GPA: Owens Community College to hold Open House Monday, Oct. 17

Press Staff Writer

        Owens Community College will host an Open House from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 to provide community members and prospective new students with an opportunity to explore academic programs and transfer options.
        At the Open House, community members and prospective students will be able to:
        • Talk with faculty and staff about our academic majors.
        • Complete the admissions application.
        • Attend a FAFSA workshop.
        • Sign up for a campus tour.
        The Open House will be located in Veterans Hall 201 on the Toledo-area Campus and Education Center 111 on the Findlay-area Campus.
        Visit for more information.
Scout seeks donations
for Eagle project

        Vinny Kendrioski, of Boy Scout Troop 112, Oregon, is seeking donations for his Eagle Scout project, which involves helping Unison Health’s Housing First Program in moving homeless people off the streets and into shared homes/apartments.
        The drive will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oregon Municipal Building. Kendrioski is seeking donations of dish soap, toilet cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, plates, forks, spoons, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, towels, plungers, sanitizing wipes, etc.
        Cash, check, Venmo and PayPal donations are also welcome. Make Venmo payments to @Jason-Kendrioski and PayPal payments to JasonKedrio.
Purple & Gold Dinner
        Morrison R. Waite High School is celebrating its 108th year as an educational institution in Toledo. Five Waite graduates will be honored and inducted as Distinguished Alumni at the 58th Annual Purple & Gold Dinner Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29.
        Honorees have distinguished themselves as successful adults in their respective careers. They include:
        • Heather N. Griffin Bean, class of 1994, Education and Community Service.
        • Ralph G. Brockett, Ph.D., class of 1972, Education and Community Service.
        • Steve M. Junga, class of 1978, Public and Community Service.
        • Martin L. Ramirez, class of 1983, Public and Community Service.
        • George D. Thompson, class of 1976, Business and Community Service.
        The Purple & Gold dinner, which will be held at St. Michael Centre, 4001 Navarre Ave., Oregon, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social hour, gift basket raffle and silent auction. Soft drinks, beer and wine will be provided. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
        The five Distinguished Alumni inductees will be introduced at 8 p.m. Fellowship will follow from 9:30-11 p.m. A $50 per person reservation is required for the evening.
        On Friday, Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m., the five Distinguished Alumni will be presented to the current Waite student body and staff at a special program in the high school auditorium.
        For information about reservations and donations, contact Dave Yenrick, chairman, Morrison R. Waite High School Alumni Association by calling 419-697-1949 or emailing
Eagle Way Hall
of Fame banquet

        The Eastwood Alumni Association will honor the Eagle Way Hall of Fame Classes of 2021 and 2022 at a banquet Sept. 24 at the High school.
        The 2022 honorees included Dr. Ted Bowlus, honored as community contributor, and Dr. James Kurfess and Dr. Kreigh Spahn, noteworthy alumni.
        The Eagle Way Hall of Fame 2021 honorees include the Frobose family, community contributors; Michelle Kahlenberg, M.D., Ph.D., noteworthy alumna; James Opelt, community contributor and noteworthy alumnus, and Jim Welling, noteworthy alumnus and coach.
Cardinal Stritch plans Homecoming and Spirit Week activities
        There will be a flurry of activities at Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School during the week of Sept. 29- Oct. 1 as the school celebrates Homecoming and Spirit Week.
        The festivities will include a bonfire, daily Spirit Week activities, Powder Puff games, a Homecoming Queen and King Ceremony and a dance.
         “As a school, we are so excited for the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, Sept. 28 beginning at 6:30 p.m. where we travel through the community neighborhoods,” said Ellie Manders, teacher and student council advisor. “This year’s parade will include all students of Stritch grades K- 12.”
        The parade will step off at CSCHA and will travel down Pickle Road to Eastland Drive, through the neighborhood, then onto Coy Road back to campus, where high school students will enjoy a traditional bonfire.
        The parade will include the school band, cheerleaders, cars carrying administration, class floats, all Academy students, and the Homecoming Court.
STEM Job Fair
        Owens Community College will hold a STEM Job Fair Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in Industrial & Engineering Technologies Building, Room 109, 7250 College Dr. East, Perrysburg.
        The event is open to Owens students, alumni and the community and is hosted by Owens Career & Transfer Services and the School of STEM.
        Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with employers in the following fields about their available job opportunities:
        • Applied Engineering
        • Automotive
        • CAD
        • Computer Programming Technology
        • Environmental Science
        • Information Systems Technology
        • Welding
        For more information, email or visit
phlebotomy course

        Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers, Adult Workforce Development, has announced the dates for its
next short-term course for phlebotomy.
        The course will begin in January and end in May 2023 and will include 144 hours of class plus 100 hours of clinical externship.             It will include comprehensive classroom and clinical education that covers techniques, skills and equipment for the purpose of safe and effective blood collection.
        Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to obtain blood specimens by venipuncture and micro-collection techniques.
        Individuals who meet all course requirements will be eligible to sit for the Registered Phlebotomy Technician certification exam with American Medical Technologists.
        Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
        Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Centers is located at 1306 Cedar St., Fremont. For more information, call 419-334-6901 or 419-448-1212 or visit
Geologic research grants
        The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Geological Survey is accepting applications for the Ohio Geology Student Research Grant program.
        Now in its eighth academic year, the program supports graduate and undergraduate students who conduct geologic research in the state.
        The ODNR Division of Geological Survey will award grants of $2,500 each to three earth science students at Ohio colleges and universities. Grantees will be selected based on the quality of their application, the strength of their professor’s letter of recommendation and the relevancy of their proposed research.
        “Our scientists frequently reference student research when conducting our own investigations in Ohio geology,” ODNR Division of Geological Survey Chief and State Geologist D. Mark Jones said. “Funding students is part of a self-sustaining cycle that enables scientific research for the benefit of all, including the citizens of Ohio.”
        Candidates must be enrolled in a full-time graduate or undergraduate earth science studies program at an accredited college or university in Ohio for the 2022–2023 year. The deadline for application submission is Friday, Dec. 9. The application and complete submission guidelines can be found on the division’s website.
GenoaBank scholarship
golf outing a success

        It was a record-breaking year for GenoaBank’s 24th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing, held Sept. 9 at the Oak Harbor Golf Club.
        This year, 64 teams registered for the event, which provides scholarships to local students planning to major in business at a two or four-year college or university of their choice.
        Funds raised will benefit Cardinal Stritch, Clay, Genoa, Lake, Northwood, Oak Harbor, Woodmore, Waite, Perrysburg, Rossford, Maumee, Danbury, Northview, Southview, Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay high schools.
        To date, the annual golf outing has provided scholarships to approximately 275 students,
        “Throughout the year, GenoaBank focuses on building relationships with the community, however, we mostly look forward to the Annual Golf Outing,” said Martin P. Sutter, president and CEO of GenoaBank. “It offers us a chance to bring together local, like-minded leaders, businesses and school administrators who gather with the purpose of giving back and swinging for education excellence.”
        To date, the annual golf outing has provided scholarships to approximately 275 students.
        The scholarships are presented to students selected by their school who have demonstrated academic success, have an interest in pursuing a higher education and seeking a degree in finance or business at a two- or four-year college.
        Students at the aforementioned schools should contact their guidance department to be considered for a GenoaBank Scholarship.


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