DFA employee and Ohio native honored with OSU memorial fund

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Ohio State College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences recently announced a new endowed fund established in the memory of Alvin D. Reuwee and his son, Dan Reuwee, both of Tiffin, Ohio.

Dan was a former communications team director of co-op and media relations for Dairy Farmers of America.

Established in December 2001 by Alvin’s wife, Pauline Reuwee, Dan’s wife, Barbara, and other family members and friends, the Alvin and Dan Reuwee Memorial Fund honors the leadership that both men exhibited during their lives.

The fund supports, in perpetuity, students enrolled in Alpha Zeta Partners, the premier leadership program in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

It is the preference of the donors that the student recipient will have a demonstrated interest and/or has completed coursework in cooperative education and/or dairy marketing and/or agricultural journalism.

Agi Schafer, DFA vice president of communications, said, “Dan was well-respected in the field of ag journalism. It is fitting that his legacy will live on through the promise of OSU students.”

A two-time Ohio State graduate, Dan was active in the Alpha Zeta fraternity, as well as the Army ROTC, and served as editor of the Ag Student magazine.

After serving in Vietnam and then earning his master’s degree, Dan worked at the National FFA organization for 10 years and at the American Soybean Association for 15 years.

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