||Professor / Staff Member Name
||In the summer of 1972, Dean Beltz met with my parents and I for an hour. He shared the school's struggles in the past and how they fixed them and their goals for the future. He and the faculty exceeded each of those goals during my five years on campus. He was an incredible leader.
||Dr. B took a personal interest in me at a critical time for me personally and mentored me through two one-on-one research classes. First time I ever excelled at anything!
||Wilfred/ Robert Binkley/ Hilliard
||Both Dr. Binkley and Dr. Hilliard had a great impact on my of understanding U.S. political science. They were intelligent in presenting our history. Forever grateful.
||Dr. Burton helped me recognize skill in lab, compensating for my then-weakness on theory.
||Bruce Burton/ Farinting/ Scroggen
||I appreciate these professors for taking the time during a lecture to answer my questions. They were skilled at answering my questions, plus they were able to cover the material. As an 18-year-old, I did not appreciate this
||College of Pharmacy
||I have good memories of these three men: Rudolph H Raabe, Albert C. Doc Smith and Dr. Charles Lee. Thanks for the good work you do.
||Dear Professor Crider, I still talk about what an amazing professor you are at Ohio Northern and how you influenced my teaching! You are the best teacher I ever had in all my years of school, and I try hard to make my classroom as personal and interesting as you always made ours. Thank you for influencing me and so many others.
||Dr. Davey wanted his students to learn, not just pass his Spanish classes. He was a rare professor who sought out his students' strengths and used them to teach Spanish. I struggled with the spoken part of my foreign language requirement (three years of Latin will do that), but Dr. Davey knew I could sing and allowed me to sing all my required spoken lessons. He had a big heart and obviously loved teaching.
||Dr. Darlington Dr. Terry Keiser, Bill Robinson
||I graduated from ONU in 1969 with my B.S. in biology. That short sentence is an over-simplification of what transpired during my four years at Northern. Even for ONU, it was a time of change and a new beginning. I showed up that August of 1965 from Brooklyn, N.Y., as the youngest in the freshman class as I was still only 16 when classes began. With my typical Brooklyn attitude, no one knew how young I was, yet I did combine a quality high school background along with some athletic abilities beyond what some might have expected. Unfortunately for me, on a very personal note, my father died abruptly from a heart attack just two weeks before my ONU career began, and unbeknownst to me that affected me in ways I was not ready to accept. What I do remember, especially that first year, was staying at Northern during some holidays when most everyone else went home. I remember Dr. Darlington reaching out to me beyond our chapel time, and Bill Robinson was there for me and everyone as our freshman dorm supervisor. I remember my science professors: Roll in physics, Templeton in anatomy and physiology. But most of all, it was Terry Keiser who has had a lifelong impression and influence on me. I opened up this story with a simple sentence; that sentence would not have been if it wasn't for the efforts of now Dr. Keiser. Back then, he was new on staff, and I believe not yet the doctorate professor he became. He had a youthful exuberance and balanced that with a most serious professional love for biology and ecology. This very special man had an enthusiasm for life and ecology that changed my entire life and to this day guides me in decisions I make on a daily basis. I am 69-years-old now, and some people think my decisions about saving our environment and caring for life is just something old people do, and maybe that contributes to the point, but it was Terry Keiser who cultivated that belief into a lifestyle, and I know I am a better person because of him. I have since returned to Northern; in fact, I was there with my wife for our 45th reunion, and Terry and his wife hosted us, which again speaks volumes on him and his life's values for all people. There's so much more I can say about my life at Northern that made my life what it is today: the academics, sports, fraternity life, as well as the time we lived in involving racial and religious prejudice, Vietnam and the general belief that the '60s was about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. This short story is about ONU staff greatness, and Dr. Keiser is at the top of my long list.
||Thank you for being an honest teacher who wasn't afraid to admit he might not know all the answers initially but would research and find the answers to questions students had. You and Phyllis were always open, warm and encouraging to students. We appreciate your wisdom and friendship.
||Tom/ Metta Gossel/ Henderson
||Thank you both for preparing me for my pharmacy career. By challenging me and supporting me in the trying times. I will be forever grateful! Best wishes to the both of you.
||Thank you for being a professor and a friend. Your belief in me helped me to believe in myself.
||Fine teacher and even finer gentleman.
||Best history teacher ever.
||I want to honor Dr. Hovis for his kindness collegiality and leadership.
|Nick and Ellen Taylor
||Tom convinced us not to pull our son Nicholas C. Taylor from ONU after getting a D his first year. Because of his professional knowledge and rational thought, that son has had a wonderful career as an ONU pharmacist. Twenty-seven years later, we remain grateful. Worth that eight hours on the road that June day.
||I know he is no longer with us, but he was a positive influence on my life, at Northern and afterward. His positive attitude, willingness to help and ability to mentor students without "over-managing" were appreciated then, and an example since graduation.
||Thank you for helping me with immigration.
|William and Barbara Doolittle III
||In honor of William Robinson, dean of students (when I attended ONU), without whom I would not have made it in college or subsequent successful career.
||Please contact him wherever and let him know. Scott Dammeyer, I would love to hear from him.
||I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the impact you had on my life while a student pharmacist at ONU, and wanted you to know I made a donation to The Northern Fund in your honor. I am truly blessed to have you as a mentor and friend, and thank you for all of your mentorship, support, encouragement and guidance while I was at ONU. You are what truly makes ONU so special, and I am so thankful to have gone to pharmacy school where the faculty feel like family. I truly feel supported and valued by all of you. I miss you, and hope that I am able to honor you and the role you had in my life by investing in the next generation through the students I am fortunate enough to teach. Thank you for all that you do for ONU students.
||Thank you for you guidance and all the help you gave me. I still have good memories of our trip to Purdue with C.O. Lee and of your wife's stuffed pork chops. Hope you are enjoying retirement!
||Our son Kyle went to ONU, and professor Ward was the first person we met on our initial visit. We also met him at graduation day at Kyle's engineering school reception. I will always remember this man and his bicycle! A good school and a great education! Thank you!
||Thank you for giving a freshman general chemistry kid a chance to learn valuable lab and life skills! Keep up the hard work and great mentorship.
||Your impact on my life can never be measured; all I can say is that you were a game-changer for me in helping me find this story that God had written for my life. Your moments of encouragement and faith-filled wisdom became the sparks of the embers that God had planted within me. It's truly special people like you who have no idea the incredible impact you have on students; one thing I know is that you will see the fruits of your efforts in heaven. Thanks for being a Mordecai for me during the times that God was ushering me to rise up and go. Sincerely, the civil turned electrical engineering student who almost switched to business (jk).