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Published 6/1/2005

Owens Student and Faculty Leaders Inducted Into Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society

Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society Inductees Owens Community College students were recently honored for their academic accomplishments in business, earning membership into the Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society.

Kappa Beta Delta was established in 1997 as an international honor society exclusively for Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited business programs.

Standing for excellence, trustworthiness and genuineness, the overall mission of Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration at two-year academic institutions. Additionally, the international honor society promotes student aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

"Owens Community College is extremely proud of our inductees for their excellence in higher education business programs," said Barb DiNardo, Owens professor of business technologies and Kappa Beta Delta advisor. "Induction to Kappa Beta Delta is considered a lifetime honor and quite an achievement within the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs."

In addition to student recipients, Owens chair of business technologies, Chuck Bohleke of Perrysburg, and professor of information technologies, Dr. Sandra Laas of Toledo, were named honorary inductees to the Kappa Beta Delta program. Both individuals were recognized for going above and beyond in bettering the educational opportunities of business students enrolled in a two-year program.

Selection criterion for students into Kappa Beta Delta is based upon being ranked in the top 20 percent of students pursuing business degrees, completing a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit and achieving a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

The Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society student inductees for the 2004-05 academic year are Mary Ann Bird of Tiffin (office administration), Harmony Bryan of Northwood (office administration), Jennifer Bucher of Oregon (accounting), Lori Burket of Rossford (accounting), Karen Ellis of Grand Rapids (supervision), Geri Grass of Toledo (accounting), Darla Heibeck of Curtice (medical office support option), Jayne Hunker of Carey (business management), Candy Lanning of Findlay (international business), Steve Latsch of Toledo (computer programming), Christine Muetzel of Perrysburg (business management), Mohamed Shabana of Toledo (e-business), Sheryl Snyder of Toledo (medical office support option), Beatriz Steen of Findlay (office administration), Laura Watkins of Carey (office administration), Jeanna Wehrle of Findlay (accounting), and Rebecca Zimmerman of Perrysburg (medical office support option).

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 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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