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Dr. Katherine Fell, President, The University of Findlay

Findlay "Contingent" Visits Consul General 

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Recently, Dr. Katherine Fell (fourth from left) and Dr. Hiroaki Kawamura, chair of the language and culture department, (first on left) visited the home of the Japan Consul General to Detroit.  Drs. Fell and Kawamura joined Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik and other city officials in a discussion on education, economics and culture.


President Fell Testifies before Senate Subcommittee
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Dr. Katherine Fell, along with the presidents of Otterbein University and Lourdes University, testified before the Senate Higher Education Finance Subcommittee on May 19.  All three university presidents called for the Senate to increase funds to the Ohio College Opportunity Grant, the only state need-based financial aid program.  Dr. Fell's testimony follows:

"The focus of my testimony today wll be the Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG).  OCOG is the only program in Ohio that provides support for needy students attending college.  Although neither intentional nor explicit, the governor's budget would cut $2.8 million from students at independent colleges and universities, as has been explained previously by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio.  Cuts like these undermine the ability of colleges, like The University of Findlay to make our institution an option for low-income students"

"Instead of creating a new program, such as the student loan debt relief program, the legislature could put those funds ($30 million a year) towards OCOG to help students avoid debt in the first place.  I would be grateful if you would consider this alternative and be happy to talk more with you about it."



Dr. Beckett Recognized for Service to the Board

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Two UF leaders share a smile at the April 16, 2015 Evening of Excellence hosted by the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC).  Dr. C. Richard Beckett (photo at right), former trustee and UF Board President, received the Earl F. Morris Trustee Award durng the evening's celebration.  The award was established to recognize trustees of OFIC member colleges and universities who have demonstrated commitment and service above and beyond the norm for the guidance and betterment of the institution and its students.

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"Oiler Build," a UF Habitat for Humanity project is now a reality!  After six years of fundraising and grant proposals, UF students raised $10,000 toward the building of a home for a single mother and her daughter.  The actual build will begin this fall, but a "groundbreaking" was held on Saturday, April 18.  Pictured at right, Dr. Katherine Fell and UF Habitat members.


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Contribution of Long-Term Employees Recognized

The University recognized faculty and staff dedication and long-term commitment at a dinner on April 14, 2015.  At left, Dr. Katherine Fell congratulates mathematics professor Anne Albert for 35 years of teaching excellence.  Albert was also featured in a video that evening.