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Two alumni contribute more than $4 million to ONU

Jul 10, 2007
Ohio Northern University has received more than $4 million from alumni estate contributions.

The estate of Dr. Anthony and Doris Martin provides more than $2.5 million for the benefit of the existing Dr. Anthony J. and Doris E. Martin Pre-Medical Student Scholarship Fund. The University additionally received $1.5 million from the estate of Dwight L. Carhart for the benefit of the Pettit College of Law and to establish the Fred L. Carhart Memorial Program in Legal Ethics.

Dr. Martin, BA '31, who died in March 1997, lived and ran his medical practice in Atlanta, Ga. His wife, Doris, was also an active supporter of the University until her death in 2005.

Since its installment in 1986, the Martin Scholarship has benefited numerous Northern students.

As evident in their wishes, it was the goal of Dr. and Mrs. Martin to provide quality education. "We desire to establish this fund in the hope that it will assist Ohio Northern University in making the finest pre-medical education possible available to capable and deserving students."

Dwight Carhart, JD '47, wished to implement the Legal Ethics program to increase ethical training for lawyers. The program is named for his father, Fred, BS 1902, who practiced law in Marion, Ohio. Fred Carhart died in 1948. Both father and son were life-long lawyers.

Originally from Marion, Ohio, Dwight Carhart was a legal counsel for General Electric, and lived in Hendersonville, N.C., with his wife, Ruth. He passed away in December 2005.

The Fred L. Carhart Memorial Program in Legal Ethics will support annual lectures by nationally known authorities on legal ethics for the benefit of students, the law school community, and the general public.