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FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt talks with local media following a press conference after taking a tour of the Black Thunder coal mine outside of Wright, Wyo. Pruitt moved to roll back environmental regulations affecting many industries. Pruitt proposed last year to repeal a key climate-change regulation of President Barack Obama’s administration, which aimed to reduce emissions of carbon-trapping gases from coal-fired power plants. (Josh Galemor/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)

FILE- In this March 29, 2018, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt talks with local media following a press conference after taking a tour of the Black Thunder coal mine outside of Wright, Wyo. Pruitt moved to roll back environmental regulations affecting many industries. Pruitt proposed last year to repeal a key climate-change regulation of President Barack Obama’s administration, which aimed to reduce emissions of carbon-trapping gases from coal-fired power plants. (Josh Galemor/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File)


NEWS

EPA’s relief and worries after scandal-plagued chief’s exit

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER

Associated Press

Saturday, July 7

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking over from an ambitious predecessor known for seeking out the rich, powerful and conservative, the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly named acting chief has promised to reach out to anxious staffers throughout the demoralized agency and to lawmakers of both political parties.

By late afternoon Friday, there had been no public comment from either Scott Pruitt, whose resignation President Donald Trump announced Thursday after months of Pruitt’s ethics scandals, or Andrew Wheeler, the Washington veteran and former coal lobbyist who Trump announced as the agency’s acting head.

In an email sent out to EPA staffers Thursday night and obtained by the Associated Press, Wheeler said he was honored to take temporary leadership of the agency where he started his Washington career in the early 1990s, as an EPA employee dealing with toxic substances and other matters. “I look forward to working hard alongside all of you,” Wheeler wrote agency employees.

Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general at the time of his EPA appointment, had embraced the perks of office in Washington. He instituted unusual and costly round-the-clock protection for himself, flew premium class to Europe and North Africa, and directed agency staffers to help seek housing for his family, high-dollar employment for his wife, and pleasures such as luxury lotion and tickets to top sporting events.

Trump had praised Pruitt for his regulation-trimming ways at EPA. On Thursday, however, Trump said Pruitt himself had concluded the EPA chief’s ethics scandals were too much of a distraction and was stepping down.

Some EPA staffers linked to Pruitt’s tumultuous 17-month tenure feared for their jobs Friday, former top staffers under Pruitt said. That included the roughly 20 members of a security detail Pruitt’s EPA had created to guard him around the clock.

The guards were originally trained for investigating environmental crimes. The agency’s security officials are expected to decide what level of protection Wheeler needs.

“There’s definitely that fear” of a shake-up among Pruitt’s remaining political appointees, said Kevin Chmielewski, the former deputy chief of staff who fell out of favor with Pruitt after questioning spending. “This is the follow-up stories, the people’s lives he’s affected, going down to the agents and everyone else.”

Some scientists and other career staffers, who learned of Pruitt’s departure through news and social media on Thursday, quietly expressed relief, Elizabeth Southerland, who quit last year as the science director at the agency’s Office of Water, said after hearing Thursday and Friday from many still at the agency.

Wheeler’s public statements show him to be a skeptic, like Pruitt, about the extent to which coal, oil and gas emissions drive climate change, something that mainstream science says is indisputable fact.

After leaving his four-year stint at the EPA in the 1990s, Wheeler became the top staffer for the Senate’s most ardent challenger of manmade climate-change, Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma. Wheeler then went to work as a lobbyist for top coal companies and other businesses and interests.

In a hearing on his appointment as the agency’s deputy administrator last November, Wheeler described himself as someone who “always tried to find common ground and work across the aisle” in Washington.

Where Pruitt openly criticized the work of EPA employees under the Obama administration, Wheeler at the Senate committee hearing made a point of praising the agency’s career staffers as “some of the most dedicated and hard-working employees” in federal government.

Wheeler told the Washington Examiner earlier this year he was focusing on repairing relationships with EPA career staff who bristled at Pruitt’s leadership.

At the EPA, staffers expect Wheeler to stick to the agenda set by Pruitt and Trump: Cutting environmental regulations that the Trump administration and industries see as unnecessarily burdensome to business, Southerland, the former water official, said.

“There’s not a single person who doesn’t think that will happen,” Southerland said of the current EPA staffers she has talked to.

