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Forty Tips for Success Free Panel Speaker Event

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University, a leading educator of working adults in Central Ohio,congratulates its newest alumni members recognized in this year’s Business First “Forty Under 40” list.  This year’s seven alumni join a distinguished group of Franklin alumni named to the annual list dating back to the list’s inception in 1993.

Franklin congratulates its following alumni “Forty
Under 40” honorees:

Stephanie Cannon, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Oyauma Garrison, Nationwide
Stefphanie Harper, City of Columbus
Sonya Higginbotham, Worthington Industries
Adam Koos, Libertas Wealth Management Group
Cressa Rieser, Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service
Zenios Michael Zenios, 3 Pillar Homes

As part of this celebration Franklin will bring together current and past honorees “Forty Under 40” honorees to share their 40 Tips for Success.   The free panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, June 7 from 6-7:30 pm in Ross Auditorium on Franklin’s Main Campus.

Join us to learn success secrets from the following panelists who have successfully balanced professional and community leadership:

  • Stephanie Cannon, MS Marketing & Communication ‘02:  Director Web Communications
    and eBusiness at Nationwide Children's Hospital. 
  • Oyauma Garrison, MBA '01:  AVP of Titan Sales and Marketing at Nationwide Insurance.
  • Stefphanie Harper, BS in Marketing '04:  Special Projects Coordinator, Office of the Mayor
  • Sonya Higgenbotham, MS Marketing & Communication '04: Director of Corporate
    Communications at Worthington Industries. 
  • Adam Koos, BS in Financial Management '07: President, Libertas Wealth Management Group
  • Cressa Rieser, MBA'05: Chief Administrative Officer at Schoedinger Funeral and
    Cremation Services.  
  • Zenios Michael Zenios, MBA '00:  President/CEO at 3 Pillar Homes

Forty Tips for Success
Panel Speaker Event

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
6 – 7:30 pm

Ross Auditorium, Alumni Hall
Franklin’s Main Campus, Downtown Columbus
301 E. Rich

Register at

For more information or to register for this event, email or call 614-947-6062.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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