December 20, 2010

Owens Community College Alumni Association Appoints Board of Directors to Leadership Positions

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – The Owens Community College Alumni Association has named Andrea Gurcsik of Maumee, Manager of Human Resources for First Solar, as the new President of the Alumni Association. Gurcsik replaces David Seeger of Maumee, President and CEO of Great Lakes Credit Union Inc., who served as Alumni Association President for the previous three years.

In addition, the Alumni Association named Steven Cotner of Perrysburg, President of Corporate Intelligence Consultants as Vice President; Mark Carr of Perrysburg, Vice President of Mortgage Sales Manager for Genoa Bank, as Treasurer; and Christi Wagner of Deshler, Senior Global Security Specialist for Owens Corning, as Secretary. Each officer will serve a one-year term.

Five Directors were re-elected to their positions during the Alumni Association’s annual meeting and will serve three-year terms. Re-elected Directors include Mark Carr; Carolyn Chapman of Holland, Human Resource Specialist at The University of Toledo; Steven Cotner; Kaye Koevenig of Toledo, Senior Accountant at Owens Community College; and David Seeger.

“Our Alumni Association Directors are talented, dedicated individuals who are proud Owens alumni,” said Laura Moore, Owens Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events and Executive Director of the Alumni Association. “They are passionate about education and are actively engaged in supporting Owens Community College.”

The Owens Community College Alumni Association mission is to engage alumni and students in programs, events and services that energize interest, build loyalty and strengthen support of Owens Community College. Since opening its doors in 1965, Owens has provided higher education to more than 250,000 students. Owens’ Alumni Association is committed to the personal and professional success of alumni and students through the ongoing development of value-added initiatives.

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