How giving makes a difference at Ohio State
…students like Alana
Gray may not have
top-tier academic and
University Place for Veterans PAGE 10 Connor Senn’s Memory Lives On PAGE 20
“The Ohio State University College
of Nursing provided me with the
fundamental skills in critical thinking
to excel in my career as a clinician,
manager, and educator. With a
grateful heart, I am supporting
scholarships through my estate
plan so the next generation may
have the wonderful opportunities
and experiences I did.”
— Sandy Cornett (BS ’65, MS ’70, PHD ’81)
Through thoughtful estate planning,
you can make a gift of a lifetime that
meets your goals, beliefs, and dreams.
Call or e-mail us
to learn more.
For more on Sandy’s story:
4 Alumni One and All
A new inclusive membership
model helps all alumni stay
connected to Ohio State and
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their fellow graduates. Autumn 2012
6 An Investment in
Students face varying costs
depending on their courses, Cindy Flaherty
major, and college. Christopher Frank
10 A University Place
Restoration of a former
fraternity house provides a Contributing Photographers
campus home for veterans. Alan Geho
Help Grow Ohio
State’s Endowment President, The Ohio State University
A visual look at how the Foundation, Senior Vice President,
and Special Assistant to the President,
university’s endowed funds
give in perpetuity. The Ohio State University
14 Degrees of Inspiration Senior Vice President,
Mark Bell, a ceramics arts major, describes the expenses of being a University Communications
Dr. Bevra Hahn honors her Tom Katzenmeyer
bachelor of ﬁne arts major as limitless. Beyond books, expenses include
undergraduate years at
studio fees and various supplies to complete projects. Vice President,
Ohio State by funding University Communications
scholarships in the College Melinda Church
of Arts and Sciences. Senior Director,
16 The Tale of the
Lisa and Dan Wampler recently
Director, Marketing Services
created two endowments in
FAES—and recall how their Our mission: Informing past, present,
journey began with a tomato. and future Ohio State donors about the
far-reaching impact of private support.
21 18 Making a Critical Ohio State Impact is published three
Difference for Women times a year by The Ohio State
Ohio State scholarships University Foundation. Opinions
Ryan Ballou, a 24-year-old expressed in Ohio State Impact do
Duchenne muscular dystrophy for non-traditional students
not necessarily reﬂect the opinions of
patient, helped to launch Ballou Deb Steward, an associate help women reach their
the editors or the policies of The Ohio
Skies, which raises funds professor in the College of Nursing, educational goals. State University.
for continuing his Ohio State researches better ways nutrition can
physicians’ research. help infant growth, particularly in
premature babies. Also in this issue
2 Facts & Stats
ON THE COVER: Alana Gray of St. Louis, Missouri, credits 3 Opening Remarks The Ohio State University Foundation
20 Community Partnerships 1480 West Lane Avenue
scholarship support with helping to pay for many of the extra
22 Much Like a Puzzle Columbus, OH 43221
expenses of majoring in electrical and computer engineering.
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facts & stats
Points of Pride:
Ohio State and Ohio University are Buckeyes who represented the United States
investing $35 million in venture capital in the 2012 Olympics in London, England,
to help jump start entrepreneurial included diver Katie Bell (‘11), rower Margo
activity in Ohio. The partnership will Shumway (‘02), and current students riﬂer
help fund promising research and Amanda Furrer and fencers Zain Shaito,
innovative technologies. Mona Shalto, and Margarita Tschomakova.
Ohio State ranks 10th nationally among public universities for the
amount of total private support raised, based on a three-year average,
and is the top university in Ohio for fundraising, according to the
national nonproﬁt group Council for Aid to Education.
Ohio State Marion A record 211,000 The 2013 edition of U.S.
students are learning alumni and friends
News & World Report
ﬁrsthand about the impact ranked Ohio State’s
of philanthropy and committed nearly College of Arts and
charitable organizations $365 million to Sciences the best in Ohio
through Pay It Forward with national rankings
Marion. The program, Ohio State through for interior design (2nd),
through which students June 30, 2012, making ceramics (4th), and
work directly with area the last two years industrial design (7th). In
nonproﬁts to learn about the 2012 edition of Best
grant writing, volunteering, of fundraising at Graduate Schools, the
and fundraising, promotes Ohio State the most College of Pharmacy’s
civic engagement in Doctor of Pharmacy
successful in the
students to improve program ranked the best
the community. university’s history. in Ohio and 7th nationally.
Ohio State’s Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) in Wooster is ranked number one in the nation
among two-year institutions in the awarding of degrees in agriculture in Community College Week’s
2012 Top 100 report. ATI is ranked in the category of agriculture, agricultural operations, and related
sciences, which includes horticulture and power equipment.
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When President E. Gordon Gee returned to Ohio State in 2007, he
launched a challenge of elevating the university from excellence to
eminence. Since that time, Ohio State has engaged in a number of long-
term planning exercises designed to guide the strategic decision-making
that will lead us to eminence.
At the core of the university’s mission—and at the heart of all our units’
strategic plans—are four goals:
• Achievement of demonstrable excellence in teaching and learning
• Creating knowledge through research and innovation
• Supporting outreach and engagement
• Exhibiting effective resource stewardship
Strategic plans throughout the university are—for the rst time—
becoming roadmaps to the same place: the achievement of academic
eminence. e overarching goal calls for Ohio State to be consistently
recognized among the top ten of all public, comprehensive research
In this issue of Ohio State Impact, you will discover speci c ways you
are able to support philanthropy. Giving at every level goes a long way
toward elevating the university to eminence in the coming years.
“For Ohio State to move from excellence to eminence, a clear
and aggressive goal must be deﬁned in a way to assess whether
progress is being made and when that goal will be achieved.”
With our inaugural autumn semester underway, the university is again
bustling with activity. We welcome you to visit campus and see for
yourself all the incredible changes that are taking place. GO BUCKS!
