Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 1, Page 26 Fall 1991 Outstanding alumni volunteers honored Barbara Jenkinson Owens of Newark and Charles S. Joanedis of Hockessin received the University of Delaware Alumni Association's 1991 Outstanding Alumni Awards. Since 1952, the Alumni Association has annually honored members who have volunteered their talents to their alma mater. Owens and Joanedis were chosen unanimously by the Alumni Association awards committee. Owens, Delaware '58, served a three-year term as a director on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and began a term as board secretary in the spring. A class representative, she was a co-chairperson of the 20th-and 25th-reunion committees. Owens is a former two-term president and vice president of the Education Alumni Association. A member of the Volunteer Admissions Support Team (VAST), she was named chairperson of the VAST advisory committee for 1991-92, following a year as vice chairperson. In 1989, she served on the University's football centennial committee. A 28-year instructor in the Colonial School District, Owens was named the 1990 Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the Delaware Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She is president of the Gamma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, following a three-year term as chapter secretary. Since returning to Delaware in 1987, Joanedis has been active in University affairs. A member of the Class of 1950, he serves on the College of Engineering Advisory Council and is a member of the Engineering Alumni Association. He also serves on the advisory committee on private support to the University. In 1988, he committed $50,000 to establish an endowed scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students in the department of chemical engineering. To commemorate his class's 40th reunion, Joanedis initiated, developed and spearheaded a drive among his chemical engineering classmates to establish the Chemical Engineering Class of 1950 Scholarship Fund. To date, in excess of $180,000 has been pledged. A member of the Alumni Wall of Fame, Joanedis retired in 1984 as vice president of product supply and distribution for Getty Refining & Marketing Co., headquartered in Tulsa, following the purchase of Getty by Texaco. He is a board member of Delaware Crime Stoppers, is club service director of the Rotary Club of Wilmington West and is an elder at Limestone Presbyterian Church.