Grandview resident Albert Dyckes has been recognized as one of Bowling Green State University's "100 Most Prominent Alumni."

Grandview resident Albert Dyckes has been recognized as one of Bowling Green State University's "100 Most Prominent Alumni."

The honor was given during a ceremony held April 24 at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union at BGSU.

According to information from the University, Dyckes has spent his life trying to keep Ohio healthy.

Dyckes holds bachelor's degrees in education and liberal arts, and a master of education degree from BGSU. After serving as a U.S. Army sergeant and high school social studies teacher, he became the deputy director of the Ohio Department of Health in 1963.

He went on to be associate coordinator of the Ohio Regional Medical Program at Ohio State University, where he was responsible for administration and supervision of 73 counties. Dyckes worked with the Ohio General Assembly to enact the first training standards for emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

In 1996, he initiated two Albert E. Dyckes Healthcare Scholarships at BGSU, which are awarded each year. The Ohio Hospital Association awards the Albert E. Dyckes Healthcare Worker of the Year from nominations by Ohio's hospitals. His awards include the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore and the Ohio Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award.

BGSU decided to recognize its "100 Most Prominent Alumni" as part of its centennial celebration. The alumni awards honor individuals who personify the University's tradition as an institution of excellence.