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Published 1/12/2005

Owens Recognizes Faculty, Staff and Administration For Excellence in Higher Education

Three Owens Community College employees have been chosen by their peers to receive the third annual Exemplary Faculty, Staff and Administrator Awards for outstanding dedication and service to higher education.

Recipients for the 2004-05 academic year are:
  • Dr. Rose Marie Kuceyeski of Perrysburg, Professor for the School of Business and Information Technology (Exemplary Faculty Award)
  • Rebecca Drayton of Toledo, Assistant Manager of the Bookstore (Exemplary Staff Award)
  • Glenn Rettig of Findlay, Associate Dean/Chair for the School of Technology in Findlay (Exemplary Administrator Award)
"Owens Community College has made a fundamental point to honor our employees for their exemplary contributions," said Gene Lapko, Owens Vice President of Human Resources. "Presenting these awards is just one of the many ways to acknowledge individuals for their hard work and dedication, which has had a positive and lasting impact on this academic institution."

The Exemplary Faculty, Staff and Administrator Awards Program was established in 2003 to honor employees who make significant contributions to enhance the College's mission of providing quality service and education. Recipients are nominated and selected by their fellow Owens employees.

Owens' Exemplary Faculty Award recipient is chosen based upon criteria, which includes academic curriculum development, demonstrating outstanding ability to communicate effectively with students and innovation within the classroom setting. Award winners must display a commitment to Owens and the community through involvement in service activities.

Selection criteria for the Exemplary Staff and Administrator Awards are based upon an employee's innovative approaches toward helping customer satisfaction and productivity. The recipients must exude a positive attitude and strong work ethic while performing daily job activities. In addition, the recipients must exhibit qualities associated with teamwork and promote collaboration, communication and cooperation among co-workers and staff.

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, and 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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