Dr. Fell and Derrick Raise Walls and Hope
Dr. Fell and Derrick the Oiler take time for a photo with Rachel (far left) and Julie Merrin, the recipients of the UF Habitat for Humanity house. A "wall raising" ceremony was held on Saturday, Aug. 22 to celebrate the start of construction at the site on Payne Ave. in Findlay.
Dr. Fell Welcomes Freshman Class of 2015!
Flocked by parents and family members of students, Dr. Fell walks through the Griffith Arch in an orientation ritual for new students on Friday, Aug. 14. Entering freshmen walk through the Arch toward Old Main and go back through toward Main Street at their graduation. The ceremony kicked off an activity-filled weekend that included service projects, Building Oiler Nation and a Sunday evening picnic for students, faculty and staff.
President Fell Testifies before Senate Subcommittee
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."
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.