Alumni recognized for advocacy, service
The 2013 Ohio State University Alumni Awards will honor more than a dozen individuals on Oct. 25 for support and service to their alma mater — including business graduates Barbara K. Fergus and James John Caronis. Fergus will be recognized for university advocacy and Caronis for community service.
The Alumni Awards, established in 1958, honor alumni who personify the Ohio State tradition of excellence, bringing distinction to themselves and the university through outstanding achievements.
Read more about Fisher alumni honorees below.
Barbara K. Fergus
BS Business Administration, 1957
Barbara Fergus’s philanthropic activities have had a wide effect in central Ohio and especially at Ohio State. Fergus used her knowledge and skills to start Midwestern Auto Group of Dublin. Launching a business in a nontraditional field for women led her to become a vocal and visible advocate for financial parity and balanced leadership.
James John Caronis
BS Business Administration, 1956
Jim Caronis is a guiding force in the lives of fraternity brothers and military service personnel. “Through his involvement with the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity and his founding of and continued commitment with Operation Buckeye, Jim is a fantastic candidate for this prestigious honor,” wrote nominator Ryan Lovell, director of parent, family, and alumni programs in Ohio State’s Office of Student Life.