Joseph A. Alutto
Executive Vice President and Provost
Ofﬁce of Academic Affairs
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Alumni One and All
e size of the Ohio State Alumni Association grew to nearly Career Assistance
half a million on July 1. Voting members of the Alumni
Association approved changes to the constitution that The Alumni Association now offers a Career Management
automatically make all degree-holders members. For now, O ce for all Ohio State graduates. Among the free and fee-
longtime members, as well as the newly welcomed, may be based personalized services are a Virtual Career Advisor—with
wondering: “What does this mean for me?” e implications information on career assessment, resumes, networking,
for the future are promising. interviewing, and job search strategies—the Buckeye Job Board,
LinkedIn, and e Ohio State University Buckeye Network.
Historically, membership dues have underwritten the According to Director Marilyn Bury Rice, the new o ce will
association’s work, including publishing Ohio State Alumni grow in popularity as more students and alumni discover what
Magazine, sponsoring clubs and societies, funding Bowl Bashes the idea exchange has to offer.
and the Student-Alumni Council, and supporting special events
and programs. Members have always been encouraged to give
back to Ohio State through scholarship fundraising and student Ticketing News
recruitment, as well as other volunteer activities.
Ohio State is unique among major Division I programs in
e new inclusive membership model now allows the allocating a signi cant block of football tickets to its alumni
association to focus on helping all alumni become and remain organization for sale to its members. Although demand will
connected to Ohio State and their fellow graduates. For Life always exceed supply, the Alumni Association is committed to
Members who joined before July 1, 2012, much remains the continuing this highly valued bene t to members through the
same, including access to football tickets. Sustaining Members, annual ticket lottery. With the approval of the constitutional
those who previously paid annual dues, can now maintain amendments, the lottery is open only to Life Members and
similar status by making annual tax-deductible donations Sustaining Members beginning in 2013. e timing of the
of $75 or more to any of the thousands of funds that bene t lottery remains the same. Members receive noti cation
speci c areas of the university. e opportunity to support areas of lottery details via U.S. Mail or e-mail in late April. e
of personal interest at Ohio State is a meaningful enhancement registration process follows in May, with results being available
to the membership structure. All other graduates are offered a in early July. Since its inception, more than 90 percent of lottery
basic level of membership with a smaller array of bene ts. registrants have been successful in getting two tickets to a
Buckeye home game.
Gi s may be spread across several areas to reach the $75
For more on the new Career Management Ofﬁce: go.osu.edu/alumnicareermanagement
To learn about the impact of giving: giveto.osu.edu/ohiostateimpact
4 ohio state impact giveto.osu.edu/ohiostateimpact
Individuals who have earned associate, bachelor, graduate, professional, or honorary degrees from Ohio State,
as well as medical resident graduates of the university.
Alumni who renew their commitment to Ohio State each year by making tax-deductible gifts of $75 or more to
SUSTAINING MEMBERS the university program(s) of their choice.
Alumni and friends of Ohio State who joined the Association through a lifetime membership program before it
LIFE MEMBERS was discontinued on June 30, 2012.
BENEFIT ALUMNI MEMBERS MEMBERS
Football ticket lottery eligibility n n
Golf course membership eligibility n n
Golf course daily play eligibility 1 n n n
Bowl tickets n n
Tours2 n n n
Ohio State Alumni Magazine (print) n n
RPAC3 membership n n
Virtual Career Advisor n n n
Career programming events n n n
Job board/search n n n
Career counseling sessions n n n
n n n
Online library privileges n n n
Afﬁnity offers n n n
Electronic communications n n n
E-mail forwarding n n n
1. Advance tee times
2. Eligible to anyone giving to Ohio State at the Sustaining Member level, regardless
of alumni status
3. Recreational and Physical Activities Center
4. By invitation
Note: More beneﬁts will be available as university funding increases. Former
associate members who continue as Sustaining Members remain ineligible for
certain alumni beneﬁts.
For more information, contact the The Ohio State University Alumni Association
Customer Service Ofﬁce at (614) 292-2281 or (800) 762-5646.
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An Investment in an Education
Ohio State’s cost of attendance is an estimate based on the average expenses of all students. This budget takes into account
basic calculations such as tuition, registration, and other required fees, and adds variable costs like books, living expenses, and
transportation. Yet, even with such consistent figures, students face varying costs depending on their courses, major, and college.
For 2012-13, full-time undergraduate students from Ohio pay about $24,400 for tuition and fees at Ohio State’s Columbus campus.
Nonresident students pay nearly $36,000. Tuition costs are less for students studying at the regional campuses or Agricultural
Technical Institute. Overall, more than 80 percent of Ohio State students receive financial aid, making scholarship support—
whether based on merit, athletics, or need—more vital all the time.
Ohio State is mindful of the burden that college tuition and loans place on students and their families. The university maintains its
commitment to affordability and quality. In fact, tuition increases have been held to 2.4 percent annually over the last five years.
Meet five Buckeyes who share details about their majors, expenses,
and Ohio State experiences.
Year: Graduated spring 2012
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Alana Gray sought a university with both strong athletics and
academics. And she knew she wanted a school located in a city, not
a college town. Add to that list: a college far enough from home that
she could grow and become independent. “I appreciated that Ohio
State was renowned for a student population from different countries,
backgrounds, faiths, and cultures,” she said.
“I have not had to stress over finances while in school, and I am so
thankful and blessed to leave college with few loans,” Gray said of her
five years of track-and-field scholarships. Originally, the track and
field program offered to cover 80 percent of tuition, books, and room
and board. She was heading to school in another state when Ohio
State let her know more scholarship funds had become available,
increasing her scholarship and making Ohio State affordable. “I knew
in that moment that it was destiny for me to be a Buckeye,” she said.
What Ohio State Means to Me
“Being a Buckeye means growth and opportunity,” Gray said. “If you
take advantage of the moment and time, there’s a friend, a club or
organization, or an opportunity for everyone here at Ohio State.”
Costs of an Electrical Engineering Education
Electrical engineering students pay for 24/7 access to certain computer
labs. Costs also include breadboards for creating prototypes of electric
circuits, a variety of computer programs, and graphing calculators.
