May 1, 2013

Owens Community College Foundation Recognizes Students for Academic Excellence

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College Foundation has awarded more than $156,000 in scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to students for their outstanding achievements.

“Owens Community College’s Foundation is honored to recognize these outstanding scholarship recipients for their exemplary efforts while pursuing their dream of a college education,” said Daniel E. Kimmet, Owens Foundation Chairman. “It is the generous support of our donors that allows us to recognize and honor these students’ achievements. Every donor who supports Foundation scholarships helps in providing enhanced opportunities for students to achieve success.”

The Foundation Board of Directors currently is comprised of 29 community leaders from Lucas, Wood and Hancock counties. The mission of the Owens Foundation and its Board of Directors is developing and providing resources to advance the College’s overall mission of serving students and the surrounding communities. The Foundation is also dedicated to removing barriers to education by providing student scholarships and supporting growth and innovation at Owens.

James A. Adams Memorial Scholarship: Tanya White of Perrysburg and Brian Wickensimer of Washington Court House each received a $790 scholarship. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

George D. Allesee Memorial Scholarship: Michele Janz of Whitehouse and Stephen Zarich of Pemberville each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to business majors and students who are 22 years of age or older.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship: Timothy Reinhart of Alvada received a $3,500 scholarship and Jessica Knallay of Bradner and Jessica Saxton of Toledo each received a $1,250 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and have a parent or legal guardian who is a member of the Owens Alumni Association.

American Society for Industrial Security International, Toledo Chapter, Fred C. Heck and Charles W. North Scholarships: Melissa McGaharan of Toledo and Gina Meyers of Leipsic each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be a second-year student. Preference is given to criminal justice technology majors.

The Andersons Scholarship: Ciara Stewart of Toledo and Maja Valusek of Toledo each received a $745 scholarship. Recipients must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students majoring in the School of Business, the School of Technology, the School of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the natural sciences area.

The Rudy Aschenbrener Memorial Scholarship: Daniel Carpenter of Wapakoneta received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have completed at least six credit hours at Owens, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and be majoring in the automotive body repair program.

Auto Dealers United for Kids Scholarship: Matt Alford of Toledo, Brian Baldock of Holland, Joshua Barnes of Sylvania, Albin Bauer of Northwood, Michael Bigelow of Toledo, Andrew Billmyer of Temperance, Mich., Christopher Bodette of Toledo, Dean Boyak of Toledo, Jonathan Ciha of Temperance, Mich., Carson Coleman of Monclova, Trygvie Connerton of Toledo, Christopher Cook of Toledo, Joshua Cooper of Whitehouse, James Crothers of Sylvania, Tyler Drushell of Nova, Shawn Ewing of Dundee, Mich., Nicholas Fortney of Napoleon, Tyrice Gaston of Toledo, Alexander Geiger of Temperance, Mich., Craig Gribben of Sandusky, Samuel Harris of Maumee, Markus Hayworth of Toledo, Grant Henry of Elmore, David Hinkle of Findlay, Joshua Koperski of Toledo, Chad Macke of Toledo, Branden McCullough of Delta, Michael Murray of Toledo, Michael Napolski of Whitehouse, Luis Perez of Toledo, Cyrus Porter of Delta, Maurecio Price of Toledo, Kenneth Redman of Toledo, Sean Ross of Maumee, Justin Seckinger of Toledo, Matthew Shaffer of Weston, Traci Spencer of Perrysburg, Jerry Stephens of Toledo, Paul Trabbic of Erie, Mich., Corey Tyda of Bowling Green, Jerrel Valliant of Sandusky, Joshua Wolfe of Elmore, Krissada Wongsa of Perrysburg, Thomas Worden of Toledo, Michael Wrobleski of Findlay and Michael Ziethlow of Monroe, Mich., each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in the automotive technology program. Preference is given to students who are a resident of Southeast Michigan or Northwest Ohio.

