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Alumni Achievement Awards

Spring/Summer 2013

The Tiffin University Alumni Achievement and Young Alumni Achievement awards were presented for the first time in April at TU’s annual Academic Honors Ceremony. The Alumni Achievement Awards were added to the Academic Honors Ceremony to show students examples of successful graduates. The Alumni Achievement Award is presented to honor an outstanding alumnus for their achievements, leadership and contributions to their profession, community, and their alma mater.

This year’s recipient, Andrew J. Felter, MBA 1994, is Vice President of Manufacturing at Webster Industries, and has a long history of leadership and community involvement. He has been an active member of the Tiffin Charitable Foundation Board, the Seneca County Junior Achievement Board, the Seneca County Industrial Management Council and the Tiffin YMCA. His involvement also extends to a number of other civic organizations, his church, and to Tiffin University.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award is presented to honor the achievements of a young alumnus who is an outstanding leader in their profession and community, bringing honor to Tiffin University, and demonstrating the promise of further distinction.

This year’s recipient, Robert “Bobby” Petras, Class of 2003, played football, ran track, and was a Resident Assistant. In 2008, he and his sister formed Lamplight Communities, an association of five Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Homes in Indiana and Ohio, where he serves as Chief Operating Officer. In 2010, Bobby and a partner formed Platinum Purchasing, a procurement management company that manages approximately $18 million in annual spending. Bobby is actively involved in the communities he serves through memberships in various Chambers of Commerce and Assisted Living Associations.