When Buckeyes from Columbus traveled the state last week, north central Ohio stops were on the itinerary.
Faculty, staff and students from The Ohio State University‘s Main Campus hit the road this week for the annual Roads Scholars Tour, a two-day bus tour showcasing university partnerships across Ohio.
This year’s tour began at the Ohio State University Airport and included stops at Glen-Gery Brick Yard in Iberia, Buurma Farms in Willard, Flying Horse Farms in Mt. Gilead, Gorman-Rupp Pumps in Mansfield, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
“We have a mix of faculty and students on the road here in Ohio,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron. “We like to get folks out to actually see the impact that Ohio State has on the state of Ohio.”
The tour highlights Ohio State’s work with businesses and nonprofit organizations in communities large and small.
“Every stop on the tour has an education component,” said Janis Browning, the Office of Outreach and Engagement’s program coordinator for the trip.
The tour is also about giving back. The buses stopped at the Greater Cleveland Foodbank, and students, faculty and staff spent a morning sorting donations and packing summer lunches for schoolchildren.
A photo essay from the Roads Scholars Tour can be found at this location. Photos from their visit to Gorman-Rupp can be seen below.
— Ohio State Outreach (@OSUOutreach) July 11, 2018
Source, Photo: The Ohio State University