Ohio Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, and alumni make headlines every day with their expertise and accomplishments. Here are a few of the latest highlights…
Doreen Y. (DeLaney) Crawley ’91
Despite pursuing a career in business, Doreen Crawley has proved she’s well-suited for her role in human relations – so much so that she received ColumbusCEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year award for mid-size companies’ human resources divisions.
Crawley currently serves as chief human resources and administrative officer at Grange Insurance and has fostered increased accessibility with upper management and greater opportunities for community among employees, both inside and outside the workplace. Crawley also is a member of OWU’s Board of Trustees.
Read the ColumbusCEO article, “Executive of the Year (Midsize Organization).”
Rebecca Roesner ’92
Rebecca Roesner, associate professor of Chemistry at Illinois Wesleyan University, is selected for a national award by the women’s chemistry honor society Iota Sigma Pi.
Roesner received the Centennial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at the society’s June conference.
Read the Women in Academia Report article, “Prestigious Honors for Four Women in Academia”
James Oberg ’66
James Oberg is awarded the Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award by the American Astronomical Society for an Astronomy magazine article on Mercury’s ice poles.
Oberg worked for NASA from 1975 to 1999 and currently is MSNBC’s space correspondent, having previously worked at UPI and ABC.
Read the complete award announcement, “Astronomy magazine writer wins planetary science journalism award.”
Ezra Vogel ’50
Ezra Vogel earns the 2014 Grand Prize Laureate award from the Fukuoka Prize, which sponsors the promotion of harmony among Asia’s many diverse cultures. Vogel earned the award for his research into socio-economic political changes in post-war Asia, particularly in Japan and China.
In announcing the award, Fukuoka Prize officials stated: “His contribution to the understanding of Asia and to peace in the region is exceptional.”
Read the Fukuoka Prize announcement, including Vogel’s remarks, at “Notification Ceremony for Prof. Ezra F. Vogel in Boston.”
Morgan Treni ’12
As an OWU sophomore, Morgan Treni fulfilled an essay assignment by bringing a guitar to class and singing.
“After class,” she recently told Columbus Dispatch writer Kevin Joy, “my professor came up and grabbed me by the elbow. She said: ‘You’re a songwriter.’”
Treni, who majored in nonfiction writing, recently released her first album, “The Dreamer and Other Essays,” which she describes as having elements of folky pop and jazz.
Read the complete Dispatch article, “Meet the band: Morgan Treni.”
Jordane Faith ’15
Jordane Faith is working with Dempsey Middle School pupils in Delaware, Ohio, on a summer ecology project to eradicate invasive plants from wetlands and forest area near their school.
Faith is featured in a photograph in an article about the project in ThisWeek Delaware News.
See the image and read the article, “Students release woodlands from aliens’ grip.”
William Staples ’78
William Staples receives the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Staples is an associate professor at the University of Indianapolis and president of the APTA’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
Read the university announcement, “Staples receives Lucy Blair Service Award from APTA.”
Jason Milligan ’93
Jason Milligan has been advisor of Ohio Wesleyan’s Mu Chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity for a year now, and he recently spoke to the fraternity magazine about his experience.
“There are only a few transformational periods in one’s life, the college experience is one of them,” said Milligan, vice president of a construction equipment sales company who served in the U.S. Army.
Read more in “Advice from a New Chapter Advisor” (Page 21).
Jana Brown ’01
Jana Brown is appointed program manager at the Children’s Literacy Foundation in Waterbury Center, Vermont, where she will organize outreach and oversee grant distribution.
After her graduation from Ohio Wesleyan, Brown practiced law for five years with the Vermont Attorney General’s Office.
Read the complete Waterbury Record article, “Jana Brown joins Children’s Literacy.”
Joel Ides ’97
Joel Ides joins the staff at Anarchy Post, a feature film and television company specializing in post-production work.
Ides has a Bachelor of Fine Art in photography from Ohio Wesleyan, and his work has been shown on HBO and A&E. He also is an instructor at the New York Film Academy, located in Burbank, California.
Read more about Ides at “Anarchy Post hires new colorist – Joel Ides.”
Lauren J. Gentene ’10
Lauren Gentene is named head girls basketball coach at Clark Montessori High School in Cincinnati after working as head coach at Mason (Ohio) Middle School and junior varsity head coach at Wyoming High School, in a Cincinnati suburb.
Gentene transferred to Ohio Wesleyan between her freshman and sophomore years and played guard on the Battling Bishop women’s basketball team for three years.
Read The Cincinnati Enquirer article, “Clark Montessori adds new hoops, soccer coaches.”
Sarah Bechtel ’14
Thanks to a recommendation from her former coach, Kris Boey, OWU graduate Sarah Bechtel ’14 earns a position as a graduate assistant to the Ursuline College Track & Field coaching staff.
At OWU, Bechtel won seven NCAC championships in pole vault and all-conference status in the 10- meter hurdles. She also is the first woman in NCAC history to win four consecutive indoor pole vault titles.
Read the full announcement, Sarah Bechtel Joins Track and Field Coaching Staff.”