Grove Lobby Dedicated at Mount Union
May 07, 2011
A civic leader in the Alliance community, Grove supported a number of organizations and philanthropies. A member of the Alliance Chamber President’s Club, past chair of the Alliance YMCA and former president of the Alliance Community Hospital Board of Trustees, he also actively served on the Jaycees, Senior Citizens Board of Trustees and Rotary Club Foundation. In addition, he was a member of the Alliance Country Club, Alliance Elks Club and the Navy League of the United States as well as the co-chair of the Restoration Committee for Glamorgan Castle and a member of the Board of the Greater Alliance Foundation.
Grove was equally involved at Mount Union. Serving on the University’s Board of Trustees for 18 years, he was an invaluable asset during a period of significant growth and expansion at Mount Union. A campaign supporter and annual fund contributor, he also provided a unique link between the University and the Alliance community in which he was so actively involved. His support made the naming of Grove Court in the Hartshorn Village of apartment-style housing options possible.
Grove was named the Alliance Citizen of the Year and was awarded the McKinley Fellow Award at Mount Union.
“Although most of you knew my late husband as a retail business owner, he actually had a mechanical engineering degree from Duke University,” said Carol Grove, when asked to say a few words at the dedication. “He was especially excited when the University of Mount Union decided to offer degrees in engineering, and in some small way wanted to be a part of this endeavor. For these reasons, my family and I are very happy and honored, as he would also be, that this engineering and business lobby be named The Charles D. Grove Lobby.”
The Engineering and Business Building houses Mount Union’s Department of Economics, Accounting and Business Administration and the newly-established Department of Engineering.