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April 19, 2019

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Young alumni receive Robinson award

Ohio Northern University alumni Elizabeth Ekole and Brendan Thompson are the latest recipients of the William L. Robinson Young Alumni Award from their alma mater. The award was established by the ONU Alumni Association to honor individuals who have graduated from the University in the last 15 years and who demonstrate passion and loyalty toward their profession, community and alma mater.


Ekole, who is from Cameroon and now lives in Rochester Hills, Mich. and Thompson, who now lives in Waynesfield, were recognized during ceremonies prior to ONU’s Homecoming football game on Oct. 27. Bill Robinson and ONU President Daniel DiBiasio presented the awards.


Ekole earned a PharmD from ONU in 2006 and later received a Ph.D. in health services leadership from Walden University. Ekole is currently senior clinical consultant for physician engagement with Express Scripts.


Thompson is a graduate of Medina (Ohio) Senior High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern in 2003. An entrepreneur, he is currently president of three companies located in Lima, Ohio: PTC, 50 Strong and JL Main.


Shown are (from left) Ohio Northern University President Daniel DiBiasio, Brendan Thompson, Elizabeth Ekole and William Robinson