Different courses may require students to build projects and design
posters. Other items to buy include books, course notebooks for
classes and labs, and safety goggles.
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Year: Graduating autumn 2012
Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
Wilfred “Chris” Vogt
Year: Graduating Autumn 2012
Hometown: Erie, Pa.
Background What Ohio State Means to Me
Chris Vogt was impressed by Ohio State’s reputation. He had moved “But for Ohio State, I may not be heading in the right direction. I
from Erie to Columbus a few years earlier with the goal of finishing wouldn’t have figured things out or be going where I need to go,”
his degree. He plans to pursue a graduate degree in the future and, Vogt said. “Many people at Ohio State have helped me on my way,
down the road, would like to be an academic advisor who helps such as advisors and professors. I’m glad that I have had the chance to
college students decide what path to take. talk to them and to get to know them. I’ll always be grateful for their
encouragement, their advice, and their lessons as I continue forward
Scholarships in life.”
“For this school year, I received the Scarlet and Gray Scholarship,
which is making a huge difference in covering tuition and expenses Costs of a History Education
for me,” Vogt said. “I transferred to Ohio State last year. Because I History majors have a list of required purchases that may be
had applied so late into the year, I missed out on any extra financial considered minor to many in the technical or creative fields. Vogt
aid beyond federal loans.” cites a laptop, book bag, calculator, paper, binders, pencils and pens,
parking passes, and dozens of textbooks.
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Nicklaus Meadows Scholarship
Meadows received the Firestone Photography award a few weeks ago
at the undergraduate show. “This scholarship is helping with the
Year: Graduating autumn 2012 financial burden of being an art student,” he said. “Scholarships help
Major: Photography college students more than donors can ever imagine.”
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio What Ohio State Means to Me
For Meadows, being a Buckeye means waking up every day and
knowing his college education has prepared him for life and a job
Nicklaus Meadows chose Ohio State for its overall reputation as a
within his chosen field. “My goal is a great career with a popular
leader in academics and as a university with a strong and thriving
magazine such as National Geographic, or possibly teaching
art department. He chose photography because he loved making
photography one day,” he said.
art and did not want a desk job. “I wanted a degree that truly meant
something to me and not one I felt was safe,” he said. Costs of a Photography Education
Photography expenses are many, according to Meadows. On his list:
a laptop, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, 35mm cameras, DSLR
cameras, hard drives, tripods, countless rolls of film, memory cards,
photo chemistry, stockpiles of darkroom paper, inkjet paper, film
holders, frames, tacks, tape, mat board, photo cutters, paper cutters,
and light meters.
“My goal is
a great career
with a popular
magazine such “I am so proud
as National to represent
Geographic, Ohio State
or possibly as I continue
teaching my career
photography as a NASA
one day.” engineer.”
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Mark Bell Background
“Ohio State has one of the first ceramics programs in the country. I
found the decision to be a Buckeye an easy one,” Mark Bell said.
Year: Graduating spring 2013 “The rich history in ceramics arts allows for many resources not
Major: Ceramic Arts available at other universities, such as excellent professors and
Hometown: Voorhees, New Jersey facilities. Ohio State was definitely the place at which I wanted to
pursue a bachelor of fine arts degree.”
Bell received the Arthur E. Baggs Memorial Scholarship Award,
the Gilmore Art Scholarship Award, and the Aida Cannarsa Snow
Scholarship Award. The Baggs and Gilmore scholarship awards
allowed Bell—along with three other Ohio State ceramic majors—to
travel to Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Providence, People’s Republic of China,
to study at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute for a quarter. “The
experience enlightened and inspired me on every realm of ceramic
art,” he said. “Studying in Jingdezhen improved my skills and
knowledge of materials and techniques and provided opportunities to
show my artwork across China.”
What Ohio State Means to Me
“Being a part of this great tradition of ceramic arts at Ohio State
is unparalleled. The history is monumental,” Bell said. “I found
the experiences of being in the Arthur E. Baggs Memorial Library,
holding Bagg’s ceramic pottery, touching the tools of Adelaide
Robineau, and looking at the works of past graduates like Beth
Cavener Stichter to be amazing.”
Costs of a Ceramics Art Education
According to Bell, costs of being a BFA major often seem limitless.
Beyond books, students must pay for studio fees and various supplies
to complete their projects. These may often reach hundreds or even
thousands of dollars a semester. “For me, my personal supply list
includes tools, metal, safety equipment, glass, wood, paint, paper, and
raw materials,” he said.
Madelyn Gruseck Scholarships
“My family has four children, and I’m the oldest,” Gruseck said.
“While my parents work hard to help support my education in any
Year: Graduating spring 2013 way they can, I have always known that I would have to find a way to
Major: Mechanical Engineering finance my education. Scholarships and the co-op experience have
Hometown: Mason, Ohio made all the difference.” She received scholarships from Women in
Engineering and the mechanical engineering department.
Background What Ohio State Means to Me
Madelyn Gruseck transferred to Ohio State after receiving a medical “But for Ohio State, I would not have had the opportunity to continue
discharge from The United States Air Force Academy for suffering an the tradition of excellence that all Buckeyes share. I am so proud to
injury during gymnastics practice. She returned to Ohio for several represent Ohio State as I continue my career as a NASA engineer,” she
surgeries and then decided to continue her education at said. “Ohio State has helped me blossom into a bright, young engineer,
Ohio State because of its great reputation for mechanical engineering and has given me the tools to excel in any career path I choose.”
and proximity to her hometown. Pursuing mechanical engineering
also lets her follow in her father’s footsteps. “He is an electrical Costs of a Mechanical Engineering Education
engineer and was always having me help him with projects around When she first arrived at Ohio State, she bought a laptop and
our home,” she said. “Mechanical engineering is very broad, so it Microsoft Office package. Free software consisted of MATLAB and
opened many opportunities for me. I have always been interested in Solid Works. The biggest expense following tuition was books. “Last
space flight, and through the mechanical engineering program, I quarter, I spent $500 for books. While there’s the option of selling
completed a co-op with NASA’s Johnson Space Center. This summer back textbooks, they are often needed for the next course or for
I completed my sixth tour with NASA in Houston.” important notes jotted in the margins,” she said. “We also have many
group projects that require building materials. After several years,
the cost for these projects adds up.”
