Being a part of the Tiffin University community has led one graduate to business success through his creation of a health/wellness community.
Mike Lento, owner and wellness/life coach at On Point Wellness in Port Clinton, Ohio and R3 Nutrition Center in Fremont, Ohio, noted how the atmosphere was the reason he chose TU and he is grateful for the valuable lessons he learned.
“I chose TU because of the small community feel,” he said. “I loved the fact that my professors knew me and that you were able to see the same people twice.”
The organization and accountability that having individual attention from professors, coaches, and peers demanded taught him lessons that have been valuable as a young entrepreneur.
This small community feel contributed to the academic success that has led to his current business success as the owner of a health/wellness club. His health/wellness club is reminiscent of a small close-knit community of people with similar ideas and goals, much like a university.
Lento graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management and again in 2010 with a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration.
Outside of academics, he was a member of the football team, which is another aspect of his time at TU that he noted as beneficial.
“Tiffin does an amazing job keeping students engaged in the community and extra opportunities that the University provides outside of academics,” said Lento. He considers the friendships he created through the football program to be his fondest memories and stays in contact with many of his former teammates.
His description of what being a TU alumnus means consisted of several adjectives such as pride, culture, career, opportunity, family, success, tradition, and outreach. “It’s a great day to be a Dragon,” he said.
Lento married his high school sweetheart, DeeAnn, and they have two boys named Eddie and Jaxson. DeeAnn contributes significantly to the success of the business and the whole family spends much of their time at On Point Wellness.