December 19, 2010

Owens Community College Students Inducted Into Fall Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Owens Community College students were recently recognized for their academic excellence and leadership within the community, earning membership into the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society.

The Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society was founded at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 1989 in response to the increasing need to acknowledge the continuing successes of students within the academic institution’s academic development program. Recognizing that students who share similar experiences could serve as models for others, founder Dr. Elbert Saddler proposed a Greek letter honor society. In 2001, Chi Alpha Epsilon received official endorsement from the National Association for Developmental Education. Today, there are over 150 chapters of the national honor society.

The honor society promotes continued high academic standards, fosters communication among its members and encourages community service and participation in academic support programs where individuals may serve as role models to entering students.

“Owens Community College’s Gamma Zeta Chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon is extremely honored and proud to recognize the academic achievements of students who enter college through non-traditional criteria,” said Sharon Badenhop, Owens Associate Professor of English and Co-Adviser of Chi Alpha Epsilon. “The inductees are outstanding young men and women, many of whom have defied the odds and overcome obstacles in pursuit of a college education. This honor society provides such a means to encourage, motivate and reward individuals for continuing to grow and develop into role models for fellow students.”

Selection criterion for acceptance into the honor society is based upon students achieving a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average for two consecutive full-time semesters or three-four part-time semesters. In addition, individuals must have taken at least one developmental education course at Owens. The College’s chapter was founded in April 2006. The Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society student inductees for the 2010 Fall Semester are:

Monica Adams of Toledo†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (office administration)

Rachel Asmus of Bowling Green † † † † † † † † † (multi-age education)

Kimberly Barnard of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † (pre-business administration)

Bethany Bitter of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † (medical assistant)

Zachary Boris of Perrysburg † † † † † † † † † † † † †(business management)

Angela Broyles of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(emergency management and planning)

James Buford of Liberty Center † † † † † † † † † (electrical)

Antoirnette Burns of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † (criminal justice technology)

Tanya Cain of Liberty Center † † † † † † † † † † † † (e-business)

Michelle Campbell of Maumee † † † † † † † † † (CAD technology)

Betsi Cancelliere of Lemoyne † † † † † † † † † † †(licensed practical nursing/registered nursing progression)

Kimberly Cousino of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † †(registered nursing)

Angie Dutridge of Swanton † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(early childhood education)

Janet Fennell of Swanton † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(skilled trades)

Leland Foster of Swanton † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † (architectural engineering technology)

Beatrice Garcia of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † (pre-nursing)

Amy Gibson of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(pre-business administration)

Brandy Hamblin of Maumee † † † † † † † † † † † †(middle childhood education)

Antoinette Hampton of Toledo † † † † † † † † (pre-dietetic technician)

Shaiem Hampton of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † †(psychology)

Andrew Hartke of Oregon † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(mathematics)

Jennifer Jagielski of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † (licensed practical nursing)

Christopher Kelsch of Perrysburg † † † † † †(accounting)

Alisha King of Toledo††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (criminal justice technology)

Stephanie Korcsog of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † (medical office support)

Casie Kosier of Swanton†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (pre-physical therapist assistant)

Lauren Kubasek of Oregon † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(occupational therapy assistant)

Norman Kujawa III of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † (multi-age education)

Rebekah Lahey of Bowling Green † † † † † † † †(occupational therapist assistant)

Danielle McCormick of Toledo † † † † † † † † †(network and systems security)

Dan McCormick of Findlay † † † † † † † † † † † † † (early childhood education)

Penelope McGowan of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † (pre-nursing)

Miata Kollie of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † (social work)

Teri Minkowski of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(pre-nursing)

Nicole Perry of Perrysburg † † † † † † † † † † † † † † (business management)

Alexia Proch of Perrysburg † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(pre-nursing)

Jeff Randall of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(welding)

Toni Regutti of Carey†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (social work)

Hannah Ridgely of Elmore † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(pre-dietetic technician)

Jaime Roberts of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(pre-nursing)

Blanca Romero of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(medical office support)

Sherine Romero of Findlay † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(office coordinator)

James Ross of Tiffin † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(computer science)

Sabbrina Salazar of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(financial services sales)

Angela Sass of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(pre-dental hygiene)

Andrew Sickelbaugh of Perrysburg † † † † † †(pre-physical therapist assistant)

Bryan Smith of Sylvania † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(landscape and turfgrass management)

Christopher Smith of Sylvania † † † † † † † † † † †(business management)

Christen Souders of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † (accounting)

Megan Stuck of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(accounting)

Kimberly Suttles of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † †(commercial art)

Larry Taylor II of Toledo††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (criminal justice technology)

Jaclyn Wahrer of New Riegel †††††††††††††††††††††††††† (early childhood education)

Airiga Williams of Toledo††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (pre-nursing)

Audrey Williams of Toledo † † † † † † † † † † † † † † † (social work)

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.