Ohio big in LSU celebration
The long educational reach of Ohio University became apparent last month in awards ceremonies at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication.
Four of the five major honorees were persons with Ohio University credentials as the Manship School staged a week-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding in 1912-13. The centennial celebration featured programs about events and people of both historic and contemporary importance.
Three of the four veteran faculty/administrators who received the school’s Founders Award, signifying major contributions to the school’s development, spent time at Ohio University. Among these were Louis Day, veteran faculty member who received his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Ohio in 1973, Ron Garay, former associate dean who received his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from Ohio in 1980, and Ralph Izard, who taught in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism for 32 years before retiring and joining the Manship faculty. The other Founders Award went to former Dean John Maxwell Hamilton, who has visited Athens on several occasions.
Then, on the following day, Masudul Biswas, now of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, was announced as the 2013 recipient of the T. C. Shields Award for Outstanding Alumni Volunteer for his work with the Media Diversity Forum, a national website dedicated to civil rights and social justice. Biswas received his master’s degree from Ohio University in 2007 and the Ph.D. from LSU in 2011.
- contact Ralph Izard
- Link directly to this Scripps Note