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Building Bridges With China
Thanks to the generosity of Jim and Pam Griffith, Mount Union will launch a multi-faceted Chinese language and cultural initiative in the fall of 2012 — The Discover China Program. Students enrolled in Discover China will study Mandarin Chinese language and live with a native Chinese language speaker in a Chinese theme house on campus. Having this daily interaction with a native language speaker will allow them to speak the language and learn about the Chinese culture first hand. At the end of the students’ first year in the program, they will travel to China in the summer to study and participate in a service-learning project at an orphanage near and dear to the Griffiths’ hearts. Jim is no rookie when it comes to Chinese language and culture, as he has made more than 30 visits to China since 1996. He and Pam take trips to this fascinating country, both for personal enjoyment and business endeavors for The Timken Company, where Jim serves as president and chief executive officer. “I’m the type of person who would have raised my family in a small town and been whole-heartedly content with that lifestyle,” said Jim. “But, I was assigned to open the Chinese market for Timken in 1996, and although it wasn’t my life plan at that point, I fell in love with the Chinese culture.” In 1996, there were 15,000 employees working for Timken and zero were employed in China. Today, Timken employs more than 20,000 employees around the world, with 4,000 working in China to serve the Asian markets. According to Jim, in a current Mount Union student’s lifetime, China will be the most important economic partner for the United States. It is vital for people to have the ability to understand and appreciate the opportunity at hand to create interrelationships with China.

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“A fifth of the world’s people are ethnically Chinese,” said Jim. “So, when you think of it from that perspective and understand that China is the fastest growing economy in the world, it becomes Jim and Pam Griffith take a moment to pose for a picture with a crystal clear why group of Chinese students at an orphanage in Longhui, located in people who underthe Hunan Province of China. stand the Chinese and topics differently. “You will never be language and culture will have a leg up on able to understand why the person across those who don’t. the table reacted to a phrase in the way he “As a trustee of Mount Union, the logic or she did unless you take the time to get to of this gift is much more than to prepare know the individual and understand his or American students for working in a global her culture, values and language,” said Jim. society,” he said. “One of the objectives is It is the Griffiths’ hope that this program to attract Chinese students to come and will not only help prepare students for their study at Mount Union, and therefore create first jobs in our global society, but also a cultural interchange.” arm them with the skills and knowledge to help build bridges and relationships “A fifth of the world’s people with people all around the world. And, for students to not just accept diversity, but to are ethnically Chinese.” whole-heartedly embrace it.

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When individuals interact with others from different cultures, they sometimes see things that they view as illogical. But, it’s important to recognize that people from other cultures have a very different perspective on the world and react to specific events, ideas

“We wanted to essentially ‘pay it forward,’ so that generations of Mount Union students will continue to make a difference both in the United States and abroad.” To read more about Mount Union’s Chinese language and cultural initiative and its on-going relationship with China, visit www.mountunion.edu/discover-china.

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From the President
We have a new plan at the University of Mount Union. The over-arching goal … shaping our already-thriving institution into a university of increased strength, resilience and vigor. Over the next five years, we will deliberately work toward ensuring that we become the best institution that we can possibly be, and we’ll be using our new strategic plan, recently approved by the Board of Trustees, to guide the way.

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Mount Union Magazine Issue II, 2011 Mail date: May 31, 2011 Class Notes deadline: April 1, 2011 Mount Union Magazine In Brief Issue III, 2011 Mail date: August 31, 2011 No Class Notes included Mount Union Magazine Issue IV, 2011 Mail date: November 30, 2011 Class Notes deadline: October 1, 2011 Mount Union Magazine In Brief Issue I, 2012 Mail date: February 29, 2012 No Class Notes included

Events You Won’t Want to Miss

March 15, Evening of Broadway Tamra Hayden and Craig Schulman 8 p.m., Mount Union Theatre March 19, M Club Reverse Raffle Doors open at 6 p.m., Skyland Pines Cost is $100 per person. To RSVP, contact the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030. March 22, LINC Luncheon Dr. James Thoma, “Sports Going Global: Life’s Lessons,” noon, Hoover-Price Campus Center March 23, Women’s History Month Keynote Address Susan Douglas, 7 p.m., Mount Union Theatre March 24, Schooler Lecture Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, 8 p.m., McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex April 19, SCHOLAR Day Student Celebration Honoring Our Latest Academic Research May 7, Commencement
For more information on these and other events, visit www.mountunion.edu.

