City of Findlay Recognizes University’s 140th Anniversary and Together We Will Campaign
The City of Findlay has commemorated the University of Findlay’s 140th anniversary this year with a special proclamation from Mayor Christina Muryn ‘14. Mayor Muryn presented the proclamation to UF President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., on Friday, October 28, at an all-campus meeting of faculty and staff. UF opened its doors as Findlay College in 1882, founded by the City of Findlay and the Churches of God General Conference.
“When we set a vision for the future, we accomplish it by working together,” Mayor Muryn said. Reading the proclamation, she noted that the University’s “enduring mission propels them into the future, equipping students for meaningful lives and productive careers.” The University has kicked off its “Together We Will” fundraising campaign with a mission “to develop graduates who serve and lead with purpose, passion, and skill.” Already at more than $47 million of the $75 million goal, the campaign funds will be used for scholarships, new facilities, and new opportunities for students. “The City of Findlay is proud to support the ‘Together We Will’ campaign, the University’s 140th anniversary, and the important past and present work of the University, a strong partner in enhancing the quality of life in the community,” the proclamation states.
Mayor Muryn, a 2014 UF graduate, also proclaimed October 8, 2022, when UF’s Homecoming gala was celebrated, as “University of Findlay Together We Will Day.” President Fell thanked the mayor for her proclamation and the city’s support. “The mutual support between the University of Findlay and the City of Findlay has made both better for 140 years,” President Fell said. “On the horizon are countless new opportunities for our campus, our community, and generations of Oilers yet to come.” Marcia Sloan Latta, Ed.D., vice president of University Advancement, also expressed her gratitude for the City of Findlay’s backing of the “Together We Will” campaign. “Citizens of Findlay have donated hard-earned funds with a belief in the future of the community,” she explained. “We are grateful to the many donors who continue to support current and future Oilers.”