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Notable Alumni | LeKeisha Grant Embodies Entrepreneurship, Empowers Young Women

LeKeisha Grant, portraitEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Awards honor alumni for broad career accomplishments, commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University and the College of Arts & Sciences. Lekeisha Grant ’07 Specialized Studies Lekeisha Grant is an entrepreneur. She started her first  business in […]

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Posted on 10/20/2019

WGSS Panel Discusses Global Gender Justice, Transnational Feminism

Panel From left: Bobby Walker, Dr. Pronoy Rai, Dr. Catherine Cutcher, Dr. Eve Ngby Kristin Distel The Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies program welcomed back several of its alumni for the annual Reunion and Roundtables event, which featured a keynote address, several discussion panels, and a reception. The day’s second panel, titled “Working for Transnational Gender Justice,” featured three OHIO alumni: Bobby Walker, […]

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Posted on 01/09/2019

Happy Beginnings | Olurin Clerks for New York Appeals Court, Looks Ahead to Law School Graduation, Bar Examination

Olayemi Olurin, portraitEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Olayemi Olurin ’15 is in her last semester of law school at St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, NY, on a full tuition scholarship. During […]

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Posted on 03/05/2018

Notable Alumni | Alum Dedicated to Working with LGBTQ Youth in New York

Bryson RoseEditor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences launches the Notable Alumni Awards, honoring 37 Notable Alumni in 2017 for broad accomplishments in their careers, a commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University, the College of Arts & Sciences, and its students. Bryson Rose ’09 African American […]

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Posted on 10/25/2017

African American Studies Hosts Black Alumni Reunion Open House

From left, Alum Connie Lawson Davis, Armad Richey, Chris Caldwell, and Dr. Akil Houston. Posing for a picture at the African American Studies Department reception.The African American Studies Department welcomed back alumni at an open house during the Black Alumni Reunion. Just as alumni had plenty of stories to share, African American Studies faculty and staff had great news to talk about, too. In order to participate in this year’s festivities, and keep alumni […]

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Posted on 09/16/2016

Political Science Alum Named Butler County United Way Interim Director

Ohio University alum Kierston Hobaugh ’03 has been named director of the United Way of Butler County, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune. Hobaugh earned a degree in Political Science Pre-Law from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University. Reporter Rick Wills notes that Hobaugh “steps into the job as […]

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Posted on 01/06/2015

Analyze This: No Problem, Says Legislative Fellow

Ohio University alum Tynita M. White’s name sits atop the fiscal analysis of Ohio H.B. 557—a bill that designates June 20, 2014, as “Freedom Summer Day.” White is an Ohio Legislative Service Commission Fellow, working in Columbus through December. At OHIO, she majored in Political Science and minored in African […]

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Posted on 07/01/2014

Black Alumni Reunion Dessert Reception in African American Studies, Sept. 28

The African American Studies Department and the Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences are hosting a dessert reception during the Black Alumni Reunion weekend. The reception is Saturday, Sept. 28,  from 1-3 p.m. African American Studies is hosting the reception in the department’s new space at 31 S. Court. […]

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Posted on 09/20/2013