2013 Dean's Spring Dinner
Fifth Annual Spring Dinner Celebrates Support
Spring brings with it new growth, warmer weather, and a chance to celebrate our donors at the annual Dean’s Spring Dinner. Hosted by Dr. Bruce A. McPheron, this event brings donors whose gifts support faculty, research, operations, and program funds together with the faculty, staff, and students those funds support.
Over 150 donors, students, faculty, and staff attended this year’s event. Guests were entertained by OSU student acappella ensemble Buck That! Seth Erwin, a third year student in Agribusiness and Applied Economics served as the evening’s emcee. Mary Maloney and a team of students, staff, and volunteers from the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens spoke on behalf of the college and shared a passionate message of impact and thanks for the donor support received by the Chadwick. Long time Chadwick supporter Sandy Ross shared her personal “But for Ohio State” story of excitement for that campus gateway. Sandy and Andy Ross recently made a commitment to support the Howlett Hall Green Roof Project, and guests were encouraged to return to campus to see the work on the green roof as it progresses.
Dean McPheron closed the program with remarks including an update on the college’s But for Ohio State campaign progress, his vision for the college’s future, and a message of thanks to those attending for their continued support of the college. Buck That! Returned to lead the singing of Carmen Ohio as a room full of CFAES guests proclaimed, O-HI-O!
For more information on the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens or the Howlett Hall Green Roof project visit chadwickarboretum.osu.edu/ and for more information on the But for Ohio State campaign visit www.giveto.osu.edu .