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Jason Duff Receives ONU’s 2008 William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award

Oct 14, 2008
Jason Duff, BSBA '05, has been named the recipient of the 2008 William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award.

The award is given each year to an individual who is committed to Ohio Northern University, his/her profession and the community. The award is named in honor of Bill Robinson, BSEd '61, Hon. D. '05, H of F '05. Robinson has served ONU for more than 50 years in numerous capacities and has been a positive influence on countless students and alumni.

In honor of his award, Duff will be recognized prior to ONU's Homecoming football game against Marietta on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Duff is an acclaimed speaker, real estate developer and award-winning entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Community Storage & Properties Ltd. and COMSTOR Outdoor Advertising Ltd.

While an ONU student, Duff was a member of the Dean's Advisory Council, Leaders' Council, University Singers, Men's Chorus and the Northernaires. He also performed in more than 12 Freed Center for the Performing Arts productions.

As an alumnus, Duff serves on the ONU Alumni Board and The Dicke College of Business Administration Advisory Board, and he is a visiting lecturer in entrepreneurship. Additionally, he is the co-founder of the "Be Your Own Boss" summer business camp for high school students.

Duff has been recognized for his contributions as a real estate developer and for his role in spearheading revitalization efforts that contributed millions of dollars in new growth, appreciation and community investment. In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Global Student Entrepreneurship Social Impact Award and was featured in numerous magazines, television and radio programs. He is also an active keynote speaker for The Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour, sponsored by INC Magazine.

Duff currently resides in Columbus, Ohio, where he is writing a book and creating a foundation to benefit global causes and initiatives.