Around Campus Summer 2021

A “HARDIE” WELCOME

The works of Hardie Gramatky, an early author and illustrator for Walt Disney who later created the Little Toot tugboat series, have come to life through an extensive exhibit at UF’s Mazza Museum that includes his studio, the tools of his trade, and a variety of his original works.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINGARDEN

An ongoing partnership between UF and the Blanchard River Watershed led to a collaborative project through which a raingarden will be built to prevent storm water runoff. Ben Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and director of natural areas and plant collections at UF said it will collect runoff from the Davis Street Building parking lot, where it currently flows directly into a creek, but after the project, will flow into a raingarden.

IT TAKES TWO

Individuals interested in becoming a pharmacist now have a new affordable and innovative path to earning a Pharm.D. degree thanks to a dual enrollment opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Applied Health Science degree from BGSU, then a Pharm.D. from UF two years later.

SIMPLY THE BEST

UF was listed among thousands of institutions in the nation as the Best Private University in Ohio, and ranked 7th overall for Ohio colleges and universities, by the online publication Intelligent.com.

GOING MOBILE

22 UF student volunteers, along with faculty and staff members, assisted in serving food for CHOPIN Hall’s second Mobile Food Pantry of the year. The Office of Student Affairs donated funds for 10,000 pounds of groceries for the event hosted by the Findlay nonprofit that has been providing food to those in need for 36 years.

ALL IN THE FAMILY
Alyssa Maier, a CVS Pharmacy intern and UF Pharm.D. candidate ’23 was given the incredible opportunity to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to Ramona Heinzerling, her 105-year-old great-grandmother in February.

ALUMNA MEANS BUSINESS

Kirby C. Overton, B.S. ‘06, MBA ’08, Ed.D. ‘18, was appointed to serve as Dean of the College of Business. She previously served as the college’s assistant dean and department chair of the College of Business, and as an Assistant Professor of Business.

PULL UP A CHAIR

Chris Ostrander was elected Board of Trustees Chair and Michael Harrington the Vice Chair for University of Findlay. Their proven dedication to UF since Ostrander’s appointment to the board in 2013 and Harrington’s appointment in 2011 makes us excited to see what the future holds!

LEADERSHIP CONTINUES

UF President Katherine Fell, Ph.D. will continue to serve at the helm of the University for at least another three years after her contract was extended by the Board of Trustees to run through June 2024, with a 3-year option beyond that.

A HEALTHY COLLABORATION

UF and Blanchard Valley Health System announced a collaborative relationship seeking to encourage more students from the region to consider healthcare majors. “As the region’s leader in high-quality healthcare education, this partnership will enable our students and graduates to gain the experience they need to serve our community well for many years,” said President Fell.