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Alumni & Friends News

Dec 12
OHIO Alumni head to Washington D.C. for Policy Forum about 114 Congress
OHIO Alumni head to Washington D.C. for Policy Forum about 114 Congress

Byham gift to increase graduate support for Industrial/Organizational Psychology
This spring, the College of Arts and Sciences received a significant gift that will further enhance extra-curricular programming in the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology program. The alumnus responsible for the gift is William C. Byham.

Dec 10
With the finish line in sight, goals are set for the final year of the Promise Within Campaign
With the final year of the OHIO faculty and staff’s the Promise Within Campaign underway, those in charge take pride in the success of the program thus far and have set goals for the final six months of the campaign.

One gift establishes scholarship and recognizes alumnus’ OHIO mentor
Sometimes when you least expect it, you become the first to do something unique. Larry Small became such a person. He established the Larry H. Small Audiology Scholarship in the College of Health Sciences and Profession’s (CHSP) School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, the first scholarship at OHIO specifically for students headed for their first year in OHIO’s doctorate of audiology program.

Year-end giving update
Information on making year-end gifts to Ohio University.

Dec 3
Holiday gifts and gear offered at The Bobcat Store
The holiday season is here. And what better way to say “Happy Hol-OU-days” to Bobcat friends and family, than with a gift from The Bobcat Store?

Nov 26
JSchool alum Wes Lowery Skypes from Ferguson with Scripps students
On Nov. 25, students in the entry-level journalism class recently took part in a Skype session with alumnus Wesley Lowery. He was in Ferguson, Mo., to cover the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Fairfield County Job and Family Services Director Aundrea Cordle
When Aundrea Cordle was a little girl, she wasn’t sure if a college education would be in her future.  She was one of three children, living with her single mother in Lancaster, and money was tight.

Nov 25
Surplus GovDeals
Surplus GovDeals

Nov 24
Ohio University Names Executive Director for Constituency Development
Ohio University has named Scott Koskoski, CFRE, executive director of constituency development in University Advancement effective Dec. 1, 2014. He brings with him nearly 15 years of fundraising leadership within higher education and the non-profit sector.

Nov 21
'Let’s stop apologizing for being English majors,' says alum
If I had a nickel for every time I heard English Literature mentioned as one of the least practical majors on news programs, I’d have… well, I don’t know what I’d have. I was an English major. Math really isn’t my thing.

Nov 20
Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing
Ohio University will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, and will re-open on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors who wish to do so are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation. If you have any questions about making a year-end gift, please visit ohio.edu/yearendgift, call 740-593-2636 or e-mail giving@ohio.edu.

Nov 19
Parent, friend, philanthropist, remembered with the establishment of two scholarships
Friends and family of Charles Wickert speak openly and often about his generosity, integrity and warmth. Wickert, who passed away in April 2014, was a long-time employee of the Motorists Insurance Group (Motorists), a Columbus-based insurance company. To honor his legacy, the company established two scholarships that benefit OHIO students.

Nov 17
Alumni from around the globe invited back for OHIO’s International Alumni Reunion
Ohio University boasts graduates from almost 100 different countries, an honor they will be celebrating with many of those ¬alumni during OHIO’s International Alumni Reunion April 15 – 18, 2015.

Nov 13
Students in Philanthropy celebrate National Philanthropy Day
Students in Philanthropy celebrate National Philanthropy Day.

Fall 2014 issue of Ohio Today looks back at 50 years of OHIO student life
The fall 2014 issue of Ohio Today will be delivered to OHIO faculty and staff mailboxes soon.

Nov 12
Ohio University Foundation welcomes 5 new board trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees proudly welcomes five new Trustees to the Bobcat family this fall. Yvette McGee Brown, BSJ ’82; Janis E. Jones, BS ’79; Richard Dickerson, BSCE ’80; Ronald Teplitzky, AB ’84; and Richard Vincent, were elected during the June Foundation Board meeting in New York City.

Nov 7
Alumni Association gears up for On The Green Weekend 2015
Last spring the Ohio University Alumni Association hosted the inaugural On The Green (OTG) Weekend on the Athens campus; it was such a tremendous success that plans for OTG 2015 have begun even before the dust from fall Homecoming has settled.

