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Accomplishments

A few of our major accomplishments this past year include...

  • Assisted with the “Backpack to the Future” project by helping to separate school items. We also donated supplies and funds to the program.
  • Members of SG have been invited to and attended the Owens Foundation Dinner.
  • Worked with The Owens Outlook to designate areas for clubs and organizations to publish their events.
  • Joined as a member of the American Student Government Association. We are part of a large network of thousands of schools across the country.
  • Several members attended a leadership conference hosted by ASGA in Miami, FL.
  • We have taken position on the Food Service Committee Board at Owens Community College. We have helped to implement changes, such as Value Menus, addressed customer service issues, and encouraged promotions and giveaways by Gladieux. We continue to bring forth any issue brought to us by Owens students.
  • Held our second annual Veteran’s Day Recognition at the flagpole at Administrations Hall. A flag that flew at Pearl Harbor was raised, and we hosted several guest speakers and invited Owens students and faculty to attend and to wear patriotic colors in honor of the event.
  • We posted flyers throughout campus and held support groups and provided resources regarding domestic violence.
  • Numerous SG members have served as flag bearers at each semester’s commencement ceremonies.
  • We’ve continued to sell flowers at commencement to raise money for various charities, including Relay for Life.
  • Participated in several Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations at the University of Toledo, and were acknowledged as “Future Leaders.” After the event, members met with Toledo Mayor Carty Finckbeiner and Representative Marcy Kaptur.
  • Organized and held several events which allowed Owens students to meet with Owens Community College President Christa Adams to allow her to address student concerns.
  • Have raised thousands of dollars which has been donated to the American Cancer Society via our participation in Relay for Life.
  • Campaigned successfully to create funds for OCC Clubs and Organizations. A Student Activities Fund was established using $.50 per credit hour, per student to allow for funding of on-campus activities.
  • Members created a Facebook, Yahoo Group, and Myspace online accounts to keep the community informed of our activities an to interact with students.
  • Lily Ingraham, SG member, has travelled to Louisiana for Spring Break to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
  • Partnered with the Childcare Centers to organize annual Easter egg hunts and Easter Bunny visits for the children on both campuses.
  • Attended “Donuts with the Dean” forum and discussion on the Findlay-area campus.
  • Hosted a popular blues/funk band, Josh Boyd and the VIP Band, for Black History Month,
  • Several members attended a Governors Roundtable on Ohio Core Curriculum at Owens Community College.
  • Past SG member, Nick Huenefeld, was invited to and spoke at the Ohio Statehouse on the Ohio Core
  • Huenefeld also gained national attention as the “Human Ketchup Drinking Machine” when he attempted to break the Guinness World Record for Ketchup Drinking. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, was featured in “Ripley’s Believe it or Not: Planet Eccentric” and several newspapers, television stations, and websites worldwide. With his last attempt, 4 television stations, 4 radio stations, and 3 local newspapers covered the event, which raised funds for the V Foundation.
  • Held annual Spring Fling events for students, faculty, and administration on both campuses; our largest event of the year!
  • Raise funds for, and participate in, Relay for Life annually.
  • Annually participate in Reg. Rocks on both the Toledo- and Findlay-area campuses.
  • Collaborated with the Owens Environmental Club on an eyeglass and cell phone recycling drive, which benefited both the Lions Clubs and Adopt America Network.
  • Members have attended meetings regarding, and have encouraged, a proposed Owens television station on campus.
  • Helped host Owens 1st Annual Great Lakes Collegiate Regatta at Toledo Yacht Club.
  • Past SG President Samuel Harden participated as a member of the Owens Process Management Committee.
  • Participated in several Toledo Storm College Night events.
  • Represented Owens while attending several college-related outings, including 5/3 Field and the Toledo Sports Arena.
  • Participated in a literacy event held at the Child Daycare Center on the Toledo Campus.
  • Implemented and continued a cap and gown recycling program at Owens’ commencement to help students on financial aid obtain a free cap and gown for graduation.
  • Several members attended a national event, organized by Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, to help register new voters in Lucas County.
  • Assisted the Lucas County Board of Election to help recruit students to help with primaries.
  • Several students continue to volunteer each year at WTOL on election night.
  • Several members actively serve on the Owens Advisory Board of Greater Toledo.
  • SG members have and currently are serving on Owens Community College committees, such as the Alumni Association, Traffic Appeals Committee, Food Service Committee, Safety and Security Committee, and the Penta County Project Committee.
  • Media coverage of SG events include over 50 press releases, 20 news releases, 4 radio spots, numerous radio spots and over 20 television spots.
  • Helped with a local “Support the Troops” Fund
  • Participated in numerous, well-publicized food, clothing, and book drives
  • Continue to hold annual Tension Prevention event each fall which helps student alleviate exam stress and provide “freebies” to students.
  • Implemented a "Halloweek" celebration which provides week-long celebration activities for Owens students, and a night of haunting and candy for all local children.
  • Started and hosted the popular “Biggest Loser – Owens Edition” which awarded cash prizes to encourage Owens’ students, faculty, and staff to get healthy by working out and losing weight. This also brought recognition and increased usage of the SHAC and its resources.
  • Received a complaint and took action: helped in getting the Owens bus stop downtown covered!
  • Participated in and help to promote and raise funds for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio with our contact, Cynthia Ford.

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