LIMA — Two outstanding alumni of The Ohio State University-Lima were honored in ceremonies Wednesday night at the Lima campus.
George M. Brooks was inducted into the Ohio State Lima Alumni Hall of Fame while Ryan Kraner received the 2019 Early Achievement Award.
Brooks received his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics in 1978 from the main campus.
Brooks launched a successful career in the financial industry in Van Wert and served three terms on the Ohio State Lima Advisory Board. He was awarded the Violent I. Meek Town and Gown Award in 2015.
Kraner earned his degree in biology, was a physics and organic chemistry tutor, an honors student and was active in a variety of clubs. One of the clubs he formed Kraner and fellow students raised nearly $20,000 for cancer research through Pelotonia.
After graduation kraner entered Officer Candidate School for the U.S. Navy and earned his “Wings of Gold” and the status of Naval Flight Officer.