2009 Pace Setter Awards

Fisher’s Pace Setters Award ceremony honors the college’s top students selected on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated leadership abilities.

The Pace Setters Tradition

In 1960, the idea to promote excellence in business education at The Ohio State University began with the graduates of the College of Commerce. That year, 132 business professionals who shared a common interest in encouraging scholarship and leadership within the college joined together to become Pace Setter sponsors.

In 1961, Pace Setters sponsored its first awards ceremony to honor the college’s top business students. Later, four awards were established for special recognition. Since then, additional awards have been established to recognize excellence in research, teaching and service among faculty, as well as to honor unique accomplishments of students in leadership, scholarship and athletics.

Pace Setter sponsors annually recognize the college’s top students, who are selected on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated leadership ability. Nominated and voted upon by faculty, staff and peers, these undergraduate and graduate students receive certificates, pins and scholarships at the spring ceremony.

The Pace Setters Annual Student Awards and Scholarship Ceremony is when Pace Setter sponsors, student award and scholarship winners, parents, faculty and staff enjoy each other in the celebration of excellence.

Pace Setters Honors Steve Mangum, Press Southworth lll and Tada Yamamoto

2009 Bostic-Georges Faculty Service Award - Steve Mangum

The Bostic-Georges Faculty Service Award was established to recognize a faculty member who has made an exceptional contribution in serving the college and university by giving of his or her time and talents. Nominees were evaluated on the basis of their service in the community, professional organizations and alumni relations.

“In the fall of 2007 I was struggling with making a decision regarding going back to grad school full time or continuing with my current career and pursuing grad school part time.

"I received an email from Fisher Alumni Relations inviting me to an alumni event in Cleveland. At the event, then Interim Dean Steve Mangum spoke about the mystique of Fisher, and how Fisher has life-changing effects on students.  You could visibly see his passion and emotion for Fisher… I knew then that I wanted to share in that experience.” 

Margaret Meyer
2010 MBA Candidate
The Robert E. Georges Senior Award – Tada Yamamoto

The Robert E. Georges Senior Award was named in honor of a former associate dean and is presented to a graduating senior who demonstrates a strong commitment to excellence.

The Pace Setters Executive Award – Press Southworth III

The Executive Award recognizes the ideals that we strive to instill in our students. As we help our students grow and develop, it is with the goal of having them someday be the leaders that shape the world.

View the 2009 Pace Setters faculty and student award winners.


2009 PaceSetters
Press Southworth III, executive director of Opera Columbus, delivers the keynote address at the 2009 Pace Setters Awards. Southworth received the Pace Setter Executive Award.