Disciplina in civitatem: Education for citizenship was the theme of the evening at the June 18 Roads Scholars Tour stop at The Ohio State University at Newark. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members were joined by The Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake, MD, Provost Bruce McPheron, PhD, and other Columbus campus leaders for a celebration of the university and its impact. McPheron said, “The purpose of the Roads Scholars Tour is to give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to make connections with alumni and the community.What I’ve learned being on this tour is that Ohio is truly a remarkable place to live.” Drake echoed that sentiment noting the broad array of outstanding initiatives Buckeyes are undertaking across the state that contribute to the impact the university has here. He added that the university contributes $15.2 billion and 123,000 jobs to the state economy. Both Drake andMcPheron shared the importance of Ohio State’s regional campuses to the university mission of providing access to education to all of the state’s citizens. Attendees also heard from Newark campus leadership and a student who is one of 10 representing Ohio State Newark as a Sesquicentennial Scholar in celebration of the university’s 150th anniversary. Ohio State Newark Dean/Director and Executive Dean of the Regional CampusesWilliam L. MacDonald, PhD, shared some of the campus’ history and the increasing enrollment number that has led to another addition to the campus, the John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology. Ashley Moore, Sesquicentennial Scholar, shared her journey from being an unsure, first-generation college student in the Buckeye Generation Learning Community to becoming a The Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) have announced the groundbreaking date for the newest addition to the Newark campus—the John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology. The event will be held at 2 p.m. on August 7, 2019, and is open to the public. The $32 million project will add a three-story, 60,000 square foot facility dedicated to science and technology. The building’s anticipated completion date is spring 2021. COTC and Ohio State Newark have committed $17.6 million toward the project and have already secured support for an additional $9.5 million in private funds including a lead gift of $2.5 million from the Alford and Cantlin families. A public capital campaign, the Building for our Future Campaign, will raise the final $4.9 million for the much-needed STEM building. The leadership of Ohio State Newark and COTC are proud to honor John and Mary Alford’s extraordinary legacy of community involvement and support by naming this new facility the John and Mary Alford Center for Science and Technology. Success and growth have pushed the Newark campus to near capacity; theAlford Center will allow both institutions to expand academic programming, increase enrollment, enhance student success and better meet local workforce needs. For information about the Building for our Future Campaign, naming opportunities in the Alford Center or how to make a gift, please contact Kim Manno, director of advancement, at 740.366.9135 or . Groundbreaking Scheduled Roads Scholars Tour Visits Newark Campus July 2019 The Ohio State University at Newark (Continued on page 3) Provost Bruce McPheron, Dean/Director William L. MacDonald, President Michael V. Drake, AshleyMoore, Michael Stamatikos