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Phillips Medal

Executive Dean's Office

Leaders in health care, education and public service

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine determined in 1976 that a continuing recognition of the men and women involved in health care, education and public service was merited and long overdue. Therefore, the Phillips Medal was established to be awarded annually in one or more of the following categories:

  • For osteopathic medical practice exemplifying the best tradition of family medicine;
  • For osteopathic hospital administration exemplifying the best tradition of humane, concerned administration and public involvement; and
  • For public policy leadership exemplifying the best tradition of democratic concern for the public good and public welfare.

The Phillips Medal of Public Service is named for the late J. Wallace Phillips and Jody Galbreath Phillips, longtime friends of Ohio University.

The Phillips Medal of Public Service Nomination Committee welcomes your suggestions for future Phillips Medal of Public Service recipients.

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History

Jody Galbreath Phillips (left) and J.Wallace Phillips (right)

About the Phillips Medal

The Phillips Medal of Public Service is named for the late J. Wallace Phillips and Jody Galbreath Phillips, longtime friends of Ohio University.

Mr. Phillips was the attorney for John W. Galbreath and Co., Columbus, Ohio. The company engages in various aspects of real estate, including office building management and leasing, construction and development of office complexes, industrial town sites and housing throughout the United States and selected foreign countries. During his distinguished career, he also served as president of the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, member of the Board of Trustees at Franklin University and trustee of Vanderbilt University. In addition, he was a past president of the Columbus Rotary Club and a 33rd degree Mason. He was also a member of The Jockey Club and the Columbus and Ohio bar associations.

Mrs. Phillips is a graduate of Ohio University, a former member and chairman of the Ohio University Board of Trustees, a former member of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Board and past president or board member of such groups as Twig 99 of Children’s Hospital, First Community Church, Junior League, Buckeye Boys Ranch, Childhood League, Columbus Association of the Performing Arts, the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts and the Board of Trustees of Doctors Hospital North.