OHIO Alumni

Featured Events
Join fellow Bobcats on June 5 for a private tour of Boston Beer Company!

Near D.C.? June 6 is the Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals Game! And, help raise scholarship money at the Ohio Golf Scramble on June 26.

The 53rd Anniversary of The Ohio University Players at The Monomoy Theatre will be held June 25-27 in Chatham, Mass.

More June events

Points of Pride

27th Annual Leadership Awards Gala honors student leaders
The 27th Annual Leadership Awards Gala honored more than 40 students, faculty and staff members and four groups during a May 19 ceremony in the Baker University Center. The gala featured keynote speaker Melanie Sabelhaus, OHIO alumna and partner with Superior Financial Group, LLC. The gala was organized by the Campus Involvement Center and the Division of Student Affairs and honored the outstanding work of individuals as well as student organizations in the Ohio University community.

Ohio Volleyball exhibits excellence
The Ohio volleyball team has earned the NCAA's Public Recognition Award. Three student athletes, Ellen Herman, Sue Jacobi and Michelle Jantsch, were named to the Mid-American Conference All-Academic team this season after claiming their sixth league title in the last seven years. Read more about the OHIO volleyball squad.

Provost announces implementation of textbook software
A new software program called "Textbook" will allow the university to comply with new federal regulations as stated in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). In establishing this new requirement, Congress requires that students have access to information about textbooks and course materials and the estimated costs before registering for classes.

Friends of the Libraries anniversary and Archives Day
President Emeritus Vernon Alden returned to campus to celebrate Friends of the Libraries' 30th anniversary and Archives Day. Alden spoke in the leisure reading section on the fourth floor of Alden Library to celebrate this special event.

OHIO recognized at State Government Luncheon
Ohio University pride was plentiful at the
27th Annual State Government Alumni luncheon. The luncheon recognized efforts of OHIO alumni's commitment to service and leadership within the public sector. President Roderick McDavis, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Director of Government Relations Teri Geiger spoke at the event.

Stephen Wing donates $25,000 to Global Leadership Center
A $25,000 gift given to the Global Leadership Center by Stephen Wing will allow the GLC to provide financial assistance for travel abroad to students in the GLC certificate program. The donation made in honor of Wing’s wife will provide need-based scholarships to students from the Appalachian region.

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Black Alumni Reunion 2010 in review
Performers rehearse at the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium for one of the most popular events of Black Alumni Reunion weekend, the Step Show. For more photos of the entire weekend, visit ohioalumni.org/bar-photos.

Class of 1970 celebrates 40th anniversary
The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 1970 will take place Saturday, June 12 at 2 p.m., with Ohio University alumna Melanie Sabelhaus as the commencement speaker. A weekend of scheduled events will honor the class and include a "Let It Be" Reception, picnic lunch, group photo and champagne toast.

This special Commencement Gathering will conclude a year-long calendar of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Alumni Association, beginning last year at the 2009 commencement.

For more information on the 1970 Commencement Gathering, contact romine@ohio.edu.

Black Alumni Reunion

Alumni College allows you to re-live your time on the OHIO campus!
Enjoy a weekend away with fellow Bobcats at Alumni College, held in conjunction with the Class of 1960 50th Class Reunion Weekend. Graduates can return to campus to enjoy lectures from professors, including "Southeast Ohio's Edible Wild Plants" by Harvey Ballard Jr., a talk on race and racism by Vincent Jungkunz, and "Greed 101," taught by David Kirch.

Activities for the weekend include a screening of "Trailerpark," a student-produced, feature-length film, and the Ohio Valley Summer Theater Production of "Into The Woods" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. At the end of the weekend, alumni will receive their degree all over again when they participate in Commencement. If you have questions or for more information, contact Christy Gryszka at 740-593-4300 or visit the OUAA web site.

Upcoming survey will reach alumni Classes
of '05 and '06

One of Ohio University's assessment studies, The Survey of Alumni, is designed to collect information from OHIO bachelor's degree graduates about five to six years after graduation. This study is part of OHIO's effort to gain feedback from students and alumni for continuously improving its programs. Results from studies of graduates provide valuable information to inform faculty and staff about the functioning of their academic programs.

Providing feedback through the Survey of Alumni can help your college or department improve its programs by honestly answering questions about your experiences (your name will not be used in any reports). If you were a member of the graduating class of 2003-04 or 2004-05, please look for this survey to reach your mailbox late May/early June. Your participation is appreciated! Previous results can be viewed online.


Join us this season for our Weekend Getaways!
Ohio University alumni -– looking for a weekend getaway and want to come "home" to your alma mater? Each weekend getaway includes lodging, many meals, and fun activities. Check out our upcoming weekend getaways:

  • July 15-17, 2010 – Ohio Brew Week Getaway (deadline is June 15!)
  • October 15-17, 2010 – Homecoming Weekend Getaway
For more information, please click here.

Spotlight on volunteers

Dennis Minichello, MA '74, AB '74, of Chicago, Ill., has been a marquee figure during his tenure as Chair for the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Minichello works in general civil litigation including maritime and transportation, products liability and insurance defense, including the defense of religious and charitable organizations. He is a VAAN volunteer for OHIO, and in addition, he provides many internship connections and mentoring opportunities for Ohio University students.

In his involvement with the board, he has been actively involved in the encouragement and recognition of students and faculty through writing letters to them, acknowledging their accomplishments on campus. Minichello recently returned to campus for the university’s Pre-Law Day and was part of a panel discussion for students pursuing law at OHIO. He has been a great asset to Ohio University, its alumni and its students.

The Phone-A-Thon

Only a few weeks remain for our Phone-a-thon seniors. As things wind down to graduation can Liz's singing voice catch Jake's attention? Or, will Jake be too "Lost" to catch on before it’s too late?

Find out in the latest installment of "The Phone-a-Thon" -- a "mockumentary" series that takes a lighthearted look at the student experience through the eyes of four callers. Click here to catch up on any episodes you might have missed!

To learn more about supporting Scholarships please click here -- and of course, we'd love it if you'd consider making a gift today!

Upcoming Events

June 4
OU-COM Board of Directors Summer Meeting
1 p.m.

June 4
Graduation Reception
3-5 p.m.

June 4
June Happy Hour & Sand Volleyball
5-9 p.m.
New Albany

June 5
Private Tour of Boston Beer Company
9:40 a.m.

June 5
31st OU-COM Commencement
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

June 5
"Brewing our own Bobcat Brew at Deja Brew"
1 p.m.

June 6
Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals Game
11:05 a.m.
Washington, D.C.

June 11-12
Class of 1970 Commencement Gathering

June 11
Hiking June
10-11:30 a.m.

June 16
Cleveland Indians vs. New York Mets
5-10 p.m.

June 16
June Happy Hour/Welcome Reception - DC
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

June 17
T-cubed, Thirsty Third Thursdays
5:30-7 p.m.
Bloomington, IN

June 17
June Happy Hour
6:30-8:30 p.m.
New York

June 19
Philadelphia Brewing Co. Tour
Noon-2 p.m.

June 21
Sushi Tasting for University of Florida Gators & Ohio University Bobcats
6-8 p.m.

June 25-27
53rd Anniversary of The Ohio University Players at The Monomoy Theatre
Chatham, MA

June 26
Bobcat Big Stick Challenge
Westlake, OH

June 26
June Picnic and Installation of Officers
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Uniontown, OH

June 26
Ohio Golf Scramble
1-7 p.m.
South Riding, VA

June 26
Indiana Chapter Field Day 2010
2:30-10 p.m.

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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