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Each year, the Robe Leadership Institute recognizes an outstanding senior student leader in each department. From this group, one student receives the Gerald Loehr Senior Leadership Award, the highest leadership honor for a Russ College graduating senior.
The institute also sponsors a faculty and staff leadership/service award, given by the Russ College Board of Visitors, to recognize exemplary faculty and staff contributions.
Each year, the institute recognizes outstanding senior students in each Russ College department for the Outstanding Senior Leadership Award. Past recipients are:
Each year, the institute recognizes one Russ College senior who has demonstrated outstanding leadership for the Gerald Loehr Senior Leadership Award. The institute’s advisory board makes the final selection. Past recipients include:
2015: Nic Dunfee, Chemical Engineering
2014: Colton Moran, Chemical Engineering
2013: Eric May, Industrial and Systems Engineering
2012: Scott Eardley, Chemical Engineering
2011: Marie Minnich, Industrial and Systems Engineering
2009: Jonathon Cozad, Civil Engineering
2008: Gregory Smith, Industrial and Systems Engineering
2007: Kyle Michalek, Industrial Technology
2006: Thomas Moehring, Mechanical Engineering
2005: Craig Berman, Mechanical Engineering, and Elizabeth Cellar, Chemical Engineering
2004: Deanna L. Davis, Civil Engineering
2003: Ariel K.C. Harter, Mechanical Engineering
2002: Matthew Gene Good, Mechanical Engineering
2001: Catherine Dennise Baker, Industrial Technology
2000: Todd Beekman, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
1999: Holly Amelia Carter, Civil Engineering
1998: Jeffrey Mallory, Mechanical Engineering
The institute’s sponsored Leadership/Service Award is approved and presented by the Russ College Board of Visitors to recognize exemplary faculty and staff contributions exhibiting a fundamental, long-term influence on the College, University, profession, or community. Bestowed only when uniquely deserved, the award honors contributions above and beyond one’s normal duties and responsibilities. Past recipients include:
2009: James Rankin, for his outstanding contribution to Ohio University as Interim Vice President for Research, in his role craft Vision Ohio, and as Director of the Avonics Center, as well as his trendsetting work in AIAA and IEEE, culminating in AIAA naming a scholarship after him.
2006: Dr. William Reeves, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service to the Russ College and the greater community.
2005: Dr. James F. Fales, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service in Russ College student career development.
2005: Marty North, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service in Russ College student career development.
2003: Dr. Ben J. Stuart, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service with the Waste Management and Environmental Research Consortium student design contest from 1998-2003.
2000: Dr. Joseph E. Essman, in recognition of exemplary leadership and service from 1984-1999 with Ohio and U.S. programs for Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) and Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS).
The purpose of this award is to recognize extraordinary and exemplary leadership and/or service by any faculty or staff member of the Russ College.