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Fisher and Ohio State community bid a fond farewell to Larry Wallington (Nov. 23, 1961-March 9, 2010).

Fisher community pays final
respects to Larry Wallington

larry wallingtonShock and sadness were felt across the Fisher community as both current and former staff and faculty learned of the tragic death of Larry Wallington on March 9.

Wallington’s family requested that his funeral procession to the cemetery on March 15 pass by the two places he loved most at Ohio State: Ohio Stadium and Fisher College of Business.

For eight years, Wallington, 48, worked on Fisher’s custodial staff until receiving a promotion to facilities building manager in 2008.

Known to both his family and many here at the college as the “Barbeque Master,” Wallington was also remembered for his kindness and extending his good humor and homespun wisdom to the Fisher community.

At his funeral on March 14 at Stewart Memorial CME Church, friends, family and community members celebrated Wallington’s life with poignant and funny memories, such as his delivery of his homemade collard greens to elderly people in his neighborhood. Nephew Aaron Leigh said Wallington was “neighborhood watch, animal control officer and a man who tried to barbeque everything. He even once barbequed popcorn for one of our sleepovers.”

Wallington’s survivors include his wife, the Rev. Theresa Ann Wallington, sons, Larry and Ryan, daughter Amanda; two grandsons, and a host of extended family and friends.

From New York to California members of the Fisher community—former as well as current—shared their memories of Wallington.
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ONN, Ohio State partner with Fisher in business television news series, premiering March 31

ONN and Fisher are launching “Ohio Means Business,” a new half-hour program that will showcase the companies and leaders reshaping Ohio’s business world. The show will debut Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

“Ohio Means Business” will provide a comprehensive look at how emerging and established industries are blending innovation, entrepreneurship, education and cutting-edge research to help Ohio excel in the new economy.

“Ohio Means Business” will probe the tough issues facing Ohio’s economic future, with experts from both Ohio State and Fisher providing analysis and insights on research innovations. It will profile up and coming and established businesses leading the way in the new economy and offer an intriguing look at Ohio companies through dynamic interviews with chief executives and on-location features.

“Ohio Means Business” will be hosted by veteran ONN Anchor Mike Kallmeyer. The show will feature insight from Ohio’s leading business experts, including Christine A. Poon, Dean and John W. Berry Sr., Chair in Business, and former Fortune 50 executive
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Michael Hrostoski pictured next to Warren Buffett during "A Day with Warren Buffett" in Omaha, Nebraska on Feb. 26. Twenty-seven MBA students were selected through a lottery to meet the business leader and philanthropist and tour Berkshire-Hathaway companies. Photographs of the visit can be viewed in a slideshow.

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Fisher People: This issue is dedicated in the memory of Larry Wallington (1961-2010)

March 18, 2010

In This Issue

Fisher community pays final respects to Larry Wallington, worked eight years on Fisher staff

Fisher partners with ONN and Ohio State for business news series, premiering March 31

MBAs meet Warren Buffett; third year in a row Fisher invited

Fisher News Video: Green Supply Chain Symposium

Fisher People: Larry Wallington, In Memoriam

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