UF’s 4th Annual Founders’ Day event was recently held in a virtual setting and included distinguished University, Church of God, and City of Findlay officials.
Each year, UF enjoys an evening of gratitude, inspiration, and education in recognition of the founding of Findlay College/University of Findlay and to celebrate and share current insights on a certain area of campus. This year the University chose to highlight student scholarships.
Julie Klingler, director for the Wolfe Center for alumni, parents, and friends, explained, “We celebrate the founding of the University by the leaders of the Church of God and the City of Findlay to remind us of the history and the legacy of their vision. They sought to build an institution that would ultimately contribute to developing the robust community we call Findlay, Ohio. In 1882, they made that dream come true and we celebrate their vision on this day as we watch the University grow and thrive.”
Individuals from the Church of God and the City who were instrumental in the University’s beginnings were recognized including: J. M. Carvell, R.L. Byrnes, Isaac Shrader, Tobias Koogle, J.M. Cassel, Anderson Heck, George Pendleton, and John Strickler. Also recognized were recipients of the Founders Sons, Daughters, and Faculty awards.
“We will continue to celebrate Founders’ Day so that all will fondly remember the history of the partnership between the Church of God, the City of Findlay, and the University of Findlay,” said Klingler. “We’ll be forever grateful for those who came before us to create this beloved institution.”
If you missed the virtual program, which included remarks made by President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., Pastor Lance Finley, and the Honorable Christina Muryn ’14, Mayor of the City of Findlay, you can watch the recording on our website.