However, “they think at least the contemptuous behavior will stop,” she said. She was referring to allegations that Pruitt ignored all but his own political appointees at the agency, and used his office for personal gain.

EPA’s press office sent out biographical information on Wheeler late Friday, but did not respond to interview requests for him.

VIEWS — THEIR VIEW

Opinion: How a Company You Might Never Have Heard of Exercises Vast Influence Over Government and the Economy

By Shawn McCoy

InsideSources.com

The decade since the last financial crisis has given rise to massive asset managers, and perhaps no company in the world now has greater reach and influence over financial markets and governments than BlackRock.

Political activists have gone on the attack against hedge funds and private equity funds, but BlackRock alone controls more assets than every private equity fund and hedge fund combined. It owns at least 5 percent of more than half of all publicly listed companies in the United States.

This tremendous voting power has often given an advantage to management in shareholder battles, and it has raised questions about common ownership across industries. BlackRock is the top or second-largest shareholder in the six largest U.S. banks. Other industries see similar common ownership by BlackRock.

Already, evidence has begun surfacing of how this is affecting competition and executive pay. Some research has pointed to inflated executive salaries in industries with common ownership, with executives disincentivized from actively competing against rivals that are also owned by their own shareholders.

And now BlackRock appears to be gearing up to more directly wield its influence over its investments. In January, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink wrote a letter to the CEOs of major public companies, most of which he holds a substantial stake in, telling them that companies should “serve a social purpose.”

Fink is already pushing investment away from companies that don’t fit with his own moralism, using his vast power over public companies to affect policy debates. However, his targeting of companies that aren’t acceptable to globalists, such as fossil fuel companies, raises troubling questions about how he manages a firm rife with conflicts of interest and a self-dealing business model with world governments.

BlackRock advises governments on monetary and financial policy through its consulting unit, BlackRock Solutions. Meanwhile, BlackRock, with control of more funds than any other company in the world, is buying assets in which its consulting unit has insider knowledge. For example, in the wake of the financial crisis, BlackRock Solutions helped the government price and sell toxic assets, but BlackRock was buying those same assets from which it and its private clients stood to benefit.

Other concerns have been raised when BlackRock Solutions has advised governments across the globe. The company claims to have a “Chinese wall” between the two divisions, but a new report from the watchdog group Campaign for Accountability reveals employees seem frequently to transfer within the organization.

The watchdog group has also dug into the revolving door BlackRock has formed with governments. BlackRock has hired at least 84 former government officials, regulators and central bankers since 2004. The revolving door extends beyond the United States. Former U.K Chancellor George Osborne is paid $850,000 annually to work one day a week. Other officials from across the globe have also joined the firm.

It was widely expected in 2016 that Fink would be Hillary Clinton’s Treasury secretary. That didn’t work out. But nevertheless another former top BlackRock official is now a key adviser in the Treasury Department despite contributing more than $100,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign efforts.

The revolving door seems to have paid off. BlackRock has unprecedented access to the halls of power. Meeting calendars and phone logs have revealed almost 400 conversations between BlackRock executives and senior officials in the White House, Treasury and Federal Reserve since the financial crisis. Among other benefits, and despite its massive portfolio, BlackRock has avoided the same type of regulation put in place for other large financial institutions.

BlackRock has had a meteoric rise in the past decade. I’ve personally owned some BlackRock iShares ETFs that have helped to revolutionize index investing. The company’s trading platform and analytics are necessary services that have succeeded in the marketplace. But when one entity grows so large as to have unparalleled control over most publicly listed companies and substantial influence in governments worldwide, it must raise concerns over how the company uses that power and how powerful a single company should be.

And we must also wonder about BlackRock’s “social purpose.” Fink is preaching a narrow moral view of how he sees the world, but his own company relies on self-dealing and conflicts of interest that must worry any neutral observer. If he wants to enhance social purpose in the marketplace, perhaps he should first look inward.

ABOUT THE WRITER

Shawn McCoy is the publisher of InsideSources.com.

LOCAL NEWS

Amanda Stratton of Dublin, OH was named to the Dean’s List at Lehigh University in the Spring 2018 semester

News from Lehigh University

BETHLEHEM, PA (06/29/2018)— Dean’s List status, which is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses, has been granted to Amanda Stratton of Dublin, OH in the Spring 2018 semester.

