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President Roderick McDavis to be honored by University of Toledo Alumni Association

ATHENS, Ohio (May 5, 2005) -- Ohio University President Roderick McDavis will be honored on Friday, May 6, by the University of Toledo Minority Alumni Affiliate and the Alumni Association at its annual Recognition of Excellence Dinner.

Photo by Rick FaticaMcDavis, who earned his doctorate in counselor education and higher education administration from The University of Toledo in 1974, is one of four outstanding alumni who will be recognized for their contributions to the community and the university. The keynote speaker will be Carl B. Westmoreland, senior adviser to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.

The Minority Affiliate Annual Recognition of Excellence Dinner funds five undergraduate minority scholarships. This year the minority alumni affiliate will award four minority scholarships totaling $4,000, and the Arthur Lee Roach Memorial Scholarship, presented by Paramount Health Care in the amount of $2,000. The minority scholarship recipients are chosen on the basis of financial need, academic merit and community involvement. The Arthur Lee Roach Scholarship is awarded to an individual that has professional goals in a health care field, in addition to showing financial need, academic merit and community involvement.

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Media Contact: University of Toledo Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Renee Elliott, (419) 530-4986

Editors: A photo of McDavis can be found at www.ohiou.edu/news/pix/MCDAVIS.JPG

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