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College of Business Administration presents Outstanding Service Award

Oct 12, 2012

Ohio Northern University’s James F. Dicke College of Business Administration honored Oscar J. Mifsud with an Outstanding Service Award on Saturday, Oct. 6.

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 fourth year that an Outstanding Service Award has been presented by the college.

James Fenton, dean of The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration, said, “Oscar and his wife, Judy, believe in the saying ‘pay it forward,’ and this comes out not just in their philanthropic work and giving, but in volunteering to do service. He and his wife live by a philosophy that says, ‘When you are blessed with success, you have a responsibility to share that blessing in order to make a difference in the lives of others.’ That philosophy includes the giving of expertise and time to our institution.”

Mifsud, who graduated from ONU with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1970, is the president and CEO of the Mifsud Group LLC, a private investment and management company, and the former president, CEO and owner of SMR Aerospace.

Mifsud has generously offered his time to ONU. He has served on the ONU Board of Trustees since 2000 and, in 2007, was named vice-chairman of the board and a member of its executive committee. He also is a member of the board’s finance and trusteeship committees. In the University’s latest highly successful capital campaign, which raised more than $110 million, Mifsud served as national campaign chair.

In addition to his work as a board member, Mifsud has facilitated and supported a number of ONU programs, such as the College of Business Administration’s mentorship program and student-employer networking events. He has championed the “Paws for Thanks” program and the alumni golf outing played annually in Florida.