April 25, 2013

Owens Student Group to Fight Hunger During Project Graduation Food Collection Drive, May 3

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Owens Community College Alpha Omega Pi Student Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is encouraging area residents to help in the fight against hunger by donating a canned good as part of an initiative titled “Project Graduation: Feed a Body, Feed a Mind” on Friday, May 3.

Donated items, as well as monetary donations, can be dropped off during the day of the College’s Spring Commencement. The collection point will be located in the hallway outside the Student Health and Activities Center gymnasium, where commencement ceremonies will occur that evening. Canned goods will be accepted from 5:30-9 p.m. All donations will be used to help the Owens Harvest Food Pantry initiative.

The Owens Harvest Food Pantry was established to provide collaborative learning opportunities for students as well as faculty and staff in various academic departments and disciplines. The initiative also offers financial help and assistance to students in the form of perishable and non-perishable food resources.

Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 by the presidents of eight Missouri junior colleges for women. In 1924, the international organization was expanded to include all two-year colleges. To date, more than one million individuals have been inducted into the international honor society. Owens’ chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is one of the largest in Ohio.

For more information about project graduation or to donate, call (567) 661-7930 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7930.

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.