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Owens Community College Foundation Awards Student Scholarships

Committed to enhancing educational opportunities available to its students, Owens State Community College Foundation Inc. has awarded more than $66,000 in scholarships to Owens Community College students who exemplify academic excellence and leadership for the 2002-2003 academic year.

"Owens Community College is very proud of these students for their dedication to the highest academic and leadership standards while pursuing their college education," said Gary Dettling, Owens Vice President of College Advancement. "Our scholarship recipients are role models and positive influences for this College as they aspire to become the future educators, health care professionals, technologists, business leaders and professionals of tomorrow."

The Owens State Community College Foundation offers more than 30 scholarships to new and continuing students, which are made available through the generosity of the College's alumni, as well as area businesses and individuals in the community. Approximately 107 scholarships were awarded to 95 students.

Agribusiness Scholarship Greenleaf Award: Graham Blue of Edgerton and Jason Shaw of Wapakoneta each received a $600 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in the Agribusiness Management Program, taking at least 12 credit hours and achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Annabelle Kinney, RN Annual Nursing Scholarship: Rebecca Henry of Perrysburg received a $200 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in the Owens Registered Nursing Program, a resident of Wood County and show a commitment to the nursing profession.

Central West Area Council Scholarships: Fonda Bibb of Toledo and Loren Cooley of Toledo both received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must reside in the Central West Area of Toledo, pursuing an associate degree and achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Charles Carr Rotary Club of Maumee Scholarship: Marcos Gomez of Rossford received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be a Fire Science Technology major, enrolled in at least six credit hours and achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Corporate Partners Scholarships: Recipients must be a graduate of a high school or employee of a business in Lucas, Wood, Hancock, Ottawa, Sandusky or contiguous counties and enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours. American Electric Power - Luther Hill of Findlay received a $250 scholarship. Commercial Savings - Paul Noone of Leipsic received a $250 scholarship. Huntington Bank - Gina Philipp of Bowling Green received a $500 scholarship.

Crime Stoppers of Findlay/Hancock County Scholarship: Thomas Ryerson of Findlay received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be a second-year student enrolled in the Criminal Justice Science Program, a resident of Hancock County and achieve a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Don Brondes Memorial Scholarship: Douglas Walz of Perrysburg received a $400 scholarship. Recipients must be majoring in Automotive Technologies, enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Edward and Linda Reiter Scholarship: Gail Hoefflin of Millbury received a $200 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a technology associate degree program, achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

Findlay Leadership Scholarship: Traci Green of North Baltimore received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and enrolled in at least six credit hours.

Ford Scholarships: Kristy Redford of Toledo, Miranda Schiefer of Fostoria, Kelly Smith of Waterville and Mary Kay Smith of Waterville each received a $900 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in 12 credit hours at Owens and is primarily for women and minorities of Ford employees, their spouses and children.

Owens Community College Foundation Award: Mihail Dobre of Toledo, Carrie Fleitz of Oregon, Deborah McCullough of Leipsic, Robin Nachtrab of Toledo, Gregory Parrett of Paulding, Heather Rank of Maumee, Martha Robinson of Swanton, Charles Roby of Bowling Green, Lori Seegert of Toledo and Heather Smith of Toledo all received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must have completed at least 12 credit hours prior to receiving the award, enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and achieved a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Scholarships: Danielle Anderson of Forest, Rochelle Mulkey of Wayne and Jennifer Sams of Cygnet each received a $200 scholarship. Recipients must be a member of the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative, reside within Hancock or Wood counties and achieve a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

James A. Adams Memorial Scholarship: Melanie Smith of Toledo received a $400 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and achieved a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

John Deere Agricultural Equipment Scholarships: Bradley Berens of Zeeland, Michigan, Randolph Hay of Perrysburg, Darin Hill of Zanesville, Timothy Osborne of Delton, Michigan, and Nicholas Taylor of Marlette, Michigan, all received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be John Deere Agricultural student at Owens Community College.

