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Published 1/12/2005

Owens Faculty Member Honored With First-Ever President's Choice Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Rose Marie Kuceyeski Owens Community College Professor for the School of Business and Information Technology, Dr. Rose Marie Kuceyeski has been chosen to receive the first-ever President's Choice Outstanding Faculty Award for her exemplary dedication and service to higher education.

The President's Choice Outstanding Faculty Award was established to honor an Owens faculty member who has worked tirelessly to help students achieve success in their academic and professional careers. Given annually, the new award will recognize faculty 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.

"Rose Marie has a passion for making a difference in the lives of her students," said President Adams. "She has been at the forefront of efforts to use technology in the classroom, in developing new curricula to meet students' changing needs, and influencing others to experiment and innovate in their efforts to reach students. Rose Marie personifies true leadership for all those reasons and is very deserving of this award."

Kuceyeski joined the College's faculty in 1985. She currently is responsible for teaching a variety of courses within information technology, such as administrative office management, computer concepts and applications, office procedures and keyboarding, among others.

Her professional and community involvement includes serving on the Ohio Distance Learning Association Board of Directors, membership on the Association of Collegiate Business Schools Program (ACBSP) National Bylaws and Nomination committees, and she currently is Executive Secretary for the OBTA-Association for Business Technology Educators. In addition, she is a member of the National Business Education Association and the American Society for Training and Development.

Kuceyeski has received several honors for her dedication to business education, including the Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Distinguished Service Award from the North-Central Business Education Association, the Association for Collegiate Business Schools Program Region 4 (ACBSP) Postsecondary Teaching Excellence Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award in Business Education from Bowling Green State University.

A resident of Perrysburg, Kuceyeski earned her doctoral degree in curriculum and instructional media from the University of Toledo. She also holds a master's degree in business education from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Malone College in Canton.

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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