Urheim elected to board of trusteesJune 19, 2012
John Urheim ’62, retired CEO of pharmaceutical company Atrix Laboratories, has been elected to the Cornell College board of trustees.
Urheim previously served on the board from 1997 through 2006. He is also a member of the Delt Lecture Advisory Committee, and was instrumental in creating the Delta Phi Rho Centennial Fund, which supports the lecture.
In 2002 he was given the Leadership and Service Award by the college’s alumni association, in recognition for his longstanding commitment to the college. He is a strong supporter for the liberal arts, and credits his Cornell education with his success in the technology field.
One of the 40 “Colleges That Change Lives,” Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time (OCAAT) academic calendar. The OCAAT schedule provides students with intellectual immersion, academic focus, and unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pursue research, or accept an internship—all without missing out on other classes. Founded in 1853, the college’s entire hilltop campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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