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Nielsen Dias received Congressional Medals from U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers, a Fisher alumnus.

Spring 2012

In This Issue

Student receives two Congressional Medals

Lahmers, new head of GPO, receives OSU honor society's highest award

Middle market center launches several new programs

MBOE program helps school district save money

KeyBank partners with Fisher in Financial Services Cluster

Maurer named new director of Fisher alumni relations

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Student receives two Congressional Medals

Fisher alumnus and U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers awarded his first Congressional Medal to a Fisher student.

Make that, medals.

Nielsen Dias, a first-year finance student, received both silver and bronze Congressional Medals for his volunteer work for a variety of charitable and social services organizations. Read More >>

Lahmers, new head of GPO, receives OSU honor society's highest award

Nancy Lahmers Nancy Lahmers (pictured right), the newly appointed executive director of the Graduate Programs Office, was the recipient of the John T. and Ruth Weimer Mount Award. The award was given at the annual Sphinx and Mortar Board Faculty and Staff Recognition Reception on Feb. 16.

The award is presented annually to a faculty or staff member who is the most exceptional example of commitment to leadership, scholarship and service and the dedication to students that John and Ruth Mount epitomized throughout their lives. John Mount, former vice president and dean emeritus, served the university for 46 years and supported the university through his philanthropy.
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Middle market center launches several new programs

Before an audience of policymakers and business leaders in Washington, D.C., professor Anil Makhija, academic director for the National Center for the Middle Market, stated middle market manufacturers are not receiving the attention they deserve from policymakers.

Makhija was a panelist at the What Works Summit on American Competitiveness held Feb. 13. The four-day event in the nation's capital, hosted by GE, was dedicated to discussions on America's long-term economic and industry growth with a focus on manufacturing, innovation and jobs. Read More >>

MBOE program helps school district save money

Students and faculty members of the Master of Business Operational Excellence Evansville cohort
Members of the Master of Business Operational Excellence cohort from Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. completed the program in December.

A school district might not have many similarities to a shop floor, but one Indiana school district is taking lessons from manufacturing principles in an effort to overhaul its operations.

In December, 11 administrators from southern Indiana's Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. graduated from Fisher's Master of Business Operational Excellence cohort, a one-year program supported by the Center for Operational Excellence and designed to cultivate process improvement leaders in a range of industries.

The Evansville Vanderburgh school district is an early adopter of lean thinking in education. Read More >>

KeyBank partners with Fisher in Financial Services Cluster

Codi Keenan with Financial Services Industry Cluster students
KeyBank executive Codi Keenan (center) works with Financial Services Industry Cluster students.

Executives for KeyBank, the Financial Services Industry Cluster partner for Winter Quarter, not only want Fisher students to learn about their company. They are expected to be equally versed about KeyBank's competitors.

Students delivered presentations assessing the competitive advantage of other banking institutions to KeyBank executives Kate Terrell, chief financial officer for community banking, and Codi Keenan, assistant vice president. Read More >>

Maurer named new director of Fisher's Alumni Relations

Patty Maurer

Patricia (Patty) Maurer (pictured above) is the new senior director of Alumni Relations. She began on March 12.

Maurer joined Fisher from the United Way of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh where she was director of major gifts. Her work at United Way earned her the 2010 Fleur de Lis Award for Excellence from United Way Worldwide for increasing the membership of new major donors and members in a single campaign.

Additionally, she and her team celebrated the highest membership increase in the 25-year history of the giving society, and boasted a 93 percent retention rate for the most recent Annual Campaign.

Maurer brings extensive experience in advancement in higher education, having served at Carnegie Mellon University, University of Southern California, Duquesne University and Oberlin College. Her background in higher education includes development, stewardship serving in the roles of director of development and alumni relations at University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon.

Maurer holds a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and an M.A. from Duquesne University.

 

For questions or comments about this newsletter, please contact Patty Allen at fishernews@fisher.osu.edu.

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