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Published 4/28/03
Owens Community College Faculty Professor Named to Ohio Distance Learning Association Board

Dr. Rose Kuceyeski Owens Community College Computer Information Systems/Office Administration Professor, Dr. Rose Kuceyeski, has been chosen by the Ohio Distance Learning Association (OHDLA) to serve on the organization's prestigious Board of Directors.

OHDLA is a state chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association. Established in 1987, the organization is comprised of more than 4,500 professionals nationwide who are committed to advocating, promoting and disseminating information on distance learning. Their responsibilities also include representing the distance learning community before government policy and regulatory bodies. The Ohio chapter was founded in 2002.

"Rose is an excellent faculty member and an outstanding role model," said Myrna DeAustria, Owens Dean of Business and Public Service Technologies. "Her devotion to higher education is reflected in the amount of time she shows to each student, while always displaying a positive attitude and putting forth high energy into everything she does. I am confident that Rose will be a welcome edition to the OHDLA Board of Directors."

As a member of the Board of Directors, Kuceyeski will be responsible for participating in board-level and membership meetings, as well as promoting the OHDLA and the practices it supports.

Kuceyeski joined the College's faculty in 1985 and has served as a professor for the past nine years. She currently is responsible for teaching a variety of courses within office administration and computer information science areas, such as administrative office management, microcomputer concepts and applications, office procedures and keyboarding, among others.

Her professional and community involvement includes serving on Penta Career Center's Interactive Media Advisory Board and membership on the Association of Collegiate Business Schools Program (ACBSP) National Bylaws and the American Society for Training and Development Program Planning committees. She also is a member of the Northwest Ohio Business Teachers Association, National Business Education Association and American Society for Training and Development.

Kuceyeski has received several honors for her dedication to business education, which includes earning the Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Distinguished Service Award from the North-Central Business Education Association and the Association for Collegiate Business Schools Program Region 4 (ACBSP) Postsecondary Teaching Excellence Award.

A resident of Perrysburg, Kuceyeski earned her doctoral degree in curriculum and instructional media from the University of Toledo. She also holds a master's degree in business education from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Malone College in Canton.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 24 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 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, 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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