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Published 6/7/2005

Owens Recent Graduate Named to All-Ohio Academic Team

Ashley Brough 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 college president.

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.


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