January 10, 2013

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

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – 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.

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 2012 Fall Semester are:

Karrie Alvarez of Fostoria (office administration technology)
Patricia Bellville of Toledo (medical office support)
Brittney Bialecki of Holland (health information technology)
Ashley Bogue of Kenton (registered nursing)
John Bohm of Maumee (networking and information systems support)
Rose Bonilla of Toledo (registered nursing)
Holly Brown of Findlay (pre-business administration)
David Castro of Toledo (computer programming technology)
Candice Coleman of Toledo (dental hygiene)
Melissa Cook of Fostoria (accounting technology)
Tamala Dyar of Wayne (commercial art technology)
Rechawn Fair of Toledo (dental hygiene)
Edward Flores of Northwood (pre-business administration)
Amy Hannum of Toledo (history)
Jonathan Harman of Perrysburg (alternative energy and sustainable systems technology)
Annette Harper of Holland (social work)
Jon Hens of Perrysburg (associate of arts, general concentration)
Holly Jester of Perrysburg (culinary arts)
Rebecca Jones of Perrysburg (welding)
Rick Juarez of Toledo (music business technology)
Pamela Lambert of Toledo (social work)
Laurie Maze of Parma (medical office support)
Joshua McCartney of Fostoria (mechanical)
Jenelle Milletti of Holland (pre-nursing)
Tracy Mossing of Sylvania (pre-nursing)
Karen Ricica of Toledo (accounting technology)
Tamra Roe of Northwood (associate of arts, general concentration)
Rebecca Sabin of Bowling Green (accounting technology)
Robert Siler of Toledo (registered nursing)
Matthew Slee of Holland (registered nursing)
Cristina St. Clair of Toledo (pre-nursing)
Robert St. John of Monclova (radiologic technology)
Taraghi Hedieh of Toledo (dental assisting)
Jessica VanDenEynde of Forest (social work)
Donna Welly of New Riegel (pre-physical therapist assistant)
Holly-Lynn Palmer-Wright of Toledo (accounting technology)
Marianne York of Toledo (accounting technology)
Anthony Young of Belmore (psychology)

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.