Education Digest


Chambliss to receive award

COLUMBUS — David Chambliss of Columbus was awarded the Graduate Student Award of Excellence in Community Service. He will be officially recognized at the University Engagement Recognition Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 3 in the Ohio Union, Archie Griffin East Ballroom.

Chamblis has been active in the community. He has served as chair of the COSI Young Professional Board, supporting fundraising and events at COSI and encouraging young professionals in the community to give back to STEM education and programs at COSI. He has also spent the last year serving as an ambassador for the James Cancer Hospital. In this role he plans, supports, and encourages attendance at events that support The James.

Chambliss sits on the board of FLIP Cancer, a non-profit dedicated to the prevention of cancer and encouraging an active lifestyle. He has also been active in building partnerships between KIPP Columbus and the Fisher College of Business to bring students from KIPP to campus for tours, often the first time the students have been on a college campus.

Chambliss is a Fairborn High School 2002 graduate. He received his bachelor of science from Bowling Green State University in 2007 and masters’ from Clemson in 2011. Currently he is the director of development for OSU Fisher Business College and taking classes for a second masters’ at OSU. He is the son of Cathy and Steve Chambliss of Xenia.

Academic achievement honors

SPRINGFIELD — Capping off a day-long Celebration of the Liberal Arts at Wittenberg University, the campus community came together to celebrate the achievements of students and faculty members alike at the annual Honors Convocation on April 7, in Weaver Chapel. The faculty commemorated the occasion in full academic regalia as the university recognized high achievement of students and faculty members in academic and co-curricular activities.

The students recognized include: Erin Armitage, Catherine Bartell and Kyla McGee all of Beavercreek and Shaelyn Sakos of Fairborn.

During the ceremony, the 2017 Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching was presented to Professor of Psychology Jeff Brookings. The award was established in 1960, and it is the highest recognition Wittenberg bestows on its faculty. It is accompanied by a stipend of $2,000. Candidates must have taught at Wittenberg for more than five years and are nominated by students, alumni, faculty and staff.

UC students receive awards

WILLIAMSBURG, K.Y. — University of the Cumberlands recognized outstanding students during the 58th Annual Honors Day program on April 23. During the awards the following Greene County residents were recognized:

Sydney Beck of Beavercreek received the Health, Exercise & Sport Science – Fitness & Sport Management Award Award and Maureen McGaha of Beavercreek received the Health, Exercise & Sport Science – Public Health Award Award.

Shaeffer hired as teacher

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Alexander Shaeffer, a senior at Bob Jones University pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in English, was hired as a high school English teacher at Legacy Christian Academy in Xenia. Shaeffer is a resident of Xenia.

Fairborn Daily Herald

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.

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