Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

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Naming of the Program

J. Michael "Mike" Dunn served Ohio State Rec Sports for 15 years. Mike was a champion for students in all things he did. He gained broad support to build the RPAC and ARC to create extraordinary recreation opportunities for students, among providing more programming to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

Mike envisioned a program for students to become immersed in recreation and wellness programming. In 2009, the Sport & Wellness Scholars program, one of 17 scholars programs at Ohio State, came to fruition. 

Because of Mike’s passion for students and vision for the Sport & Wellness Scholars, it is only fitting that the program has been named in honor as the J. Michael Dunn Sport and Wellness Scholars, or the Dunn Scholars. His legacy will carry on through these students.  

Donate to the J. Michael Dunn Fund.