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ONU’s College of Pharmacy honors three with distinguished alumni award

Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy honored three alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards on Oct. 31. This is the sixth year that Distinguished Alumni Awards have been presented by the Raabe College of Pharmacy.

Sen. David Burke, a 1990 graduate, Hanley Wheeler, a 1982 graduate, and Suzanne Eastman Wuest, a 1974 graduate, were recognized for their outstanding career accomplishments and their contributions to ONU.

ONU alumni named Ada Distinguished Citizen of the Year

James E. Turner, a 1963 graduate of Ohio Northern University’s College of Pharmacy, former Ohio Northern University professor and former owner of Gardner’s Pharmacy in Ada, was named Ada’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year at the 47th annual Town and Gown Banquet at Ohio Northern University on Monday, Nov. 5.

“Jim embodied what we think about when the phrase ‘town and gown’ is spoken,” said Bob McCurdy, special assistant to the dean of ONU’s College of Pharmacy and longtime friend of Turner.

ONU civil engineering students receive scholarships


Two Ohio Northern University civil engineering students were each awarded a $500 scholarship from the Toledo Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on Monday, Nov. 5.

Sarah Massella, a senior from Bridgeport, Pa., and Katherine Bowman, a junior from Richfield, Ohio, were the recipients of the award. The two students are members of the ONU chapter of the ASCE.

ASCE’s Honors and Awards program recognizes the commendable achievements and remarkable accomplishments of the civil engineering profession. With more than 80 awards, the program distinguishes the unique contributions engineers make to both the industry and society.

Genetic counselor to speak at ONU’s Personalized Medicine Coalition meeting

Diane Smith, a genetic counselor for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Center, will be the guest speaker at the Ohio Northern University student chapter of the Personalized Medicine Coalition (PMC) meeting in the Hakes-Pierstorf Family Pharmacy Education Center, Room 151, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m.

ONU among best in Ohio bar passage rate


Graduates of the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law continued their record of outstanding achievement on the Ohio bar examination with a passage rate of 89 percent, which ranks second among students from all Ohio law schools who took the examination in 2012 and highest among all private Ohio law schools.

ONU’s passage rate was well above the overall passage rate of 80.8 percent.

In addition, 91 percent of Ohio Northern’s graduates who were taking the test for the first time passed the test, which is higher than the overall first-time passage rate of 85 percent statewide.

Men’s and Women’s Choruses to perform in Presser Hall Nov. 9


The Ohio Northern University Department of Music will present a concert featuring the ONU Men’s and Women’s Choruses in Presser Hall’s Snyder Recital Hall on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will open with the ONU Women’s Chorus performing selections from Michael Este, Matthew Armstrong, John Floyd Campbell, “Wicked” composer Stephen Schwartz and others. The ONU Women’s Chorus is under the direction of Marilyn Roth Basinger, newly appointed lecturer in the ONU Department of Music.