Lima, Ohio (WIMA) - Ohio State Lima presented the Violet I Meek Town and Gown Award on Thursday night to former professor Doctor William Sullivan..

Sullivan has dedicated more than 40 years of service and commitment to both OSU Lima and working with Art Space Lima.

Doctor Sullivan began his service to OSU Lima in the department of English in 1971- and taught hundreds of courses and thousands of students during his tenure.

Sullivan is the twelfth recipient of the Town and Gown Award- and past winners include former Lima City Councilor David Adams- Former WIMA Morning Man- the late Tom Francis- and Lima Mayor David Berger.