Mount Union College Professor Receives Citizen of the Year Award

April 22, 2010

Mount Union College biology professor, Dr. Charles McClaugherty was chosen as the 2007 Citizen of the year.

This award was presented to him by Mayor Toni Middleton at the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Community Breakfast. The annual event, held at Mount Union College's Hoover Price Campus center, honors individuals who have contributed to the betterment of Alliance.

The Citizen of the Year Award is given to an individual who has a well-established history of loyalty and love for Alliance and is a token representative of the appreciation and reverence for the honoree's unselfish contributions for the betterment of others in the community.

Dr. McClaugherty moved to Alliance in 1988. He is the Brumbaugh endowed professor of ecology and environmental science, and the director of the John D. Huston, John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center. He has been involved in many organizations in the community and state, including Girl Scouts, Keep Alliance Beautiful, mentoring and judging local, regional and state Science Fair. He is a member of the Alliance Green Task Force, the Alliance Shade Tree Commission and the Environmental Education Council of Ohio.

Upon receiving the award, McClaugherty stated, 'Something good like this comes about when so many people share the same values. When you see the combination, it's what makes the community a special one. It also makes me proud to live here and call Alliance my home.'

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