Anderson Family Endows The Homer A. Anderson Distinguished Professorship of the Natural Sciences
The Anderson Family established The Homer A. Anderson Distinguished Professorship of the Natural Sciences to ensure that superb teaching in the Natural Sciences will always remain a part of the Muskingum heritage. With deep and abiding gratitude, the Muskingum College community proudly dedicated the professorship and installed Dr. Danny J. Ingold as the first recipient.
A native of New Concord, Ohio, Homer Armstrong Anderson graduated from Muskingum in 1935. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 1943. As a Captain in the Air Force, he devoted his medical skills to the service of his country during the Korean War.
As a pediatrician in private practice, he served countless families in the Columbus area for more than 46 years. In his role as Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University, Dr. Anderson shared his deep academic knowledge and extensive practical experiences with his students, educating generations of future medical practitioners. He was a leader among his colleagues, elected President of the Central Ohio Pediatric Society, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Columbus Academy of Medicine, and Chairman of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Anderson was devoted to his alma mater, to ensure our continuing excellence, contributing his time, knowledge and financial resources. Muskingum’s Dr. Homer A. Anderson Lecture Series in the Sciences is dedicated to Dr. Anderson’s lifelong pursuit of knowledge, his commitment to healing, and his esteem for the value of the teaching and learning process. In 1978, he received Muskingum’s Alumni Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of his service to humankind.
Dr. Homer A. Anderson truly embodied the values inherent in Muskingum College’s educational mission. The Anderson Family’s generous gift has ensured that his name and love for the natural sciences will forever be a part of our community, benefitting Muskingum students in perpetuity and signifying the Anderson Family’s commitment to educational excellence.
The gift of the Homer A. Anderson Professorship symbolizes the many links between Muskingum and the family Dr. Anderson cherished: Mabel Warren Anderson ’35, Ruth Neeld Anderson ’35, Brent Armstrong Anderson, Dr. Craig Warren Anderson ’73, Deborah Hart Anderson ’74, Allyson Anderson, Andrew Anderson, and Ashley Anderson ’09.
In the photos: Top, Deborah Hart '74 Anderson and Dr. Craig W. Anderson '73. Bottom, Dr. Homer A. Anderson.