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College of Health and Human Services honors alumni at 25th Anniversary Celebration

ATHENS, Ohio (June 3, 2005) -- Ohio University's College of Health and Human Services honored alumni with Awards of Distinction at the college's 25th Anniversary Celebration dinner held at Nelson Commons on Saturday, May 21. The college hosted a weekend of events in honor of the college's 25th anniversary. The celebration offered an opportunity to highlight the achievements of the college since its inception and to honor alumni that have assisted in making the college and its six schools pioneers in the field of health and human services.

As part of the weekend of events, the college hosted the second annual Grover Lecture, a spring research and creative activity poster expo, a student and alumni career day, various school events and a dinner and awards ceremony.

The College of Health and Human Services presented 2005 Distinguished Alumni Awards to one recipient from each of the six schools within the college. Award recipients were chosen based on their significant contributions to the College and also for their professional and personal accomplishments.

Alumni honored include: Erv Ball of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, honored by the School of Health Sciences; Tom Powers of Oxford, N.J., honored by the School of Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences; Molly Doyle of Cincinnati, Ohio, honored by the School of Human and Consumer Sciences; Julie McAfooes, Logan, Ohio, honored by the School of Nursing; Steve Trotta, Athens, Ohio, honored by the School of Physical Therapy and Pat O'Conner, St. Petersburg, Fla., honored by the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences. An At-Large seventh award was also given Lee Cibrowski, Athens, Ohio from the School of Human and Consumer Sciences.

Adding to the ambiance of the evening, each table featured Passion Works flowers as centerpieces. The college purchased the flowers in lieu of fresh flowers and gave away the centerpieces to a winner at each table. Alumni and guests also enjoyed entertainment by Section Eight of the Singing Men of Ohio and The Local Girls.

The college is the youngest at Ohio University, but it has rapidly grown into one of the largest. With nearly 90 full-time faculty, the college offers 25 majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including nationally recognized programs to almost 3,000 student majors.

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Media Contact: College of Health and Human Services Director of Communication Olivea Oldham, (740) 593-1433 or Oldham@ohio.edu

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