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A University Place
The son of a career military man, Jim Miller
(BA ‘83) was inspired to honor his father,
Major Lawrence Miller (below) with the
Generous gifts-in-kind from many sources helped to restore the former fraternity house. The
Veterans House now offers a homelike housing option for students who are veterans, active
duty, reserves, and National Guard. At right is the renovated dining room.
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The Veteran’s House received extensive landscaping in June, thanks to an On Ohio State graduation day in 1968, Lawrence Miller is joined by
Eagle Scout project and gifts-in-kind from area businesses. his wife, Carole, and their children Kim, Tim, and Jim (right end). Jim
recalls going to his first Buckeye football game at age 7 with his father.
Ohio State is proud to offer a homelike housing option for students Physical Activity and Educational Services. As he found gift-in-kind
who are veterans. The Veteran’s House, located on East 17th Avenue, donors to provide materials and labor, the overall renovation goals
is a renovated residence that accommodates 17 soldiers living on expanded. In total, more than $200,000 in monetary and in-kind
campus as they pursue undergraduate or graduate degrees. In this giving was raised for the venture. Contributors included Dupler Office
way, veterans have an opportunity to be supportive of each other. Co., Home Depot, Macy’s, Lifestyle Communities, and Buckeye
Resources, as well as the Major Lawrence Miller Military Fund, an
The idea came about in 2009 when Jim Miller came across the endowment for ROTC and veteran student activities.
rambling, two-story fraternity house in great need of repair. As
the son of a career military man, Miller—who now serves as a In June, a local Boy Scout troop provided much time and energy
senior associate vice president of Ohio State’s Office of Technology to help landscape the grounds, including the steep, grassy hill
Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer—decided that that makes up the front yard. Thirteen-year-old Bruce Reichert
renovating the university-owned house and creating a veteran spearheaded the exterior facelift in his quest to become an Eagle
community was an ideal way to honor his father, Major Lawrence Scout. With a combination of supplies and supervision from
Miller, and the Buckeye community of more than 1,100 veterans. Buckeye Resources, Goods from the Woods, Buckeye Landscape,
and Outdoor Living by Mr. Mulch, Reichert led troop members in
Jim Miller had moved with his family 28 times before he was 18 carrying out the project.
years old. They lived primarily in overseas bases and temporary
stateside housing, except for the occasions his father pursued his The impact of this renovation is sure to be one of camaraderie and
bachelor’s degree at Ohio State—and returned as a commissioned commitment as veterans find a comfortable home in Ohio State,
officer in the Air Force for a master’s degree. Because of these two as Jim and his father did. “Ohio State is home to me, and it is
experiences, Miller viewed Ohio State as his most consistent home a distinct honor to have attended and now work at this great
in the United States. institution,” he said.
“President Gee has often mentioned that Ohio State is the pathway to
the ‘American Dream.’ For my family that pathway started first with
some time spent in the Navy by my father,” Miller said. “At the age of For more on ways to support veterans at Ohio State:
27, my dad was fortunate to attend and graduate with his first degree
from Ohio State. It was during the two times my dad attended Ohio
State that I fell in love with this great university.”
To support the Veteran’s House:
To make his plan for veteran housing a reality, Miller located giveto.osu.edu/veteranshouse
individuals and businesses that would support the concept, including
Linda Meeks, his neighbor and a professor emeritus in the School of
“Ohio State is home to me, and it is a distinct honor to have
attended and now work at this great institution.”
– Jim Miller (BA ‘83)
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You can help grow Ohio Zirkle U
State's garden of giving by Helen a
supporting a new or already Jose
endowed fund. en
The plants on these pages represent priority
areas—students, faculty and academic
programs, research, and modern learning
environments (facilities)—that nourish the
university. The watering can shows how
innovation funds provide vital resources
for the campus. Ohio State supports
Buckeyes in perpetuity for all seasons,
thanks to more than 4,000 endowed
100 study abroad
Read more: financialservices.ohio-state.edu in
4,671 total number of endowed funds
as of June 30, 2012
Established during fiscal year 2011-12: in 40 states
133 new endowed funds 400 students
6 chairs and professorships reached Nearly
full funding levels
177,000 + alumni and friends of projects at
in 2011 research
gave $259 million in endowed funds OARDC
genetics lab in Midwest 2nd among U.S.
at Ohio State’s
South Centers industry-sponsored
at Piketon research
Bob Evans Farms Inc. Charles D. Hill
Hospitality Research Equine Research Alumni Club
Ann Crowe Essig Patient Fortney Endowed Research
Simulation Learning Lab Fund in Dentistry Richard and Karol Wells
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Ohio State’s Endowment
faculty in “Best
faculty named Fellows
of the American Association researchers based
for the Advancement of at Stone Lab to solve
Science in 2011 Great Lakes issues
Wilma H. Schiermeier
of Central Ohio
Wetland Research Park
named 1st Ramsar
2011-12 “Best Wetland of International
200 students help Doctors in America” Importance in Ohio
with as many are Ohio State
a year during
on campus - the
Nationwide and Ohio
7th in the nation
in Library Journal's
in Big Ten Wexner Medical Center is
for international 1 of 5 academic
students Libraries 2012”
named “Top Performer”
Scott Faculty Award
Veterinary Medicine in Engineering
Larry J. Copeland, M.D. Ohio Union Art Fund Community Bankers of
Class of 2013 Professorship
Scholarship Ohio 4-H Center Fund
Franz Theodore Stone Memorial Chair Walter E. Dennis
Laboratory Visiting in Constitutional Law Learning Center Jim Jackson Fund for Frank W.