President and Mrs. Giese enjoy a conversation with Board Chair Randall C. Hunt ‘75 and his wife, Ann Marie, at the Advancing Excellence – A Strategic Plan for the Univer- winter Board of Trustees retreat in January. At the retreat, sity of Mount Union, paints a the Board approved Mount Union’s strategic plan. picture of the Mount Union of 2015, and I assure you that, in the years ahead, our canvas will be vibrant and distinctive. Offering a clear portrait of the future and providing the critical steps that will ensure success down the road, Advancing Excellence will lead us in becoming the deliberately dynamic private university we envision. And, we couldn’t have successfully developed this plan without our dedicated and insightful alumni who were among the more than 1,800 members of our campus community who participated in this year-long process. You joined others in sharing your thoughts for the future during focus group sessions, online surveys and feedback forums, and I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued engagement and contribution. It’s what truly makes this strategic plan collectively “ours.” Over the past few years, we’ve talked a lot about the changing face of higher education and the challenges that lie ahead, not only for Mount Union, but for all colleges and universities. Advancing Excellence – aspirational yet realistic – will truly help us weather the storm and emerge a stronger institution. I hope you are as eager as I am to explore all that lies ahead.

CO-EDITORS: Callie Livengood ’09 and Joanna Shields DESIgNER: Joanna Shields CONTRIBUTORS: Gina (Dominick ’96) Bannevich, Melissa (Smith ’98) Gardner, Callie Livengood ’09 and Leonard Reich pHOTOgRApHERS: Cockrill’s Studio and Callie Livengood ’09 EDITORIAL BOARD: Melissa (Smith ’98) Gardner, Dr. Richard Giese, Anne (Zimmer ’95) Graffice, Gregory King ’89, Callie Livengood ‘09 and Joanna Shields CONTACT: University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601, (330) 821-5320 or (800) 992-6682

