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Published 11/10/2005

Owens Community College Student Body Elects New Leaders for 2005-06 Academic Year

More than 1,000 Owens Community College students recently voted to elect new officers for Student Government. Each individual will serve a one-year term during the 2005-06 academic year.

Owens nursing student Brooke Affholder of Sylvania and business management major Matthew Myers of Findlay won the majority of the vote for president and vice president, respectively.

"We are very excited about the present academic year and the many possibilities that exist for Student Government to make a difference," Affholder said. "Our number one goal is to provide our students with more avenues in which to present their concerns and ideas. We want to make a concerted effort to really reach Owens students."

Other individuals elected to the College's Student Government include Lily Ingraham of Bowling Green (secretary), physical therapist assistant; Constant Pearson of Toledo (treasurer), pre-nursing; Jessica Schwind of Rossford (Toledo at-large representative), general concentration; Sara Thimmes of Toledo (Toledo at-large representative), pre-nursing; Allison Cervenec of Rossford (Toledo at-large representative), undecided; Rodney Turner of Toledo (Toledo at-large representative), undecided; Bradley Engeldinger of Toledo (Toledo at-large representative), general concentration; Sam Harden of Toledo (Toledo at-large representative), general concentration; Darius Hall of Toledo (Toledo at-large representative), African-American studies; Derrick McCain of Toledo (Toledo at-large representative), criminal justice technology; Marcus Niceley of McClure (Toledo at-large representative), pre-business administration; Matthew Jeffers of Curtice (Toledo at-large representative), undecided; Nicholas Huenefeld of Northwood (Toledo at-large representative), general concentration; Dusty Bastian of Delta (Toledo at-large representative), surgical; Darius Jones of Toledo (Toledo at-large representative), pre-business administration; Deanna Hays of Findlay (Findlay at-large representative), pre-nursing; Joshua Plageman of Jenera (Findlay at-large representative), criminal justice; Patrick Gangwer of Findlay (Findlay at-large representative), nursing; Kristen Carino of Findlay (historian), photography; Kelly Alford of Toledo (non-traditional student representative), surgical, and Lindsay Gregory of Toledo (volunteer coordinator), general concentration.

The purpose of Owens' Student Government is to represent the student population on both the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses and engage in various social, political, academic and administrative initiatives that are in the best interests of the College's growing and diverse student body.

In addition, Student Government acts as a liaison between the student body and the College administration, the overall Owens community, governmental representatives and organizations, and other individuals and organizations. The ultimate task of Student Government is to address the needs, problems and concerns of the student body and to carefully listen to suggestions from the student body.

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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