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President's Report celebrates OHIO wins

Feb 19, 2010
By Monica Chapman

Ohio University has enjoyed many success stories in its illustrious 206-year history. Today, the university will share its most recent highlights in the 2008-2009 President's Report, which includes its first Nobel Prize winning alumnus and a professor?s ?discovery of the
The President?s Report will be distributed electronically to the Ohio University community on Feb. 19, during the university?s annual Founders Day celebration.

?Releasing this report on Founders Day is very special,? said Executive Director of University Communications and Marketing Renea Morris. ?As you dig into the rich history dating back more than two centuries and bear  witness to history being made daily in the achievements of our  students, alumni, and faculty, you begin to realize that the future of Ohio University holds potential beyond imagination.?

Produced by University Communications and Marketing, the President?s Report celebrates achievements of students, faculty and alumni in the areas of scholarship, leadership, partnership and sportsmanship. Through captivating photo spreads and recent news clips, the report weaves together OHIO?s current headlines with rich historical highlights. The publication blends triumphs and tradition with its theme of an Ohio University education as a green path to great success stories.
?Ohio University celebrates the achievements of its faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends,? Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis writes in the report?s opening message. ?Their remarkable accomplishments, innovative thinking, and inspiring dedication continue to illuminate our green path to a promising future.?

Among more than 40 success stories, the Ohio University President?s Report spotlights a Nobel Prize awarded to OHIO alumnus Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and a ?discovery of the decade? by Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Douglas Clowe. Environmental initiatives, research findings and national awards are also among the highlighted accomplishments. 

?Many threads run through these stories but the pattern that emerges most clearly is how a tradition of excellence paired with a heritage of access creates a culture of accomplishment,? writes Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit in her closing remarks of the report.

In an effort to conserve money and resources, paper copies of the President?s Report will be limited. A select number of printed copies will be circulated within the departments.

Printed copies also will be distributed among institutions that participate in U.S. News and World Report?s annual college rankings.

?The excellence, access and accomplishment that characterize an Ohio University education can transform a life or change the world,? Benoit continues in the provost?s message. ?The excitement in being part of this institution is knowing that both are probable outcomes.?

To read the President?s Report, click here.


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Published: Feb 19, 2010 10:04 AM

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The cover of the 2008-2009 President's Report

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