The James H. Baehren Scholarship: Suzanne Haas of Holland received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

President Daniel H. Brown Scholarship: Alison Foster of Toledo, Marisa Lajiness of Petersburg, Mich., Nikki Laws of Toledo and Krista Roberts of Fostoria each received a $900 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to health science students.

The Bill Buck Memorial Scholarship: Katilin Glover of Maumee, Ashley Hileman of Napoleon and Rebecca Schoch of Toledo each received a $273 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, be working toward an associate’s degree, have a disability and be registered with the College’s Disability Services Office.

Central West Area Council Scholarship: Jazmin Brown of Toledo received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must reside in the Central West area of Toledo, be pursuing an associate’s degree and have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to part-time students.

Cristoforo Colombo Lodge #772 Scholarship: Summer Butz of Findlay received an $800 scholarship. Recipients must be a graduate of a Northwest Ohio high school, be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference will be given to a student of Italian descent.

Computers for Scholarships Scholarship: Brian Hinebaugh of Toledo and Christopher Peace of Maumee each received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students who have shown an interest in the environment through their major, involvement in the Owens Environmental Club or through environmental community service.

The Shirley S. Dick Scholarship: Emily Fintel of Forest and Sue Keil of Northwood each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a female student. This scholarship is awarded in honor of Shirley S. Dick and presented through the Toledo Woman’s Club.

Detective Keith Dressel Memorial Scholarship: Joshua Pettit of Walbridge received a $1,171 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours at Owens. Preference is given to criminal justice technology majors.

Findlay Accounting Scholarship: Lorena Walton of Upper Sandusky received a $400 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a Findlay-area Campus student who is an accounting major.

Findlay Leadership Scholarship: Sally Young of Findlay received a $400 scholarship. Recipients must have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester. Preference is given to Findlay-area Campus students.

Ford Scholarship: Anne Krumel of Perrysburg, Melissa McGaharan of Toledo and Chelsea Turner of Monroe, Mich., each received a $900 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester. This award is designated for women and minorities and preference is given to Ford employees and their spouses and children.

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative Scholarship: Laura Feeney of Findlay, Seth Holman of Arcadia and Joleen Palko of Findlay each received a $200 scholarship. Recipients must be a member of the Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative or live on the Hancock-Wood Cooperative lines. In addition, individuals must have achieved a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Rich Harmon Memorial Scholarship: William Terry of Toledo received a $530 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours, have achieved a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA and exhibit a strong desire to pursue a quality assurance career in manufacturing.

Chuck Holsclaw Memorial Scholarship: Angela Graham of Swanton and Brittney Slane of Bluffton each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students who are 22 years of age or older.

The Darla Johannsen Scholarship: Holly Smith of New Riegel received a $750 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a Findlay-area Campus student majoring in office administration.

John and Margaret Kurfess Scholarship: Linda Keller of Holland received a $600 scholarship. Recipients must have completed at least 16 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a health sciences major.

Jones-Hamilton Company Scholarship: Sabrina Lewis of Perrysburg received a $900 scholarship. Recipients must be a resident of Lake Township, Perrysburg Township, Rossford or Northwood, must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Donald Leonhardt Welding Scholarship: Jason Fuentes of Walbridge received an $800 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student majoring in welding.

Margaret (Margy) Matthews Scholarship: Rebecca Schoch of Toledo received a $565 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student who is an early childhood education major.

Mary’s Scholarship: Bernadette Briones of Napoleon, Justin Hines of Toledo, Skylar Jackson of Toledo, Tammy Koleszar of Toledo, Angela Lawrence of Elmore, Courtney Price of Kenton, Sara Rynski of Perrysburg and Jennifer Wagner of Findlay each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to employees of Little Sisters of the Poor or the College’s nursing majors.

Maumee Rotary STRIVE Scholarship: Destiny Garn of Toledo and Alex Hinz of Maumee each received a $1,500 scholarship. Recipients must be graduating seniors of Penta Career Center who are participating in the Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education (STRIVE) program.

