This society has been in existence since the mid 1950's and is nationwide with local chapters. ASIS members are the heads of security divisions of hospitals, insurance companies, retail outlets, and hotels. They are also security service or product vendors.
The James T. and Lucille C. Shidecker Fund was established in memory of Mr. Shidecker's mother, Sarah Belle Fridelle Shidecker, and Mrs. Shidecker's mother, Lewella Fletcher Church. A self-employed engineer, Mr. Shidecker was a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1923. The fund equally supports scholarships for graduates of the Danville Public School System in Knox County and Big Walnut Public School System in Delaware County. Both Mr. and Mrs. Shidecker are deceased.
Mary Jo DeVleeschower was a teacher at the Alexander Graham Bell School. She directed in her will that this scholarship assist graduating seniors from the Columbus Hearing Impaired Program who desire a degree in higher education, with preference given to students with hearing impairments.
Dorothy Wirth Holden Dorothy Wirth Holden was a graduate of the University of Montana and member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She was a social activist, strong proponent of women obtaining a college degree, and mother of seven. Examples of her many achievements include roles as the chairperson of the Social Action Committee of the National Council of Catholic Women, State Democratic Committee Representative from Franklin and County. She was the first woman from Franklin County to be a member of the electoral college, worked to promote racial equality before it became the law, and with her husband John, founded the Bexley Democratic Club in 1961. In 1967, Dorothy was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and passed away.
The scholarship was founded to honor Don Jakeway, a life-long resident of Johnstown, Ohio. Mr. Jakeway was a highly decorated World War II paratrooper who earned four Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts along with numerous foreign decorations. Don parachuted behind the lines into Normandy the night before D-Day and later fought in both Holland and the Battle of the Bulge, when he was wounded. He returned to Johnstown in August 1945 to a life that revolved around his community and his wife, Rene. He became involved in his community through Kiwanis, Village Council, and the athletic boosters, is credited by the community for bringing youth baseball to Johnstown, and was honored in 2008 as a local hero. According to a Columbus Dispatch article from that year, Mr. Jakeway is quoted as saying, “I’ve traveled all over the world. And I can tell you there is no more beautiful place than Johnstown, Ohio, because of the people.”
The Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association established this fund to honor the professionalism and ideals of Dorothy Alice Cornelius, an international nursing leader. A resident of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Ms. Cornelius believed that one nurse could make a difference. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Ms. Cornelius served in the U.S. Navy Nurses Corps during World War II. Her nursing career also included positions as executive director of the Ohio Nurses Association, and as president of the International Council of Nurses, the American Nurses Association, and the American Journal Nursing Company. She was an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, and served on numerous committees and commissions for both the federal government and the State of Ohio. This fund will provide scholarships for registered nurse members of the Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association to pursue advanced nursing education.