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Advancing Excellence
Mount Union’s strategic plan sets the course for the future
“Through the diligent work of all of you, Mount Union has experienced ongoing success. Exciting programs, innovative facilities and modest enrollment growth are just a few of the accomplishments we have collectively achieved. We have much reason to celebrate, but at the same time, it is critical that together we set the course for the next step in the institution’s development. Thus, we are about to embark on a comprehensive yet efficient visioning process that will provide a road map for the years to come.” These words, communicated by President Richard F. Giese in an e-mail to members of the campus community a little more than a year ago, launched a year-long effort to define the Mount Union of 2015. Twelve months later, the Board of Trustees has approved Advancing Excellence – A Strategic Plan for the University of Mount Union, and the vision for the future is clear. Dynamic, challenging, relevant, residential, diverse and attractive – these are just a few of the adjectives that Advancing Excellence uses to describe the Mount Union of tomorrow. But the vision for the University of Mount Union for 2015 goes far beyond ornate descriptors to really define what’s at the heart of the institution’s future. It sets an enrollment goal of 2,500, comprised of 90 percent undergraduate students and 10 percent graduate students, yet calls for continued personal attention and assurance that the institution’s student-faculty ratio will remain at approximately 14:1. It provides for academic growth in primarily high-demand graduate programs and undergraduate majors aligned with the healthcare field, yet affirms the institution’s strong commitment to its liberal arts tradition. And, in this day and age, it most definitely speaks to the importance of a curriculum that is both broad-based and career-specific. Essentially, it calls for action that will move the institution forward without compromising the historical foundation upon which it was built. Offering a focused image of the University to come, Advancing Excellence is the result of a thorough process that involved input from trustees, alumni and friends, faculty, staff, current students, prospective students and parents. A wealth of information was gathered through focus groups, surveys and feedback sessions, and the plan truly belongs to the entire Mount Union community. “I believe that this plan unites our community around a clear and powerful vision of the future – one that allows us to aptly prepare our students for engagement in our 21st century world,” said Giese. “It also prepares us as an institution for the undeniable challenges that lie ahead including changing demographics, a turbulent economy and a proliferation of higher education options.” Throughout the planning process, it became clear that the six strategic initiatives that have guided Mount Union’s efforts throughout the past five years are still very much relevant for the future. Thus, Advancing Excellence stems from these guiding principles – develop a curriculum for the future, foster an engaging campus community, manage strategic enrollment growth, ensure the sustainable management of resources, enhance the diversity of the campus community and broaden the visibility and reputation of the institution. “These six strategic initiatives exemplify the institution’s desire to foster what is already outstanding and ensure an even more exceptional future for students and the institution as a whole,” said Amy Tomko ‘81, vice president for enrollment services and co-chair of the strategic planning steering committee along with Dr. Douglas Hendel, professor of theatre. “They have, and will continue, to serve our institution well as we face the challenges that lie ahead.” To learn more about the strategic planning process or to read Advancing Excellence in its entirety, visit www.mountunion.edu/ strategic-planning.

Excellence Underway
Develop a curriculum for the future Mount Union recently announced the approval of a master of arts degree in educational leadership to begin in the fall of 2012. Foster an engaging campus community Due to the high student demand for independent living options on campus, construction is well underway on Mount Union’s third apartment-style housing village, scheduled to open this fall. Manage strategic enrollment growth Annual enrollment goals have been and will continue to be set to work toward the vision of being an institution of 2,500 students by the year 2015. Ensure the sustainable management of resources In line with Mount Union’s sustainability initiative, the Gartner Welcome Center received silver LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Enhance the diversity of our campus community Mount Union recently announced the approval of Discover China, a new Chinese language and cultural initiative that will expose students to diverse ideas and customs. Broaden the visibility and reputation of the institution This fall, the University embarked on a new marketing effort, including a logo, tagline, new advertising efforts and the launch of a new website.

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Upcoming Campus Events
Evening of Broadway
Singers Tamra Hayden and Craig Schulman will be performing a free concert on Tuesday, March 15 at 8 p.m. in the Mount Union Theatre. A versatile singer and actress, Hayden has toured extensively throughout the United States in Les Misérables as Cosette, Phantom of the Opera as Christine and Fiddler On The Roof as Hodel. She also has toured regionally with the original Broadway Company of It Ain’t Nothin’ But The Blues. Schulman is the only performer in the world to have performed as three of the most extraordinary musical theatre characters ever written. He has appeared in the lead roles of Jekyll & Hyde, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom Of The Opera and Les Misérables. He is the creator and producer of the BROADWAY NIGHTS™ Concert Series, and two solo programs including HEROES, MONSTERS & MADMEN™ and CRAIG SCHULMAN ON BROADWAY™. For more information regarding the Evening of Broadway performance, visit www.mountunion.edu/broadway.

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Don’t Miss Your golden Anniversary
Mount Union’s Class of 1961 will celebrate its 50th class reunion on Friday, May 6 in conjunction with Commencement on Saturday, May 7. In addition to a complete schedule of events on Friday, participants will have the opportunity to relive their Commencement ceremony by marching in caps and gowns as part of the academic procession during this year’s ceremony. To register, visit Purple Raiders Central at alumni.mountunion.edu or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030 or alumni@mountunion.edu.

Singers Tamra Hayden and Craig Schulman will be performing a free concert on Tuesday, March 15 at 8 p.m. in the Mount Union Theatre.

