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Michael R. Wilcox (left) CEO of Wilcox Financial and a BGSU trustee, receives the Champion of Life award from Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County Commissioner, as part of GMAC Bowl events on Jan. 4.

Michael R. Wilcox (left) CEO of Wilcox Financial and a BGSU trustee, receives the Champion of Life award from Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County Commissioner, as part of GMAC Bowl events on Jan. 4.

Wilcox honored as a ‘Champion of Life’

BGSU Trustee Michael R. Wilcox, a successful businessman and former University athlete, was presented a Champion of Life award by the GMAC Bowl and GMAC Financial Services.

The CEO of Wilcox Financial, a diversified financial services and consulting firm, Wilcox was honored during the Mayor’s Banquet Jan. 4 in Mobile, Ala. The banquet was one of a number of events surrounding the annual GMAC Bowl in that city where BGSU met Tulsa Jan. 6.

Champion of Life honorees are “individuals who have achieved great success in their chosen field through dedication and hard work. They have overcome the many obstacles that have stood in the path of success and have given a great deal back to the community and country.”

As an undergraduate, Wilcox served as student representative to the Board of Trustees, as well as president of the Interfraternity Council. He played on the hockey team, was a two-time captain of BGSU's nationally ranked lacrosse team and was named a lacrosse All-American for three consecutive years. He was inducted into the BGSU Athletic Hall of Fame and the Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame, as well as the Peddie School and Ithaca High School athletic halls of fame.

Wilcox, who was appointed to the BGSU Board of Trustees in 1999 for a term ending this year, is immediate past chairman of the board. He serves as a trustee of the Culver Academies, the Toledo Symphony and the Toledo Hospital Foundation, and is chairman of the board of the U.S. Lacrosse Foundation. A past member of the BGSU Foundation, Inc., he is a member of the BGSU Presidents and Falcon clubs.

Wilcox and his wife, Jan, also a BGSU graduate, reside in Toledo.


January 7, 2008