Two education alumni inducted into inaugural Hall of Fame at Mansfield
Two educators were inducted into the newly created Alumni Hall of Fame at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.
Daniel Freund (BSEd, ’70) and Michele Gorman (BSEd, ’74) have each made a long-standing impact to the Mansfield community during their careers.
Freund earned his degree from The Ohio State University. He is a lifelong educator, who has served as superintendent for four Mansfield-area school districts. He championed the Springmill Learning Center, a current Ohio State Mansfield and Mansfield City School District collaboration.
Gorman graduated from The Ohio State University at Mansfield. After years of teaching elementary school, she was instrumental in the founding of the Richland Academy of Excellence charter school in 2010.
“What this campus did for me, it lit a spark. I became a believer that I could be a college student, and if I worked hard, I could do well,” he explains. “I have had an amazing journey over three states and in two years, it will be 50 years in my profession. I owe it all to the Ohio State Mansfield campus.”
The induction ceremony was held March 22, 2018, in the recently renamed Scarlet and Gray Café on the Mansfield campus. Freund and Gorman were among six inductees with distinguished careers representing social work, medicine, business, law and education.