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Land grant mission of access and afforability lives at Ohio State Lima

In 1862 in the midst of the Civil War, the US Congress authorized what would be one of the great experiments in democracy – creating educational institutions funded by the federal government and aimed at the working people of the nation. The passage of the Morrill Act of 1862 established the framework for today’s land grant universities. The Ohio Agriculture and Mechanical College founded in 1870 would soon become The Ohio State University that we know today.

Today, the land grant mission still flourishes at the regional campuses of The Ohio State University. Graduates of an Ohio State high school enjoy open access to admission.

Affordability Grants mean more help for Lima students

Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake has announced an expansion of the President’s Affordability Grant program, which provides need-based financial aid to thousands of in-state undergraduates. $20 million grants will be directed to to approximately 15,700 undergraduates next year, including an estimated 3,000 students on Ohio State’s regional campuses.

“This investment in our students, along with the support available at the Lima campus, will further lower the overall cost of a top quality education at the state’s No. 1 public university,” said Ohio State Lima Dean and Director Charlene D. Gilbert.

Recruitment area expands to include Indiana, Michigan

The Ohio State University at Lima is expanding its recruitment area to bring the Buckeye experience to students living in counties in Indiana and Michigan that border the campus’ traditional catchment area in northwest Ohio.

Michigan counties will include Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw and Wayne. Indiana counties will include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Jay, Steuben and Wells. Students on the campus now represent 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, with the majority of them coming from northwest and west central Ohio.

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Alumni Spotlight: Jenalyn Hennon

Affordable choice in college gives alum more choices now

When Jenalyn Hennon transferred to Ohio State Lima after beginning her college career at a private school, the affordability factor played into her choice right next to wanting a university with high quality programs, a broad reach and a large alumni base.

“During college, I knew I was making the affordable choice in choosing The Ohio State University. It wasn’t until after college that I realized just how much of an impact choosing an affordable education option would be,” Hennon said. “Making the affordable choice with my education has given me the opportunity to begin my career with more than debt on my mind.”

Hennon is a 2013 graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She is a first grade teacher at Wapakoneta Elementary School.

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Nominations now open for two Ohio State Lima awards

The Ohio State University at Lima is now seeking nominations for two of its most prestigious awards.

The Ohio State Lima Hall of Fame recognizes Ohio State alumni who attended at least one academic term at Ohio State Lima and have gone on to be an advocate for the University and regarded as a community leader with a sustained professional recognition and/or involvement in community activity. Deadline for nominations is Jan. 31, 2016.

The Violet I. Meek Town and Gown Award is an annual award to the person who exemplifies a significant and sustaining example of Disciplina in Civitatem, education for citizenship, the motto of The Ohio State University. Nominees do not need to be alumni of the university. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 14, 2016.


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The Ohio State University at Lima


Recent Works by painter and critic Mario Naves
Farmer Family Gallery


Alumni Hall of Fame induction/Opening night reception
Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts, Reed Hall