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Published 10/14/2003
Owens Foundation Recognizes Students For Academic Excellence

Owens State Community College Foundation awards more than $86,000 in scholarships and program support to 116 students for their outstanding achievements.

"These students have displayed superior efforts and exemplary contributions while pursuing a college education," said Gary Dettling, Owens Foundation President and Chief Executive Officer. "Honoring the scholarship recipients and their accomplishments would not be possible without the generosity of Owens alumni and Northwest Ohio’s business and industry. Their support through Foundation scholarships provide enhanced opportunities for students to achieve academic success."

The Owens State Community College Foundation was incorporated in April 2002 and has over $1.3 million in assets. The Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of 21 community leaders from Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties.

The mission of the Owens Foundation and its Board of Directors is cultivating gift initiatives, targeting successful alumni, business and industry members who are committed to investing and supporting the educational needs of current and future Owens Community College students. The Foundation’s focus allows Owens to continue offering affordable tuition, ensuring the College’s academic position as the best investment in Northwest Ohio.

In addition to the Foundation, Owens Community College this past year provided over $38 million in grants, scholarships, loans and federal work-study to support the educational needs of students. The College’s Board of Trustees awarded more than $92,000 in scholarships to 92 students through its Academic Excellence Program.

Annabelle Kinney, RN Annual Nursing Scholarship: Lorraine Ottney of Perrysburg received a $110 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in the Owens Registered Nursing Program, be a resident of Wood County and show a commitment to the nursing profession.

Central West Area Council Scholarship: Ernestine Armstrong of Toledo and Idella King of Toledo each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must reside in the Central West Area of Toledo, be pursuing an associate degree and achieve a 2.0 cumulative GPA.

Corporate Partners Scholarship – American Electric Power: Judy Theis of Findlay and Joaquin Tovar of Findlay each received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be an Owens Findlay-area Campus student enrolled in a Business Technology Program and taking a minimum of six credit hours per semester.

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

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

Findlay Leadership Scholarship: Judy Theis of Findlay received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester.

Ford Scholarship: Kelly Nonnenmacher of Toledo, Sharilyn Santoro of Haskins and Samantha Sheroian of Toledo each received a $900 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and is designated for women and minorities. Preference is given to Ford employees, their spouses and children.

Owens Community College Foundation Scholarship: Lori Chauvin of Toledo, Catherine Gercak of Erie, Michigan, Jamie Hocanson of McComb, Kathy Patton of Findlay and Kathy Paxton of McComb each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must have completed at least 12 credit hours prior to receiving the award, be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and have achieved a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Scholarship: Erin Lee of Van Buren, Jennifer Sams of Cygnet, Kristina Stevens of Pandora and Judy Theis of Findlay 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: Becky Campbell of Findlay received a $400 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester and have achieved a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

John Deere Agricultural Equipment Scholarship: Andy Hill of Ottawa Lake, Michigan, Nick Taylor of Marlette, Michigan, Kevin Vershum of Clinton, Michigan and Matt Westrate of Zeeland, Michigan each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be a John Deere Agricultural student at Owens Community College.

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

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

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

President Daniel H. Brown Scholarship: Christina Hoover of Findlay and Mary O’Brien of Toledo each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must achieve a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in Health Technologies.

Rich Harmon Memorial Scholarship: Karen Norton of Findlay received a $400 scholarship. Recipients must be a second-year Quality Assurance Engineering Major with a 2.75 cumulative GPA and show a strong desire to pursue a career in quality assurance manufacturing.

Ruth L. Kelly Scholarship: Amber Howell of Continental and Gina Philipp of Bowling Green each received an $875 scholarship. Recipients must be an Owens Nursing student in the second, third or fourth semester and based on academic achievement in Nursing courses.

Staff-Sponsored Scholarship for Student Employees: Mohamed Shabana of Toledo and Julie Williamson of Carey each received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be a student employee who has completed at least one year of on-campus employment. The scholarships also are based on the student presently working at least 10 hours per week and maintaining a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Steven Scott Doneff Memorial Scholarship: Julia Heitmeyer of Leipsic 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 Scholarship: Annette Herman of Haskins and Michael Vasko of Sylvania each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in Diesel or Automotive Technologies and have achieved a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA.

Toledo Community Foundation – George and Luella Shoemaker Fund: Doug Andrews of Toledo, Erin Baldasar of Swanton, Deborah Brown of Toledo, Heather Chester of Toledo, Rennae Clow of Toledo, Kristen Collier of Toledo, Yolanda Dabney of Toledo, Tracie DuPree of Toledo, Melanie Flores of Toledo, Beth Foss of Sylvania, Karen Grindstaff of Toledo, Bethany Hintz of Maumee, Jody Karamol of Toledo, Lynn Kearney of Whitehouse, Kristine Kusner of Toledo, Morgan Leach of Toledo, Douglas Maas of Rossford, Carrie Mayweather of Toledo, Jamie McFarland of Toledo, Dean Meek of Perrysburg, Cindy Missler of Toledo, Charnetta Moss of Toledo, Henry Myers of Monclova, Alicia Nash of Toledo, Annette Parks of Toledo, William Price of Toledo, Charles Sarabia of Toledo, Mohamed Shabana of Toledo, Carol Strachan of Toledo, Sandra Terwilliger of Swanton, Danielle Vornbrock of Toledo and Tiffany Zaleski of Maumee each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must reside in the Greater Toledo Area (Lucas County and contiguous communities or Monroe, Michigan), be enrolled in a technology program and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Toledo Community Foundation – Marsh Family Fund Scholarship: Kathleen Bouchareb of Toledo and Ashley Underwood of Carey each received a $400 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

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

TRW Foundation Scholarship: Lisa Bugbee of Northwood, Katie Hill of Weston, Noreen Johnson of Toledo, Jason Smithers of Toledo and Kelly Wangler of Toledo each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

UPS Scholarship: Gayla Coleman of Toledo, Lynnae Ernsthausen of Delta, John Hartman of Toledo, Gail Hoefflin of Millbury, Katey Kaufman of Bradner, Staci Kreager of Perrysburg, Shilas Kromenacker of Toledo, Brooke Myers of Willard, Anne Roeder of Findlay, Holli Schaller of Toledo, Sirine Shoukair of Toledo, Connie Slupecki of Maumee, Tori Warner of Perrysburg and Alisa Wentz of Findlay 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 higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 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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