RECORD BREAKING HANDS
The 16th Annual Helping Hands Food Drive, organized by UF and Sodexo, shattered all expectations with a record-breaking 214,559 pounds of food to benefit CHOPIN Hall, a Findlay nonprofit that serves people within the region.
The student-led radio station WLFC 88.3 has officially relocated to their new home in the University’s Alumni Memorial Union (AMU). Serving the people of Hancock County since 1973, the station was started by two UF students and has been expanding since.
In a unique partnership to meet Northwest Ohio’s growing need for a highly-trained workforce, three area educational institutions – Bowling Green State University, Owens Community College and UF – have come together to establish the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics.
A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Building Dedication to solidify the partnership between the University and Blanchard Valley Health System took place in February. The Blanchard Valley Health System Center for Health Professions, previously known on campus as The Pavilion, houses the University’s nursing and physician assistant academic spaces.
SURGEON GENERAL ON CAMPUS
Speaking at the University’s second annual Health Equity – I Can Make a Difference event, Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States, Distinguished Professor, Presidential Fellow, and Executive Director of Health Equity Initiatives at Purdue University, covered his knowledge of being at the forefront of national and global health with his personal experiences.
Thanks to the support of more than 650 donors, this year’s total of over $116,450 for Giving Tuesday was more than double last year’s gifts of roughly $50,000. These gifts support areas across campus including the Findlay Fund, scholarships, the Mazza Museum, campus ministries, and athletics.
The second annual Letters to Santa Drive-Thru, an event on campus that provides a safe and convenient way for children in the community to celebrate the holidays and see Santa, took place in December.
After 23 years of exemplary service to the University of Findlay, Dave Emsweller, vice president of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, retired from the University as 2021 came to a close.
Brandi Laurita was named Vice President of Student Affairs, beginning Jan. 1, following Emsweller’s retirement. She previously served as the University’s Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator since June 2015.
RETURN OF FUNDAY SUNDAY
Kicking-off the first in-person session since 2020 with “Let’s Go LEGO!” Funday Sunday returned in-person on March 6 with its themed, family-friendly learning extravaganza designed to encourage artistic expression, enhance literacy knowledge, and develop critical thinking skills.