Alex Ober, of Westminster, has received the alumni college service award from McDaniel College . Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the alumni college service award is given to a graduate who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, devotion and service for the betterment of the McDaniel College Alumni Association.
Ober, a professor emeritus of exercise science and physical education (now kinesiology), graduated from the college with a bachelor's degree in 1963 and earned a master's degree in education in 1969. He chaired the exercise science department and served as faculty committee chair, faculty ombudsman and college marshal. After retiring from the full-time faculty in 2008, he continued teaching a course in McDaniel's graduate program until 2014.