Thursday, December 4, 2008

Fifth Third Bank CEO to give commencement address

Jordan Miller
Jordan A. Miller

Jordan A. Miller Jr., president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank of Central Ohio, will address the graduates of the Autumn Quarter 2008 class at the December 12 commencement. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Veterans Memorial and is free and open to the public.

Miller, a Columbus native with 30 years of financial services experience, was named president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank in June 2007. Miller is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the bank’s five main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, Investment Advisors and Fifth Third Processing Solutions.

Miller, who began his career at Fifth Third Bank in 1998, served as senior vice president and manager of Fifth Third Investment Advisors for the bank’s Cincinnati affiliate prior to being named CEO in Columbus.

Before working in Cincinnati, Miller was president of Fifth Third Securities, Inc. In that role he was responsible for the management and distribution of investment products and services in all Fifth Third markets. Before joining Fifth Third Bank, Miller was chief financial officer and business manager for Huntington Investment Company in Columbus. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland in College Park and also attended The Ohio State University.

Mr. Miller currently serves on the board of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the Lincoln Theatre Association Board, and the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges board of trustees.

Dianne Fidelibus
Dianne Fidelibus
Join the Laughter Club for their graduation today at 1 p.m.

Dianne Fidelibus, instructor in MH/CD/MR, will hold her Laughter Club’s “graduation” from 1-2 p.m. today in the WD Ballroom. Reporters from “Angie’s List” newsletter will be on hand to do a feature story on the club and the therapeutic benefits of laughter. Everyone is invited to attend and join in the fun!



Airplane flown into Bolton Field, donated to Aviation Maintenance Department

new airplane
Aviation Maintenance faculty, from left, Mark Reed, Gene Sprang, Jeffrey Gruber, and the donor of the airplane, Bruce Decker, pose with the small aircraft in front of the larger Fed Ex jet donated last year to the program.

An airplane donated by Bruce Decker, of Evans City, Pa., was flown into the Bolton Field Airport yesterday to be used for study by students in the Columbus State Aviation Maintenance Department. The a single-engine 1996 Express 90, built by Decker in 1996, is considered an experimental aircraft and will be used in classes studying airframe and powerplant specifications of small aircraft. “The Wheeler Express has an all composite home-built engine. Composite construction is becoming quite popular. This gives our students a chance to work on and inspect composite structures,” said Gene Sprang, coordinator of the Aviation Maintenance Department.

Decker is a retired sales and marketing representative from the pharmaceutical industry. The plane is valued at $143,248. 

ERC offers Digital Media Art exhibition through Dec. 31

digital art piece by Randy Jones
Still life by Randy Jones

The Educational Resources Center (ERC) is pleased to present the digital media art of Randy Jones. In his artist’s statement, Jones says, “My still-life paintings reflect what I respond to. There is joy in the arrangement of design elements and colors within a composition.  And there is beauty of varied shape and form.  Familiar, comfortable objects like fruit or books express the fragility of the moment, but also become something eternal and timeless frozen forever within the picture.” Randy Jones’ digital media art has been shown at the Apple Computer Expo in Paris, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, and the Kelly-Randall Gallery, Cleveland. He is the founding member of DACO (Digital Artists of Central Ohio.)The exhibition is on view in the ERC Main gallery on the main level of Columbus Hall through Dec 31.

Charitable Giving Campaign deadline extendedThe deadline to donate to the Combined Charitable Giving Campaign has been extended one week, and donations can be made up until Friday, December 19. Email to Barbara Smith-Allen, Community Outreach Coordinator, for more information.


Columbus State Wellness Initiative
Matrix Monitor coverDecember “Matrix Monitor” offers holiday health tipsThe December newsletter from Matrix offers articles on holiday budgeting, tips to lower your stress, teen driving safety and much more.