The Ohio State University at Lima


Sesquicentennial Spotlight at Ohio State Lima

The Ohio State University is celebrating its first 150 years of excellence in education, research, innovation and community engagement by reflecting on its remarkable past and preparing for its bold future.

In honor of the 150th anniversary, the sesquicentennial scholars from Ohio State Lima would like to celebrate what was, what is and what will always be The Ohio State University by sharing our stories. During this monumental year, they are putting a special focus on some of the students, alumni, faculty and staff that have, continue to and will make Ohio State Lima such a great place to be. New stories will be added each week throughout the sesquicentennial celebration.

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Temple Patton is an associate director of diversity and inclusion at The Ohio State University at Lima, where she also serves as the program coordinator in regional business management. Her relationship with Ohio State began when she enrolled as a first generation, non-traditional student. Since then, she has built on every opportunity to give back to the Lima community. Read more.

Jayden Black is a sophomore from Willshire majoring in sustainable plant systems with a specialization in horticulture and a minor in business. Read more.

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Karen Meyer earned her bachelor's degree at Ohio State Lima before embarking on a teaching career and later earning a master's degree. Today, she is an academic advisor and the coordinator of disability services at Ohio State Lima. Read more.


Emily Preston is Ohio State Lima's student senate president. Her undergraduate research brought a much-loved hymnal out of the archives and into the light. Read more.

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Ryan Schmiesing is the vice provost for outreach and engagement at The Ohio State University. He started his educational journey at Ohio State Lima. Read more.