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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
Ann Donnelly Hamilton has been named Ohio Northern University’s executive assistant to the president. Donnelly Hamilton replaces Bill Robinson, who retires later this year.“I am honored to be appointed to this position,” said Donnelly Hamilton, who served as ONU’s director of alumni relations for the past decade. “I look forward to assisting President DiBiasio in my new capacity and working to maintain the great reputation of Ohio Northern University.”Donnelly Hamilton served as ONU’s assistant... more
Alumni from Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy received two awards and several appointments during the 135th Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) Annual Conference and Trade Show in Columbus, Ohio, from April 12-14.Paul White, a 1966 ONU graduate, received the 2013 Pharmacist Public Relations Award, which is presented annually to honor a pharmacist for continuous service to the community in educating the public on pharmacy-related issues and safe medicine use. White is the owner... more
Join Ohio Northern University as we celebrate Founder's Day on Thursday, April 4, 2013.In March 1866, a 28-year-old, recently discharged Union veteran, Henry Solomon Lehr, detrained at the Ada depot. Lehr had come to northwestern Ohio in search of a site for his projected university. Lehr approach the citizens of Ada for funds to purchase land for a campus and an academic building. In August 1871, the Northwestern Ohio Normal School commenced. Classes began on Monday, August 14, 1871, with 147... more
The Ohio Northern University Central Ohio Alumni Club will coordinate a day of service on Saturday, Feb. 9, at three locations in Columbus: Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Columbus ReStore, and the United Methodist Church Community Development for All People Free Store. All three events begin at 9 a.m.The Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio works to provide affordable prescription medications for low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals who are... more