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Maris inducted into Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame

Oct 16, 2007
Dr. Terry Maris, executive director of Ohio Northern University's Center for Cuban Business Studies, has been named a 2007 inductee into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

Maris will be formally inducted at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial auditorium in Columbus at 11 a.m. on Nov. 8.

Maris is being recognized for his academic work following his service in the U.S. Army. Maris served 15 years as the dean of the University's James F. Dicke College of Business Administration. Following Maris' stint as dean, he established ONU's Center for Cuba Business Studies, one of only two such programs in the U.S.

"When I look at the credentials of previous inductees, as well as those in the 2007 class, I am truly humbled by this honor," Maris said. "I am very proud to have served my country and to be honored for my accomplishments in both the military and the academic world."

As an officer in the United States Army, Maris distinguished himself as a leader and an innovator. Wounded in combat during two tours of duty in the Vietnam conflict, Maris was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Gold Star (for heroism), the Combat Infantryman Badge and numerous other awards and decorations.

"Terry is not only an all-around good guy but a shining example of whom America's veterans truly are," said AVI President Mike Jackson, himself a 1997 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame inductee. "We were thrilled when he agreed to consult on our educational programming. He's a busy man, but he is keenly aware of the importance of educating America about the achievements of its veteran population. We look forward to his induction, and we congratulate him on representing the power and impact of our nation's Vietnam veterans ... and veterans as a whole."

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