December 20, 2011

Owens Community College Foundation Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College Foundation has awarded more than $119,075 in scholarships for the 2011-12 academic year to students for their outstanding achievements.

“Owens Community College’s Foundation is honored to recognize these outstanding scholarship recipients for their exemplary efforts while pursuing their dream 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. Every donor who supports Foundation scholarships helps in providing enhanced opportunities for students to achieve 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 31 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: Heather Delaney of Toledo and Mike Scaroleta of Weston each received a $750 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.

George D. Allesee Memorial Scholarship: Terri Leary of Pemberville and Stephen Zarich of Pemberville each 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: Bodie Bankey of Bowling Green, Dylan Jahns of Rossford, Jessica Knallay of Bradner and Andrew Pinciotti of Millbury each received a $1,350 scholarship, and Christopher Salazar of Toledo received a $500 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 and Charles W. North Scholarships: Toni Shultz-Heilman of Vanlue received a $1,000 scholarship and Alisha King of Toledo received a $250 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: Cameron Seidl of Sylvania and Travis Zunk of Martin each received a $700 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 the School of Business, the School of Technology, the School of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the natural sciences area.

The Rudy Aschenbrener Memorial Scholarship: Orlie Stahl of Monclova 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 automotive body repair program.

Auto Dealers Untied for Kids Scholarship: Anthony Barrow of Maumee, Mike Bourcier of Maumee, Aaron Brackman of Bowling Green, Wesley Brister of Toledo, Dustin Dulaney of Wauseon, Shawn Ewing of Dundee, Mich., John Gray of Toledo, Eddie Huff of Toledo, Ryan Riggs of Adrian, Mich., and Becky Roberts of Toledo each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in the automotive technology program. Preference is given to students who are a resident of Southeast Michigan or Northwest Ohio.

The James H. Baehren Scholarship: Belinda King of Findlay received a $350 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

The Don Brondes Memorial Scholarship: Joseph Bella of Perrysburg received a $400 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.

President Daniel H. Brown Scholarship: Bradley Chester of Toledo, Anne Malin of Northwood, Valerie McKelvey of Toledo, Tracy Siefker of Ottawa and Loretta Taylor of Toledo each received a $750 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.

The Bill Buck Memorial Scholarship: Rhonda Gresky of Toledo, Cameron Seidl of Sylvania and Michelle Weber of Toledo each received a $270 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: Theresa Whitiker of Toledo received a $1,000 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 Shirley S. Dick Scholarship: Kelsi Reinhard of Tiffin received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a female student. This scholarship is awarded in honor of Shirley S. Dick and presented through the Toledo Women’s Club.

Detective Keith Dressel Memorial Scholarship: Gina Meyers of Leipsic received an $800 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum six credit 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: Denise Shisler of Findlay 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: Cobin Hedrick of Continental, Latoya Redman of Toledo and Chelsea Turner of Monroe, Mich., each received a $900 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, Leona Jones of Findlay and Katie Snider of Mount Blanchard 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: Stephen Chismar of Toledo received a $550 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: Nathan Erich of Bellville and Linda Keller of Holland each received a $1,000 scholarship and Andrew Hartke of Oregon 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.

The Darla Johannsen Scholarship: Leona Jones of Findlay received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a Findlay-area Campus student majoring in office administration.

John Deere Scholarship: Lucas Baylis of Belding, Mich., Adam Castle of Topeka, Ind., Graham Counts of Botkins, Joseph Dole of Middletown, Nathan Erich of Bellville, Jeffrey Giesige of Holgate, Josh Grubaugh of Van Wert, Levi Haselman of Leipsic, Aaron Ordak of Bessemer, Penn., Michael Puthoff of Versailles, Margie Sparks of Maumee, Austin VanBrandt of Morenci, Mich., Mark Wasserman of Millbury and Derek Young of Wolcottville, Ind., each received a $465 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled at least 12 credit hours in the John Deere/agriculture equipment program.

John and Margaret Kurfess Scholarship: Jennifer Baker of Bowling Green received a $550 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: Preston Pacey of Perrysburg received a $600 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.

Mary’s Scholarship: Jennifer Clark of Bowling Green, Cheryl Cunningham of Holland, Rufina Paniagua-Escamilla of Leipsic, Sara Soltis of Genoa and Nicole VanNess of Woodville each received a $1,000 scholarship. Carmen Arico of Findlay, Brianne Drake of Sycamore, Sarah Gerkensmeyer of Genoa, Andrea Lofay of Tiffin, Courtney Price of Findlay and Katherine Nenni of Findlay each received a $500 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: Matthew Goatley of Toledo, Samantha Hess of Maumee, Markus Lindsey of Maumee, Brittney Mank of Maumee and Anthony Torres of Toledo each received a $1,500 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 A. Miscannon Memorial Scholarship: Kelsy Nagle of Sylvania received a $1,500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per 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.

