April 1, 2013

Owens Community College Recognizes Employees For Excellence in Higher Education

Mark Karamol

Mark Karamol

Peter Johns

Peter Johns

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Two Owens Community College employees have been chosen by their peers to receive Exemplary Awards for outstanding dedication and service to higher education.

Recipients for the 2012-13 academic year are:

  • Peter Johns of Oregon, Lab Technician for Manufacturing Technology (Employee of the Year Award)
  • Mark Karamol of Delta, Director of E-Learning (Administrator of the Year Award)

The Exemplary Awards program was established in 2003 and honors employees who make significant contributions to enhance the College’s mission of providing quality service and education over a period of time. Recipients are nominated and selected by their fellow Owens employees.

Selection criteria for the Employee of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards are based upon an employee’s dedication to the College’s mission and vision, as demonstrated by their commitment to the College’s core values of service, learning, innovation, collaboration and excellence. Additional award criteria includes exhibiting excellence in leadership and fostering a positive learning environment.

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.