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February 19, 2019

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Speedway exec to speak at ONU

Speedway executive David R. Heppner will discuss “Engineering and the Entrepreneurial Spirit” during a talk at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19 in the Freed Center. The talk, which is part of the Spotts Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

Heppner, an ONU engineering graduate, is senior vice president of engineering services and corporate support at Speedway LLC.

Heppner graduated from ONU in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He attended the Wharton School Advanced Management Program in 2013, and he is a registered professional engineer.

The Spotts Lecture Series was established in 1986 to bring distinguished speakers to ONU on an annual basis to inform students of the probable professional conditions and challenges that engineers and computer scientists will face in the future.

Dr. Merhyle F. Spotts, sponsor of the lecture series, graduated from the ONU engineering college in 1923.  He was the recipient of many awards and honors, among them an honorary doctorate of engineering from ONU.