November 18, 2010

Owens Black Student Union Raises Diabetes Awareness During Third Annual Red Carpet Fashion Show, Dec. 3

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited to experience the latest in glamour, fashion, dance and music in support of diabetes awareness and research as Owens Community College’s Black Student Union presents its third annual Red Carpet Fashion Show on Friday, Dec. 3. All proceeds raised from the event will benefit the American Diabetes Association.

The Black Student Union’s Red Carpet Fashion Show will occur from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Center for Fine and Performing Arts’ Mainstage Theatre on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

“Owens Community College’s Black Student Union is excited to once again present an evening of glitz, glamour and fashion to benefit diabetes awareness and research,” said Shawanda Johnson, Owens Black Student Union Advisor. “Nearly 24 million children and adults in this country are afflicted with diabetes, which is way too many. Our goal is to help in the fight against diabetes by raising funds for research and awareness.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to view an array of clothing during the Red Carpet Fashion Show. Themed fashion scenes taking place throughout the evening will include fall, priceless designz, hip hop/urban, children, wedding, retro style and red alert in recognition of diabetes awareness. Featured Red Carpet Fashion Show models will be students attending Owens, Toledo Public Schools and Winterfield Venture Charter Academy, as well as community members.

Entertainment will be provided by the Owens Dance Express team, Scott High School dance team, rap artist Ebony Smith, R & B singer Tracy and House of Adonis, among many others. Nationally-known DJ One Tyme will serve as the event DJ and host. Additionally, the Red Carpet Fashion Show will be welcoming a special guest host as part of the evening entertainment.

Tickets for the “Red Carpet Fashion Show” are $8 for the general public and $5 for Owens students. To purchase tickets, contact the College’s Student Activities Office at (567) 661-7583 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7583.

Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation 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. For more information, visit