Nov 5
Science teamwork is like dancing a tango, alum says
In a new YouTube movie, alum Jairo Sinova explains more about spintronics and ways in which a “scientific tango” could be a new way of doing science.

Family of Bobcats creates scholarship for Scripps students
Family of Bobcats creates scholarship for Scripps students. The Weiss-Mulgrew Family Scholarship uses The OHIO Match to make their gift go further.

Nov 4
Networking event in Charlotte promises to be much more than a job fair
Students and alumni are invited to attend the 12th Annual Charlotte Networking week on February 19-21, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C., hosted by the Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Charlotte Chapter.

Oct 31
Finals week survival bags available now
Finals week is a difficult time for all students. It can be survived, however, with the help of Finals Week Survival Bags, which are filled with all the late-night study session essentials.

Oct 30
Alumni Association seeks Board and Alumni Award nominations
The Ohio University Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the OUAA Board of Directors, term beginning July 2015, as well as for the OUAA Alumni Awards, which are presented at the Alumni Awards Gala during Homecoming. Nominations for both honors are due December 1, 2014.

Oct 28
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Liberty Union Middle School History Teacher Keith Robinson
When Keith Robinson was taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster working on his Middle Childhood Education degree, he remembers his professors talking about how important it is to educate the whole child. At the time, Robinson didn’t completely understand, but now he goes out of his way to take care of the whole child in his classes every day.

Oct 27
Ohio University alumnus inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Ohio University alumnus inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Short documentary featuring Charles Kilburger Scholarship shown at Lancaster Campus scholarship recognition banquet [VIDEO]
Students who attended Ohio University Lancaster|Pickerington’s annual scholarship recognition banquet now know the story of a scholarship that made many college dreams possible in Fairfield County.

Oct 24
Sugar Bush Foundation announces start of 2015 funding cycle
The Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of The Ohio University Foundation, is currently accepting letters of inquiry for the 2015 funding cycle.

Chemical engineering, osteopathic medicine alumni couple creates scholarship for Russ College students
Alumni Bill and Debbie Burke have made a commitment of $50,000 to establish the George and Sally Wenner Russ Vision Scholarship Fund for Russ College of Engineering and Technology students.

Oct 23
Alum has her own 'Battle Cry' for living life—& slaying demons
"In 1986, I dropped out of high school in the 11th grade. I was a 17-year-old bride with a baby a year later. One day while standing in a food stamp line and holding my screaming daughter who had a loaded diaper, I dropped to my knees in tears. My life had to change…" writes Marjorie McKee, Ohio University alum.

Oct 22
Another fiscal year gone, OHIO Faculty and Staff keep giving back
Faculty and Staff at Ohio University are second to none. The Promise Within Campaign, which was established in 2008 as a part of OHIO’s Promise Lives Campaign, proves that their commitment to the University and its students is unwavering. For 2014 fiscal year, faculty and staff gave $348,211.92 to The Promise Within Campaign, bringing the total raised to $3,706,537 from donations by more than 900 OHIO faculty and staff members.

Ohio University to host Washington Policy Forum Nov. 13
Ohio University will host its third Washington Policy Forum on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the offices of Nixon Peabody LLP on Ninth Street NW in Washington D.C.

Oct 15
The Bobcat Store provides quality products through local and alumni partnerships
As the Ohio University Alumni Association’s online shop, it is The Bobcat Store’s mission to provide topnotch OHIO gear for past, present and future Bobcats—a goal shared by its team members and partners.

Introducing ohiowomen, powered by Women in Philanthropy
University Advancement is launching ohiowomen, an initiative designed to inform and engage all women of Ohio University – students, alumnae, faculty and friends. Grown out of the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) program, ohiowomen will provide access to news and information, events and other opportunities to become involved with and support OHIO’s students, faculty and programs.

Oct 14
OHIO alumnus inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
After more than half a century in professional baseball, Ohio University alumnus Murray Cook was honored this past June when he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014.

