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Family members of former Ohio Northern University professor and women’s athletics pioneer Dr. Helen Spar Ludwig have made a $508,000 gift to support the scholarship fund that bears her name. James “Jim” Ludwig, Helen’s son, passed away in April 2015 and requested that the remaining value from the 2010 sale of his farm in Dola, Ohio, be directed to ONU. Jim Ludwig’s brother Gary Ludwig, sister Jacqueline Sperling and sister-in-law Charolette Ludwig presented the gift to ONU President Daniel A.... more
The Dicke College of Business Administration at Ohio Northern University honored three individuals with Pinnacle Awards at a banquet held March 11. This prestigious award, which honors individuals who have made the highest commitment to the business college, was given to Larry F. Boord, a 1971 ONU graduate; Pam Hershberger, a 1987 ONU graduate; and James W. Fenton Jr., the outgoing dean of the Dicke College of Business Administration. Hershberger, who graduated with high distinction with a... more
Ohio Northern University’s T.J. Smull College of Engineering honored Craig O. Pierson, president of Marathon Pipe Line LLC, and Timothy Quellhorst, senior vice president of Crown Equipment Corporation, with Distinguished Alumni Awards on Feb. 22. Pierson, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1978, joined Marathon Pipe Line Company in June 1978 as a pipeline engineer in Martinsville, Ill. He next moved to Findlay, Ohio, as an internal control auditor for... more
The Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame inducted four new members on Friday, Sept. 25, as part of ONU’s Homecoming weekend. The four inductees in the 2015 class are Jaclyn Dight, a 2003 biology/premed graduate and track and field athlete from Weirton, W.Va.; Kristen (Barron) May, a 1997 environmental studies graduate from Bowling Green, Ohio; William “Bill” Lang, a 1994 sociology major from Garfield Heights, Ohio; and David Grantier, a 1988 mechanical engineering major from Canton,... more
Ohio Northern University has named 2001 graduates Todd Bailey and Natalie DiPietro Mager as co-recipients of the William L. Robinson Young Alumni of the Year Award. The award is given each year to individuals who are committed to Ohio Northern University, his/her profession and the community. The award is named in honor of Bill Robinson, a 1961 Ohio Northern graduate who served the University for more than 50 years in numerous capacities and has been a positive influence on countless students... more
Ohio Northern University’s Dicke College of Business Administration honored Paul C. Carbetta II, a 1990 graduate, with an Outstanding Service Award on Saturday, Sept. 25. The award, given annually at Homecoming, honors individuals who have provided sustained and outstanding service to, and whose contributions have positively impacted, the Dicke College of Business Administration and Ohio Northern. This is the fifth year that Distinguished Alumni Awards have been presented by the college.... more
Ohio Northern University will celebrate Homecoming 2015 from Sept. 25-27. All alumni, friends, family, faculty and students are welcome to attend. With its “Let the Good Times Roar” theme, Homecoming weekend will kick off on Friday, Sept. 25, with a Law Alumni Luncheon at 11 a.m. and Law PAD CLE at 1 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., former athletes will be honored during the ONU Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet. The ONU Choral Collage will perform in the Snyder Hall Recital Hall in... more
The Ohio Northern University Department of Psychology, Sociology and Criminal Justice has announced that the 2015 graduating seniors in psychology, as a group, scored in the 98th percentile on the Major Field Test (MFT) in psychology. The mean score of the 221 institutions using the MFT in the 2014-15 academic year in psychology was 156. ONU psychology students scored 180. ONU’s performance was equally impressive in each of the four subsets: learning, cognition and memory (95th percentile);... more
Dr. John K. Estell, Ohio Northern University professor of computer engineering and computer science, and ONU student David Reeping, a senior in engineering education from Richfield, Ohio, were recipients of the Best Paper Award, Third Place, from the First-Year Programs Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) during the 122nd ASEE Annual Conference held June 14-17 in Seattle, Wash. Their paper, “Providing Authentic Experiences in the First Year: Designing Educational... more
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