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The Helping Hands Award David E. Harrison is a na ve of Valdosta, GA. He currently serves as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services within the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Prior to serving in this role, he was an Assistant Director of Recruitment and Development and Office Manager within the Office of Minority Affairs at The Ohio State University. He joined the Office of Minority Affairs staff in 1987 as a Recruiter/Counselor and Coordinator of the Minority Scholars Program. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Poli cal Science at North Carolina A&T State University in 1985 and his Masters of Arts degree in Poli cal Science with an emphasis in Public Policy and Theory at The Ohio State University in 1988. He received two Cer ficates of Commenda ons and an Honorable Discharge because of his service as a Reservist in the United Stated States Marine Corps. He served for eight years (1985-1993) in the USMCR. Considered as one of the most recognized and accomplished Senior Administra ve Staff Members at The Ohio State University, his extracurricular campus and community awards and honors are numerous and include the following: Columbus Jaycees Outstanding Young Ci zens Community Service/Junior Achievement Award-1997; OSU Dis nguished Diversity Enhancement Award-1998; OSU Na onal Alumni Associa on Josephine Failer Award-1998; Franklin County Children’s Services Ten Year Volunteer Service Award-1999; Asian Business Student Associa on Faculty/Staff Award of Apprecia on for Guidance, Hard Work, and Support-2000; 2001 OSU Dis nguished Staff Award; 2003 Most Outstanding Student Organiza on Advisor Award; 2004 Boy Scouts of America Whitney Young Service Award, and the 2004 and 2011 FCOB Outstanding Staff Service Award. He is a member of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge (St. Mark’s Lodge #7) and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is also a Life me member of the ALPFA, NABA, NBMBAA, and the NSHMBAs. He is a 2004 inductee into the Na onal Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He is a Past President of the NBMBAA - Columbus Chapter. He was recognized by the 10,000 member na onal organiza on as its “2005 Na onal BMBAA Member of the Year.” He is currently featured as one of the Most Influen al Blacks in Columbus, Who’s Who Blacks in Columbus, 2014 Edi on. His office currently supports 15 student organiza ons within the Fisher College of Business. He has been instrumental in helping to start eight organiza ons over his almost 28 years of service at The Ohio State University as a Graduate Student Assistant and University Administrator. 4

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