The Officer William A. Miscannon Memorial Scholarship: Taylor Reed of Toledo received a $1,500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students majoring in criminal justice who plan to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Mosser Construction Scholarship: Karl Ritchey of Toledo received a $1,600 scholarship. Recipients must be a second-year student enrolled in a construction-related program and must have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Owens Community College Bookstore Scholarship: Brice Bassett of Bradner, Linda Keller of Holland and Andrew Sickelbaugh of Perrysburg each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have completed 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to business management or marketing and sales majors.

Owens Community College Foundation Scholarship: Alaina Adamson of Northwood, Karen Birkholz of Fremont, Brendan Cline of Carey, Margaret Fortney of Fostoria, Audrey Jackson of Tiffin, Bethany Jiamachello of Toledo, Nathan Jorrey of Ottawa, Ida Kluding of Norwalk, Jason Ripley of Bowling Green, Leah Ross of Liberty Center, Velani Tucker of Toledo, Jennifer Vanscoder of Bowling Green and Tammy Williams of Genoa each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Owens Community College Foundation Diamante Latino Scholarship: Krystel Castilleja of Toledo, Rajesh Felix of Perrysburg, Sarah Felix of Perrysburg, Esperanza Gonzales of Toledo and Hanna Guerra of Toledo each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be of Latino heritage.

Owens Community College Marketing and Sales Scholarship: Franklin Lindsey of Toledo received a $300 scholarship. Recipients must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in marketing and sales, retailing management or financial services sales, and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Owens Corning Diamante Latino Scholarship: Diana Lagunovich of Findlay received a $540 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and be of Latino heritage.

Owens Honors Scholarship: Tobias Flemming of Maumee received a $750 scholarship. Recipients must have been accepted into the Owens Community College Honors Program.

Owens Faculty Association Scholarship: Haley Hermiller of Ottawa received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be the child of a current Owens Faculty Association member and be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. Current students must have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, while new students must have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Perrysburg Rotary Service Foundation Scholarship: Audrey Herroon of Perrysburg received a $5,000 scholarship. Recipients must be a Penta Career Center graduate whose home school is Perrysburg High School, Lake High School or Rossford High School. Penta STRIVE graduates are also eligible. Recipients must have a final high school cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Perrysburg Rotary STRIVE Scholarship: Joshawa Minard of Bloomdale and Courtney Schreiber of Grand Rapids each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be graduating seniors of Penta Career Center who are participating in the Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education (STRIVE) program.

PNC Diamante Latino Scholarship: Gina Voltaire of Findlay received a $590 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and be of Latino heritage.

Post-Secondary Option Book Scholarship: Chelsee Beck of Fostoria, Aliana Bills of Toledo, Alexis Burkey of Toledo, Kristine Combs of Findlay, Indigo East of Perrysburg, Hunter Elmore of Maumee, Nichole Eschedor of Bradner, Hillary Faust of Toledo, Emily Fintel of Forest, Alexandria Fisher of Millbury, Michael Fitzpatrick of Walbridge, Kyle Jenkins of Perrysburg, Jordyn Jude of Oregon, Sara Kidwell of Northwood, Amber Kiss of Maumee, Alison Laing of Millbury, John Markley of Findlay, Jerico Orona of Leipsic, Nicole Pickering of Napoleon, Sarah Rieff of Bradner, Levi Rosales of Delta, Kelly Schaefer of Oregon, Erin Sehlhorst of Tiffin, Matthew Smith of Maumee, Melissa Spicer of Colton, Tess Tobias of Holgate, Lisa Urbanski of Toledo, Joshua Vance of Bowling Green and Kelly Zurvalec of Oak Harbor each received a $450 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Individuals must be former Post-Secondary Option students who are continuing their education at Owens following their high school graduation.

Private Industry Collaborative Scholarship: Nathaniel Lewis of Toledo and Barbara McBride of Cygnet each received an $800 scholarship. Recipients must be a non-traditional student who is a dislocated or soon-to-be dislocated worker.

Edward and Linda Reiter Scholarship: Julie Pitts of Columbus Grove and Jayson Schube of Tiffin each received a $550 scholarship. Recipients must have completed 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a technology-specific associate degree program.

