"This gift from Dr. Nicely is a wonderful example of the significant impact our faculty and physicians have had over many years in training our residents,” said Dr. Thomas Mauger, chair of the department. “We are grateful to Dr. Nicely for his generosity in creating a new resource to enhance and strengthen our residency training program. Private support truly advances our mission in teaching and patient care."

NicelyThe Alfred L. Nicely M.D. Resident Education Fund in Ophthalmology has been created with a $25,000 gift from Akron resident Alfred L. Nicely M.D., who received both his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Ohio State. The Ohio State University Board of Trustees formally approved the endowment at the September 2006 board meeting. Dr. Nicely, who is currently retired, received his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences in 1957 and his Medical Degree in 1961. He served his residency in ophthalmology at Ohio State from 1962 – 1965. He later set up his practice in general ophthalmology in the Akron area and practiced for 39 years. Funds from the Nicely endowment will be used to support the education and training of the 15 full-time medical residents in the Department of Ophthalmology during their three-year residency training at Ohio State. Dr. Nicely and his wife, Judge Judith Bowers Nicely, have five children and seven grandchildren. According to Dr. Nicely, he created the endowment in appreciation for the education and training he received from the Ohio State Ophthalmology faculty and staff. “The fund is also to acknowledge all the dedicated teaching I received from Dr. William Havener,” Nicely said. Dr. Havener served as residency director during Nicely’s ophthalmology residency in the mid-1960’s.

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