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Director of advancement services honored with prestigious award

Dave Smittle, Ohio Northern University’s director of advancement services, was honored with the Ernest A. Sheetz Mentor Award at the Independent College of Advancement Associates (ICAA) annual convention held in Cleveland on July 25.

The Ernest A. Sheetz Mentor Award recognizes an advancement professional who has displayed outstanding mentoring skills. The Ernest A. Sheetz Mentor Award, given out annually since 2002, is the most prestigious award given out by the ICAA. Candidates are nominated by a co-worker who they have mentored within their own institution or by a colleague at another institution.            

ICAA was founded in 1958. One its founders was Ronald Weber, who worked in ONU’s Office of University Advancement from 1987-2003. Its mission is to enhance the professional development of its members and their understanding of issues facing private higher education and institutional advancement.