For more than 150 years, Lehigh University (lehigh.edu) has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh’s four colleges – College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business and Economics, College of Education and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science – provide opportunities to 7,000 students to discover and grow in a learning community that promotes interdisciplinary programs with real-world experience.

Students Make the President’s List at Miami University

News from Miami University

OXFORD, OH (06/28/2018)— Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2017-18 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.

  • Katie Lueckel of Westerville (43082)
  • Josh Brown of Westerville (43081)
  • Mady Burtner of Westerville (43082)
  • Grace Carlos of Westerville (43081)
  • Lauren Eberly of Westerville (43082)
  • Jen Mannino of Westerville (43082)
  • Steven Ruane of Westerville (43082)
  • Danielle Rymers of Westerville (43082)
  • Allison South of Westerville (43082)
  • Gabrielle Baker of Westerville (43082)
  • Joe Braun of Westerville (43082)
  • Morgan Beck of Westerville (43082)
  • Kathleen Cavanagh of Westerville (43082)
  • Caroline Kelley of Westerville (43082)
  • Abbie Kotik of Westerville (43081)
  • Lindsey Moler of Westerville (43081)
  • Alli Brooks of Westerville (43081)
  • Josh Tarr of Westerville (43082)

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of nearly 19,500, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Wheaton College (Ill.) Congratulates May 2018 Graduate Molly McIntosh

News from Wheaton College

WHEATON, IL (06/28/2018)— Wheaton College congratulates May 2018 graduate Molly Elizabeth McIntosh. McIntosh, of Westerville, Ohio, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.

Wheaton College graduates join a worldwide network of 45,000 alumni. Learn more at alumni.wheaton.edu.

Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) is a coeducational Christian liberal arts college noted for its rigorous academics, integration of faith and learning, and consistent ranking among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. For more information, visit wheaton.edu.

Graduate students from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly to study conservation globally

OXFORD, OH (06/28/2018)— In June and July 2018, graduate students from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly will travel to Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas to engage in action projects on vital human and ecological issues.

  • Sarah Morycz of Powell, Ohio (43065), a current master’s student in the Global Field Program (GFP) from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Borneo in June 2018. Morycz will study Borneo’s primate denizens, including the orangutan, and develop new ways to engage communities worldwide in primate conservation. More information about Morycz’s 2018 course can be found at http://www.earthexpeditions.org. Click Borneo.
  • Krystina Jarvis of Columbus, Ohio (43016), a current master’s student in the Global Field Program (GFP) from Miami University’s Project Dragonfly, will travel to Paraguay in July 2018. Jarvis will study co-develop an Eco-Leadership program with our partner, Para La Tierra. Jarvis works as a conservation specialist at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. More information about Jarvis’s 2018 course can be found at http://www.earthexpeditions.org. Click Paraguay.

Project Dragonfly’s Earth Expeditions graduate courses engage people in firsthand educational and scientific research at critical conservation field sites in Africa, Australia, Asia and the Americas. Dragonfly is located in the department of biology at Miami University, a state university in Oxford, Ohio. Miami was established in 1809 and is listed as one of the eight original Public Ivies.

Learn more about Project Dragonfly on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/PrjDragonfly.

Wheaton College (Ill.) Congratulates Class of 2018 Graduates

News from Wheaton College

WHEATON, IL (06/28/2018)— Wheaton College congratulates the more than 400 students who graduated in May 2018.

  • Kenneth Raymond Fuller of Ostrander (43061) graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
  • Molly Elizabeth McIntosh of Westerville (43081) graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
  • Kasey Lane Ticknor of Powell (43065) graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Wheaton College graduates join a worldwide network of 45,000 alumni. Learn more at alumni.wheaton.edu.

Wheaton College (Wheaton, Ill.) is a coeducational Christian liberal arts college noted for its rigorous academics, integration of faith and learning, and consistent ranking among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. For more information, visit wheaton.edu.

Students Make the President’s List at Miami University

OXFORD, OH (06/28/2018)— Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2017-18 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.

