Division of Mechanical Engineering to be named in honor of ONU supporters Carl and Jane Clay


Dr. Carl Clay, BSME ‘60, Hon. D. ‘92 and H. Jane Clay have made a multi-million greenback present to call the Division of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio Northern College, persevering with their legacy of help and dedication to academic excellence.

A ceremony with the Clays can be held at a later date to dedicate the newly named Dr. Carl D. Clay and H. Jane Clay Division of Mechanical Engineering and rejoice the endowed fund’s institution.

T.J. Smull Faculty of Engineering Dean, J-D Yoder stated the Clays’ transformational present will enable the division to deal with wants equivalent to new gear and software program purchases, help school and college students engaged with summer season tasks, carry insightful audio system to campus and extra.

“Through the years, the Clays have been pivotal to serving to our Faculty of Engineering turn out to be top-of-the-line within the nation,” says President Daniel DiBiasio. “Their continued help means an amazing deal to ONU, notably to our college students, so lots of whom comply with in Dr. Clay’s footsteps by turning into profitable engineers themselves.”

“Carl and Jane have been long-time, beneficiant supporters of ONU,” says Yoder. “Their newest present could have a big influence in making our Mechanical Engineering Division even stronger for generations to come back. I’m grateful for all they’ve performed for ONU and the Faculty of Engineering, and it’s a true pleasure to have the ability to identify the division in honor of Dr. Carl and Mrs. Jane Clay.”

The couple’s help will additional improve a division that’s already ranked as one of many high 20 within the nation. College students take pleasure in a 100% placement charge in co-op alternatives at prestigious companies equivalent to Battelle Memorial Institute, Borg Warner Turbo Methods, Honda and others. For the previous 5 years, a median of 95% of mechanical engineering majors discovered a full-time engineering job or enrolled in graduate college inside six months of commencement.

Carl Clay, a local of Quincy, Ohio, loved a 33-year engineering and administration profession at Marathon Petroleum Company, rising via the ranks to carry a number of management positions. He started as an Affiliate Engineer in Findlay at Marathon in 1961. In 1972, he was promoted to Supervisor Engineering for Marathon’s Transportation group. In 1977, Carl grew to become Western Division Supervisor for Marathon Pipe Line, positioned in Casper, Wyoming. In 1983, he grew to become Vice President for Marathon Pipe Line Firm. In 1984 he was named President of Marathon Pipe Line Firm. In 1990, Carl assumed the function of Director of Transportation and Logistics for Marathon Petroleum Firm (which included all of Marathon Pipe Line), and served on this function till his retirement from Marathon in 1994.

Whereas at Marathon, Carl attended the MIT Sloan Enterprise Faculty in 1977, and in 1986 joined Ohio Northern’s Board of Trustees, the place he served as an energetic trustee till 2006. Additionally whereas at Marathon, he was a member of the Affiliation of Oil Pipe Strains and its Govt Committee; the Nationwide Petroleum Refiners Affiliation; and the American Petroleum Institute for which he served as Chairman of its Pipeline Transportation Committee. He was a registered skilled engineer within the state of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

After retiring from Marathon in 1994, Carl moved to Texas and labored as an trade guide. His consultancy included an election to the Board of Administrators of TEPPCO Restricted Partnership from 1995-2022, and he continued to seek the advice of till 2010.

Whereas attending ONU, his schooling was placed on maintain to serve for 2 years within the U.S. Military throughout the Korean Battle. After his discharge, Carl met his future spouse Jane. They married two weeks earlier than courses started in 1956. With the G.I. Invoice, and Jane’s encouragement and monetary help (on her trainer’s wage), he was capable of return to campus and earn his diploma in Could 1960. Jane supported Carl, not solely via his faculty years, and later elevating two youngsters, but additionally in placing her skilled aspirations secondary to allow Carl’s profession development.

“My profession with Marathon wouldn’t have been potential with out Jane by my facet. I’m indebted to her for her help all these years,” says Clay.

Through the years, the Clays have helped to buy myriad engineering gear and software program, enabling ONU’s college students to be taught and innovate with cutting-edge expertise. They had been additionally early donors to the marketing campaign to construct the James Lehr Kennedy Engineering Constructing, which opened in fall 2019. Dr. Clay is a Life Trustee at ONU and was a key influencer within the College’s determination to undertake the Marketing campaign for Engineering. He and his spouse are lifetime members of the Henry Solomon Lehr Society, which acknowledges high donors to the College.

“The Clays are particular individuals who consider in giving again to assist college students obtain their goals via entry to state-of-the-art amenities and applications,” says Vice President for Development Shannon Spencer. “We’re so grateful for his or her continued funding in Ohio Northern.”



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