PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Over 600 area residents were recently treated to a taste of college life courtesy of Owens Community College as the academic institution served as host to an open house event on the Toledo-area Campus.
During the event, attendees had the chance to learn about and explore the many educational programs, services and resources available at Owens, as well as participate in several hands-on demonstration sessions which took place in the Schools’ of Arts and Sciences, Business, Health Sciences, Nursing, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Technology.
For 21-year-old Lacey Cook of Perrysburg, the open house provided the perfect day to experience Owens and its many educational opportunities by meeting with College officials and visiting several laboratories.
“The open house allowed me to explore what Owens has to offer,” said Cook, who is considering a career change after working in pharmacy for several years. “This is the first step in my decision-making process of possibly choosing a new career. Owens offers degrees in everything, which is great.”
In addition to participating in hands-on demonstrations, visitors had the chance to meet with representatives and pick up information about such educational services as student orientation, financial aid, placement testing, admissions and advising. Individuals also visited the Offices of Career Services, Disability Services, Student Activities and Oserve, as well as the Child Care Center and the Owens Harvest Food Pantry throughout the open house event.
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.