The Michael W. Rickard Memorial Scholarship: Ashley Hileman of Napoleon received a $500 scholarship. Recipients should display sustained Owens school spirit, devotion to the College or other forms of enhancing the student experience and demonstrate high levels of participation and engagement in campus life within student clubs, organizations or athletics. Preference is given to a student who is enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Ryan, Mary and Hayden Walters Scholarship: Amber Gonzales of Findlay received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to early childhood education, information systems, computer programming or computer systems majors.

Pauline Schmidt Memorial Scholarship: Lydia Crews of Huron received a $290 scholarship. Recipients must have completed 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in the dental hygiene program.

Seeger Consulting Service Scholarship: Barbara Bertonaschi of Bowling Green received a $250 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to business majors.

The Scott Simpson Memorial Scholarship: Rachelle Lincoln of North Baltimore received a $745 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled a minimum of 12 credit hours and have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to students majoring in criminal justice or who are a member of the Owens Community College basketball team.

Slade Wielinski Memorial Scholarship: Jose Martinez of Fostoria received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a non-traditional student majoring in biomedical electronics, chemistry or other engineering major.

The Art and Connie Smith Honors Scholarship: Paige Durst of Fostoria and Carrie Lee of Oak Harbor each received a $480 scholarship. Recipients must have been accepted into the Owens Community College Honors Program.

Spanish American Organization Scholarship: Samantha Berryhill of Toledo and Dianna Ysasi of Toledo each received a $656 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, be of Latino heritage and reside in Lucas or Wood counties.

Steven G. Guerrero Memorial Scholarship: Nicholas Duff of Wapakoneta received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference will be given to students entering their second year at Owens who are enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester.

Tall Timbers Foundation Scholarship: Danielle Sanchez of Findlay received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Individuals must be a Findlay-area Campus student who is an employee or child of an employee at the Tall Timbers Industrial Center of Findlay.

Toledo Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship: Joseph Phillips of Oak Harbor and Benjamin Wineinger of Reading, Mich., each received a $1,000 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.4 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in the diesel or automotive technology program.

Toledo Community Foundation – Marsh Family Fund Scholarship: Brice Bassett of Bradner, April DeCant of Delta, Kane Holman of Arcadia, Renee Imbrock of Hamler and Andrew Sickelbaugh of Perrysburg each received a $400 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Toledo Community Foundation – George and Luella Shoemaker Fund: Kimberly Barnard of Toledo, Danara Fryman of Toledo, Katilin Glover of Maumee, Abigail Hall of Holland, Richard Harrison of Perrysburg, Janell Holey of Lambertville, Mich., Kristie Lewis of Toledo, Lynne Long of Walbridge, Brittney Rupert of Oregon, Tina Russell of Toledo, Holly Sebring of Toledo, Scott Shaw of Maumee, Kristi Tiell of Toledo and Jenna Whetsel of Rossford each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must reside in the greater Toledo area of Lucas County and contiguous communities, have completed 12 credit hours at Owens, be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a technology-specific program.

Toledo Mobile Radio Association Scholarship: Nicholas Easterwood of Curtice received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be an electrical/electronics engineering technology or skilled trades technologies electrical major.

UPS Scholarship: Weiwei Jones of Holland, Joshua Junge of Napoleon and Michelle Link of Lima each received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must have completed 12 credit hours, be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.8 cumulative GPA.

Bud Weaver Memorial Scholarship: Jeremiah Robinson of Toledo received a $430 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a student who is a criminal justice technology major.

Will Webb Scholarship: Ashley Bogue of Kenton received a $500 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester and have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Preference is given to a Findlay-area Campus student in the School of Nursing.

Matthew D. Winckowski Memorial Scholarship: Matthew Owens of Oregon received a $415 scholarship. Recipients must be enrolled in at least six credit hours each semester, have achieved a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and be a graduating senior from Clay High School. Preference is given to a student who is a commercial art technology major.

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.