Brenda Owens

Brenda Owens

Student Development Professor (SDEV 101; 103)
Early College High School Guidance Counselor
Community Partner Contact Person for the Early College High School

  • Member of the Service Learning Advisory Committee
  • Began teaching with service learning: Spring 2010
  • Community Partner for LCCC Faculty Dr. Ruby Beil’s Ecology Course

Service Learning Courses:

  • SDEV 101 College 101
  • SDEV 103 Career Exploration and Life Planning

Why do you teach with Service Learning?

“Service Learning not only gives our Early College students a glimpse into the “reality” of community need, but also provides a hands-on learning experience for students that helps them better connect learning with course objectives as well as experience the interpersonal nature of the working world.”

Project Explanation:

Students who are in Brenda Owens’ SDEV courses will receive opportunities to participate in service learning projects that connect to course outcomes. For example, in SDEV 101 the Early College freshmen students have learned to be “On Course” by applying concepts from Skip Downing’s 8 Principals of Successful Students through Service Learning projects such as the MLK Day of Service, volunteering with Second Harvest Food Bank’s Backpack Program while SDEV 103 “Career Fitness” students assisted in Dr. Beil’s Campus Garden projects. Through these Service Learning projects, students learned about their personal values, time management, effective interpersonal communication, career exploration and reflection journaling.

Success Story:

“I never realized how many people were going hungry in Lorain County – especially kids! Making the weekend food bags for Second Harvest helped me learn more about what a social problem hunger is. Making the food bags also made me feel good, like there was something I could do to help.” -Reflection from an ECHS student, class of 2014; MLK Day of Service 2010

Get Engaged!

Are you a student or community organization interested in getting involved in Brenda Owens’ projects, please contact her for more information.

Brenda Owens  


Campus Update

Performance Canceled

The Black River String Quartet performance for today Sunday, February 1, 2015 has been canceled.

Exterior Campus Lighting Project

Work will begin Monday morning on replacing the light fixtures on the west loop road (main road in front of the College. Workers will be installing  new fixtures from the north and south ends concurrently. The road will be partially blocked in order to do the work.
Please be very careful and slow down.

15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin Feb. 23 and March 23.
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MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014 and spring 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
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Dean's List

Congratulations to the hardworking students who were named to the Dean’s List for fall 2014.  If you think you made the Dean’s List for fall semester, check your LCCC email account for an official confirmation from LCCC. See the full list of students named to the Dean’s List at

Earn College Credit For Work and Life Experience

Attend an information session for Prior Learning Assessment and find out about the methods used to help you earn college credit for what you have learned through work and life experiences.
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Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

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Softball Team Tryouts

The LCCC Softball Team will host tryouts from noon to 1 p.m., February 21 and 22 in the Ewing Center Field House. Learn More.

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.