The Ohio State University at Lima


Ohio State Lima seeks nominations for 2020 alumni awards

January 25, 2020

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Whether they are striving to improve elementary student outcomes, researching to discover life-saving procedures, or working to build stronger communities, Ohio State Lima alumni are paying it forward every day. The university seeks to recognize those efforts.

Nominations are now being taken for the Ohio State Lima Alumni Hall of Fame and the Early Achievement Award. Deadline for nominations is April 1, 2020.

“Ohio State Lima alumni are living and doing good work in our communities and around the world. The Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes those efforts,” said Lesley Fry, director of advancement at Ohio State Lima. “Many of these alumni are making significant contributions early in their careers and, for that reason, we’re excited to also honor more recent alumni with the Early Achievement Award.”

The awards will be presented in October 2020 during Homecoming Week at Ohio State Lima.

Ohio State Lima’s awards program honors outstanding alumni who have contributed significantly to their professions and/or communities. Individuals may be nominated for one of two awards.

The criteria for election to the Alumni Hall of Fame are as follows:

• The nominee must have successfully completed a minimum of one (1) academic quarter or semester of full time study at Ohio State Lima
• The nominee must have graduated from The Ohio State University 20 or more years ago to be eligible for nomination.
• The nominee must be an advocate for the University and regarded as a community leader with a record of sustained professional recognition and/or involvement in community activity.
The criteria for election of the Early Achievement Award are as follows:
• The nominee must have successfully completed a minimum of one (1) academic quarter or semester of full time study at Ohio State Lima
• The nominee must have graduated from The Ohio State University no more than 10 years ago to be eligible for nomination
• The nominee must be an advocate for the University and have demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career, civic involvement or both.

Nominations can be made online at Lima.OSU.edu/alumni/alumni-awards/

Current Hall of Fame members include Dr. Susan L. Hubbell, 2006; Dr. Jan L. Osborn, 2007; Kevin Haver, 2008; Dr. G. Gilbert Cloyd, 2009; Daniel G. Bucher, 2009; Dr. Ann Baker, 2010; Brook E. Elrod, 2010; Linda L. Lehman, 2010; Jed. E. Metzger, 2010; Edward J. Rohrbaugh, 2010; Robert Simmons, 2010; Dr. Frank Baldauf, 2016; Heather O’Donnell, 2017; Nicholas A. Pittner, JD, 2018; and George M. Brooks, 2019. Early Achievement Award winners are Tyler Burklund and Kristin Schafer, 2017; Megan Rutledge, OD, 2018; and Ryan Kraner, 2019.

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