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Tiffin University to honor late employee




Graham Ryan (Photo courtesy Tiffin University)

Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University will honor the memory of Graham Ryan, a longtime TU supporter and employee, during this weekend’s Green & Gold – Homecoming & Family Weekend.

On Friday, October 1 at 3 p.m., TU will host a celebration of life on the west side of Gillmor Student Center.

President Dr. Lillian Schumacher, Emeritus Professor of Management and Dean Emeritus John Millar, Faculty Emeritus Dr. Jeffrey Stockner and Vice-President of Athletics, Lonny Allen will all make remarks during the event. A bench will be dedicated at a later date.

Ryan first began assisting Dragons athletics in 1971, working as equipment manager for the men’s basketball team. After serving for 10 years, Ryan continued to support TU athletics as a devoted fan.

He actively worked with various athletic teams in game day setup operations, while consistently cheering on TU at athletic events and leading the crowd in support of the Dragons.

Ryan then began work for TU’s Maintenance Department, working there from 1986-2016 and of course, spending many of those hours working athletic events.

Ryan was a fixture at TU as a fan, employee and athletic manager for 46 years, a number that is unmatched in the school’s history. He was inducted to the Tiffin University Athletic Hall of Fame as an Honorary member in 2017.

For more information on the event, please contact Sandy Koehler at [email protected].

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