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Published 4/1/2004
Owens Alumni Association Honors Local Safety Forces With Outstanding Service Award Celebration, April 23

Owens Community College's Alumni Association is recognizing the tremendous contribution that area police, fire and emergency medical professionals make to Northwest Ohio's surrounding communities by establishing the Inaugural Outstanding Service Awards. The first-ever recipients will be honored as part of a community celebration on Friday, April 23.

The Inaugural Outstanding Service Award Celebration will begin at 8 a.m. in the College's Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-128 on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend, however, reservations are required.

"Owens Community College's Alumni Association is proud to honor our brave police, fire and emergency medical professionals for their dedication to making our lives safer," said Janet Meacham, Owens President of the Alumni Association. "Our nation would not be experiencing freedom and safety as we know it without their selfless acts of public service."

The three awards, which will be presented at the community celebration, are within the categories of Police Officer, Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. Selection criteria will be based upon a nomination process with candidates demonstrating exceptional service related to dedication, ingenuity, bravery, special skills and/or assistance during a unique situation.

Since opening its doors in 1965, Owens Community College has provided higher education to more than 250,000 students. Owens' Alumni Association is committed to the personal and professional success of alumni and students through the ongoing development of value-added initiatives.

The College's Alumni Association is open to all graduates or students who have successfully completed any credit or non-credit course at Owens. New members have the opportunity to serve on the organization's Board of Directors or committees, utilize the Student Health and Activities Center, Common Computer labs, and Library services and attend a variety of social and networking events.

For more information about the Outstanding Service Award Celebration, or to make a reservation, contact the College's Alumni Affairs Office at (567) 661-7410 or 1- 800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7410.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio 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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