The Ohio State University at Lima

Violet I. Meek Town and Gown Award

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.

THE AWARD: 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, and a plaque citing all honorees is maintained in the office of the Ohio State Lima Dean and Director. Recipients to date are

Dr. David S. Adams: 2003
Mr. Thomas Francis: 2004
Mr. Clyde Rauch: 2005
Dr. William Ackerman: 2006
Mr. Robert M. Schulte: 2007

Mrs. Jaye E. McCain: 2008
Mr. Jon Rockhold: 2009
Mr. Ora "Bud" Winzenried: 2010
Mayor David Berger: 2011
Dr. William D. Angel, Jr.: 2012

Mrs. Joyce A. Tracy: 2013
Dr. William J. Sullivan: 2014
Mr. George Brooks: 2015
Mr. Roger Nimps: 2016

The recipient will be announced at a special reception.

MODEL RECIPIENTS: 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.

SELECTION CRITERIA: A committee comprised of the Ohio State Lima Chair of the Faculty Assembly, the Dean and Director or his designee, a Board Member and the previous year’s honoree shall select and recommend the honoree. The Vice President of The Board of The Ohio State University at Lima chairs the committee.
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. Self nomination is appropriate. 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.
If you wish to nominate someone for this award, please do so by submitting a nomination online at:

Nomination Form

If you need additional information, contact Ohio State Lima’s Dean's Office at (419)-995-8481. Completed nominations must be received by Robin Pohl, or 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, OH 45804 by March 31, 2017. Only the names of the honoree will be made public.