December 15, 2010

Owens Community College Foundation Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Owens Community College Foundation has awarded more than $165,300 in scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year to students for their outstanding achievements.

“The Owens Community College Foundation is delighted to recognize these outstanding scholarship recipients for their exemplary efforts while pursuing their goal of a college education,” said Ann Savage, Owens Executive Director of College Development and the Foundation. “It is the generous support of our donors that allows us to honor these students’ achievements. Each donor’s support of Foundation scholarships helps to provide enhanced opportunities for students to achieve academic success.”

The Owens Foundation was incorporated in April 2002 and has over $2.4 million in assets. The Foundation Board of Directors currently is comprised of 29 community leaders from Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties. The mission of the Owens Foundation and its Board of Directors is developing and providing resources to advance the College’s overall mission of serving students and the surrounding communities. The Foundation is also dedicated to removing barriers to education by providing student scholarships and supporting growth and innovation at Owens.

James A. Adams Memorial Scholarship: Nicole Slawinski of Toledo and Fanell Williams of Toledo each received a $700 scholarship. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

AEP Ohio Scholarship: Jarred Collins of Bloomville, Danee Currie of Findlay, Lisa Depinet of Republic, Stephen Dorsey of Fostoria, Lindsey Farias of Findlay, Debbie Flores of Hamler, Cindy Girard of Findlay, Jill Gooding of Fostoria, Dawan Jones of Fostoria, Belinda King of Findlay, Michael King of Carey, Ronald Laware of Bloomdale, Barbie Miller of Mount Blanchard, Michael Reinhart of Alvada, Kenneth Schaade of Tiffin, Denise Shisler of Findlay and Nathaniel Weller of Fostoria each received a $1,500 scholarship. Recipients must be AEP Ohio customers enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

George D. Allesee Memorial Scholarship: David Baker of Sylvania received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to business majors and students who are 22 years of age or older.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship: Miles Hinkle of Findlay received a $2,500 scholarship and Elizabeth Celley of Perrysburg and Angelia Huffman of Toledo each received a $1,425 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and have a parent or legal guardian who is a member of the Owens Alumni Association.

American Society for Industrial Security International, Toledo Chapter, Fred C. Heck Scholarship: Jakob Sigler of Findlay received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a second-year student. Preference is given to criminal justice technology majors.

The Andersons Scholarship: Eric Eberly of Bowling Green and Mark Jones of Toledo each received a $750 scholarship. †Recipients must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students majoring in academic programs within the School of Business and Information Systems, the School of Technology, the School of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness or the natural sciences area.

The Rudy Aschenbrener Memorial Scholarship: Christopher Gribble of Lambertville, Mich. received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have completed at least six credit hours at Owens, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and be majoring in the auto body program.

The Don Brondes Memorial Scholarship: Joseph Bella of Perrysburg received a $425 scholarship. Recipients must have completed 16 credit hours at Owens, have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester and be majoring in automotive technology.

The Bill Buck Memorial Scholarship: Cameron Seidl of Sylvania received a $395 scholarship and Samantha Albert of Toledo and Julie Stahl of Toledo each received a $225 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, be working toward an associate’s degree, have a disability and be registered with the College’s Disability Services Office.

Central West Area Council Scholarship: Brandon Slomski of Toledo received a $1,100 scholarship. Recipients must reside in the Central West area of Toledo, be pursuing an associate’s degree and have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to part-time students.

The Charles Carr Rotary Club of Maumee Scholarship: Jennifer Brasel of Toledo received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student majoring in fire science technology.

Christo Scholarship: Christopher Salazar of Toledo received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student who is a fine and performing arts major.

Cristoforo Colombo Lodge #772 Scholarship: Karen DiNardo of Toledo and Rose DiNardo of Toledo each received a $380 scholarship. Recipients must be an incoming freshman who has graduated from a Northwest Ohio high school, be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students of Italian descent.

Detective Keith Dressel Memorial Scholarship: Jakob Sigler of Findlay received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum six credits hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours at Owens. Preference is given to criminal justice technology majors.

Findlay Leadership Scholarship: Karin Long of Fostoria received a $600 scholarship. Recipients must have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester. Preference is given to Findlay-area Campus students.

Ford Scholarship: Amy Ashley of Oak Harbor, Cobin Hedrick of Continental, Maureen Kurtz of Tiffin, Nicole Stegman of Toledo and Chelsea Turner of Monroe, Mich. each received a $750 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester. This award is designated for women and minorities and preference is given to Ford employees and their spouses and children.

