|Scholarship fund allows students to gain an education while in recovery|
Recovery to Inspire, Share and Empower (R.I.S.E.), the official collegiate recovery community of Ohio University, received a gift from an alumna and her husband to establish the Friends of Recovery Scholarship Fund. As one of only three collegiate recovery programs in Ohio, R.I.S.E. provides support for students recovering from an addiction to alcohol and other drugs by creating a safe place for members to learn and grow.
|Ohio University celebrates The Promise Lives Campaign topping over $500 million|
The books are closed on Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign – an effort that began in 2007 with a goal to raise $450 million in support of students, faculty, programs, outreach and facilities. On Friday, September 11, more than 225 members of the University community – students, faculty, alumni, donors and friends – gathered in Baker University Center to celebrate exceeding that Campaign goal by more than $50 million.
|Black Alumni Reunion 2016 UPDATE|
The Alumni Association has received feedback from alumni and friends following the release of the 2016 Black Alumni Reunion dates. The Association is committed to holding events that foster positive connections with our university community and our alumni. Given continued concern that has been shared by this valued group of alumni regarding the selection of a summer date to host the reunion, the Association – in consultation with university leadership – has decided to cancel the July 28-31 reunion dates and to pursue options to host the event in Fall 2016.
|Alumni in federal government gather for D.C. event|
Ohio University alumni came together at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Sept. 10 to reconnect with University officials and honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.
|Ebony Bobcats plan, network, sip and boogie at annual event|
Ohio University’s Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) hosted 180 attendees at their 5th Annual Breakfast Meeting and Dance on August 14-15 at The Manor of Euclid in Euclid, Ohio. The weekend’s events brought students, alumni and friends together to review EBN’s activities over the past year, and reconnect.
|OUAA appoints three new Board of Directors members|
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is proud to announce the selection of three new board members. Central Ohioan Bryon H. Carley, New Philadelphia native Kyle W. Triplett and Julia B. Righter from Columbus began their terms on July 1, 2015. The OUAA Board of Directors is comprised of 28 OHIO graduates who uphold the association’s mission to connect, inform, serve and engage alumni with their alma mater.
|Alumni Association ends its Bobcat Family Reunion tour in Columbus|
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) hosted its final Bobcat Family Reunion event on June 4, gathering 250 members of the OHIO community in the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. Throughout the spring and early summer, three 2014 Homecoming-themed reunions took place in Ohio’s three C’s: Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus. The events brought alumni together to celebrate their alma mater.