Mosser Construction Scholarship: James Good of Toledo received a $1,600 scholarship. Recipients must be a second-year student enrolled in a construction-related program and must have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Owens Community College Bookstore Scholarship: Renee Imbrock of Hamler, Linda Keller of Holland, Sara Rynski of Perrysburg 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: Ashley Bogue of Kenton, Jacqueline Brown of Rossford, Latanya Calhoun of Toledo, Mary Covarrubias of Toledo, Christian Darmahkasih of Sylvania, Chris Ellis of Perrysburg, Wuraola Oladokun of Bowling Green, Misty Pacey of Toledo, Rachel Panuto of Tiffin, Holly Sebring of Toledo and Tammy Williams of Genoa 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: Angela Lucio of Toledo, Tabitha Mixon of Toledo, Jennifer Negrete of Toledo and AnaAlicia Wolfe of Findlay 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 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.

Owens Corning Diamante Latino Scholarship: Grace Lomeli of Leipsic received a $550 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 Faculty Association Scholarship: Jakki Doering of Graytown received a $300 scholarship. Recipients must be the child of a current Owens Faculty Association member and be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. Current students must have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, while new students must have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Owens Honors Scholarship: Kimberly Barnard of Toledo and Britni Mickles of Toledo each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have been accepted into the Owens Community College Honors Program.

Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation Scholarship: Audrey Herroon of Perrysburg received a $5,000 scholarship. Recipients must be a Penta Career Center graduate whose home school is Perrysburg High School, Lake High School or Rossford High School. Penta STRIVE graduates are also eligible. Recipients must have a final high school cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Perrysburg Rotary STRIVE Scholarship: David Flory of Monclova received a $1,500 scholarship and Victoria Barton of Monclova and Latrisha Sneyd of Perrysburg 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.

PNC Diamante Latino Scholarship: Denise Shisler of Findlay received a $500 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: Youseff Alahmad of Toledo, Krista Balduf of Wharton, Samantha Best of Perrysburg, Tristan Burt of Toledo, Chelsea Dagg of Maumee, Julie Dean of Bloomdale, Katrina Drake of Fostoria, Taylor France of Maumee, Taylor Hahn of Oregon, Kayleigh Harrington of Waterville, Katherine Hegemier of Pemberville, Karalee Johnston of Wharton, Kayla Lippert of Bowling Green, Tember Long of Risingsun, Sibly Saunders of Bowling Green, Brandi Schimming of Martin, Casey Stengle of Perrysburg, Brooke Stennett of Findlay and Joshua Triggs of Neapolis each received a $450 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester 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.

Private Industry Collaborative Scholarship: Rhonda Clayton of Perrysburg and Tammy Koleszar of Toledo each received an $850 scholarship. Recipients must be a non-traditional student who is a dislocated or soon-to-be dislocated worker.

Edward and Linda Reiter Scholarship: Sara Rynski of Perrysburg and Krista Underwood of Elmore each received a $550 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 degree program.

The Michael W. Rickard Memorial Scholarship: Dana Frederick of Toledo received a $500 scholarship. Recipients should display sustained Owens school spirit, devotion to the College or other forms of enhancing the student experience and demonstrate high levels of participation and engagement in campus life within student clubs, organizations or athletics. Preference is given to a student who is enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Pauline Schmidt Memorial Scholarship: Grace Lomeli of Leipsic received a $300 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: Kerry Lecurgo of Toledo received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to business majors.

The Scott Simpson Memorial Scholarship: Jacob Kujawski of Maumee received a $750 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 or who are a member of the Owens Community College basketball team.

The Art and Connie Smith Honors Scholarship: Andrew Hartke of Oregon received a $700 scholarship. Recipients must have been accepted into the Owens Community College Honors Program.

Spanish American Organization Scholarship: Angela Lucio of Toledo and Perla Ruiz-Santiago of Toledo each received a $665 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: Amanda Koebel 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: Joseph Bella of Perrysburg, Chad Blausey of Genoa and Benjamin Smieszek of Toledo each received a $1,100 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: Jeffrey Giesige of Holgate, Erica Goldsmith of Holland, Bethany Jiamachello of Toledo, Wendy Kidd of Tontogany, Brittany Mihlbauer of Perrysburg and Shelby Williams of Findlay 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: Geraldine Davis of Toledo, Karen DiNardo of Toledo, Rose DiNardo of Toledo, Britney Gamboa of Toledo, Antoinette Gary of Toledo, Autumn Gedert of Monclova, Sue Keil of Northwood, Nathaniel Lewis of Toledo, Gili Oren of Maumee, Stephany Pettaway of Toledo, Amy Phillips of Toledo, Rosunde Robinson of Toledo, Eunice Russell of Sylvania, Taylor Tye of Perrysburg, Jennifer Vasko of Toledo, Michelle Weber of Toledo and Fanell Williams of Toledo each received a $500 scholarship. 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.

UPS Scholarship: Telia Dargartz of Findlay, Elizabeth DeAnda of Clay Center, Jacalyn DeSelms of Curtice, Alexandra Hill of Pemberville, Renee Imbrock of Hamler and Monica Schalk of New Riegel 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: Jared Kurth of Rossford received a $425 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: Danielle Jacobs 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 an 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, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. 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.