  • Oakley Katterheinrich of Dublin (43016)
  • Katie Lueckel of Westerville (43082)
  • Maria Jeric of Dublin (43017)
  • Max Leveridge of Dublin (43017)
  • Morgan Ambrosia of Powell (43065)
  • Katie Ash of Dublin (43017)
  • Amanda Brennan of Columbus (43235)
  • Josh Brown of Westerville (43081)
  • Reagan Brown of Delaware (43015)
  • Mady Burtner of Westerville (43082)
  • Grace Carlos of Westerville (43081)
  • Esha Chadha of Delaware (43015)
  • Callihan Clayton of Powell (43065)
  • Nick Daman of Marysville (43040)
  • Lauren Eberly of Westerville (43082)
  • Bridget Farahay of Dublin (43017)
  • Emma Farahay of Dublin (43017)
  • Meryl Haque of Columbus (43235)
  • Sydney Hartman of Powell (43065)
  • Sophie Kullman of Powell (43065)
  • Kristen Levering of Powell (43065)
  • Ellison Luthy of Dublin (43016)
  • Jen Mannino of Westerville (43082)
  • Madelyn Myers of Lewis Center (43035)
  • Adrian Radilla of Delaware (43015)
  • Steven Ruane of Westerville (43082)
  • Danielle Rymers of Westerville (43082)
  • Garrett Schilling of Richwood (43344)
  • Allison South of Westerville (43082)
  • Matt Strasser of Powell (43065)
  • Marisa Sulek of Delaware (43015)
  • Emily Ulry of Columbus (43235)
  • Madelaine Wood of Powell (43065)
  • Garrett Askew of Dublin (43016)
  • Gabrielle Baker of Westerville (43082)
  • Joe Braun of Westerville (43082)
  • Matt Gable of Dublin (43017)
  • Morgan Horvath of Lewis Center (43035)
  • Maddie Krueger of Dublin (43017)
  • Zach Narcross of Dublin (43016)
  • Sydney Biehl of Lewis Center (43035)
  • Sammy Crozier of Columbus (43235)
  • Morgan Beck of Westerville (43082)
  • Kathleen Cavanagh of Westerville (43082)
  • Jada Evans of Powell (43065)
  • Hannah Farahay of Dublin (43017)
  • Maria Keller of Marysville (43040)
  • Caroline Kelley of Westerville (43082)
  • Abbie Kotik of Westerville (43081)
  • Lindsey Moler of Westerville (43081)
  • Joe Neumann of Dublin (43017)
  • Emily Olson of Lewis Center (43035)
  • Rachel Rhodes of Dublin (43016)
  • Lindsey Rudek of Powell (43065)
  • Alli Brooks of Westerville (43081)
  • Josh Tarr of Westerville (43082)
  • Stacey Henry of Columbus (43240)

Powell Native Makenzie Karr Graduates from Ithaca College

News from Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY (06/27/2018)— Makenzie Karr of Powell, OH, graduatedCum Laude from Ithaca College with a BS in Clinical Health Studies.

Founded in 1892, Ithaca College is a residential college dedicated to building knowledge and confidence through a continuous cycle of theory, practice and performance. Home to some 6,500 students, the college offers more than 100 degree programs in its schools of Business, Communications, Humanities and Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Performance, and Music.

Students, faculty and staff at Ithaca College create an active, inclusive community anchored in a keen desire to make a difference in the local community and the broader world. The college is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars, one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly schools in the country, and one of the top 10 colleges in the Northeast.

Christopher Mitchell Named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the Spring 2018 Semester

News from Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (06/27/2018)— Christopher Mitchell of Powell, OH, is a member of the Class of 2020 and is majoring in Fashion Merchandising.

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. www.marist.edu

Spring 2018 Dean’s List

News from University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, IA (06/27/2018)— Students named to the UI spring 2018 Dean’s List

  • Felicia Circelli of Westerville, OH, (43082)
  • Christopher Wieneke of Westerville, OH, (43081)

The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, dedicated to academic excellence, groundbreaking discoveries and creations, commitment to Iowa and the world, and a culture that prizes community, diversity, and opportunity.

The UI is known around the world for its leadership in the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to the first and best creative writing program in the world, a world-class academic medical center and one of America’s top teaching hospitals, and a can-do culture that fosters a campus-wide dedication to student success.

To learn more about the University of Iowa, visit https://uiowa.edu/.

Local residents named to Dean’s List at Clemson University

News from Clemson University

CLEMSON, SC (06/26/2018)— Local residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the spring 2018 semester.