Women’s History Month Keynote Address
Susan Douglas will present the Women’s History Month keynote address on Wednesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. She is a prize-winning author, columnist, cultural critic and professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan. She also is the author of numerous books including Where the Girls Are, The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood, How it Undermines Women (with Meredith Michaels, The Free Press, 2004) and Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism’s Work Is Done. She has lectured at colleges and universities around the country, and has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show, among others.

Weekend Highlights
• Campus Tour • Cocktails and Socializing • Reunion and Dinner • Commencement Procession and Ceremony
Commencement will be held on the south lawn of Chapman Hall. In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC).

Susan Douglas will present the Women’s History Month For more information on Women’s History Month at Mount keynote address on WednesUnion, visit www.mountunion.edu/whm. day, March 23 at 7 p.m. at Mount Union.

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Schooler Lecture
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will present the Schooler Lecture on Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m. in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC). Tyson is the on-campus host and executive editor of PBS’ show NOVA scienceNOW as well as a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History. Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes in the United States and Chile, Tyson researches star formation, exploding stars and the structure of the Milky Way. A native of New York City, Tyson’s contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in its official naming of asteroid 13123 Tyson. Voted sexiest astrophysicist alive by People magazine in 2000, Tyson is the author of nine books including New York Times’ best seller Death By Black Hole as well as Other Cosmic Quandaries and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet, which chronicles his experience at the center of the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status. Tyson has joined Lynne Koplitz, a professional standup comedienne, to host StarTalk. Using celebrity guests combined with informative yet amusing banter, the show is aimed at people who never thought they could like science. The National Science Foundation funded pilot program brought science to commercial radio. Tyson has been a guest on popular talk shows such as The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Complimentary tickets are available by calling the Schooler Lecture ticket line at (330) 829-6120. For more information on the Schooler Lecture, visit www.mountunion.edu/the-schooler-lecture. Astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will present the Schooler Lecture on Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at Mount Union.

The fourth annual SCHOLAR Day will be held on Tuesday, April 19, and will feature a full day of events showcasing academic excellence and scholarly research at Mount Union. Three formal presentation sessions and two poster sessions will be included again this year. SCHOLAR Day, which began in 2008, highlights the research projects of Mount Union’s undergraduate students. SCHOLAR Day stands for Student Celebration Honoring Our Latest Academic Research. The continued success of this academic tradition is made possible through the generous support of George ’58 and Sally (Shrake ’59) Stradley of Hartville, OH. The day-long celebration of academic excellence is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.mountunion.edu/scholarday. Katie Pusateri ‘10 discusses her Senior Culminating Experience during one of last year’s SCHOLAR Day poster sessions. Her project examined how public relations professionals utilize social media.

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Fine Arts Events
Events are held in Crandall Art Gallery. February 3–March 2, Landscape paintings by Monika Teal March 14–31, Annual Student Art Exhibit April 4–May 7, Senior Culminating Experience Exhibit: Art and Media Computing Majors

Mark Your Calendars
Florida Alumni Gatherings
Reconnecting with alumni in Sarasota and Naples
President and Mrs. Giese, along with Anne (Zimmer ’95) Graffice, director of alumni relations and university activities, will be reconnecting with alumni and friends as well as updating attendees about what’s happening on Mount Union’s campus during the annual alumni luncheons in Florida this March. Dr. Mandy (Geddis ‘98) Capel, assistant professor of education, will be discussing Mount Union’s master of arts degree in educational leadership (MAEL), which will begin in the fall of 2012. The Sarasota alumni luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota. The Naples alumni luncheon, which is being hosted by Dorothy “DJ” (Werstler ’49) and Dr. Richard “Mac” ’50 McPherson, will be held on Wednesday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. at The Club Pelican Bay. Tickets for each luncheon are $25 and can be purchased online through Purple Raiders Central or by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030, (800) 992-6682, ext. 2030 or alumni@mountunion.edu.