Barbara Fergus Fund
Professorship Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center
for Women’s Basketball
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arts and sciences
Degrees of Inspiration
Dr. Bevra Hahn is proud to be a scholarship from General Motors. I’ve chosen to help pay it back by
native of Central Ohio. A 1960 offering assistance to bright, hard-working young people who are
graduate of Ohio State with a dedicated to moving us into the future through science. Over the
bachelor’s degree from the College years, many generous individuals helped me obtain a top education
of the Arts and Sciences, she and a key faculty job. I believe the responsibility of continuing the
earned a medical degree from tradition falls to the next generation.
John Hopkins University School
of Medicine and studied internal Do you have a favorite memory of Ohio State?
medicine at Washington University
in St. Louis. Dr. Hahn serves as a I had many influential mentors including Dr. Donald McGinnis
professor of medicine and chief in music and Dr. William Clatworthy in medicine. Both were
of rheumatology at the David dedicated to their work, to teaching, and to progress. And the
Geffen School of Medicine at the friendships I made with other students have served me well to this
University of California at Los Angeles and is renowned for her day. They were inspirational people who have enhanced the quality
commitment to lupus research. of life for our community. I believe through and through in the
positive influences of Ohio State.
Why did you choose Ohio State for your
undergraduate studies? You visited Ohio State earlier this year. What do
you think of today’s students and the many changes
My family is all Buckeye. Both of my parents earned master’s
degrees from Ohio State. My mother taught school in Upper to the university?
Arlington and worked with student teachers from the university. Ohio State is growing well. Programs are expanding, and I see
She even taught John Glenn when he was in the third grade in enthusiastic, talented faculty and students reaching for the top.
Central Ohio. My mother also liked to take university courses from This is evident both in the College of the Arts and Sciences and
time to time in subjects that interested her. My father taught high in the College of Medicine. The beautiful new hospital nearing
school and athletics in Grandview, Ohio, and we lived nearby in the completion is a great example. The greatest inspiration comes from
community of Bexley, where I went to public school. They inspired students—their optimism, enthusiasm, and pursuit of making a
me to pursue my degree at Ohio State as well. difference—who are excited to be studying at Ohio State. I find
youthful enthusiasm to be awesome.
Do you credit Ohio State with playing a role in your
academic and professional achievements? What does Ohio State mean to you?
Yes, I majored in microbiology in a pre-med curriculum because I But for Ohio State, I may not have been able to pursue my dream
wanted to focus on medicine. The outstanding education allowed of research and patient care in the field of medicine. This direction
me to gain admission to top medical schools and prepared me to turned out well for me and has been my good fortune. Thanks to
think independently. a solid background and education as a Buckeye, I was eligible for
training and/or faculty positions at top institutions. All thanks to
Why have you decided to support students Ohio State.
My education prepared me well for a life in medical research,
patient care, and community service. I had a great experience
studying biological sciences at Ohio State, thanks in part to a
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Dr. Bevra Hahn | The Ohio State University
College of Arts and Sciences
“But for Ohio State, I may not have been able
to pursue my dream of research and patient
care in the field of medicine.”
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food, agricultural, and environmental sciences
The Tale of the Tomato D
As an Ohio State freshman in 1977 without
a defined educational plan, Dan Wampler
visited many departments across campus. “I
stumbled into the lab of Dr. Wilbur Gould
in the College of Food, Agricultural, and
Environmental Sciences (FAES) on one of
those visits,” he said. “At that time, Dr. Gould
was working on tomato-based donuts. He
gave me a big bite of one and said, ‘Doesn’t
that taste great?’ Although I desperately
wanted to get rid of it, I said it wasn’t bad.
Gould handed me the rest of the donut and
And so, over a tomato donut, a lifelong
relationship was born. Even as a young
student in an awkward situation, there was
certain camaraderie between the two men.
Wampler knew Dr. Gould—who retired
from Ohio State in 1985 and passed away in
2005—was someone willing to experiment
and take risks.
“Dr. Gould was a pioneer in horticultural
products processing and quality,” said
Wampler, who earned a bachelor’s degree
and PhD from Ohio State, and later, an
MBA from Xavier University. “He was a
very passionate person. Working with and
learning from him made me what I
After earning his PhD, Wampler remained a
committed volunteer for the college, serving
Lisa and Dan Wampler of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed along their love for Ohio State to their daughters on numerous committees and fundraising
Danielle and Alissa, who are alumni as well. Their son, Justin, is a senior in high school. campaigns. In 1999, he branched out into
the business arena and created Sensus, a
high-quality flavor supplier to the food and
What does Ohio State mean to you?
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“The first two-and-a-half years were a “I never told Starbucks that my ‘plant’ was serves on the advisory boards of Ohio State’s
struggle,” he said. Wampler put together outdoors, how small it was, or that I was Food Innovation Center and the Food
every bit of money he could to purchase a borrowing space from the university. They Industries Center.
coveted piece of food-processing equipment. eventually sent someone to vet our company,
But by the time he received it, he had no and the night before that trial, I informed Jessica Cooperstone,
place to put it and no money to support it. the fellow that tomorrow, because we love a PhD student at
“I got in touch with Winston Bash, who was nature, we’ll be outside. That didn’t go over Ohio State, is the
then the director of the Ohio State Food very well.” first fellowship
Industry Center, and Dean Bobby Moser for recipient.Her
advice. They offered me space at the Ohio Within years of that meeting, Sensus research focuses
State processing plant. I asked Winston about became the premier natural product on cancer
the cost to house the equipment and he said, extraction company in the country. In late prevention with
‘No charge, but if it ever works out, come 2011, Dan and his wife, Lisa, a graduate the bioavailability
back and see us.’” of Ohio State’s College of Education, sold of lycopene from a
Sensus and were able to make good on the unique variety of Jessica Cooperstone
When the equipment arrived at Ohio State, promise to come back if things worked out. tomatoes, developed
they found they could not get it into the plant The Wampler family made a $1.2 million gift and grown at the Ohio Agricultural Research
because of a measurement error. Rather than to Ohio State to establish the Lisa and Dan and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio.
be daunted by another setback, Wampler had Wampler Vice President’s Excellence Fund Like her benefactor, Cooperstone may one
it set up just outside the plant and forged ahead. Endowment and the Lisa and Dan Wampler day look back and attribute part of her
Endowed Fellowship for Food and Health success to the tomato.
