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Hall of Excellence inducts OWU grad

Greg Moore. Photo courtesy of Connect2OWU.

Greg Moore. Photo courtesy of Connect2OWU.

One Ohio Wesleyan alumnus added another accolade to his already accomplished career.

Greg Moore, Editor of the Denver Post and graduate of OWU, joined three other individuals who were elected into the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges’ (OFIC) Hall of Excellence.  This award was created in 1987 to honor distinguished alumni of the 34 Ohio schools in the organization.

Moore graduated in 1976 with a double major in journalism and politics and government.  He joined the Denver Post in 2002 and has led the paper to four consecutive Pulitzer Prizes.

On his way to the Denver Post, Moore worked in many different capacities at The Boston Globe, The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Dayton’s The Journal Herald.

“Not only has Moore excelled as a journalist, leading the Denver Post to four Pulitzer Prizes, but he also has selflessly shared his time and talent for the betterment of others,” said Rock Jones, president of OWU.

According to ofic.org, each school belonging to the OFIC nominates an individual to be reviewed by the Hall of Excellence committee. The election of nominees is based on the candidates’ “professional achievement; impact on society through service, leadership, scholarship, minority affairs, sciences, research, arts or elected office; and service to alma mater, all of which exemplify the value of a liberal arts education.”

“I was surprised when Rock called me and asked if I would accept the nomination,” Moore said.  “After a couple seconds of silence, I said ‘Of course I would.’”

OWU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs granted Moore the alumni of the year award in 2012 for his work mentoring OWU students.

“When I was a student a lot of graduates came back and talked with us.  I like to do that as well, OWU means a lot to me.”

Moore has become the 10th Ohio Wesleyan graduate to receive the award from the OFIC.  The most recent was Jean Carper, class of 1953, who was honored in 2014.

He will be officially inducted into the Hall of Excellence on April 16 and will be visiting OWU to talk with students and friends the week leading up to the ceremony.

“I’ll be on campus for as long as I can,” said Moore.

Until then, Moore is taking it one day at a time and doesn’t have set plans for the next chapter.

“As long as you’re living, I think you can do great things,” said Moore. “I don’t know what’s next.”

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