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Events are held in Presser Recital Hall unless otherwise noted. March 14, Faculty Artist Recital: Dr. Maira Liliestedt (piano), 8 p.m. March 18, Preparatory Division Musicale, 7 p.m. March 19, Alumni Recital: Sarah Hutchins (mezzosoprano), 7:30 p.m. March 20, Senior Recital: Willow DiGiacomo (clarinet), 7:30 p.m. March 27, Spring Vocal Showcase, 3 p.m. March 28, Horn Choir, 8 p.m. March 29, Piano Keys: A piano recital featuring the students of Dr. Maira Liliestedt, 8 p.m. April 3, Alliance Youthful Chamber Orchestra, 3 p.m. April 3, Faculty Woodwind Quintet: sine nomine, 7:30 p.m. April 5, Woodwind Ensembles, 8 p.m. April 6, Joint Junior Recital: Courtney Gazda and Brittni Roach (piano), 8 p.m. April 10, Mount Union/Alliance Chorale, First Presbyterian Church, 3 p.m., Fee required April 10, Joint Junior Recital: Joe Cetina (trombone) and Steve Roshong (trumpet), 7:30 p.m. April 11, Women’s Chorus, 8 p.m. April 12, Wind Ensemble, Rodman Playhouse, 8 p.m. April 13, Mount Union Jazz Band Entertainment, Campus Grounds, 7:30 p.m. April 14, Stark County Honors Flute Choir, 8 p.m. April 15-16, Mount Union Concert Choir, 8 p.m.

M Club Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction
Supporting Mount Union’s student athletes
The third annual M Club Reverse Raffle and Silent Auction will be held Saturday, March 19 at Skyland Pines in Canton, OH. Attendees will enjoy an evening of fun as they help support current Purple Raider athletic programs and future M Club events. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. and the raffle at 8 p.m. The cost is $100 per ticket, which includes admission, a raffle number and dinner. Additional dinner tickets may be purchased for $25 each. Only 200 tickets will be sold and may be purchased by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030, (800) 992-6682, ext. 2030 or alumni@mountunion.edu.

“Roads” Scholar Presentation
Learning about investing
The final stop on the informational and educational “roads” scholar tour will be in Chicago, IL on Thursday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Jake Melnick’s. Dr. Patricia (Foley ‘73) Matthews, dean of the division of professional studies and professor of economics, accounting and business administration, will present To Invest or Not to Invest? to area alumni. Mount Union’s Investment Team, which also will be in town on its annual trip to the Chicago Board Options Exchange, will also make a presentation. The cost for dinner is $15, and reservations can be made online at alumni.mountunion.edu or by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030, (800) 992-6682, ext. 2030 or alumni@mountunion.edu.


Performances are held in Rodman Playhouse. April 6-9, Student-Directed Plays and Senior Culminating Experience Performances, 8 p.m. Schedules are subject to change. For the most up-todate information, visit www.mountunion.edu.

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Upcoming Spring Sports Events
Mount Union Baseball
March 6-12 March 16 March 19 Russ Matt Classic at Walsh at Wittenberg

For a complete schedule, visit athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/bsb

Mount Union Softball
March 6-12 March 19 March 26

Rebel Spring Games at Trine Heidelberg*

Mount Union’s women’s track and field team claimed the OAC title in 2010.

For a complete schedule, visit athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/sball

Purple Raider Spring Sports Preview
Outdoor Track and Field
For the first time in three decades, Mount Union will have a new coach at the helm of the men’s track program as Kevin Lucas takes over for the retired John Homon. Lucas coached the Raider women’s track team last season and led the Raiders to their second-ever OAC Outdoor Track Championship and was named OAC Coach of the Year. The Raiders will be working toward the conference championships again, and for the second straight year, Mount Union will host the OAC Championships on April 29-30.

