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Mount Union College Holds Naming Ceremony for Haupt House

May 5, 2007

Known as the President's House since its opening in 2002, Mount Union College's facility at 1304 S. Union Ave. was officially named the Fred J. Haupt President's House on Friday, May 4 during an official naming ceremony.

'On behalf of the Board of Trustees of Mount Union College, it is my pleasure to express our gratitude to Fred Haupt for his leadership and vision not only for this specific project but for what has transpired here at Mount Union College for the past several years,' said Lee Ann Thorn, chair of the Board of Trustees. 'Fred's 10 years as Board Chair set the tone for a future that remains bright.'

'It is my pleasure on behalf of the College community to say thank you to Fred, Vicki and their family for their loyalty and dedication to Mount Union College,' said Giese. 'The naming of this house is just one small gesture we can provide to the Haupts for their sacrifices of time and resources.'

'It is humbling to have a building named after you on a campus, especially when you are still alive,' said Haupt. 'I am so grateful especially since I am an Alliance native, son of a grocer, and feel passionately about this place. It is wonderful to see how Dick and Sandy Giese have been able use this house for so many campus and community events.'

Haupt is director and chairman of the corporate section of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty Co., L.P.A. An Alliance native and 1963 graduate of Mount Union College with a bachelor of arts degree in history, Haupt earned his juris doctor degree from Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif legal honorary.

He is a member of the National Health Care Lawyers Association and is a Fellow of the Ohio Bar Foundation. Recently, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America (2007).

Active in college and community affairs, he has served on Mount Union's Board of Trustees since 1978 and was chair of the Board from 1992 to 2002. In 1997 he was recipient of the College's Alumni Service Award. In 2002 he was the College's Commencement speaker and was conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree.

He is past president and board member of the Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce, and received the 1997 Outstanding Chamber Member Award. He was also the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, past chairman of the Hall of Fame Festival Enshrinees Civic Dinner Committee, past president of Congress Lake Club and immediate past general chairman of the Wilderness Center Auction and Dinner. He serves on the Regional Board of Directors of Sky Bank.

He and his wife of 40 years, Victoria, reside in Hartville and they are the parents of three grown children Erika, Jason and Lindsay.

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