They are:

  • Jenna N. Foote of Columbus, who is majoring in Chemical Engineering
  • Jacob Theodore Burger of Delaware, who is majoring in Modern Languages
  • Megan R. Kramer of Dublin, who is majoring in Animal and Veterinary Science
  • Grant Douglas Hedges of Lewis Center, who is majoring in Packaging Science
  • Hunter N. Rivers of Marysville, who is majoring in Language and International Trade

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale.

Local residents named to Clemson University President’s List

CLEMSON, SC (06/26/2018)— Locatl residents have been named to the spring 2018 President’s List at Clemson University.

They are:

  • Todd M. Turner of Dublin, who is majoring in Biological Sciences
  • Emily M. Marshall of Powell, who is majoring in Elementary Education

To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a 4.0 (all As) grade-point average.

Joseph Lee Named to Spring 2018 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences

News from University of the Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, PA (06/26/2018)— Joseph Lee has been named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at University of the Sciences. Selection for this award is based on completing and passing all assigned courses with no grade below a “C” and attaining an academic average of at least 3.4 for courses taken in the spring of 2018.

Lee of Dublin, OH, is a doctor of pharmacy student.

University of the Sciences has prepared students to be leaders and practitioners in the healthcare and science fields for nearly 200 years. Key to its distinctive education is a tradition of hands-on research and experiential learning that is evident in every graduate who has walked its campus. Since its founding in 1821 as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first college of pharmacy in North America, USciences has grown to more than 30 degree-granting programs from bachelor’s through doctoral degrees in the health sciences, bench sciences, and healthcare business and policy fields. Discover how USciences students are proven everywhere they go at usciences.edu.

Spring 2018 Dean’s List

News from University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, IA (06/27/2018)— Students named to the UI spring 2018 Dean’s List

  • Felicia Circelli of Westerville, OH, (43082)
  • Christopher Wieneke of Westerville, OH, (43081)

RIT students named to Dean’s List for spring semester

News from Rochester Institute of Technology

ROCHESTER, NY (06/26/2018)— Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Rochester Institute of Technology’s Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

  • Gabrielle Robinson of Westerville (43082), who is in the ASL-English interpretation program.
  • Michael Lah of Westerville (43082), who is in the computer science program.
  • Simon Buchheit of Marysville (43040), who is in the computing security program.
  • Dominic Oliverio of Marysville (43040), who is in the electrical engineering program.

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.

For news, photos and videos, go to www.rit.edu/news.

Local students graduate from RIT

ROCHESTER, NY (06/26/2018)— Rochester Institute of Technology conferred 4,747 degrees this academic year at all its campuses-including in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China. The university held its 133rd annual commencement celebration in May. Local students who graduated this spring include:

  • Jennifer Slaven of Columbus (43235) received an AS in business.
  • Zachary Chu of Columbus (43235) received a BS in computer science.
  • Michael Lah of Westerville (43082) received a BS in computer science.

RIT students named to Dean’s List for spring semester

ROCHESTER, NY (06/26/2018)— Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Rochester Institute of Technology’s Dean’s List if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete”, “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

  • Gabrielle Robinson of Westerville (43082), who is in the ASL-English interpretation program.
  • Michael Lah of Westerville (43082), who is in the computer science program.

Michael Lah of Westerville graduates from RIT

ROCHESTER, NY (06/26/2018)— Michael Lah of Westerville (43082) graduated from RIT with a BS in computer science.

RIT conferred 4,747 degrees this academic year at all its campuses-including in Croatia, Dubai, Kosovo and China. The university held its 133rd annual commencement celebration in May.

Area student ‘outstanding’ at Ohio State ATI

(Wooster, Ohio) April 12, 2018 – Josiah Bale of Lewis Center was recognized as an outstanding student at the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute’s 29th annual student recognition banquet on April 3. He was also named co-recipient of the Director’s Award, which recognizes ATI’s most outstanding student. He will graduate May 5 with an Associate of Applied Science degree in greenhouse and nursery management.

Bale has achieved Director’s List status in each of his semesters at Ohio State ATI and is the recipient of numerous scholarships, including the William Skou Scholarship, the Willoway Nurseries Scholarship, and the Nursery Management Scholarship.

He completed an internship at Millcreek Gardens in Ostrander, Ohio, where he worked in planting, propagation, and shipping.

Bale also participated in a hydroponic lettuce research project and presented the results of the research at the annual conference for the Midwest Institute for International and Intercultural Education.

