education and opportunity in the communities we service.

"As Owens and United Parcel Service move ahead, we are confident that our continued strong relationship will deliver our Owens students with the opportunities that they will need to be successful in their futures," Walters said.

In addition to the Earn and Learn Program, UPS also is one of more than 30 Northwest Ohio businesses and individuals in the community to contribute to Owens State Community Foundation Scholarships. The College offers four $500 UPS Scholarships. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have minimum 2.8 cumulative grade point average.

More than $35,000 was awarded to 62 scholarship recipients during the 2001-2002 academic year.

UPS, which is regionally located in Maumee, is the world's largest express carrier and package delivery company, serving more than 200 countries and territories and employing more than 330,000 people worldwide. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, UPS has been recognized for the past 16 years as Fortune magazine's most admired transportation company in the country.

On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens Community College serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and the lowest tuition in Northwest Ohio. Owens offers over 100 career-oriented programs and majors in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

Back Row, left to right, Cristal Quan, UPS District Human Resources Recruiting Supervior; Chad Walters, UPS Human Resources Recruiter; Gary Dettling, Owens Vice President of College Advancement, and Marge Niedbalski, UPS Workforce Planning Manager. Front Row, left to right, Gentry Dixon, Owens Coordinator, Student and Alumni Placement; Carmelita Crocker, Owens JLD Coordinator, and Christa Adams, Ph.D., President of Owens Community College.
Back Row (left to right) Cristal Quan, UPS District Human Resources Recruiting Supervior; Chad Walters, UPS Human Resources Recruiter; Gary Dettling, Owens Vice President of College Advancement, and Marge Niedbalski, UPS Workforce Planning Manager. Front Row (left to right) Gentry Dixon, Owens Coordinator, Student and Alumni Placement; Carmelita Crocker, Owens JLD Coordinator, and Christa Adams, Ph.D., President of Owens Community College.


Christa Adams, Ph.D., President of Owens Community College, right, accepts United Parcel Service's $3,300 scholarship contribution from Chad Walters, UPS Human Resources Recruiter, left, and Cristal Quan, UPS District Human Resources Recruiting Supervior.

Christa Adams, Ph.D., President of Owens Community College (right) accepts United Parcel Service's $3,300 scholarship contribution from Chad Walters, UPS Human Resources Recruiter (left) and Cristal Quan, UPS District Human Resources Recruiting Supervior.

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