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New York–area alumni treated to unique event in Manhattan

Event featured a presentation by almnus Rudy Rousseau, former career CIA staffer who led agency’s 9/11 investigation
Kelee Riesbeck | Dec 17, 2012
Ohio University and Ohio Fellow alumnus Terry Moore (BSS, University College, ’91) and his wife Lynn Shostack, hosted a gathering of New York tri-state area alumni on December 11, 2012, at their home in Manhattan. About 50 OHIO alumni reconnected and participated in an intimate discussion with Dr. Rudolph Rousseau, a 34-year veteran of Federal service. Rousseau, a 1968 OHIO graduate with a degree in Government and a former Ohio Fellow, has 24 years of service with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and 10 years on the United States Senate committee. At the CIA, Rousseau led and managed corporate level programs including the Agency’s response to the 9/11 Commission and Joint Congressional Inquiry. Rousseau is now a senior policy advisor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Moore said while area alumni were interested in Rousseau’s discussion of an insider’s view of the CIA, the attendees were surprised by the depth of common ground they shared based on their connection with OHIO. 

“Several of the alumni who attended had never been to an Ohio University gathering since they left Athens,” said Moore, who serves on the University Library’s The Promise Lives Campaign committee.  “I think they were struck by the fact that we all had so much to talk about and to share. It’s always great to host an event when everybody has such a good time.”

“Witnessing the reconnection New York-area Ohio University alumni made with one another was inspiring,” said Vice President for University Advancement Bryan Benchoff. “There is a special spark when OHIO alumni connect. We are thankful to alumnus Terry Moore and his wife Lynn for opening up their beautiful home and for hosting such an interesting and engaging event that allowed this reconnection to take place.”