His service also went beyond the boundaries of Wood County and Ohio in other ways, as he was part of the U.S Army Counterintelligence Corps during the Korean War.
He is dedicated to making every student feel welcome in the profession.
Hale also has earned other recognition within and beyond Ohio State, including three Distinguished Teaching Awards, the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award, the Linwood F.
While serving as a leader here in Ohio, Kurfess was active in the effort to strengthen state legislatures' leadership and practices across the nation to provide more effective and independent legislative policymaking.
During this period he served as president of the National Legislative Conference, an organization of all state legislators and legislative staff, and was a founder of its successor organization, The National Conference of State Legislatures.
The program has been used in every state in the country, has been adopted by pharmacy schools nationwide, and is recognized by the American Pharmacists Association.