Thomas A. Rogers, 1925
B.A., Denison University
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 7, 1952
Mr. Thomas Arthur Rogers owes his record of untiring community accomplishments to the ideals of service instilled upon him while at Denison. Newark’s WCLT radio station, managed by Mr. Rogers, was recently cited as the organization which made the richest contribution to the community last year. Newark has felt the impact of Rogers’ outstanding record of public service in a very real way. He served the Community Chest, the Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club, the Licking County Council of Boy Scouts of America, and the Licking County Chapter of Crippled Children Society in top official capacities. He has recently added to his program the directorship of the Newark Sesquicentennial celebration.
His services to Denison University in the field of radio education are immeasurable. He serves on the Denison Alumni Council and on the new Denison Alumni Club of Licking County. He was one of the spearheads of the Licking County Denison Development Program. He was first assistant football coach and then head coach at Denison from 1926 to 1942, producing a state championship team in 1937. As a Navy Commander in World War II, he received a commendation for meritorious duty from Admiral Radford, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air.