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Owens Recent Graduate Named to All-Ohio Academic Team
Owens Community College recent graduate, Ashley Brough of Genoa has
been named to the 2005 All-Ohio Academic Third Team by the Ohio
Association of Community Colleges (OACC) and the Phi Theta Kappa
International Honor Society. The recognition honors her scholarly
achievements and leadership accomplishments.
"Owens Community College is extremely proud of Ashley and her
selection to the All-Ohio Academic Team," said Chuck Bohleke, Owens
chair of business technologies and Phi Theta Kappa student advisor.
"She has excelled academically and through service to the
community, which is reflected in her educational achievements and
volunteerism. Ashley is a very deserving recipient and should be
commended for her distinguished efforts."
This past year only 47 students attending a community, technical or
junior college throughout Ohio were chosen to receive the honor.
Established in 1994 by the OACC and Phi Theta Kappa, the All-Ohio
Academic Team program was created to honor students exemplifying
excellence in higher education.
Selection criteria for the All-Ohio Academic Team is based upon
recipients achieving a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average,
exhibiting outstanding leadership qualities and distinguishing
themselves through service to their respective college and within the
community. Individuals also must be nominated by their respective
Brough graduated from Owens in May where she received an associate
degree in dietetic technologies and achieved a 3.75 grade point average.
The 2001 Eastwood High School graduate was a two-year member of the
Owens Volleyball team where she helped her team to two consecutive Ohio
Community College Athletic Association regular season and tournament
championships. Her academic accomplishments include being recognized to
the NJCAA Division II Academic All-American Team in 2003 and receiving
the 2005 Ohio Space Grant Consortium Scholarship award.
Additionally, while at Owens, she conducted her clinical experience
with the Toledo Hospital. Her responsibilities included advising
patients on the proper diets to combat various diseases such as diabetes
and heart disease. She also completed nutrition assessments for
patients. Brough currently works as a data processing clerk for
Taylor-Nelson Sofres in Toledo.
The Owens graduate served as president of the Owens Students Involved
in Dietetics Program and is a member of the Northwest Ohio Dietetics
Association, the Ohio Dietetics Association and the American Dietetics
Association. Brough will be attending either Bowling Green State
University or Eastern Michigan University in the fall where she plans to
pursue a bachelor's degree in dietetics. She also has career
aspirations of becoming a dietetics researcher or professor.
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.