Pace Setters awards honor outstanding contributions
Before receiving the Pace Setters Executive Award, James E. Rohr met with students inside Fisher’s Rohr Café, which bears the PNC executive’s family name.
Outstanding achievement, leadership, and service were the consistent themes as the Fisher College of Business community gathered this week to honor its Pace Setters award winners.
The college's top honor celebrated its 53rd year of recognizing students, faculty, staff, and alumni — and a crowd of almost 300 featured a number of past and current winners, including Chairman and CEO of The PNC Financial Services Group James E. Rohr.
Rohr, an MBA alumnus, received the 2013 Executive Award for his contributions to business as well as his extensive service to the community and to the college. In accepting the award, he spoke of his time on campus, the influence of his professors, and how his experiences as a business student emphasized keys to long-term success.
"We had great faculty, and that's what it was all about," Rohr said. "The idea of values was impressed upon me. We learned business and teamwork. There's arguably nothing more important than teamwork when you get out in the real world."
Faculty, staff, and student Pace Setters winners were recognized at the event, which was held inside the Wexner Center for the Arts on The Ohio State University campus. View photos.