Helen Zelkowitz h'06

Helen Zelkowitz H'06, on December 15, 2006, in a car accident. She was ninety-five and a resident of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

In 1951, Zelkowitz became a pioneer and role model for women in communications when she launched Mount Vernon radio station WMVO-FM. Two years later, she started WMVO-AM. In 1971, Zelkowitz participated in the formation of Mount Vernon Cablevision. As the host of her own radio program, "Over the Coffee Cup," she provided an intimate daily portrait of Knox County life for more than forty years. Zelkowitz chaired the boards of WMVO and the Cablevision companies until her family sold them in 1996. An alumna of Ohio State University, she was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1997.

Throughout the years, Zelkowitz was a generous supporter of Kenyon Hillel, both individually and through the Zelkowitz Family Spiritual Leadership Fund of the Columbus Jewish Foundation.