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Scholarship: Rachel Arnold of Alvada, Nicole Kelbley of Fostoria and Jacob West of Rudolph each received a $200 scholarship. Recipients must be a member of the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative or live on the Hancock-Wood Cooperative lines. In addition, individuals must have achieved a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Rich Harmon Memorial Scholarship: Donna Hoffman of Dunbridge received a $580 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours, have achieved a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and exhibit a strong desire to pursue a quality assurance career in manufacturing.

Chuck Holsclaw Memorial Scholarship: Geraldine Davis of Toledo received a $1,000 scholarship and Barbara Bertonaschi of Bowling Green received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students who are 22 years of age or older.

Jones-Hamilton Co. Scholarship: Kyle Simok of Northwood received a $900 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a resident of Lake Township, Perrysburg Township, Rossford or Northwood.

John and Margaret Kurfess Scholarship: Leanne Schild of Monroeville received a $580 scholarship. Recipients must have completed at least 16 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a health sciences major.

Donald Leonhardt Welding Scholarship: Joseph Artino of Toledo received a $580 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student majoring in welding.

Margaret “Margy” Matthews Scholarship: Kayley Macfarlane of Toledo received a $425 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student majoring in early childhood education.

Mary’s Scholarship: Hui-Ling Chen of Findlay, Jennifer Clark of Bowling Green, Aaron Etzkorn of Delphos, Sarah Gerkensmeyer of Genoa, Susan Kau of Findlay, Adunola Ogunleye of Toledo, Tina Sneed of Toledo, Janette Tamesis of Holland and Nicole VanNess of Woodville each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to employees of Little Sisters of the Poor or the College’s nursing majors.

Maumee Rotary STRIVE Scholarship: Avant’e Lewis of Toledo and Nathan Miller of Toledo each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be graduating seniors of Penta Career Center who are participating in the Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education (STRIVE) program.

The Officer William Miscannon Memorial Scholarship: Jakob Sigler of Findlay received a $1,500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students majoring in criminal justice who plan to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Owens Community College Bookstore Scholarship: Mark Jakubec of Whitehouse and Tracy Siefker of Ottawa each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have completed 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to business management or marketing and sales majors.

Owens Community College Foundation Scholarship: Rebekah Birkholz of Clyde, Emily Dillon of McComb, Jeffrey Giesige of Holgate, Corey Hodgson of Curtice, Kayley Macfarlane of Toledo, Tara Rettig of Forest, Kristine Shaffer of Continental, Andrew Sickelbaugh of Perrysburg and Alyssa Stombaugh of Findlay each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Owens Community College Foundation Diamante Latino Scholarship: Tabitha Mixon of Toledo received a $1,530 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be of Latino heritage.

Owens Community College Foundation Honors Scholarship: Breanna Beck of Genoa and Nicole Buchanan of Genoa each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be a member of the Owens Community College Honors Program.
Owens Corning Diamante Latino Scholarship: Belinda King of Findlay received a $620 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and be of Latino heritage.

Owens Community College Marketing and Sales Scholarship: Chelsea Turner of Monroe, Mich. received a $300 scholarship. Recipients must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in marketing and sales, retailing management or financial services sales and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Perrysburg Rotary STRIVE Scholarship: Joshua Jacobs of Maumee, Mallory Myers of Whitehouse and Dustin Swarthout of Grand Rapids each received a $1,000 scholarship and Natasha Verschoor of Bradner received a $2,000 scholarship. Recipients must be graduating seniors of Penta Career Center who are participating in the Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education (STRIVE) program.

PNC/National City Diamante Latino Scholarship: Lindsey Farias of Findlay received a $650 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and be of Latino heritage.

Post-Secondary Option Book Scholarship: Ashley Achten of Rawson, Adalene Berfield of Perrysburg, Meghan Brewer of Rossford, William Brown of Rossford, Emily Burghardt of Maumee, Kailee Cajka of Bowling Green, Erica Chambers of Maumee, Amanda Chernota of Toledo, Kayleigh Church of Whitehouse, Amber Dimasso of Perrysburg, Karen DiNardo of Toledo, Rose Dinardo of Toledo, Jacob Flores of North Baltimore, Gabrielle Griffin of Toledo, Kate Hubbard of Holland, Audrey Inniger of Jenera, Krysta Jones of Liberty Center, Stephanie Jones of Findlay, Nicholas Linthicum of Rossford, Keri Lutz of Bowling Green, Eric Magrum of Luckey, Aaron Matesz of Swanton, Kylee Pierce of Maumee, Kathleen Richardson of Stryker, Jorden Sancrant of Toledo, Jakob Sigler of Findlay, Mary Ellen Stine of Findlay, Elisha Swindler of Forest, Dionisia Vasquez of Swanton, Abigail Walter of Mount Blanchard, Brittany Whitmore of Northwood and Samantha Young of Swanton each received $400 scholarships. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Individuals must be former Post-Secondary Option students who are continuing their education at Owens following their high school graduation.

