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YSU Distinguished citizen to get service award



Published: Wed, August 3, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



The award is the highest honor given by YSU.

YOUNGSTOWN -- Thomas R. Hollern of Canfield, outgoing area president of National City Bank's Northeast Region, will receive Youngstown State University's Distinguished Citizen Award at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Mr. Anthony's in Boardman.

The annual award, the highest honor bestowed by YSU, is given to an area leader who has rendered exceptional service to the community.

A native of Meadville, Pa., Hollern earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Gannon University in Erie, Pa., and has spent 38 years in the banking industry. He is past chair, president and chief executive officer of Ohio Bancorp and past president and CEO of Dollar Savings and Trust Co.

Hollern, who will retire Sept. 1, also is active in the community.

He is vice chairman of the Forum Health Board of Trustees, chairman of the Western Reserve Health Foundation's Board of Trustees and is a member of the boards for the Community Corp., Butler Institute of American Art, Watson Foundation and United Way of Mahoning County. He also is an active member of the Youngstown Foundation's distribution committee and Youngstown Country Club.

A longtime supporter of YSU, Hollern was instrumental in establishing a National City Bank endowed scholarship at YSU, contributed to the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center campaign, and provided resources to YSU's Operations Improvement Take Force.

In addition to the award, Hollern will receive a doctorate of humane letters at YSU's summer commencement at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 in Beeghly Center.




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