Daniel DiBiasio ’71 announced his impending retirement from his position as president of Ohio Northern University in 2022. Since becoming president in 2011, his achievements include emphasizing student involvement in high-impact practices, increasing opportunities for community service and engagement, expanding athletics, building and renovating facilities, expanding sustainable energy practices, and launching a comprehensive effort to increase diversity, equity and inclusion at the university. (12/21)
Janet Frost ’71 published her first short story through Painted Legacy Productions, LLC. “Dream of the Blessed Queen” is a fantasy that follows the story of Sir John Colchester’s quest for a home and his discovery of a strange kingdom and its queen. Janet lives with her family in Connecticut and Ontario, Canada. (12/21)
Annie Seiler ’75 retired from OWU in June after 38 years of service. She worked in a variety of capacities at the University, including in admissions, alumni relations, and major gifts. Annie raised millions for the Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign and led more than 1,700 visits with OWU alumni, parents, and friends during her career. Annie is pictured at 2021 Homecoming weekend. (12/21)
Rudolph Peckinpaugh Jr. ’76 was recognized with Best Lawyers 2022 Lawyer of the Year awards in Toledo, OH (Medical Malpractice Law and Defendants). (12/21)
Dick Ames ’77, Darrell Austin ’76, and Jerry Lasky ’76 got together at the “country club of Cleveland.” (12/21)
Julie Reidel Schoch ’77 and Emily Thayer Guziak ’78 met in Long Lake, NY, in September to canoe and camp in the Adirondack State Park. While sleeping in a tent wasn’t quite as comfortable as their Austin Hall dorm room, the beauty of the protected rivers and lakes made the effort worthwhile and offered the opportunity to recall OWU adventures, such as biking, and traipsing through the tunnel between Austin Hall and Monnett. (5/22)
Emily Thayer Guziak ’78 authored a memoir about forgiving her father, crediting Dick Lovell ’69 as her inspiration. Dick was her high school journalism teacher and mentor, encouraging her to study journalism at OWU. In her memoir, Just Ask: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Emily explores how a person can learn to truly love themselves even if they don’t experience unconditional love as a child. One chapter of her memoir relates experiences at OWU. “Mostly I write about the wonderful relationships I developed there,” she says. Her memoir is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. (5/22)
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