The tuition (price) is right for local women
Felicia Ervin of Bowling Green and Cora Snare of McComb were the winners of the “Tuition is Right” contest hosted by Owens Community College and Clear Channel Radio’s 92.5 Kiss FM, 104.7 WIOT and 103.7CKY. Each will attend Owens tuition-free during 2009-10.
In addition, Donna Myers of Walbridge and Monica Schalk of New Riegel finished as runners-up in the contest and won one semester of free tuition each.
Myers, 47, has an associate’s degree in drafting and design from North Central State College in Mansfield, but in the last two years, she’s lost two jobs - one in Michigan and this past April in the greater Toledo area as a structural steel detailer.
She now lives in an apartment with her two teenage sons. She enrolled at Owens for the first time this fall semester and will major in networking and information systems support.
“I’ve worked with computers for 25 years. I always called an IT person for the back end. Now I’ll know how to do both with my CAD skills,” she said.
Ervin and Myers were presented their checks from emcees Trish of 92.5Kiss FM and Pyke of 104.7 WIOT.
The "Tuition is Right" for contest winner Felicia Ervin (left) and runner-up Donna Myers. (Photo courtesy of Owens Community College)