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--1999 Annual Report--
-Fisher College of Business-
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...The Fisher Council on global trade and technology was established by a gift from Leslie H. Wexner (BS ’59) to bring world-class experts to Ohio State for lectures, seminars and research and to provide students with experiences in global trade and technology...


Providing evaluation and Assessment of New Initiatives
College campaign approaches $90 million goal

Last year marked the eighth year of the Fisher College campaign to raise funds for construction of the new business complex and program innovations. Due to the generosity of friends and alumni of the college, nearly $87 million of the $90 million goal has been raised. The Fisher College campaign is one of the largest individual goals in the university’s $1 billion, five-year "Affirm Thy Friendship" fundraising campaign.

Private dollars raised last year increased the college’s offerings in the following areas:

Innovative programs:

Russell Klein (BS ’79) Innovation Fund to fund new projects and activities which further the interests of the college.

Dirk Zeiters (BS ’63, MBA ’66) Innovation Fund to support activities of the faculty, students and staff in accordance with strategic plans of the college.

Fellowships for MBA students:

Max M. Fisher (BS ’30) MBA Fellowship Fund made possible with gifts from family and friends in honor of Max Fisher’s 90th birthday.

Undergraduate scholarships:

F. Ernest (BS ’58) and Maryann I. Barthel Scholarship Fund to support a junior or senior student of accounting.

Gudis Family Endowed Scholarship established with gifts from Malcolm (BS ’64) and Karen Gudis and the Gudis family to support selected Fisher College students based on indication of merit.

Jack W. Kennedy Scholarship established by family and friends of Jack Kennedy in memory of Jack W. Kennedy (BS ’46) to provide scholarships to undergraduates in the Fisher College with financial need.

Gerald and Elizabeth Williams Undergraduate Honors Program Fund established by Gerald R. Williams (BS ’60) and Mary R. Williams (BS Education ’60) for scholarships and to provide program support funds to enhance communications skills, seminars, corporate interactions and other projects of the Undergraduate Honors Program.

Programs to assist minorities, international students and women:

Ford MBA Fellowship established by the Ford Foundation for MBA students.

Faculty research:

Robert (BS ’48) and Anne Hoyt Designated Professorship in Management to support teaching, research and service activities of the named professor.

International programs:

The Fisher Council on Global Trade and Technology established by a gift from Leslie H. Wexner (BS ’59) to bring world-class experts to Ohio State for lectures, seminars and research and to provide students with experiences in global trade and technology.

Real estate education and research:

A gift from Harley E. (BS ’52) and Marlese (BS ’53) Neher Rouda, Sr. on behalf of HER Inc., Realtors, to establish a biennial symposium on real estate bringing together real estate educators, researchers and practitioners to examine industry-related issues and trends.

Technological improvements:

A gift from 3-Com to help design and install a state-of-the-art computer networking system for the college’s new building complex and to provide software and support services.


Commemorative opportunities for the year have resulted in the naming of a number of spaces in the new complex, including:

The Limited, Inc. in memory of John K Pfahl
Departments of Finance and Management and Human Resources Suite

Raymond J. Groves
Department of Accounting and MIS Suite

Vincent T. Aveni
for Real Estate Education and Research Suite

William M. Batten
Investment Management Laboratory

Mary P. Wheeler in memory of Tom L. Wheeler, Jr.
Flat Classroom 208

John G. McCoy
Tiered Classroom 202

John Shepherd
Tiered Classroom 302

Wade Barghausen
Flat Classroom 330

George George
Breakout Room 210

Ralph Hazelbaker
Breakout Room 216

William Killgallon
Reception/Break Area (2nd Level)

David Cheses
Lobby Reception/Break Area (3rd Level)

The Edwards Foundation
Assistant Director Office

Midmark Foundation
Program Manager Office

Cloud Cray
Coordinator Offices 1 and 2

Ashland Inc.
Decision Conferencing Laboratory

Harley E. and Marlese Neher Rouda, Sr. on behalf of HER Inc., Realtors
Tiered Classroom 355

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