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Chambliss to receive award

COLUMBUS — David Chambliss of Columbus was awarded the Graduate Student Award of Excellence in Community Service. He will be officially recognized at the University Engagement Recognition Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 3 in the Ohio Union, Archie Griffin East Ballroom.

Chamblis has been active in the community. He has served as chair of the COSI Young Professional Board, supporting fundraising and events at COSI and encouraging young professionals in the community to give back to STEM education and programs at COSI. He has also spent the last year serving as an ambassador for the James Cancer Hospital. In this role he plans, supports, and encourages attendance at events that support The James.

Chambliss sits on the board of FLIP Cancer, a non-profit dedicated to the prevention of cancer and encouraging an active lifestyle. He has also been active in building partnerships between KIPP Columbus and the Fisher College of Business to bring students from KIPP to campus for tours, often the first time the students have been on a college campus.

Chambliss is a Fairborn High School 2002 graduate. He received his bachelor of science from Bowling Green State University in 2007 and masters’ from Clemson in 2011. Currently he is the director of development for OSU Fisher Business College and taking classes for a second masters’ at OSU. He is the son of Cathy and Steve Chambliss of Xenia.

Xenia Daily Gazette

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.