2016 Spring Brunch

Since its conception in 1960 Town & Campus has given deserving students at University of Findlay substantial academic scholarships.  

On Monday, April 4, at the club’s 56th annual spring brunch held at the Mazza Museum at the University of Findlay, eight, $1,000 scholarships were awarded to the following students (some students are pictured below). In addition an Endowed Scholarship was awarded to Jameson Jacobs of Van Buren, Ohio.
  • Marsha Blanco, Mount Blanchard, Ohio
  • Jordan Laudick, Ottawa, Ohio
  • Brittaney O’Brien, Norton Shores, Michigan
  • McKinsey Rohr, North Canton, Ohio
  • Dallas Smith, Defiance, Ohio
  • Ricardo Smith, Toledo, Ohio
  • Matthew Kolenda, Amherst, Ohio.


Recipients are chosen based on their grade point average, leadership on and off campus, and financial need.  Funding for the scholarships is provided by a sustaining membership mail campaign.

Installation of Officers

UF President Katherine Fell conducted the installation of the club’s officers for 2016-2017.  They are: 

  • President Nondace Cambell
  • First Vice President Phyllis Dennison
  • Second Vice President Pam Fields
  • Secretary Jill Wagner
  • Treasurer Jeanne Wasbro
Pamela Shinn was also honored as retiring president.



Cat's Meows

To date the following Cat’s Meows have been produced and are available for sale for pick up. Contact Barbara Meyers at tyrdteach@aol.com for more information. Proceeds from the sales of the collectibles are contributed to the Town & Campus endowment fund. 

  • The University Bell Tower; 
  • Derrick, the University's mascot
  • Franz, the Friesian horse representing the English Equestrian Program.
  • UF


Town and Campus 1973 Scholarship Recipient Returns as Guest Speaker

      Mr. Robert Smolinski was honored at the 2016 Town and Campus Spring Brunch with a scholarship granted in his name to a current University of Findlay student. A 1974 UF summa cum laude graduate, Mr. Smolinski received the Town and Campus Scholarship at the Spring Brunch Meeting studying comprehensive social science and history in 1973. During his junior and senior years, he was employed by Findlay College as a student worker in the history department. His duties were assisting the professor with classroom preparation, grading examination and quiz papers including essays, and conducting library research.  He worked for Dr. Wilfred Black, his faculty advisor and professor of history and Ms. Sharon Bannister, assistant professor of history. “Working closely with these professors proved valuable for my future employment opportunities and job know how. The faculty in every college department at Findlay made themselves personally available to the student body on campus and, on some occasions, as guests in their homes. It was quite a learning experience,” said Mr. Smolinski.
       He stated that he was recruited at his high school and liked the picture of Old Main, as he was looking for a small college. While at Findlay College he said, “My experiences at Findlay helped me to grow and change."
       Mr. Smolinski closed with the interesting story of how he came to be a T&C scholarship recipient. It seems a friend asked him to attend a T&C Spring Brunch, where he was completely surprised to receive a scholarship. He and his parents really appreciated the financial help. He shared a photo of him, his friend Tim, and T&C member Mrs. James Federici.
       Now a retired teacher and principal after serving 35 years in the Euclid, Ohio schools, Mr. Smolinski says he always wanted to be a teacher, and now his big challenge is caring for his two grandchildren during the week so his daughter can teach, noting that she is expecting again!
      Before sitting down, Mr. Smolinski presented our treasurer a check to pay-it-forward for another UF student to receive financial aid.