September 6, 2012

Owens Community College to Host Regional College Fair, Sept. 18

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents are invited to learn about the various educational opportunities available at colleges and universities throughout the surrounding region as Owens Community College serves as host to the Lucas/Wood County Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward College Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Presented by the Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward organization, the regional college fair will occur from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center Room 125 on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Admission to event is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The event will provide prospective students the opportunity to visit with various college and university representatives and pick up important information about admission requirements as well as choosing a career path.

The regional college fair will begin at 9:30 a.m. with welcoming remarks from Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward representatives followed by a lecture presentation titled “Get Set for College”.

Colleges and universities and community organizations expected to be in attendance for the college fair include Owens Community College, Hiram College, University of Toledo, Youngstown State University, Bowling Green State University, University of Cincinnati, Ohio University, Gannon University, Cleveland State University, Baldwin Wallace University, Central State University, Kent State University, Terra Community College, Rhodes State College, Ohio Northern University, Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward and Ohio Department Job and Family Services, among others.

For more information, call (567) 661-7176 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7176.

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