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The Oracle SPRING 2016 ISSUE
Spring semester is off to a strong—and wintery—start! In this issue of The Oracle, we celebrate the generous support from alumnus John Koonts, who gave to The Patton College of Education. You'll also read about the Department of Counseling and Higher Education and its two impressive programs. Read on for information about charitable bequests and how they may fit into your estate plans.

As always, thank you for your support of Ohio University and I look forward to hearing from you!

Kelli L. Kotowski
Executive Director
Gift Planning & Principal Gifts
(740) 597-1819  


Alumnus supports OHIO in unique ways

From spending Wednesday mornings running a food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul in Centerville, Ohio, to starting an Honor Flight Program for World War II veterans, to volunteering long hours at a local golf course, Ohio University alumnus and former high school counselor John Koonts, hasn’t had a dull moment since he retired in 1985.

Koonts began a 20-year commitment to Yankee Trace Golf Course in Centerville in 1985, repairing greens, filling divots, and working as a player assistant throughout the day. In April 2015, his hard work and dedication were honored when he was recognized as volunteer of the year.

“I have a ‘type A’ personality,” he said. “I always have to be active.”

To read more about John’s support for Ohio, click here.

Counseling Program at Ohio University

Ohio University’s Department of Counseling and Higher Education attracts students nationwide. The department houses two academic program areas: The Counselor Education Program and the Higher Education and Student Affairs Program.

Counselor Education Program
George E. Hill, a leader at OHIO in Counselor Education, established Ohio University’s Counselor Education program in 1948, and the eponymous center, The George E. Hill Center for Counseling and Research, honors his leadership. The program offers master and doctoral degrees and provides specialty focus areas in clinical mental health counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and school counseling.

Students studying in the program spend their time practicing counseling skills, conducting research, and providing services to students through the Center. The Center’s mission is to train students in counseling and provide counseling and human development services to Ohio University students, faculty and staff. Students in the program use the Center to conduct counseling-related research.

Higher Education and Student Affairs Program
The Higher Education and Student Affairs program offers a master degree in College Student Personnel and Higher Education and a doctoral degree in Higher Education. The master’s programs focus on development and application of skills, while the doctoral programs emphasize the study, development and testing of theoretical concepts.

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What is a Bequest?

A charitable bequest can be a meaningful way to make a gift to Ohio University. Whether you choose to support students, faculty, or other areas of the University, the legacy you create will have a tremendous impact on future generations. When you choose to include Ohio University in your will or trust, you can indicate your wishes in one of several ways.

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