Wilcox honored as a ‘Champion of Life'

Michael R. Wilcox (left) receives the Champion of Life award Michael R. Wilcox, left, CEO of Wilcox Financial and a BGSU Board of Trustee member, receives the Champion of Life award from Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County Commissioner, as part of the GMAC Bowl on Friday, Jan. 4, 2008. (Marketing & Communications)

MOBILE, ALA.—A successful Toledo businessman and former Bowling Green State University athlete has been presented a Champion of Life award by the GMAC Bowl and GMAC Financial Services.

Michael R. Wilcox, CEO of Wilcox Financial, a diversified financial services and consulting firm in Toledo, was honored during the Mayor's Banquet Friday (Jan. 4) in Mobile. The banquet is one of a number of events surrounding the annual GMAC Bowl in that city, where BGSU will take on Tulsa Sunday (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 University 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 in 2008, 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.

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(Posted January 04, 2008)

Updated: 12/02/2017 01:11AM