FINDLAY — Winebrenner Theological Seminary held graduation ceremonies Aug. 6. These individuals have prepared for Christian ministry.
Doctor of Ministry graduate is Daniel R. Pritt, of Findlay; Master of Divinity graduates are Joseph Russell Boehler, of Findlay, and Melanie Gail Martin, of Carey; Master of Arts in Family Ministry graduates include Donald B. Clark, of Walbridge, Eileen R. Kleinfelter, of Tiffin, and Lelia Marie Miller, of Tiffin; and Master of Arts in Practical Theology graduate is Arthur L. Butler, of Lima.
Westside United Methodist
LIMA — The Westside United Methodist Church awarded $2,750 to its members to help defray costs of their postsecondary education expenses. First year awards are $1,000 and four subsequent annual awards of $250 can be provided. Scholars may receive a maximum of $2,000 in awards.
Jack Ditto received a first year $1,000 scholarship. He will attend Goshen College.
Other $250 awards were presented to Shawn R. Stevens, Alex Turner, Conner R. Rockhold and Logan Rockhold, all of whom will attend Ohio Northern University. Ashley Radebaugh will attend Rhodes State College, and Christopher J. Radebaugh II and Lindsay Malsam will attend The Ohio State University.
Funding for these awards come from memorial gifts and donations from Westside United Methodist members and friend and the annual ice cream social.
Wapak resident part
of hooding ceremony
WAPAKONETA — Padraig Murphy, of Wapakoneta, participated in the Trine University Graduate School hooding ceremony on Friday.
The ceremony recognizes the completion of the graduate degree. Murphy earned a Lou Holtz Master of Science in Leadership degree.
Elida resident graduates
from Clemson University
ELIDA — Jonathan Lloyd Littler, of Elida, graduated from Clemson University with a Master of Science in Biological Sciences.
Littler was one of nearly 1,000 students who received degrees in the graduation ceremony. The University of Findlay hosts Welcome Week beginning Monday.
Lima student makes Dean’s
List at Otterbein University
LIMA — Caleb Dee Norton, of Lima, has been named to the Dean’s List at Otterbein University for the 2016 Spring Semester.
Students must be full time with a grade point average of at least 3.6 to qualify for the dean’s list.
Children’s auditions set for
ONU Holiday Spectacular
ADA — Ohio Northern University will hold children’s auditions for the “Holiday Spectacular” at 1 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Auditions will be held for singers and dancers, ages 5 to 12. Those who are auditioning may be asked to sing and should be ready to participate in a dance call (jazz and/or tap shoes). There will not be prepared dance or vocal solos.
For information, contact Kirsten Osbun-Manley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The dates for this year’s performance are Nov. 17, 18 and 19 at ONU and Dec. 2, 3 and 4 in Lima.
courses to retirees
BLUFFTON — Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement, an educational program for retirees, is offering six courses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 19 through Oct. 27.
Each course is $50; the cost to take two or more courses is $100. Registration and, if applicable, course fees are due at the time of registration. Sept. 15 is the deadline to register. To register or for information, contact Janet Schumacher, at 419-358-3346 or email@example.com.
Fall courses are: A History of the Russian Czars; Colloquium: Creativity, the Arts and Civic Life; Film Classics and Films of Literary Classics; Calligraphy: The Art of Writing Beautifully; How They Do It: A Comparison of Sexual Life Cycles in the Animal Kingdom: The Mammals; and Prose, Poetry, Scripture and Psalms.
Western Ohio Educational Foundation
honors local scholarship donors
CELINA — The Western Ohio Educational Foundation has responded to the educational needs of residents in Auglaize, Mercer and Van Wert counties by providing the resources to allow residents access to college instruction.
For the 2015-16 academic year, the WOEF Scholarship Program offered eligible applicants the opportunity to apply for more than 270 academic scholarships, grants and loans worth more than $290,000. Since 1965, WOEF has awarded more than $3.4 million worth of scholarships to more than 2,600 new and continuing students.
University of Findlay
FINDLAY — The University of Findlay’s new Graduating Class Philanthropy Honor Cord program was recognized for its outstanding efforts in enhancing student learning and service.
The Independent College Advancement Association conferred upon the University of Findlay its Program of Excellence Award, which celebrates “people or teams that have developed innovative programs, tools and systems,” and recognizes best practices in the higher education advancement field.
The honor cord program includes financial, educational and service components. To earn a cord, a student for the 2016 class had to make a financial gift of $20.16 or greater, attend at least one event in the University’s educational event series that focused on topics regarding philanthropy and its potential effects on community, and complete service hours.