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Owens Community College Students Selected to All-Ohio Academic Team

Two Owens Community College honor students have been selected to the 2002 All-Ohio Academic Team.

Carisa Passalacqua of Maumee was named to the First Team and Jessica Mettler of Toledo was named to the Second Team. They were honored recently by the Owens Board of Trustees.

"We commend these students for their hard work and commitment to success," said Dr. Paul Unger, Vice President of Academic Services. "We are very proud their distinguished efforts have been recognized statewide."

They will be honored at a ceremony this month in Columbus hosted by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. Only 10 Ohio students were selected for the First Team honors and 10 students for the Second Team honors.

Passalacqua is preparing to graduate in May and currently has a 3.82 grade point average as an Associate of Arts major. Her photography was showcased in a campus exhibit and she also published poetry in the College's "Pathways Literary and Arts Journal". She is a member of the Psi Beta psychology honorary society and performed 900 hours of volunteer service with AmeriCorps. She plans to attend Bowling Green State University to earn a bachelor's degree in fine arts.

Mettler graduated from Owens in December 2001 with a 3.91 grade point average as a Marketing and Sales major. She was active in the Kappa Beta Delta business honorary society and secretary of Phi Theta Kappa honorary society. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business management at the University of Findlay.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to offering 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.

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