Skip and Nancy Potter
Skip and Nancy Potter were recognized recently by The Ohio State University for their work with the Ohio Union, students at The Ohio State University, the Ohio State University Alumni Club and the Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples. On June 29, a dedication of the Potter Plaza at the Ohio Union was done at the Ohio Union in recognition of Skip and Nancy's diligence to pay forward for OSU students. The Potter Plaza is a beautiful and enjoyable expanse outside the Ohio Union to allow students and other persons to enjoy a relaxing time studying, conversation and networking. A group of Potter friends and OSU individuals including host Archie Griffin, were on hand to officially dedicate the plaza. Archie gave some relevant remarks and presented a dedicatory plaque to Skip and Nancy. A permanent plaque will be placed in a prominent location on the Potter Plaza to recognize the Potters and their contribution for the students. The wording on the plaque can be viewed by clicking here. Enjoy the pictures of the dedication and the plaza.
Congratulations to Skip and Nancy on this well-deserved recognition. We are proud of them as members of Naples Buckeyes. Skip and Nancy are dedicated to helping students excel with an education from OSU. They are truly the epitome of our workers on behalf of the Club and its mission.
The Naples Buckeyes and our own President, Bruce Mousa, was awarded the 2010 Best Buckeye Award by OSUAA in October, 2010. Criteria for this award are the nominee must have proven the following attributes: leadership and service to OSU; initiatives created under his leadership; actions taken above and beyond duties as an officer; and contributions made to the Alumni Club Civic involvement. Kimberly Lowe, OSUAA Director of Alumni Clubs said, "Bruce has been involved with the Naples Club for decades spanning from the early 1990's through the present. Starting in 2000, Bruce has diligently managed the Club's Scholarship Endowment Fund. His efforts were instrumental in securing and building one of the largest endowment funds of any alumni club in the U.S." Bruce maintained the fund and awarded scholarships even during times when the club was inactive in the 2000's.
Bruce reperesents OSU at Collier County College Night each year and consults with school districts and guidance counselors to find talented students who would love to be Buckeyes. Bruce chaired the 2011 Annual Gala, which raised $40,000 for the Scholarship Fund. As said by Kimberly Lowe, "Bruce represents the best of what Ohio State is all about. . .'paying it forward' by helping deserving students achieve their dreams through education."
We appreciate any members as they receive other commendations from OSU and other organizations.