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ONU student selected to participate on U.S. Paralympic Swimming team

 Ohio Northern junior Amanda Everlove has been selected to participate on the U.S. Paralympic Swimming team at the 2012 London Payalympic Games Aug. 29-Sept. 9.

Everlove qualified for Team USA in the 100 fly, finishing second in the S8 classification in 1:18.23, posting the sixth-fastest time in the world in the event.

She also finished second at the US Trials in the 200 I.M. in 3:12.06 and in the 50 Free in :33.81.

This will be Everlove's second Paralympic Games experience, as she earned three silver medals in the 2008 Games in Beijing in the 50 free, 100 Fly and the 200 I.M. events.

Pharmacy student receives Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Award

Ohio Northern University student Katie Westgerdes, a fifth-year pharmacy major from Coldwater, Ohio, is ONU’s inaugural recipient of the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Award. The Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy was one of 13 pharmacy schools from across the nation selected in 2011 to receive funding from the $1.1 million Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program.

This scholarship will help defer the costs of Westgerdes’ tuition at Ohio Northern. In addition, Westgerdes has been invited by Cardinal Health to attend and be honored at its annual Retail Business Conference in Orlando, Fla., in July.

Three Distinguished Alumni recognized by ONU

The Alumni Association of Ohio Northern University presented Distinguished Alumni Awards during the Alumni Awards Banquet eariler this month.

The awards, recognizing outstanding service and loyalty, were presented to Karen P. (Casper) Condeni, JoAnne (Griffith) Lipski, and Michael Chow. The banquet was part of Northern’s 2012 Alumni Weekend, held June 1-3.

Karen P. (Casper) Condeni

College of Pharmacy begins educational partnership with Ghana


Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Pharmacy Council of Ghana and the school of pharmacy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to begin preparations for implementing a doctoral program of pharmacy in Ghana.

ONU exceeds goal in most successful fundraising campaign in university history

Ohio Northern University President Dan DiBiasio announced this week the conclusion of The Campaign for Ohio Northern University’s Tomorrow, which raised $110, 658, 961, exceeding the goal of $100 million and making it the most successful campaign in Ohio Northern’s history.

We will thank God for all the good that exists . . .

By Christine L. North

Our barrio clinic today was in a community named Cerro de Chiva (which translates “Goat Hill”), near Elias Piña, an impoverished city on the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

The people in this community have very few resources and many of the people we saw today were severely malnourished and sick.  A number of Haitian immigrants live in this community. The poverty is the most severe we have seen.