John and Margaret Kurfess Scholarship: Cindy Missler of Toledo received a $75 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a Health Technologies Program, completed 16 credit hours at Owens prior to receiving the scholarship and achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Jones-Hamilton Co. Scholarship: Michael Zolciak of Rossford received a $900 scholarship. Recipients must reside in Lake Township, Perrysburg Township, Rossford or Northwood, majoring in chemistry or an engineering-related program and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Mosser Construction Inc. Scholarship: Brian Mears of Berkey received a $750 scholarship. Recipients must be a second-year student, enrolled in the Architectural Engineering Technology Program and achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Ohio Space Grant Consortium Scholarships: Pamela Hartley of Luckey and Allison Schacht of Pemberville each received a $1,000 scholarship. Selection criteria is a based on academic achievement, as well as recipients pursuing careers in technology, science, engineering or mathematical field.

Owens Community College Marketing and Sales Scholarship: Heidi Eickholt of Fort Jennings received a $300 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in Marketing and Sales Technology, Retailing Management or Financial Services Sales and achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Pauline Schmidt Memorial Scholarship: Leslie Mitchell of Whitehouse received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program and achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. The scholarship also is based on financial need.

Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation Scholarship: Ashley Colombo of Walbridge received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be graduating seniors of Penta Career Center who are participating in Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education (STRIVE) program.

Ruth L. Kelly Scholarships: Hope Brewer of Swanton, Deborah Brown of Toledo, Carrie Hudspeath of Maumee, Lindsay Smith of Fostoria, Marcia Van Dusen of Whitehouse and Adrienne Zachel of Toledo each received a $625 scholarship. Recipients must be an Owens Nursing student in the second, third or fourth semester, and is based on academic achievement in Nursing courses and financial need.

Staff-Sponsored Scholarships for Student Employees: Mohamed Shabana of Toledo and DeMaris Anderson of Toledo each received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be student employees who have completed at least one year of on-campus employment and working at least 10 hours per week. The scholarships also are based on financial need, as well as students maintaining a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Steven Scott Doneff Memorial Scholarship: Eileen Haddox Carr of Oregon received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Toledo Automobile Dealers Association Scholarships: Matthew Alexander of Norwalk, Israr Haq of Perrysburg, Annette Herman of Haskins, Michael Vasko of Sylvania and Douglas Walz of Perrysburg each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in Diesel or Automotive Technologies and achieved a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA.

Toledo Community Foundation - Marsh Family Fund Scholarships: Jaimee Elsea of Fremont, John Hartman of Toledo and Mickey Ward of Sylvania received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Toledo Community Foundation - George and Luella Shoemaker Fund: Julieanna Armstrong of Waterville, Jaclyn Bachik of Perrysburg, Brigitte Boley of Toledo, Mary Bouyer of Toledo, Jane Bowes of Walbridge, Tina Boyd-Hair of Toledo, Lyn Brehm of Swanton, Deborah Brown of Toledo, Jennifer Burdick of Swanton, Tennille Dittman of Toledo, Pamela Hartley of Luckey, Rebecca Henry of Perrysburg, Beth Jenkins of Toledo, Shilas Kromenacker of Toledo, Melissa Layman of Toledo, Brian Mears of Berkey, Dean Meek of Perrysburg, Leslie Mitchell of Whitehouse, Maria Morris of Holland, Charnetta Moss of Toledo, Alicia Nash of Toledo, Annette Parks of Toledo, Tori Ray of Toledo, Mohamed Shabana of Toledo, Anne Stambaugh of Toledo, Marcia Van Dusen of Whitehouse and Tammy Watson of Toledo each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must reside in the Greater Toledo Area (Lucas County and contiguous communities, as well as Monroe, Michigan), enrolled in a technology program and achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Toledo Mobile Radio Association Scholarship: Sirine Shovkair of Toledo received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in an Electrical Engineering Technologies Program or a related field of study.

TRW Foundation Scholarships: Carrie Bursiek of Gibsonburg, Carol Hanley of Oregon, Jin-Won Lee of Findlay, Jeremiah Seip of Perrysburg and Carolyn Tibbetts of Maumee each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

UPS Scholarships: Beckie Brenneman of Maumee, Joanna Campbell of Findlay, Lynnae Ernsthausen of Delta, John Hartman of Toledo, Matthew Hasenfratz of Woodville, Darin Hill of Zanesville, Gail Hoefflin of Millbury, Eric Kerner of Kalida, Andrew Riley of Perrysburg, Lindsay Smith of Fostoria, Jennifer Vartanian of Toledo and Dawn Wills of Toledo each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and achieved a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students in Northwest Ohio. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 140 program areas 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.

(Posted 11/1/02)

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