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Dr. Homer A. Anderson

Dr. Homer A. Anderson was a Muskingum College graduate of the Class of 1935 and a 1943 graduate of The Ohio State University Medical School.  A New Concord native, Dr. Anderson served the Columbus area as a pediatrician in private practice for 46 years until his retirement in 1993.  His commitment to medicine and the community is demonstrated through the many organizations he served over the years including Chief of Staff at Children’s Hospital, President of the Central Ohio Pediatric Society, President of the Academy of Medicine for Columbus and Franklin County and Chairman of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  In 1978, Dr. Anderson was presented the Distinguished Service Award, a symbol of outstanding service to humanity by the Muskingum College Alumni Association and in 1998 he was named to the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame of New Concord High School.

Dr. Anderson endowed the College’s first distinguished professorship in the natural sciences.  Named the Homer A. Anderson Distinguished Professorship in the Natural Sciences, the gift recognizes the importance of excellence in teaching.  It also honors the life and memory of Mabel Warren Anderson, Class of 1935, Dr. Anderson’s wife, who died in 1993 and their son, Dr. Craig Anderson, Class of 1973 and his wife, Debbie Hart Anderson, Class of 1974.  His granddaughter, Ashley Anderson, is a member of the class of 2009.

The Dr. Homer A. Anderson Lecture Series in the Sciences is dedicated to Dr. Anderson’s lifelong pursuit of knowledge and healing and the value of the teaching and learning process.