“I was very lucky that I had a couple of Research for FAES. Wampler, recently
products in tea and coffee at that time, and elected to the Ohio State Foundation Board,
I stumbled into two companies—AriZona co-chairs the FAES campaign committee and
Beverage Co. and Starbucks Coffee,” he said.
“Every gift has a personal story behind it. Dan’s is one of hard
work and perseverance. We were behind him all the way, and he
remembered us in a manner that will change lives for generations
to come and could lead to cures for disease. We are deeply
grateful for that.”
– FAES Dean Bobby Moser
To learn more about the College of Food, Agricultural,
WAYS TO GIVE and Environmental Sciences: cfaes.osu.edu
Cash Planned Gifts
To make a gift to the Food Science and Technology
Securities Matching Gifts Annual Fund: giveto.osu.edu/FSandT
In-Kind Gifts Memorial Gifts
To discuss estate planning opportunities, e-mail
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corporate and foundation giving
Making a Critical
Difference for Women
More than 25 years ago, a group of Ohio State women joined together
with a goal and a desire to discover why many female students left
the university before graduating. The reasons provided— family
responsibilities and financial constraints—still top the list of
challenges women face today. According to the study, scholarships for
tuition, books, childcare, and other living expenses have a positive
impact on women and their families.
As a result, Critical Difference for Women (CDW) developed a
scholarship and grant-offering program for women seeking advanced
education and enhanced professional lives at Ohio State. CDW
reflects the university’s commitment to generate support for the
specific needs of women and help them realize their personal and
professional goals. CDW comprises three funds:
President E. Gordon Gee (lower left) and Ingrid Saunders Jones (lower right)
• Re-entry scholarships for women who have interrupted their
of the Coca-Cola Foundation speak to the scholarship recipients at the
26th anniversary celebration of Ohio State’s Critical Difference for Women education due to unforeseen obstacles and who are seeking
program (top). undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.
• Professional development grants to help facilitate professional
development and career mobility.
“But for Ohio State, I wouldn’t be purs
and a bright professional future.”
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• Research on women grants for faculty members and doctoral
students, both male and female, researching any area of
women’s lives. 133 women received a Critical
Since 1994, the Coca-Cola Foundation has teamed up with CDW Difference for Women Re-entry
to fund re-entry and first generation scholarships. Many of the Scholarship in 2011-12.
recipients share similar socioeconomic, family, and financial
backgrounds and benefit from a vote of confidence during these
critical moments in their lives. This support from Coca-Cola and
The average CDW scholarship award
CDW provides a unique opportunity for these women to develop was $1,955.
momentum in creating a new direction in their lives.
In 2011-12, the Coca-Cola Foundation added corporate support
for workshops and initiatives designed to help women become
acclimated with Ohio State and succeed in their academic pursuits.
The women are also encouraged to create an engaging environment To learn more about Critical Difference for Women:
to help one another solve problems and achieve their goals. criticaldifference.osu.edu
In addition to CDW, the Coca-Cola Foundation extends its impact To support Critical Difference for Women scholarships:
to other areas of the university, including the Buckeye Kids Club and giveto.osu.edu/criticaldifference
the 4-H program.
In Gina’s Words: “I am a Survivor”
In January 1992, when I was 23 years old, I was diagnosed with HIV. I was revising my resume when I realized that an MBA could be a
In fact, I was in critical condition and was not expected to live. If I good fit for my future. I decided to apply for a Critical Difference
did survive the acute illness, my life expectancy was no more than for Women scholarship at Ohio State to help make ends meet while
12 months. It has now been more than 20 years since my initial reaching for my goals. And thanks to this incredible support, I
diagnosis. began my studies at the Fisher College of Business in August.
I was forced to abandon my formal education, but my real education — Gina Lee
was just beginning. At that time in history, only AZT was approved
for the treatment of HIV. I had an 18-month-old daughter (also
discovered to be HIV+), and a life expectancy of one year was not
acceptable. I researched everywhere possible; survival was my full-
I lived in the fullest sense of the word. I have been blessed with four
amazing children, the second of whom was adopted from a Russian
orphanage. My oldest child, the one who is also HIV+, is now 21,
healthy, intelligent, and wise beyond her years. I am indeed blessed.
When I was in college the first time, I studied computer science. I
was good at it, but I did not have a passion for the field. Although I
felt my former education was ancient history, I enrolled at Ohio State
in 2007 and found that I love to learn. I pursued linguistics with
minors in international studies and professional writing, graduating
in March 2012.
I faced many obstacles to get to this point, including financial. And,
although my health suffered at times along my journey, I’ve been
stable for two years.
suing a valuable, life-changing degree
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After Connor Senn (at right) passed away from sudden cardiac arrest in 2001, his teammates adopted the “Play Like Connor Today” motto (at left) in his
memory. The Connor Senn Memorial Scholarship Fund now benefits other student-athletes who have a love of soccer and Ohio State.
Play Like Connor Today
Ohio State will always remember Connor the educational costs for student-athletes personal messages to their teammate to pay
Senn. As a freshman walk-on defender for playing soccer and pursuing undergraduate tribute to his tremendous work ethic, positive
the men’s soccer team in 2001, the Granville, degrees at Ohio State. Two scholarships attitude, and selfless play.