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The men’s golf team looks to reclaim the OAC Championship after winning the title in 2007 and 2008 and placing second in 2009 and 2010. A veteran lineup returns including three players who won All-OAC honors a year ago. The women’s golf team placed third in last year’s OAC Championship, which was the Raiders highest finish since placing second seven years ago. All five starters, including All-OAC first teamer Mary Snode, a junior of Alliance, OH, return as Mount Union looks forward to hosting this year’s OAC Championship.

Stark County Championships at Walsh NCAC-OAC Challenge at Oberlin OAC Gold Meet

For a complete schedule, visit athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/wtrack or athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/mtrack

Mount Union Men’s Tennis
March 2 March 6-12 March 26

at Oberlin Hilton Head at Heidelberg*

For a complete schedule, visit athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/mten

Mount Union Women’s Tennis
March 6-12 March 16 March 26


Hilton Head Ohio Wesleyan Heidelberg*

Sandy Douglas enters her 26th season as Mount Union’s head softball coach. Her Raider teams have averaged 29 wins a season over the last six seasons and finished second in the OAC last year. Headlining the returning players list is sophomore pitcher Rachel McAninch of West Jefferson, OH, who won both OAC Pitcher and Rookie of the Year honors a year ago.



The baseball team looks for a move back up the OAC standings after a 15-20 season last year. An experienced core of players return – 14 letterwinners with seven position player starters and three starting pitchers – for 16-year head coach Paul Hesse.

The men’s tennis team placed second in the OAC a year ago, but it will be a whole new ball game for the Raiders as two-time All-OAC first team selection Zach Perry, a senior of Hudson, OH, is the only returning starter on the roster. The women’s tennis team matched the second most wins in program history with 15 wins last season. The Raiders also made their sixth straight appearance in the OAC Tournament Semifinals in 2010. Two-time All-OAC pick Krissy Hallett, a junior of Willoughby Hills, OH, leads Mount Union in 2011.

For a complete schedule, visit athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/wten

Mount Union Men’s Golf
March 8 March 25-26 April 9-10

Tournament at Pinehurst at Muskingum Invitational at Denison Invitational

For a complete schedule, visit athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/mgolf

Mount Union Women’s Golf
March 8 March 26-27 April 1-2

Tournament at Pinehurst Mount Union Invitational at Capital Purple and White Invitational

For a complete schedule, visit athletics.mountunion.edu/sports/wgolf Home games in bold * OAC Conference Game

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Alumnus to be inducted into oFiC Hall of Excellence
Mount Union alumnus Sylvester “Sy” Green ’64 will be inducted into The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges’ (OFIC) Hall of Excellence in April. The Hall of Excellence honors alumni of member institutions of the OFIC whose lifetime achievements exemplify the traditions, ideals, strengths and values of private higher education. Green is the retired national chairman and consultant of Green Rolle Consulting, LLC. Throughout his professional career, he has served as chief executive officer and chairman for e2Value, Inc., a web-based property valuation company that provides digital solutions to the insurance industry. He was also managing director and executive vice president for Chubb & Son, Inc., a global property and casualty company. A member of the Mount Union Board of Trustees since 1983, Green served as its chair from 2002 through 2004. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education from Mount Union in 1964 and also completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program in 1988. “Throughout Sy’s career, he has demonstrated a strong commitment to private higher education,” said Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of Mount Union. “He has been a loyal alumnus, active trustee and committed Board Chair, and as a result of his dedication and his ability to serve as a dedicated leader in his field, he was presented with an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters at Mount Union’s commencement ceremony in 2008. He truly is an exemplary role model for past, current and future generations of Mount Union students.” Other Mount Union alumni who have been inducted into the Hall of Excellence include Dr. Robert S. Kunkel Jr. ’55, Vanita D. (Bauknight ’63) Oelschlager, Congressman Ralph S. Regula ’48, Dr. Dorothy Sisk ’58 and Brian L. Stafford ’69.

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