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Owens Community College Student and Faculty Leaders Inducted Into Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society
Three faculty members and 52 students from Owens Community College were recently honored for their excellence in higher education, earning membership into the Kappa Beta Delta International Business Honor Society.
The Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society was established in 1997 to recognize and encourage accomplishment among students pursuing an associate' s degree in business, management or administration at two-year colleges accredited through the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The professional organization also promotes the mission of personal and professional improvement, and a life distinguished by honorable service to society.
"Owens Community College's Business and Public Service Technologies Division is extremely proud of our faculty and students for their dedication and commitment to higher education," said Myrna DeAustria, Owens Dean of Business and Public Service Technologies. "Induction into the Kappa Beta Delta International Business Honor Society is considered the highest recognition a faculty member or student within the area of business can receive. Their selection to such a prestigious organization is a tremendous achievement."
Selection criteria for students receiving the prestigious honor is based upon outstanding academic performance, which includes achieving a minimum 3.0 grade point average and ranking in the top 20 percent of their class. Faculty members are chosen based upon their exemplary contributions and teaching excellence within the higher educational profession. Individuals named to Kappa Beta Delta receive lifetime membership in the honor society.
The honored faculty leaders are William Buck, Adjunct Professor of Computer Information Systems, George Lazar, Professor of Accounting and Jack Pesci, Professor of Computer Information Systems. All three inductees are members of the Business and Public Service Technologies' faculty at Owens.
Buck, an Owens faculty member since 1993, earned his bachelor's degree in management and organizational development from Spring Arbor College and an associate's degree in computer programming technology from Owens Community College. He is a resident of Toledo.
A resident of Walbridge, Lazar joined the College's faculty in 1976. He holds master's and bachelor's degrees in accounting from the University of Toledo.
Pesci has been a faculty member at Owens since 1975. He received his master' s and bachelor's degrees in business administration from Bowling Green State University and resides in Rossford.
The Kappa Beta Delta International Business Honor Society student inductees for the 2002-03 academic year are:
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 23 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. 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. 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.