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Owens Community College Names Alumni Association Board of Directors and Officers
Owens Community College continues to heighten its educational opportunities by naming 10 of the College's alumni to serve as Board of Directors on the new Alumni Association. The Board of Directors and officers were appointed to their new positions during a recent organizational meeting.
The new board members and officers include: Janet Meacham of Rossford (President), Michael Rickard of Toledo (Vice President), Debbie Green of Graytown (Secretary), Susan Litten of Maumee (Treasurer), Angela Jackson of Toledo, Kaye Koevenig of Toledo, Jolene Poeschl of Bowling Green, Rob Robincheck of Port Clinton, Frank Weaver of Toledo and Laura Moore of Perrysburg.
"Bringing Owens Community College alumni together is the heart of the Association's mission and identity," said Janet Meacham, Owens President of the Alumni Association. "The establishment of the College's new Alumni Association is a wonderful opportunity for alumni to renew friendships, as well as build upon Owens' educational tradition by assisting current and future students in pursuit of their career aspirations."
The overall mission of the Alumni Association and its Board of Directors is to engage alumni and students in programs, events and services that energize interest, build loyalty and strengthen support of the College.
Since opening its doors in 1965, Owens Community College has provided higher education to more than 250,000 students. Owens' new Alumni Association is committed to the personal and professional success of alumni and students through the ongoing development of value-added initiatives. Among the initial activities of the new Board of Directors will be to cultivate membership and craft a comprehensive strategic plan based on membership's interests and desires.
Owens' Alumni Association is open to all graduates or students who have successfully completed any credit or non-credit course at the College. New members will have the opportunity to participate in the organization's annual Golf Classic, attend Open House activities and serve as mentors to current students as well as fellow alums. In addition, the Association is planning a Campus Reunion for alumni who attended the Findlay-area Campus. The reunion will occur during the same day as the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Findlay-area Campus on Thursday, September 25.
"Owens Community College has assembled an outstanding group of leaders who value the importance of a high quality college education and the many benefits of lifelong learning," said Laura Moore, Owens Manager of Alumni Affairs. "The individual board members bring a wealth of knowledge to the organization. Their experiences will further assist in raising awareness of the Alumni Association and the role it plays in nurturing the relationship of the College with our current students, our alumni, friends of Owens and our local community."
For additional information about the College's Alumni Association, or to become a member, contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (567) 661-7410 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7410. Individuals also can obtain Alumni Association information by accessing Owens' website at www.owens.edu
Janet Meacham (President) serves as a merchant sales officer for Fifth Third Bank. A resident of Rossford, she is a 1998 Owens graduate and received her associate's degree in Business Management Technology.
Michael Rickard (Vice President) is the director of athletics of Owens Community College. He resides in Toledo and earned his associate's degree in Recreational Technology from the College in 1982.
Debbie Green (Secretary) serves as the secretary for College Advancement at Owens Community College. She received her associate's degree in Information Processing/Secretarial Technology from Owens in 1978 and resides in Graytown.
Susan Litten (Treasurer) is a magnetic resonance imaging technologist for St. Luke's Hospital. Litten earned an associate's degree in Radiography from Owens in 1979. She resides in Maumee.
Angela Jackson serves as a doctor of optometry for Quality Family Eyecare Inc. She is a 1991 Owens graduate, earning her associate's degree in Optometric/Ophthalmic Technology. Jackson is a resident of Toledo.
Kaye Koevenig is an assistant controller for Owens Community College. A resident of Toledo, Koevenig received her associate's degree in Accounting Technology from Owens in 1992.
Jolene Poeschl serves as a managing nail technician for Adagio Day Spa and Color Salon. She resides in Bowling Green and earned her associate's degree in liberal arts from Owens in 2003.
Rob Robincheck is a field sales manager for the Vector Marketing Corp. Robincheck earned his associate's degree in Business Management Technology from Owens in 2002. He resides in Port Clinton.
Frank Weaver serves as an account manager for the Major Janitorial Supply Co. Weaver is a resident of Toledo and received his associate's degree in Business Management Technology from the College in 1999.
Laura Moore is the manager of alumni affairs at Owens Community College. Her responsibilities include overseeing the College's Alumni Association. She earned her bachelor's degree in business education from Bowling Green State University and resides in Perrysburg.
Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 25 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, 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.