Bale’s activities on campus included participating in the Director’s Student Advisory Board and the Director’s Dozen. In 2016, he participated in Ohio State University’s Peletonia event, riding 180 miles on his bicycle to raise funds for cancer research. He also served as secretary of the Ohio State ATI Greenhouse Club and as a Learning Lab tutor, helping students with English, horticulture and chemistry.

Following graduation, Bale plans spend the summer working with an international aid agency on aquaponics projects before transitioning to Columbus to complete a bachelor’s degree in horticulture.

Ohio State ATI is located on the Wooster, Ohio, campus of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). In keeping with the Ohio State University’s land grant mission, ATI provides affordable, accessible associate degree programs that lead directly to employment or bachelor’s degrees.

Vaughan Receives White Coat at Ceremony

News from Lincoln Memorial University

HARROGATE, TENNESSEE (06/25/2018)— Amanda Vaughan of Columbus, Ohio, received a white coat at the White Coat Ceremony at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tennessee, on June 16, 2018. The White Coat Ceremony at LMU-DCOM is a special ceremony designed to mark a student’s entrance into the clinical rotations of their medical school training.

Vaughan is beginning their third-year as an osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM. Vaughan received an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and will be starting clinical rotations this fall.

The first White Coat Ceremony was held in 1993 at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and is now a standard ritual in institutions of both allopathic and osteopathic medical education across the country. During the Ceremony, each medical student is presented and “robed” with his or her short white laboratory coat, formalizing and welcoming the student’s entrance into the study of medicine. The White Coat Ceremony is a time for medical students to hear words of wisdom and encouragement from their mentors. The Ceremony provides an opportunity to reflect on what it means to become a physician and a time for students to reaffirm their commitment to becoming physicians. It is also an opportunity for the medical school to reaffirm its commitment to providing the education and clinical training necessary to help each student achieve his or her professional goals.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800.325.0900, ext. 7082, e-mail dcom@LMUnet.edu, or visit us online at http://med.LMUnet.edu.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at admissions@LMUnet.edu.

Hohner of Powell (43065) named winner of John Carroll University’s “Nonprofit Leader of Tomorrow Award”

News from John Carroll University

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OH (06/22/2018)— Julia Hohner is the recipient of John Carroll University’s “Nonprofit Leader of Tomorrow Award.”

The Nonprofit Leader of Tomorrow Award recognizes a graduating student in the Nonprofit Administration Program who exemplifies academic excellence, leadership, and service to the community.

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Nonprofit Administration at John Carroll educates and empowers the next generation of leaders in the nonprofit world.

John Carroll University, founded in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College, is located in University Heights, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland. Its Jesuit Catholic mission inspires individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world. John Carroll University is recognized nationally for an exceptional four-year graduation rate, teaching excellence, and a commitment to living a faith that does justice as central to its mission. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.

Andrew Sierawski of Baldwin Wallace University named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.

News from Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, OH (06/22/2018)— Andrew Sierawski (Delaware/Rutherford B Hayes High School) is one of three Baldwin Wallace University football student-athletes to be named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society.

To be recognized, student-athletes must be a graduating senior with a cumulative grade point average above 3.2 and have made significant contributions to their program. In total, 1,271 student-athletes through all three Divisions were honored.

An education and mathematics double major, Sierawski earned a 3.54 GPA while being a Dean’s List student, a Jacket Scholar and a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society. This year, the senior received the BW Dick Van Almen Outstanding Offensive Lineman award and was a NFF Scholar-Athlete Award-winner. The 2017 season marked his third straight year starting, which lead to 31 career starts for the Jackets. In total, Sierawski was a three-time Academic All-OAC selection, a three-year letterman in football and a three-year letter winner on the BW wrestling team.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

Spring 2018 Dean’s List

News from University of Mount Union

ALLIANCE, OH (06/22/2018)— The following students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2018 semester at the University of Mount Union. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no letter grade below a B.

