OWU Softball Team Recognized for Efforts to ‘StrikeOut Cancer’

Also in this edition: Sonya Miller Goshe ’94, Doug Dittrick ’55, Kara Trott ’83, Sean Kay, Vince Donofrio ’14, and Abby Feldman-Lee ’98.

OWU Softball Team

OWU Softball Team

OWU Softball Team

Ohio Wesleyan’s softball team is named one of the top individual fundraisers for this year’s National Fastpitch Coaches Association and American Cancer Society annual StrikeOut Cancer initiative.

Nearly 200 schools participated in the spring fundraising, collecting more than $286,000 for the fight against cancer.

Every spring, OWU’s softball team participates in the StrikeOut Cancer initiative. This year, the team raised $3,726 through donations and pledges when the Bishops battled Allegheny on April 12.

Read the full nfca.org article, “Top StrikeOut Cancer Fundraisers Announced.”

Sonya Miller Goshe ’94

Sonya Miller Goshe ’94

Sonya Miller Goshe ’94

Sonya Miller Goshe, Ph.D., J.D., joins Ohio’s Wilmington College as an assistant professor of criminal justice.

Previously, Goshe taught at the University of California. At Ohio Wesleyan, she majored in psychology and minored in sociology/anthropology.

Goshe earned her doctorate from the University of California, Irvine, in criminology, law, and society. She also holds a law degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Education from the University of Virginia.

Read the full Wilmington News Journal article, “WC welcomes new faculty members.”

Doug Dittrick ’55

Doug Dittrick ’55

Doug Dittrick ’55

Doug Dittrick receives the David F. Bolger Award for Service and Leadership from Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff, Florida.

“[Doug’s] genuine compassion for and dedication to the community inspires the support of others. [His] vision motivates us to serve our communities with our time, talent, and treasure to foster health, healing, and wellness,” Douglas A. Struyk, CHCC president and CEO, says in announcing the award.

Dittrick, an accounting and economics major at Ohio Wesleyan, has spent his life helping others, including the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and countless other nonprofit organizations.

A life member of the OWU Board of Trustees, Dittrick also plays an integral role in operating Pwoje Espwa (Project Hope), a Haitian orphanage that houses more than 600 boys.

Read the full patch.com article, “Christian Health Care Center Presents a Celebration of Excellence.”

Kara Trott ’83

Kara Trott ’83

Kara Trott ’83

Kara Trott, founder and CEO of Quantum Health Inc., receives Columbus Business First’s C-Suite award for Executive of the Year.

The magazine’s annual C-Suite awards “highlight for-profit and nonprofit leaders in Central Ohio at the top of their executive games and who are making important contributions in the community.”

Trott founded Columbus-based Quantum Health in 1999. The company, which helps to systematically map employer health plans, has made Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies five times.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Trott double majored in philosophy and politics and government. She currently serves as a member of the OWU Board of Trustees.

Read the full bizjournals.com articles, “C-Suite 2015: Kara Trott, Executive of the Year” and “How Quantum’s founder leaned on retail to help reshape health care.”

Sean Kay, Ph.D.

Sean Kay, Ph.D.

Sean Kay, Ph.D.

Sean Kay, Ph.D., Ohio Wesleyan professor of politics and government, discusses NATO’s 2 percent plan – a 2014 agreement for members to have their share of defense spending meet 2 percent of their gross domestic product with a decade.

In an op-ed published by Carnegie Europe, Kay states: “NATO was never intended to perpetuate European security dependence on the United States as emerged during and after the Cold War. Rebalancing the transatlantic relationship based on European allies in the lead and pooling their resources, with the United States serving as an insurance policy for Europe, is an immediate challenge for the alliance. NATO cannot wait for the politics of the 2 percent approach to be sorted out over a decade.”

Kay is the author of “America’s Search for Security: The Triumph of Idealism and the Return of Realism” and “Global Security in the Twenty-First Century.” He also is director of the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics at Ohio Wesleyan University and an associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University.

Read Kay’s complete Carnegie Europe commentary, “Scrap NATO’s 2 Percent Target and Go Bold!

Vince Donofrio ’14

Vince Donofrio ’14

Vince Donofrio ’14

Vince Donofrio is promoted to assistant property manager at the Columbus office of Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services firm.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Donofrio was a Schubert Honors Scholar and an Economics Management Fellow. Donofrio graduated with a degree in management economics.

Abby Feldman-Lee ’98

Abby Feldman-Lee ’98

Abby Feldman-Lee ’98

Abby Feldman-Lee is playing the lead role of Hedda Tesman in Indiana University Theatre’s production of “Hedda Gabler” this fall at Ruth N. Halls Theatre.

“I’ve always had an overactive imagination and loved playing pretend with other people,” Feldman-Lee says. She performed in her first play at age 10 but began practicing the art of acting at age 5.

Originally from Chicago, Feldman-Lee majored in theater and dance at Ohio Wesleyan. She spent four years in Los Angeles and 10 years in New York before starting her Master of Fine Arts in acting at Indiana University this year.

Read the full Indiana Daily Student article, “Graduate student continues theatrical career at IU.”

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