May 15, 2013

Owens Community College Board of Trustees Awards 2013 Academic Excellence Scholarships

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area high school seniors recently were honored by Owens Community College’s Board of Trustees for their outstanding achievements, receiving thousands of dollars in new scholarships through the Trustees’ Academic Excellence Scholarship Program.

“Owens Community College is honored to recognize the Trustees’ Academic Excellence scholarship recipients for their dedication to academic excellence and outstanding service to their respective schools and communities,” said Richard Rowe, Owens Chair of the Board of Trustees. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to commend them on their accomplishments and welcome them to Owens Community College.”

The Academic Excellence Scholarship Program was created in 1998 by Owens’ Board of Trustees to recognize the outstanding achievements of graduating high school seniors. Each recipient will receive a $2,000 two-year scholarship.

The scholarship is available for four consecutive semesters with applicants being enrolled full-time and pursuing an associate’s degree at the College, as well as maintaining a 3.0 grade point average each semester. Since its creation more than a decade ago, the Trustees’ Academic Excellence Scholarship Program has provided over $1.3 million in scholarships to over 700 students.

Students receiving a Trustees’ Academic Excellence Scholarship and their intended course of study at Owens include:

  • Morgan Riegsecker of Waterville, an Anthony Wayne High School graduate (dental hygiene)
  • Lauren Ward of Findlay, an Arcadia High School graduate (radiologic technology)
  • Ashley Frankart of Jenera, an Arlington High School graduate (medical assisting)
  • Henry Apple of Bowling Green, a Bowling Green High School graduate (business management)
  • Ashley Monroe of Toledo, a Bowsher High School graduate (exercise science)
  • Sara Turner-Smith of Toledo, a Cardinal Stritch High School graduate (psychology)
  • Adam Staler of Oregon, a Clay High School graduate (electrical/electronics engineering technology)
  • Kaitlyn Wolfarth of Bluffton, a Cory-Rawson High School graduate (registered nursing)
  • Cassandra Hoffmann of Perrysburg, an Eastwood High School graduate (physical therapist assistant)
  • Brittany George of Wayne, an Elmwood High School graduate (physical therapist assistant)
  • Cody Daniels of Toledo, an Emmanuel Christian High School graduate (criminal justice technology)
  • Gabrielle Brandt of Fostoria, a Hopewell-Loudon High School graduate (registered nursing)
  • Kayla Siefker of Ottawa, a Kalida High School graduate (adolescence education and mathematics)
  • Emily Eikost of Walbridge, a Lake High School graduate (computer programming technology)
  • Jessica Walter of Bradner, a Lakota High School graduate (occupational therapy assistant)
  • Taylor Benjamin of Findlay, a Liberty-Benton High School graduate (criminal justice technology)
  • Micah Lee of Toledo, a Maritime Academy of Toledo graduate (undecided)
  • Kelsey Growden of Maumee, a Maumee High School graduate (health information technology)
  • Colten Greer of McComb, a McComb High School graduate (biology)
  • Brandon Allomong of Sycamore, a Mohawk High School graduate (journalism)
  • Jacob Christensen of North Baltimore, a North Baltimore High School graduate (architectural engineering technology)
  • Brandon Geiser of Pioneer, a North Central High School graduate (physical therapist assistant)
  • Kathryn Rygalski of Northwood, a Northwood High School graduate (diagnostic medical sonography)
  • Kaleb Maguire of Oak Harbor, an Oak Harbor High School graduate (associate of science general concentration)
  • Courtney Stone of Luckey, a Penta Career Center graduate (Caterpillar dealer service technician)
  • Paul Cieply of Rossford, a Rossford High School graduate (welding)
  • Allison Patton of Holland, a Springfield High School graduate (dental hygiene)
  • Beverly Manning of Toledo, a Start High School graduate (associate of arts general concentration)
  • James Hendricks III of Toledo, a St. Francis de Sales High School graduate (fire science technology)
  • Georgia Kitchen of Fostoria, a St. Wendelin High School graduate (registered nursing)
  • Heather Homrich of Toledo, a Sylvania Northview High School graduate (communication studies)
  • Hannah Rowland of Toledo, a Sylvania Southview High School graduate (registered nursing)
  • Kristen Walton of Maumee, a Toledo Central Catholic High School graduate (undecided)
  • Kaylyn Gullikson of Toledo, a Toledo School for the Arts graduate (undecided)
  • Malynn Eaton of Findlay, a Van Buren High School graduate (dental hygiene)
  • Emily Rodriguez of Vanlue, a Vanlue High School graduate (marketing and sales technology)
  • Mikayla Miller of Toledo, a Waite High School graduate (diagnostic medical sonography)
  • Alyssa Goldsmith of Toledo, a Whitmer High School graduate (diagnostic medical sonography)
  • Andrea Jahns of Toledo, a Woodward High School graduate (diagnostic medial sonography)

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