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Director of ONU's Heterick Library creates scholarship for ONU nursing students

Jan 25, 2011

Paul Logsdon, director of Ohio Northern University’s Heterick Memorial Library, has established the Robert and Vivian Logsdon Endowed Scholarship Fund for outstanding ONU nursing students in honor of his parents.
In an effort to honor his parents’ unwavering dedication to public service, Logsdon has created a scholarship fund that will benefit the school that has played a large part in his family. His older brother, Robert D. Logsdon, earned two undergraduate degrees and a law degree from ONU and served as an assistant professor of accounting at Northern from 1982 to 1986. Sister Sara Babich received a BA in history from ONU in 1980.
“My parents recognized the contributions made by Northern’s graduates and, accordingly, sent a son and daughter to this institution,” said Paul Logsdon.
Paul Logsdon’s father graduated from the University of Illinois Medical School in 1938 and served as a surgeon in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He practiced medicine in Marion, Ohio, from 1949 until his death in 1982. His wife, Vivian, graduated from the Cook County Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago in 1936 and worked as a registered nurse alongside her husband for many years.
“My parents stressed the importance of service to our fellow human beings,” Paul Logsdon said. “I wish to continue this involvement by creating a fund to assist those studying in the field of nursing.”
After graduating from Ohio State University in 1970, Paul Logsdon served in the Army and earned a master’s degree in library science from the University of Kentucky in 1976. He began working as a reference librarian at ONU in 1977 and became the library’s director in 1985.
Residents of Marion, Ohio, who would like to contribute to this fund can visit