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Ohio Northern University’s Alumni Association presented Distinguished Alumni Awards during a banquet on May 30. The awards, recognizing outstanding service and loyalty, were presented to Mike Smith, Robert Mabe, Scott Shutt and Kevin Freese. The banquet was part of Northern’s 2015 Alumni Weekend, held May 29-31. Smith, a 1968 ONU graduate, is the president and chief operating officer of The Washington Center, an educational institution housed in Washington, D.C., that has given more than 50,... more
Rachael McKee, BA ’05, was keynote speaker for the communication and media studies department’s second annual PR alumni dinner held at The Inn at Ohio Northern University on March 21. She spoke of her adventures abroad and how she and her husband adjusted to living in a new country. She  encouraged the students to reach out to the alumni if they need help. Then, she challenged the alumni to think of ways they could help students become better professionals. Hannah Peterson, president of the... more
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Alisa Agozzino, BA'01, Ph.D., and Candace Kaiser, BA ’14, have published an article in the Journal of School Public Relations. Their chapter, titled "Social Media as a Practical Approach in Engaging Key Stakeholders in School Crisis Communication Plans: A Qualitative Analysis," focuses on the use of social media in crisis situations.The Journal of School Public Relations is a quarterly publication providing research, analysis, case studies and descriptions of best practices in six critical... more
Ohio Northern University’s Alumni Association presented Distinguished Alumni Awards during a banquet on May 31.The awards, recognizing outstanding service and loyalty, were presented to Jason Duff, James Gallagher, Michael Grandillo and Steven Roebuck. The banquet was part of Northern’s 2014 Alumni Weekend, held May 30 to June 1.Gallagher, a 1979 graduate of the ONU Pettit College of Law, is the president and director of One Fund Boston and chairman of the board of trustees for Catholic... more
John J. Bishop, a 1972 Ohio Northern University graduate and chairman of the board of The Motorists Insurance Group, was selected as a 2014 inductee into the Ohio Foundation of Independent College Hall of Excellence. Bishop was among four selected for the Hall and will be formally inducted at the “Evening of Excellence” on April 16 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Joining Bishop as inductees into the Hall of Excellence are author and health and nutritionist expert Jean... more
The Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame inducted four new members on Friday, Oct. 18, as part of ONU’s Home coming weekend.The four inducted were Dr. DeBow Freed, the ninth president of the University who served from 1979-99; Alisa Agozzino, a 2001 communication arts graduate and volleyball and track athlete from Attica, Ohio; Jesse Marlow, a 1983 e conomics major and track and basketball athlete from Mahomet, Ill., and Terri Krach, a 1988 management and marketing major and softball... more
Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke College of Business Administration honored Phillip D. Caris with an Outstanding Service Award on Saturday, Oct. 18.The award, given annually at Homecoming, honors individuals who have provided sustained and outstanding service to, and whose contributions have positively impacted, the College of Business Administration and Ohio Northern. This is the fifth year that Outstanding Service Awards have been presented by the college.Dr. James Fenton, dean of... more
Four members of the Ohio Northern University athletic family will be inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 18, as part of ONU’s Homecoming weekend.They will be inducted that Friday during a banquet in Ohio Northern’s McIntosh Center and introduced Saturday, Oct. 19, before the ONU football game at Dial-Roberson Stadium.The four inductees are Dr. DeBow Freed, the ninth president of the University who served from 1979-99; Alisa Agozzino, a 2001 communication arts... more
Ohio Northern University’s Alumni Association presented Distinguished Alumni Awards during a banquet on June 1.The awards, recognizing outstanding service and loyalty, were presented to, from left,  Wesley Clarke, Ann Donnelly Hamilton, Marjorie (Stedke) Hollinger and George Atkinson. The banquet was part of Northern’s 2013 Alumni Weekend, held May 31 to June 2.Atkinson graduated from ONU in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Upon graduation, he began his career in at... more
Sarah N. Prasher has been named Ohio Northern University’s director of alumni relations, effective June 1. Prasher, who has served as associate director of alumni relations since 2010, replaces Ann Donnelly Hamilton, who has been appointed executive assistant to the president. “I feel very honored about my new position, and I am excited about continuing my relationships with the outstanding ONU alumni and friends.” Prasher said. “I would like to thank Ann Donnelly Hamilton for all of her... more