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Published 1/11/2005

Owens Recognizes Employee For Exemplary Service With Presidential Citation

Janell Lang Owens Community College School of Health Sciences Dean Janell Lang has been chosen to receive the second annual Presidential Citation Award for outstanding dedication and service to higher education.

The Presidential Citation Award was established to honor an Owens employee who has worked tirelessly to create a positive campus environment for the College's administration, faculty, staff and students. Given annually, the award recognizes individuals for their hard work, dedication and leadership, impacting Owens' educational future and mission. Recipients will be selected by Christa Adams, Ph.D., President of Owens Community College.

"Janell Lang represents the best of Owens Community College," said President Adams. "She has been an exemplary employee, dedicated to providing opportunities for students to excel. Moreover, Janell has been just as committed to building a strong team in the School of Health Sciences, recruiting an equally dedicated and talented team of instructors and department chairs who share her passion for health education."

Lang joined the College as a faculty member in 1971. Since 1985, she has served as Dean for the School of Health Sciences. During her tenure, Lang has been responsible for implementing many of the School's highly successful academic programs, including the Dietetic Technician Program, Health Information Technology, the Physical Therapist Assistant Program and the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program, among others.

Her professional involvement includes membership with the American Society for Allied Health Professions, the National Council of Instructional Administrators, the Ohio Association of Two-Year Colleges and the Ohio Society for Education in the Health Professions. In addition, she is currently serving a two-year term on the National Network of Health Care Programs in Two-Year Colleges' Executive Board of Directors.

Lang earned a bachelor's degree in English from Mundelein College. A resident of Toledo, she holds a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and an education specialist degree in educational administration from the University of Toledo.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions 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 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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