  • Elijah Berry of Dublin, OH
  • Dimetrius Brandon of Dublin, OH
  • Megan Donegan of Dublin, OH
  • Claudia Harris of Delaware, OH
  • Hannah Schaefer of Dublin, OH
  • Cameron Senhauser of Powell, OH
  • Alyssa Triplett of Johnstown, OH
  • Elizabeth Wilden of Delaware, OH

University of Mount Union The University of Mount Union, founded in 1846, is a four-year, private institution grounded in the liberal arts tradition. The University is located in Alliance, OH, 80 miles of both Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Mount Union offers an array of broad-based and career-specific undergraduate and graduate programs to its 2,200 students who experience outstanding opportunities for success after graduation. Among members of the 2014 graduating class, 99% of those self-reporting started a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school, all in an average of 20 days after graduation. The University is committed to providing a student-centered approach and an exceptional educational experience. For more information, visit mountunion.edu.

Mount St. Joseph University Announces Spring 2018 Dean’s List

News from Mount St. Joseph University

CINCINNATI, OH (06/21/2018)— Mount St. Joseph University congratulates the students recently named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List. The Dean’s List recognizes undergraduate students who earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher while enrolled in six hours or more of course work for a letter grade (excluding pass/fail courses).

  • James Aumiller of Dublin, OH is a junior in the field of Sport Management.
  • Kelsey Knodell of Delaware, OH is a sophomore in the field of Pre-Physical Therapy.
  • Zack Storc of Westerville, OH is a senior in the field of Marketing.
  • Christin Yoli-Stalls of Westerville, OH is a senior in the field of Psychology.

As a Catholic institution rooted in the values of the Sisters of Charity, Mount St. Joseph University is on a mission to give education a greater purpose. The University is dedicated to the success and well-being of its students, empowering them to become competent, compassionate, critical thinkers ready to make a meaningful impact on the world. Undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students at the Mount are inspired to think beyond the classroom and redraw the bounds of what’s possible for their future.

The Mount community is distinctive in caring for those in need, acting with courage, and serving the common good. Nearly 99 percent of those who earn a degree from the Mount are employed, enrolled in graduate studies, or volunteering within six months of graduation. The Mount fosters life-long learners who serve, care, and contribute to the world beyond their front doors.

Miami University Students Study Abroad during Spring Semester

OXFORD, OH (06/21/2018)— Miami University Students Study Abroad Spring 2018 Semester

  • Madison Braun of Dublin, OH (43017)
  • Imani Fields of Westerville, OH (43081)
  • Victoria Litz of Powell, OH (43065)
  • Michael Reimer of Dublin, OH (43016)
  • Zachary Sattler of Delaware, OH (43015)
  • Natalie Weirtz of Dublin, OH (43017)

Wheaton College (Ill.) Students Named to Spring 2018 Dean’s List

WHEATON, IL (06/21/2018)— The following Wheaton College students from your coverage area were named to the spring 2018 Dean’s List. Dean’s List honors are earned by undergraduate students who carry 12 or more credit hours and achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on the 4.0 scale.

  • Zachary Davis of Croton (43013)
  • Addison Gannon of Delaware (43015)
  • Donovan Gleeson of Westerville (43081)
  • Molly McIntosh of Westerville (43081)
  • Sarah Nelson of Dublin (43016)
  • Joseph Saperstein of Westerville (43081)
  • Kasey Ticknor of Powell (43065)
  • Cory Trotti of Dublin (43016)

Patrick Woller embarks on Baldwin Wallace University’s ‘Seminar in Germany’

BEREA, OH (06/21/2018)— Patrick Woller of Delaware (43015) was among 23 students who participated in BW’s “Seminar in Germany” study abroad program, a transformative learning experience in Munich, Berlin and Dresden, during the spring 2018 semester.

Woller, a graduate of Rutherford B. Hayes High School majoring in neuroscience biology and biology, completed a course on intercultural communication before going on the three-week experience led by German professor Dr. Stephen Hollender and communication studies professor Dr. Andrew Dohanos. The program gives students an opportunity to learn about and experience intercultural communication by exploring Germany’s history and culture. Students had the opportunity to visit sites such as the Dachau concentration camp, the Berlin Wall Memorial, the Berlin Cathedral and the Olympic Park as well as the opportunity to study German in Berlin at the German Language School.

The BW Study Abroad Center engages students through global exploration and off-campus study that enhances personal growth, educational enrichment and career development as part of the university’s liberal arts effort to cultivate contributing and compassionate citizens. Through faculty-led and independent study abroad opportunities, students can build strong communication skills, enhanced critical thinking and personal confidence from trekking the unknown.