Ohio, native quickly worked his way into the are awarded annually—one male and one
starting lineup. Teammates liked his unique As time continues, new generations of
female senior high school player—with
combination of competitive streak and easy- Buckeyes fill out the Ohio State roster. Head
the goal of attracting players who exhibit
going nature. Two weeks following coach John Bluem shares the story of Connor
determination, drive, and spirit similar to
the September 11 attacks, Connor played Senn and reminds team members about the
Senn. In addition, an educational symposium
a match at the University of Akron. He challenges they face when taking the field.
on sudden cardiac arrest was launched for
collapsed suddenly on the field and died later He notes that Senn’s history has been woven
the public and medical communities alike,
that night due to an undetected congenital into the culture of Ohio State soccer and that
thanks to a partnership with Ohio State’s
heart defect. research has created a better understanding
Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research
of the genetics behind sudden cardiac
Institute. The program highlights such topics
In memory of his son, Dr. Lance Senn—a arrest. As a result, improved and more
as advancements in diagnostic imaging and
member of Ohio State’s tennis team in cost-effective imaging modalities can detect
testing, and the need for proper training
the early 1970s and a 1975 graduate of the issues with cardiac structure and cardiac
for interpreting electrocardiograms in
College of Dentistry—launched the Connor electrical activity resulting in susceptibility
Senn Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund to arrhythmias.
grew over the last decade through gifts In honor of Senn, a plaque hangs outside
from family and friends, as well as proceeds Before each game, as teammates lace up their
the Buckeye locker room at Jesse Owens
from the annual Connor Senn Memorial cleats and prepare to take the field, Bluem
Memorial Stadium. On the wall inside,
Match—an exhibition game at which the reminds them of the team’s motto: “Play Like
his chair is mounted as a symbol of
Buckeyes play the Major League Soccer’s Connor Today,” he said.
remembrance for today’s players. All players
Columbus Crew each spring. A popular on the 2001 team signed the chair with
silent auction brings in funds with a variety
of autographed memorabilia from Ohio State
coaches and former athletes now playing in
the professional leagues. To give to the Connor Senn Research and Symposium Fund on
Now fully endowed, the Connor Senn Congenital Heart Disease in Athletes: giveto.osu.edu/connorsenn
Memorial Scholarship Fund supplements
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Ryan Ballou (center) with various triathletes wearing Ballou Skies logo on their apparel to raise awareness of the charity and funding for research.
stores in Columbus and Pittsburgh—came
about through Ty’s involvement in food
distribution. Ballou Skies also participates in
a charity walk, happy hour, Facebook page,
and Peanut Butter and promotions by various triathletes who
wear the charity’s logo during their races. All
profits support Raman’s work.
What do peanut butter sales, heart research, disorder with support from family, friends, Emerging are new MRI techniques to detect
and Ohio State have in common? The answer and an Ohio State medical team. early heart muscle changes before a patient
is Ryan Ballou, who at 24 years of age, has reaches congestive heart failure or abnormal
battled Duchenne muscular dystrophy most Dr. John Kissell, professor of neurology heart rhythms. Ohio State is also involved in
of his life. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and pediatrics and director of Ohio State’s a clinical trial to study the effectiveness of a
resident copes with the degenerative muscle Division of Neuromuscular Medicine, cared drug, with preliminary results expected for
for him during his adolescence. During one year-end 2013.
of the medical visits to Columbus, Kissell
suggested that Ballou and his father, Ty, Ryan Ballou shared the good news that his
meet Dr. Subha Raman, medical director of heart remains healthy. “But for Ohio State,
Cardiac MRI and CT at Ohio State’s Heart we would not be in strong pursuit of cutting-
and Vascular Center, who was doing scans of edge treatments for heart ailments of any
the heart to detect early stages of scarring in kind, not just in those
muscular dystrophy patients. caused by muscular
dystrophies,” he said.
With heart and respiratory failure the “If we can help to slow
leading causes of death for MD patients, down the deterioration
Ballou was inspired by the possibility of the heart and extend
of prolonging the lives of MD patients. lives, this may lead
So, in 2006, his family founded Ballou to other muscles and
Skies, a charity to raise awareness and in turn could help in
funding for research. As a result, Ballou finding a cure.”
Skies peanut butter—sold at Giant Eagle
For more on Ryan Ballou: ballouskies.com
Dr. Subha Raman of Ohio State’s Heart and To support Dr. Raman’s research at Ohio State: giveto.osu.edu/
Vascular Center advocates for early detection,
treatment, and clinical trials for Duchenne
muscular dystrophy patients.
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Much Like a Puzzle
Deb Steward loves her job at Ohio State. As an associate professor
in the College of Nursing, she enjoys interacting with students and
hearing about their career goals. She appreciates the opportunities
to research better ways nutrition can facilitate infant growth,
especially for premature babies. And she hopes her role helps to
impact patient care in a positive way. Overall, she views her role
much like a puzzle, the pieces aligning for new discoveries and the
promise for future generations.
Steward graduated from Ohio State in 1998 with a PhD in nursing
and soon joined the faculty of the College of Nursing. For her
contributions, she has received numerous honors and awards,
including the 2012 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.
With a desire to support neonatal health care at Ohio State, Steward
and her husband, Rich Humenick, created a neonatal scholarship
fund for graduate students. They were not able to fund the
endowment fully at the onset and discovered they could establish
a five-year plan to complete the process. As a result, students now
in the program receive funds through annual gifts, while future
generations will receive scholarships through the endowment. Deb Steward (center) with her husband, Rich Humenick (second from left),
Alumni Association President and CEO Archie Griffin, university Vice Provost
Here, Steward shares more about why she and her husband chose to Mike Boehm, and College of Nursing Dean Bernadette Melnyk.
support Ohio State.
Your neonatal scholarship is a good example of how a fund can What does Ohio State mean to you?
grow over time. Can you share a little about this? This has two meanings for us. Rich was diagnosed with multiple
My nursing career has always been focused on sick babies in the myeloma last fall and has undergone treatment at the James Cancer
neonatal intensive care unit, so I wanted to specifically support Hospital and Solove Research Institute, including chemotherapy
graduate students in this area. When I was asked to speak at the and a stem cell transplant. But for Ohio State, Rich would not have
College of Nursing scholarship reception, I had the opportunity to benefited from the cutting edge treatment available at The James.
reflect on my educational experiences. I came to appreciate how the And we would not have been overwhelmed by the support from
kindness of others has played a role in my success. As a five-year time members of the College of Nursing as we journeyed through this
period was better for our financial circumstances, Rich and I made a past year.
commitment that we are able to fulfill. From our perspective, this has
been a win-win for students and for us.