Headline: 2014 Homecoming Slideshow
Ohio University’s 92nd Homecoming celebration was a “Bobcat Family Reunion.” Watch highlights from the week's events...

Oct 13
Students, alumni celebrate Homecoming 2014 [PHOTOS]
Students, alumni celebrate Homecoming 2014

Awards gala honors distinguished OHIO alumni and friends
This year’s annual Alumni Awards Gala honored 15 individuals who have made a significant impact on Ohio University, whether by their own professional accomplishments, service to the university—or both.

Oct 9
OHIO alumnus establishes scholarship to honor HS math teacher
In December 2013, alumnus Randall Grossman established the Robert Rudroff Memorial Honors Tutorial College Scholarship to honor the memory of his beloved teacher and mentor who died unexpectedly. The scholarship is part of the OHIO Match program.

Paint the Town Green 2014 winners announced
Local businesses and OHIO offices showed off their Bobcat pride by competing for best Paint the Town Green Homecoming decorations while raising food and funds for the Athens Food Pantry.

Oct 5
Bobcat mascot is focus of Homecoming Selfie Project
The 1990 version of the Ohio University Bobcat mascot will be made into a life-size cardboard cutout as a part of the upcoming Homecoming Selfie Project.

Oct 1
Passing down the Pawprint: Legacy Scholarship offers awards to children of alumni
For Legacy Scholars, attending Ohio University is a family affair. OHIO boasts high ratings of families who pass along their green and white pride to their posterity. To honor these legacies, the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) established the Legacy Program. The program offers special events and provides scholarships, access and discounts for legacies.

Sep 30
Homecoming 2014 is a Bobcat Family Reunion
Ohio University’s 92nd Homecoming celebration is sure to make Bobcats feel right at home, with family reunion-themed events, décor and entertainment all week long. This year’s theme “Bobcat Family Reunion” echoes a familiar OHIO sentiment, once you return to Athens; it feels like you never left.

Sep 29
Induction of new Emeriti Association members
Thirty-two members of the OHIO community were granted emeritus or emerita status by the Ohio University Board of Trustees at its June meeting, and 13 of these attended the Emeriti Association’s September 18 meeting for the formal induction program.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Lancaster Economic Development Director R. Michael Pettit
R. Michael Pettit took the road less traveled when he graduated from Sheridan High School in Somerset in 1974.  He didn’t go straight to college, he signed up for the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service, Pettit got married, started a family and then started taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster.  It’s funny how life works sometimes because Pettit’s trip down the road less traveled led him to a career where a road was named after him.

Sep 25
Alumni in federal government gather at Washington D.C. event to honor outstanding service to the U.S.
Ohio University alumni gathered at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. September 18 to reconnect with each other and OU officials and to honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.<br /><br />The annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon brings together Bobcats who hold positions serving the U.S. government. The event, which is in its third year, includes the presentation of the Outstanding Federal Government Alumni Award. This year’s honor went to 1990 alumna Lt. Col. Gretchen Dietrich.<br />

Sep 24
Ohio University Eastern grad receives fellowship at Purdue University
Ohio University Eastern graduate Wes Bishop has started PhD studies in American history at Purdue University on a Ross Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship.

Sep 22
The Ohio University Foundation 1804 Fund awards 2014 recipients
This year, the Grants and Funding Committee of The Ohio University Foundation has awarded $359,415 from the 1804 Fund to invest in 6 new graduate/faculty research initiatives and 12 undergraduate learning proposals.

Sep 19
Alumni honor father and distinguished professor with gift to OHIO
Dwight “Chip” and Carol Mutchler, who both graduated in 1958 with degrees in economics and fine arts, respectively, have donated his parents’ former home to Ohio University through the Ohio University Foundation in honor of Chip Mutchler’s late father.

Sep 17
Sook family lays groundwork for new academic center
Ohio University announced today a fundraising campaign for a new state-of-the-art academic center, which will be located in the north end zone of Peden Stadium. The Ohio University Foundation received a lead gift commitment of $2.25 million from Perry and Sandy Sook in support of this project.

Sep 12
Fall into Bobcat Fashion with the Bobcat Store
Fall into Bobcat Fashion with the Bobcat Store