The Ohio State University at Lima
Do Something Great
Who:  The Ohio State University at Lima
Town and Gown Award
  May 4, 2006
Ohio State Lima
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

For immediate release

April 25, 2006


Contact:  Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Town and Gown Award nominations sought by Ohio State Lima

The Ohio State University at Lima is now accepting nominations for the 2006 Violet I. Meek Town and Gown Award, which is awarded annually to the person who exemplifies a significant and sustaining example of Disciplina in Civitatem, education for citizenship, the motto of The Ohio State University. Past winners include Clyde Rauch, Tom Francis and David S. Adams.

The award honors Dr. Violet I. Meek, who retired as Dean and Director of Ohio State Lima in July 2003.  The honoree receives an individual award. A plaque citing all honorees is maintained in the office of the Ohio State Lima Dean and Director.

The nomination deadline is May 4, 2006. The award winner will be recognized in early June.

The model recipient is one who consistently advocates for Ohio State Lima through University and community leadership.  Ideally, the recipient exemplifies how a University educated person uses acquired skills to promote community development.  Recipients do not need to be alumni of The Ohio State University.

Nominations may be made by anyone.  Completed nominations must include a letter of nomination and may include resumes and letters of support to enhance the nomination. Consideration will be given to at least the following criteria:

         Advocacy for Ohio State Lima

         Leadership positions in the community

         Service to the University if a community nominee or service to the community if a University nominee.

For information, contact Jon Rockhold at (419) 995-8390.  Completed nominations and letters of support must be received by the Office of External Relations, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio, 45804, by Thursday, May 4, 2006.  Only the names of the honoree will be made public.

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