Do you have long-term goals for the fund? Do you have a philosophy
We will continue to give to the fund. We recently increased our
support to help doctoral students researching neonatal care as well.
Both of us believe in doing service for others, no matter how small
the donation may be. We have been humbled by the generosity of
others and by seeing how much need exists in the community. Often,
that need is overwhelming and you have to decide where to give and
where it will make the biggest impact. For more on the College of Nursing: nursing.osu.edu
As members of the President’s Club, Rich and I stay connected to the
To make a gift: giveto.osu.edu/nursing
university in ways that differ from being an employee. We are able to
learn about all the great things going at Ohio State.
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Music for All Time
Karen West knew not to disturb her father on
weeknights at 6 pm when he was watching the
MacNeil/Lehrer Report, and later the MacNeil/Lehrer
NewsHour, on WOSU-TV. He valued the fair reporting
he found there. He also loved listening to classical
music on WOSU-FM, now Classical 101, and chose to
make a bequest to the station to help ensure classical
music radio for years to come. Here, Karen shares why
her parents, Betty (BA ’48)and Walker Lowman (BS ’49;
JD ’72), considered WOSU a unique cultural asset
for the community. Betty passed away in 1994;
Walker in 2010.
Betty and Walker Lowman viewed WOSU
as a cultural asset for the community.
What aspects of WOSU-TV did your parents particularly value?
My dad liked the variety of programming and was really interested in lifetime
learning. There were so many programs on WOSU-TV that appealed to him, including
This Old House, Antiques Roadshow, and, of course, the news. Together, my parents
watched Mystery! and Masterpiece Theatre. I can’t remember a time when our family
didn’t watch WOSU, and I passed this tradition along to my children.
What role did music play in their lives?
They both enjoyed classical music. My dad sang, or I guess it would be hummed, along
to the music on WOSU-FM. They listened at home and in the car. My dad voiced his
concern about ongoing funding for public broadcasting and wanted to help ensure
that high-quality programming continued for the community. That’s why he made a
bequest to WOSU that benefits classical music. In reviewing old financial records, I
discovered they often made annual gifts in support of WOSU television and radio.
Were your parents originally from Columbus?
My dad was a lifelong resident of Columbus and lived in the same house for 54 years.
As a student at Ohio State, he served as president of his senior class, Ohio Staters, and
his fraternity, graduating in 1949. He worked as an architectural engineer and then,
during the 1970s, returned to Ohio State to study law. He worked as an estate planning
attorney for a while. My mom was from Greenville, Ohio, and went to Ohio State,
where she and my dad met through their involvement with student government. After
my mom graduated, she worked for a few years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.
She also was an active volunteer for community organizations including the Ohio
Historical Society and Childhood League Center.
What other activities intrigued them?
My parents were big Ohio State basketball fans and enjoyed having great seats at St.
John Arena for many years. They also enjoyed traveling and went to Europe quite often.
As a family, we went on freighter trips to Australia and South America. My dad liked
photography and filmed the Upper Arlington football games, both home and away, for
30 years. He enjoyed reading and learning and was proud of his personal 6,000-book
collection. My parents also earned lifetime recognition from the President’s Club.
For more about WOSU and to make a gift: wosu.org
Karen West ensured her parents’ wishes came true and their bequest
continues to support classical music radio for the future.
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President’s Club Explores Stone Lab
President’s Club donors experienced a day on Lake Erie visiting
Stone Lab and Gibraltar Island. Activities included a tour of the
South Bass Island Lighthouse and the Aquatic Visitors Center,
both managed by Ohio Sea Grant. Current students working on
Research Experiences for Undergraduates at Stone Lab presented
their projects during a reception hosted by the Friends of Stone
Lab before guests took a Stone Lab vessel to Gibraltar Island
for lunch and a tour. e visitors also took a science cruise on
Lake Erie, and many attended a history demonstration at Perry’s
On Saturday, November 3, a President’s Club Pre-Game Brunch
offers a buffet, musical entertainment, and appearances by the
Ohio State cheerleaders and Brutus. e event takes place three
hours prior to kickoff.
Two groups of President’s Club members explored Stone Lab and Gibraltar
Island this summer. To see more images of PC events: go.osu.edu/PCevent
Professor Emeritus David Neil Legacy members Jim and Marlene Helt
Hothersall shared fun facts about with Tom Hatch (center), a university treasury
Ohio State with attendees. management ofﬁcer.
Neil Legacy Society
Hosts Annual Gathering
In July, members of e Neil Legacy Society were invited to the Buckeye
Reading Room at William Oxley ompson Memorial Library to take part
in Celebration 2012. David Hothersall, professor emeritus in Ohio State’s
Department of Psychology, shared an exhilarating talk full of intriguing facts
about Ohio State’s history.
In June, e Oval Society welcomed new members
is special group of donors is hosted at an annual event to celebrate the
during a special evening at the Pizzuti House.
generosity of their future gi s to the university through their estates. e
Along with a reception and dinner, members were
gathering offers a chance for members to connect with Ohio State friends
treated to an outstanding performance by Buck
and learn about many of the new and exciting things happening on campus.
at!, the premier all-male contemporary a cappella
group at Ohio State. e Oval Society recognizes
the lifetime, leadership philanthropy of Ohio State’s
most generous benefactors.
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Take Your Seat in
the President’s Club
Marilyn Wenrick recalls the sunny October day she
ﬁrst stepped on the Ohio State campus. A high
school teacher who led the tour inspired her to
become a Buckeye. After graduating in 1956 with a
bachelor’s degree in business, Marilyn worked as
a successful retail buyer and stockbroker. Now, she
is pleased to help students with a scholarship fund
that honors her late parents and brothers.
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