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Published 9/23/2004

Owens Findlay-area Campus Hosts Community Resource Fair, October 5

FINDLAY - Area residents and Owens Community College faculty, staff and students are invited to learn about and explore the many volunteer opportunities available throughout Northwest Ohio as the Findlay-area Campus hosts a Community Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 5.

The first-ever Community Resource Fair will allow individuals to acquire information about the various volunteer events and activities occurring within the surrounding communities. Owens' event will run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the College's Findlay-area Campus Atrium, which is located at the corner of Cory and Davis streets. Admission to the Community Resource Fair is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

"Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus is proud to collaborate with the local community organizations and make a difference in the lives of others," said Dr. Jodi Devine, Owens Enrollment Services Advisor. "The Community Resource Fair is a great opportunity for individuals to learn about ways to volunteer their time and lend a helping hand through selfless acts of kindness."

Devine added, "It feels good to give back, and that is exactly what the Owens Findlay-area Campus is doing with this event."

Throughout the day, individuals will have the opportunity to meet with local volunteer representatives, asking them about their organizations and how to go about getting involved in community service endeavors.

Area organizations in attendance will be Owens Community College, Children's Mentoring Connection, Hancock County Agency on Aging, Lupus Foundation, Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center Auxiliary, Chopin Hall, United Way, Hancock County Red Cross and The Arts Partnership, among others.

The Findlay-area Campus has been involved in a variety of community service projects this past year, highlighted by hosting its first-ever Volunteer Service Week in April. Faculty, staff and students donated their time and talents to improving lives by participating in an array of interactive projects, which benefited the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and the City Mission of Findlay. In addition, the College worked with the Findlay Hope House and the Wood and Hancock County CASA programs.

Owens' volunteerism efforts also included picking up trash and debris as part of the Hancock County Commissioners' Adopt-A-Road Program. The College has adopted a two-mile portion of Bright Road, which is adjacent to the new Findlay-area Campus. Ironically, Owens chose to adopt Bright Road prior to choosing the site for the future state-of-the-art educational facility.

For more information about the Community Resource Fair, call (567) 429-3509 or 1-800- GO-OWENS, Ext. 3509.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 29 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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