Please join us as Hiram College honors long-time Professor of Political Science and one of the founders of the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership, John Koritansky, Ph.D. for a reception and ceremony to re-name the Garfield Meeting House "Koritansky Hall.”
Thursday - May 10th, 2012
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Garfield Meeting House
In 2008, Mr. William Recker, Hiram College Board of Trustee member, donated funds for the relocation, renovation and restoration of a church from Mecca, Ohio. One of the oldest looking buildings on campus, The Garfield Meeting House serves as the residence for the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership. It opened in the spring of 2009 and features a meeting area on the first floor, a library in the loft, and faculty offices in the lower level. In 2012, Mr. William Recker made another generous gift to the Garfield Institute and in doing so has chosen to create a permanent legacy honoring Professor John Koritansky by renaming the meeting house Koritansky Hall.
John Koritansky, Ph.D. has taught at Hiram College as a professor of Political Science for 42 years. In addition, he was one of the founders and currently serves as chair of the Garfield Institute for Public Leadership. He received an A.B. from Cornell University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He has been recognized as a Vencl-Carr Outstanding Teacher of the Year and has received numerous grants for his scholarship, including a Fulbright Fellowship in 1995 to teach in the North American Studies Program at the University of Lodz, Poland. His publications include several articles in the areas of constitutional law, American politics, and political philosophy. He is the editor and a contributor to a book of readings on the history of the American Civil Service and his book, Alexis de Tocqueville and the New Science of Politics, has recently appeared in its second edition.
The program will include remarks from Hiram College President Thomas V. Chema, Mr. William Recker, as well as former students and colleagues of Professor John Koritansky.