Ian Stabl inducted into elite Baldwin Wallace University Honors Program

BEREA, OH (06/21/2018)— Ian Stabl of Lewis Center (43035) was inducted into the Baldwin Wallace University Honors Program at a pinning ceremony during the spring 2018 semester. Stabl, a graduate of Olentangy High School majoring in neuroscience psychology and psychology, shared the distinction with 15 other rising sophomore students who were recommended for the program by a BW faculty member. BW President Robert Helmer and honors program director Dr. Amy Lebo congratulated the students on their entry into in the program, which strives for a distinctive and inspiring learning environment both inside and outside the classroom.

The BW Honors Program helps motivated and talented students make the most of their college experience by joining a community of scholars dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development and community engagement. Interdisciplinary and experiential, the program offers unique courses and an enhanced core curriculum. The goal of the program is to engage the whole student, connect theoretical ideas to real-world applications and foster independent thinking. Encouraging academic exploration, the honors program can augment any program of study and expand the opportunities available to students.

UF Announces 2017 – 2018 Graduates

News from University of Findlay

FINDLAY, OH (06/20/2018)— More than 730 graduates were recognized for earning doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s or associate degrees from the University of Findlay for the academic year 2017 – 2018.

Local students include:

  • Hayley Apple of Westerville, 43082, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Biology.
  • Jacob Blevins of Richwood, 43344, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Finance. Blevins graduated from the University with the academic designation of magna cum laude.
  • Mackenzie Daugherty of Westerville, 43081, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Biology.
  • Shane Daugherty of Johnstown, 43031, received the following: Doctor of Pharmacy.
  • Rebekkah Friske of Westerville, 43081, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Biology.
  • Taylor Jahr of Delaware, 43015, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology.
  • Abigail Jokerst of Westerville, 43082, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and Biology. Jokerst graduated from the University with the academic designation of cum laude.
  • Kristen King of Delaware, 43015, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Business Management. King graduated from the University with the academic designation of magna cum laude.
  • Kendall Kwiatkowski of Worthington, 43081, received the following: Master of Occupational Therapy.
  • Corrina Talamo of Westerville, 43082, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. Talamo graduated from the University with the academic designation of magna cum laude.
  • Jennifer Thomas of Marysville, 43040, received the following: Bachelor of Science in Business Management.
  • Audrey Urban of Centerburg, 43011, received the following: Doctor of Pharmacy.

Located in Findlay, Ohio, the University of Findlay is known not only for science, health professions, animal science and equestrian studies programs, but also for cultivating the next generation of business leaders, educators and innovative thinkers through a dedication to experiential learning, both in and outside of the classroom. Established in 1882 through a joint partnership between the Churches of God, General Counsel and the City of Findlay, the University of Findlay has nearly 60 majors leading to baccalaureate degrees and offers 11 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees. More than 3,800 students are enrolled at Findlay, and the University is nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review.

Dean D. Strup Named to Colby’s Highly Selective Dean’s List

News from Colby College

WATERVILLE, ME (06/19/2018)— Dean D. Strup of Dublin was recently named to the highly selective Dean’s List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Strup is one of 438 Colby students-or 23 percent of the qualified student body-to qualify for the Dean’s List last semester.

Strup, a member of the Class of 2021, attended Dublin Coffman High School and is the son of Thomas and Marcia Strup of Dublin, Ohio. Strup earned a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher last fall to be included on Colby’s highly selective Dean’s List. He majored in chemistry-biochemistry and history.

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Colby’s innovative and ambitious campaign, Dare Northward, will support deeper connections between the College and the world and a fully inclusive experience for all Colby students. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 80 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides unique access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Jeff Clark of Westerville Named to McDaniel College Dean’s List

News from McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, MD (06/26/2018) — Jeff Clark of Westerville (43082) has been named to the McDaniel College Spring 2018 Dean’s List with Honors.

Highest honors are earned for a semester grade point average of 3.90 or higher, high honors for a grade point average of 3.70-3.89, and honors for a 3.50-3.69 average.

For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.

McDaniel College, founded in 1867 and nationally recognized as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” is a four-year, independent college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus more than 20 highly regarded graduate programs. Its personalized, interdisciplinary, global curriculum and student-faculty collaboration develop the unique potential in every student. A diverse, student-centered community of 1,600 undergraduates and 1,400 graduate students, McDaniel offers access to the resources of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is the only American college with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. www.mcdaniel.edu

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