January 14, 2014


PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2014 – Owens Community College recently honored 96 students for their excellence in higher education, with membership in the Alpha Omega Pi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for the Fall Semester. Owens’ chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society is one of the largest in Ohio.

Selection criterion for students receiving the honor is based upon enrollment in a two-year college, completing a minimum number of course hours set forth by the individual chapter, achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average and exemplifying academic excellence, as determined by faculty.

The overall mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic excellence among two-year college students, provide opportunities for leadership training and an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals. In addition, the society continues to promote among its members four standard hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. To date, more than one million individuals have been inducted into the international society.

The Alpha Omega Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society student inductees for the 2013 Fall Semester are:

Angela M. Ames of Maumee, Ohio

Cynthia A. Ardner of Tiffin, Ohio

Nicole F. Barkhimer of Swanton, Ohio

Rachel M. Bellner of Whitehouse, Ohio

Bailey P. Bibler of Findlay, Ohio

Kayla N. Born of Waterville, Ohio

Natalie C. Brandt of Fostoria, Ohio

Kathryn E. Brinker of Gibsonburg, Ohio

Mackenzie C. Brown of Bowling Green, Ohio

Leisa N. Canales of Wauseon, Ohio

James W. Cathers of Toledo, Ohio

John E. Clemons of Northwood, Ohio

Colin C. Connors of Sylvania, Ohio

Jessica P. Cook of Toledo, Ohio

Jeremy P. Corbin of Marblehead, Ohio

Jamie N. Dixon of Toledo, Ohio

Alicia M. Dodd of Woodville, Ohio

Natalie S. Domitio of Toledo, Ohio

Kimberly I. Ferguson of Northwood, Ohio

Brooke A. Forster of Toledo, Ohio

Richard Frost of Sylvania, Ohio

Benjamin R. Fry of Toledo, Ohio

Sahara N. Gagne of Toledo, Ohio

Natalie M. Garcia of Maumee, Ohio

Regina C. Gilbert of Toledo, Ohio

Serapio Gonzales of Defiance, Ohio

Catina L. Gregory of Toledo, Ohio

Timothy L. Grindle of Toledo, Ohio

Laura J. Grna of Toledo, Ohio

Jesse L. Grumelot of Toledo, Ohio

Suzanne M. Hass of Holland, Ohio

Shirley T. Harris of Toledo, Ohio

Heather M. Harris of Toledo, Ohio

Kayley J. Hashbarger of Ottawa, Ohio

Jordan L. Haynes of Pemberville, Ohio

Samantha J. Heafey of Toledo, Ohio

Nicole Hoffman of Defiance, Ohio

Kearstin M. Horn of Toledo, Ohio

Lisa A. Howard of Toledo, Ohio

Synthia L Jahns of Toledo, Ohio

Aaron J. Jenkins of Ada, Ohio

Steven Jerzykowski of Lambertville, Mich.

Matthew P. Johnston of Maumee, Ohio

Retchie S. Joven of Northwood, Ohio

Deborah S. Kazmierczak of Sand Creek, Mich.

Erin E. Kelley of Maumee, Ohio

William A. Kersten of Toledo, Ohio

Dustin M. Kindle of Bradner, Ohio

Susan D. Korecki of Toledo, Ohio

Stephanie M. Kuras of Toledo, Ohio

Nicole A. Lamb of Oregon, Ohio

Aricka N. Lavoy of Pemberville, Ohio

Ann M. Leahy of Toledo, Ohio

Michelle A. Link of Lima, Ohio

Gene A. Madrzykowski of Perrysburg, Ohio

Matthew J. Majchrowski of Toledo, Ohio

Molly R. Mangett of Arlington, Ohio

Tim E. Martin of Toledo, Ohio

Anthony Martinez of Findlay, Ohio

Adrienne M. Massey of Toledo, Ohio

Marc C. Mohr of Wauseon, Ohio

Alexandria K. Morelock of Gisonburg, Ohio

Katlyn S. Moriarty of Toledo, Ohio

Katelyn M. Motsinger of Bowling Green, Ohio

Hope K. Myers of Toledo, Ohio

Michael P. Myers of Toledo, Ohio

Aric R. Neeld of Toledo, Ohio

Thuhanh T. Nguyen of Maumee, Ohio

Theresa S. Nickerson of Toledo, Ohio

Sara N. Nietz of Walbridge, Ohio

Jeffery A. Nissen of Toledo, Ohio

Valerie Novack of Toledo, Ohio

Nadine Omari of Holland, Ohio

Sarah O. O’Reilly of Findlay, Ohio

Andrew P. Osborn of Sylvania, Ohio

Donna F. Pace of Toledo, Ohio

Dyanni D. Price of Sylvania, Ohio

Janice E. Reardon of Toledo, Ohio

Haley Rosenthal of Maumee, Ohio

Shelby F. Rowe of Alger, Ohio

Sara J. Rybaczweski of Toledo, Ohio

Alexander L. Samson of Orrville, Ohio

Jennifer L. Schramm of Toledo, Ohio

Melissa S. Snyder of Genoa, Ohio

Joshua D. Soboleski of Prairie du Sac, Wis.

Jerardo Soto of Toledo, Ohio

Yawo H. Tchevi of Findlay, Ohio

Douglas B. Thayer of Bowling Green, Ohio

Ranee L. Urban of Toledo, Ohio

David B. Vollmar of Bloomdale, Ohio

Gregory D. Weiner of Sylvania, Ohio

Donna J. Welly of New Riegel, Ohio

Cassie M. Westrick of Toledo, Ohio

Samuel B. Wilburn of Genoa, Ohio

Lauren E. Wood of Findlay, Ohio

Owens Community College has served Northwest Ohio since 1965 as an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education with an open-door admission policy. 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 in the Arts and Sciences and technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and has 54 programs that are accredited through their own discipline-specific accrediting bodies. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.