President Daniel H. Brown Scholarship: Cynthia Hoenig of Maumee, Anne Malin of Northwood, Judy Moore of Toledo, Deborah Thomasson of Walbridge and Christine Drath of Toledo each received an $800 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to health science students.

Private Industry Collaborative Scholarship: Mark Barbour of Haskins and Jody Swain of Toledo each received a $900 scholarship. Recipients must be a non-traditional student who is a dislocated or soon-to-be dislocated worker.

Edward and Linda Reiter Scholarship: Laura Galliger of Bowling Green received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must have completed 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a technology-specific associate’s degree program.

Pauline Schmidt Memorial Scholarship: Natasha Hall of Toledo received a $325 scholarship. Recipients must have completed 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in the dental hygiene program.

Seeger Consulting Service Scholarship: Kenneth Mann of Wyandotte, Mich. received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to business majors.

The Scott Simpson Memorial Scholarship: Kevin Krasa of Oregon received an $800 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours and have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students majoring in criminal justice technology or who are a member of the Owens Community College basketball team.

The Art and Connie Smith Honors Scholarship: Darlene Grey of Toledo received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have been accepted into the Owens Community College Honors Program.

Spanish American Organization Scholarship: Maite Barrios of Toledo and Tabitha Mixon of Toledo each received a $650 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, be of Latino heritage and reside in Lucas or Wood counties.

Tall Timbers Foundation Scholarship: Emily Molyet of Fostoria received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Individuals must be a Findlay-area Campus student who is an employee or child of an employee at the Tall Timbers Industrial Center of Findlay.

Toledo Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship: Benjamin Adkins of Shelby, Joseph Bella of Perrysburg and Joshua Jankowski of Maumee each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in the diesel or automotive technology program.

Toledo Community Foundation – Marsh Family Fund Scholarship: Rachel Arnold of Alvada, Diana Leemaster of Bradner, Heidi Smith of New Riegel, Danielle Thomas of Toledo, Louis Vermillion of Findlay and Cassie Wolfe of Columbus Grove each received a $400 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Toledo Community Foundation – George and Luella Shoemaker Fund: Crystal Barnt of Maumee, Angelica Breeding of Maumee, Amber Brossia of Northwood, Jamie Burgy of Toledo, Kathleen Dillon of Toledo, Emily Dubuc of Toledo, Beatrice Garcia of Toledo, Natasha Hall of Toledo, Renee Hires of Northwood, Quincy Mathews of Toledo, Suzanne Pinson of Perrysburg, Mary Puterbaugh of Toledo, Tanesha Reed of Toledo, Debbie Rosebrock of Toledo, Wendy Rudd of Maumee, Cameron Seidl of Sylvania, John Sellers of Maumee, Jennifer Vasko of Toledo and Elizabeth Watkins of Toledo each received $500 scholarships. Recipients must reside in the Greater Toledo area of Lucas County and contiguous communities, have completed 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a technology-specific program.

Toledo Mobile Radio Association Scholarship: Janet Dzienny of Millbury received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in electrical/electronics engineering technology or skilled trades technology electrical major.

UPS Scholarship: Maite Barrios of Toledo, Lynette Glorioso of Perrysburg, Katie Ink of New Riegel, Tanya Luth-Hall of Grand Rapids, Yuai Marshall of Toledo, Barbie Miller of Mount Blanchard, Mitchell Scholten of Holland, Michigan, Tracy Siefker of Ottawa, Toni Smith of Maumee and Renae VanBrackel of Defiance each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have completed 12 credit hours, be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.

Bud Weaver Memorial Scholarship: Tanesha Reed of Toledo received a $440 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student who is a criminal justice technology major.

Matthew D. Winckowski Memorial Scholarship: Jenna Spetz of Oregon received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be a graduating senior from Clay High School. Preference is given to a student who is a commercial art technology major.

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 www.owens.edu.