Homecoming is here! Join your fellow Bobcats in Athens for Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 15-17!
More October events
Daley-Cutler Scholar volunteers in Macedonia
Terrence Berry is a Daley-Cutler Scholar from Ashbury Park, N.J. and an OHIO student who recently took advantage of an opportunity that changed his life. While volunteering in Macedonia, he learned what it was like to be out of his element and how to adapt to the shock of living in a new environment with a totally different culture.
Another record-breaking year for enrollment
Not only is enrollment up again this year for Ohio University, but this year's incoming freshman class is breaking other records as well. The class of 2014 is entering with increased SAT, ACT and high school GPA scores. These achievements are seen as a sign of faculty's success in continuing to recruit the best and brightest for OHIO.
Engineering students design water pump in Ghana
A senior design project gave four OHIO students the chance to give the village of Maase-Offinso access to spring water for usage and to sell to neighboring villages. Team Pump It Up designed a solar-powered water pumping system, which they installed in July with the help of their advisor Greg Kremer, associate professor of mechanical engineering, over the course of three weeks in Ghana.
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OHIO vs. OSU Weekend Events Sept. 16-18
The Central Ohio Chapter Network's alumni events themed around the OHIO vs. Ohio State University football game were a huge success! Beginning with Thursday night's OHIO vs. OSU Alumni Challenge, Central Ohio alumni had the highest attendance and also brought in the most food for Mid-Ohio Food Bank, with 13 boxes to OSU's six. Friday's Pregame and Prep Rally sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Lodge Bar also saw success, with 1,100 Bobcats in attendance and about $7,500 raised in support of the Central Ohio Endowed Scholarship. Saturday's Bobcat Bash had 340 alumni in attendance. A special "thank you" to the Central Ohio Chapter Network for their hard work in bringing alumni together for these occasions. To see more photos from the weekend, visit ohioalumni.org/ohio-vs-ohio-state-weekend.
Get ready for Ohio University Homecoming Week:
Let the Games Begin!
- Homecoming Kick-Off
Monday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m.
Baker University Center
- Alumni Awards Gala
Friday, Oct. 15, 5:30 p.m.
Baker University Center
- Homecoming Parade
Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.
- Ohio vs. Akron
Saturday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
Don't miss the Alumni Association's
special Homecoming events!
Friday, Oct. 15
Saturday, Oct. 16
- BBQ Dinner with Historical Hayrides
The Ridges, 6 p.m.
For all OUAA homecoming details,
- Free Coffee Hour
Baker University Center, 10 a.m.
Grover Center, 11 a.m.
The Ridges, 6 p.m.
Homecoming Week to include Emeriti Park Reception
The Emeriti Association will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Emeriti Park with a reception Oct. 14 from 4-5 p.m. at the park. Light refreshments and brief remarks will be provided. The beautiful park was dedicated in November of 2000, and has become one of the most photographed areas of campus.
In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the Maggie Davis Room on the first floor of Baker Center (western end of the Food Court). For more information, contact George Weckman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts & Crafts Fair for Hospice welcomes alumni!
Appalachian Community Hospice of Athens invites all alumni to an Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Athens Farmers' Market on E. State Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. The event is being held to help support hospice in the Athens community. For more information about the event, contact Milena Miller, Director of Development at Appalachian Community Visiting Nurses Association, Hospice and Health Services at 740-594-8226 Ext 405.
Get OHIO gifts for the upcoming holidays!
The holidays are coming up which means lots of food, fun, family time and the chance to remind everyone of your alma mater and show your Bobcat pride! There is something for everyone in the Bobcat Store!
Also, as you gear up for the holiday season, be sure to check out the new Ohio University Alumni Association Print Store. Ordering personalized occasion cards, announcements, playing cards or thank you notes is as easy as a few clicks. With your purchase from the store, a portion of the proceeds will benefit programs of the Ohio University Alumni Association. In honor of the grand opening, save 10 percent on your order through Nov. 15, by entering GRAND10 at checkout.
Join OUAA and explore the world of travel
The Ohio University Alumni Association offers unique educational tours that bring alumni together for fellowship, fun and adventure. Travel with fellow Bobcats to exotic destinations; learn about culture, art and history from top experts; and experience unique itineraries. Best of all, your participation will support your alma mater!
Each quarter, the Alumni Association produces a short Travel e-newsletter that talks about upcoming educational tours and give you exclusive access to specials before they are available to the public. To make sure it arrives in your inbox, sign up online.
Jeff Chaddock, BSC '88, is a senior financial adviser for Ameriprise Financial Services with offices in Columbus and Athens. Heavily active in community activities, Chaddock is involved with the Columbus AIDS Task Force, serves as a Columbus Homeless Shelter volunteer and Human Rights Campaign chairperson. He has actively raised funds for Nationwide Children's Hospital, headed the Student Affairs Bicentennial Campaign for Ohio University and established annual scholarships of $2,000 for two students from Belpre High School, his alma mater, who intend to study at Ohio University in the Scripps College of Communication. Through his company, he provides annual underwriting of the University's Performing Arts Series.
Active on many different boards, Chaddock has served as a member of the Ohio Arts Council, the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also the recipient of numerous honors, having received the Distinguished Service Award (2003) and the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award (1993) from the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors; in 2001, he was named to the American Express Hall of Fame, and was a member of the President's Advisory Council for American Express from 1993 to 2003. He most recently was named to Barron's Top 1000 Advisors in the nation and top 100 Broker - Dealers in the United States. Chaddock resides in Columbus.
Help support OHIO students with chapter and society scholarships
Let’s face it -- it's a tough time to be a student. College costs keep increasing while the private (and public for that matter) loan market is shrinking. For a lot of students, it's not a question of where they go but rather if they can go.
But as you know, Bobcats are great people, and many of our chapters have taken a stand because they believe this is an important issue.
Take for example the Central Ohio Chapter -- a group of dedicated alumni so passionate they've set at goal of raising $100,000 to support students from their area. In the few short years since they started their scholarship, they've been able to help 19 students and now proudly claim 15 alumni as their own.
If you have a few seconds, check out our chapter and society scholarships and see if there's one from your geographic region, student activity or major that piques your interest. And of course, we'd greatly appreciate it if you’d consider making a gift by clicking here today.
Thanks, and GO BOBCATS!