Individual student award winners at the 2011 Pace Setters Award ceremony.
Each year, Fisher students and faculty are recognized as Pace Setters for their achievements inside and outside the classroom. The Pace Setter Awards also honor a member of the business community whose ideals represent those the college strives to instill in its 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.
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 gather to celebrate excellence within Fisher.