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College of Arts and Sciences presents Distinguished Alumni Awards

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 5, 2005) -- Ohio University's College of Arts and Sciences recognized four graduates at its annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Sept. 30.

Honored were Dr. Edmund R. Becker of Atlanta, Douglas S. Roberts of Columbus, Dr. D. William Schlott of Baltimore and Dr. Nathan Angle of Glouster. Becker, Roberts and Schlott received the Distinguished Alumni Award, and Angle received the Spirit Award.

Becker, who earned his master's degree in sociology from Ohio University in 1973, is a professor of health policy and management at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. He teaches health policy and organizational management and physician performance. He has published more than 100 books, articles, monographs and book chapters and was the project director or principal investigator on more than $15 million in grant-funded research, including a major national study to develop an alternative physician reimbursement system for Medicare.

Roberts is a Columbus attorney who specializes in wrongful death, personal injury and insurance litigation. He has devoted much of his legal career to representing families that have sustained significant losses as the result of drunk driving accidents, and for eight years he served as the volunteer state legal counsel for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. A member of the Ohio and Pennsylvania bar associations, he is eligible to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. Roberts earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Ohio University in 1973.

Schlott is the Philip A. Tumulty Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also is the medical director for Johns Hopkins Global Access and a medical consultant for Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Schlott is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been a visiting professor and speaker at institutions and events around the world, including in Iran, Singapore, Japan, Beirut and the United Arab Emirates. Schlott graduated from Ohio University in 1958 with a degree in pre-medicine.

Angle, an intern in the emergency medicine residency program at Ohio State University, earned his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Ohio University in 1999 and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. While in medical school, he served as an information specialist for the Greater Cleveland Poison Control Center, as an academic tutor for first-year medical students and as a research assistant in Case Western's Department of Physiology and Biophysics. He is the son of Lloyd and Beverley Wyatt of Glouster.

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated noteworthy professional accomplishments, outstanding service to their academic department or college and/or exemplary community service. The Spirit Award recognizes an individual who has graduated within the past 15 years and has exemplified loyalty and service to the university, professional initiative and community service.

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Media Contact: Ohio University Media Specialist George Mauzy, (740) 597-1794 or mauzy@ohio.edu

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