august 2017

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Homecoming video contest and spirit award begins Aug. 1

OHIO Cheermeister returns! In its second year, the Bobcat family will again select one of their own to go down in history as the official OHIO Cheermeister. Do you have what it takes to represent thousands of die-hard Bobcat fans worldwide? Upload a video of yourself to your personal Facebook page displaying your OHIO spirit and include #OHIOCheermeister and #OHIOHC2017 in the caption. The video with the most likes by Sept. 25 at 11:59 p.m. wins! The prize? VIP seating at all Homecoming events, mounds of OHIO swag, and of course, bragging rights. Click here for details.

Share Bobcat Beats from your college experience!

OHIO welcomes President Nellis 

President Duane Nellis wasted no time in getting to know his new home here in Athens. Though his tenure officially began on June 12, Nellis made an appearance at the 2017 Undergraduate Commencement, participated in the festivities of On The Green Weekend, and attended the Donor Appreciation and Society Induction event on May 18. He was even seen eating at Nelson Hall! Click here to see a photo essay of Nellis preparing to lead the Bobcat nation.

David Bambrey named interim executive director of alumni association

Join us in welcoming David Bambrey to his recently appointed position as interim assistant vice president of alumni relations and interim executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association. Bambrey recently held the position of senior director of campus relations at Ohio University and was appointed to the new position by President Duane Nellis and Interim Vice President of Advancement Tom Davis as of July 1. Click here to learn more about Bambrey and his recent appointment. 

Join Marching 110 in NYC for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Not just thousands, but millions of people will be watching as the Ohio University Marching 110, aka the Most Exciting Band in the Land, makes its way past Times Square while performing in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. What better way to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary? Even better, this experience is not only for the band, but for alumni as well! Click here to learn more about how you can travel to New York City and be part of the excitement. 

Peek inside the historical Zenner House

For OHIO alumnus Jeffery Chaddock, giving generously is serious business, as it helps define your passion and your integrity in life. Chaddock and his partner Mark Morrow have planned to give 97 percent of their estate to charity, creating an endowment with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and benefitting the University as well. Among Chaddock’s gifts is the historic Zenner House, located in Athens. In this video, Chaddock draws a parallel between the exquisite home and the creativity of financial planning. 

Take our survey, because tunnel vision isn’t cool

We want to provide you better, pertinent OHIO information and engagement opportunities. So, be on the lookout for our survey! We're sending emails to a random sampling of alumni because OHIO wants to learn more about you. Please take the time to share your opinions with us. Our office has put together a survey in conjunction with the independent research firm, Ologie, to better understand our alumni base. The study is designed to help us get to know the unique type of person YOU are and understand your current relationship with Ohio University. Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate and to share your opinions!


Q: True to the colors of Ohio University, athletic teams were called “The Green and White” for quite some time. What year did OHIO adopt the Bobcat as the official mascot?

A) 1917
B) 1896
C) 1943 
D) 1925

Think you know the answer? Click here to find out.

Join Ebony Bobcats for a spirited weekend in Columbus 

Don’t miss the last chance to register for the Ebony Bobcat Network’s annual meeting! This year’s spirited weekend will be in Columbus from Aug. 10 to Aug. 13. Catch up with alumni and friends while supporting the EBN Urban Scholars Endowment. Click here to see the weekend’s schedule and register for the event.

Cruise in the Homecoming parade 

Do you drive in style? Then don’t miss the chance to cruise your convertible down Court Street for the 2017 Homecoming parade! The OHIO Alumni Association wants you to join the excitement and be part of the Bobcat celebration. Join the lineup and click here to register your convertible for all of Athens to see.

Send your Bobcat a ‘Welcome to OHIO’ bag 

Rufus spent the summer making the perfect care package for new and returning students. Send your favorite Bobcat back to school with the “Welcome to OHIO” bag from the Bobcat Store. Or, send one of these gleaming green packages to a student living in your old dorm as a random act of kindness, and surprise them with fun items they may have forgotten to pack.

Cutler Scholars: Going beyond boundaries

Alumni Association welcomes four new board members

Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica to visit Athens Campus

upcoming events


Aug. 2
Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England: Bobcats at the Ballpark 2017
5 – 10 p.m.
Boston, MA

Aug. 5
Central Ohio Alumni Chapter and SAFTE – Ohio Alumni at the Columbus Clippers 2017
5:30 – 10 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Aug. 10-13
Ebony Bobcat Network Annual Meeting 2017

Ironton, OH

Aug. 10
Akron-Canton Chapter – OHIO Alumni Night with the Akron RubberDucks
6 – 10 p.m.
Akron, OH

Aug. 12
Charlotte Chapter – 29th Annual OU/OSU Picnic at Lake Norman

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cornelius, NC

Aug. 12
OHIO Wrestling – 12th Annual Golf Outing  
12:30 – 8 p.m.
Beverly, OH

Aug. 26
Massachusetts Serving New England Chapter: Bobcat Armada 2017
11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Lake Winnipesaukee

Aug. 27
Greater Cleveland Chapter – 2nd Annual Pub Tour
1 – 10 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

Aug. 28
Metro NYC Chapter – Indians vs. Yankees Game

5 – 10 p.m.
Bronx, NY

Contact Us:

Ohio University Alumni Association
Konneker Alumni Center | 52 University Terrace | 1 Ohio University | Athens, OH 45701

Phone: 740-593-4300 | Fax: 740-593-0970
Email: alumni@ohio.edu

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