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Alumni & Friends News

Jul 18
Ohio University aviation students lift up disabled, terminally ill kids with free flights
New Ohio University aviation alumni gave disabled and terminally ill children a chance to fly free last weekend with rides to the sky at the 15th annual Kids in Flight event in Cleveland.

Jul 11
Ohio University alumnus receives national award for aviation navigation tech enhancements
A Russ College alumnus has recently won the 2018 William E. Jackson Award for the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics.

Jul 6
Alumnus keeps Athens traditions alive and thriving
hroughout the year, thousands flock to Athens to enjoy the many unique annual events held on and off the bricks. From their live music, delicious food and local drinks, these treasured traditions are revived every year with the help of a few individuals, including alumnus and Athens native Brandon Thompson.

OHIO Alumni Association welcomes seven new board members
The OHIO Alumni Association is proud to announce the selection of seven new members to its board of directors.

Jun 25
Sugar Bush Foundation continues its support of four projects, seeds three more projects
At its annual meeting in June, The Ohio University Foundation announced support for seven projects proposed by The Sugar Bush Foundation’s board of directors.

Jun 22
Ohio Fellows Return to Campus [PHOTOS]
The Libraries and University College welcomed back the original Ohio Fellows, June 1-3, by hosting an Ohio Fellows Reunion. The primary goal of the reunion was to record their personal stories.

Women’s Leadership Symposium brings inspiration to all
The Ohio University and The Ohio State University alumni associations joined forces this past weekend to host the first Women’s Leadership Symposium at The Ohio Union in Columbus. Rightfully titled, “A Day To Inspire,” the event drew more than 400 women.

From Tokyo to Athens, former student revisits Bobcat past
Retracing an Ohio University connection that has spanned 65 years and more than 6,000 miles, Bunya Tsujita and his wife, Hiroko, visited the Athens Campus last week for the first time since the 1950s.

Jun 8
Grad turned ‘Grill Dad’ attributes success to failure
Everyone has lots of advice for the OHIO class of 2018, so here’s Ryan Fey’s: “Come out of college ready to rock ‘n’ roll fail.”

Discover OHIO’s New England history during Lobster Fest 2018
Join fellow Ohio University alumni in Rockport, Massachusetts, on Cape Ann for the fourth annual Lobster Fest on June 23, celebrating the University’s historic ties to the Massachusetts area with local activities, educational tours and, of course, delicious lobster.

Alumni aviators reflect on their OHIO experience
Four aviation professionals recalled their OHIO experience, and how it has impacted their professional and personal lives since graduation.

Jun 7
Erin Essak Kopp chosen to lead OHIO Alumni Association
Ohio University has named Erin Essak Kopp of Eugene, Oregon, as assistant vice president of alumni relations and executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association (OAA).

May 30
ohiotoday’s spring issue shows how OHIO community leads
ohiotoday spring cover imageThe spring issue of ohiotoday, themed “leadership,” is filled with stories about OHIO faculty, staff, students and alumni who lead with purpose.

May 25
OHIO Alumni Southern Chapter receives award for student networking
The Southern Chapter was recognized with the Lindley Student Networking Award, which celebrates the alumni association’s 150th anniversary and recognizes efforts which create opportunity for student-alumni networking.

May 21
Alumni connect while cruising Panama Canal
Two dozen Ohio University alumni connected with fellow Bobcats in paradise as they set sail on a relaxing 16-night cruise through the Panama Canal last month.

May 11
On The Green Weekend kicks off with uptown entertainment and fresh Athens cuisine
Join the Bobcat and Athens communities for Ohio University’s 5th annual On The Green Weekend, May 16-19. This year’s schedule is packed with events to help reconnect alumni with their favorite aspects of Athens.

May 9
University Advancement to welcome finalists for AVP for Alumni Relations/Executive Director of the Ohio Alumni Association position
University Advancement is entering the final stages of the search for OHIO’s next Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the OHIO Alumni Association.

May 4
Local childhood friends save Athens’ beloved Burrito Buggy
When news broke that Athens’ beloved Burrito Buggy was for sale, it took childhood friends Eli Flournoy, MBA ’17, and Jim Stricklin, BSED ’91, less than 48 hours to purchase it.

Scholarship provides financial support to Nepalese students at OHIO
Deserving students at Ohio University benefit from a broad range of scholarships, from university-wide to major-specific, which lessen their financial burden and allow them to focus more fully on their studies. The annually awarded Vishwa S. Shukla Memorial Scholarship provides this kind of targeted support to a Nepalese student enrolled or accepted into OHIO’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Professorship in OHIO’s College of Business fosters research, professional development
In 2004, the late Frances G. Shoolroy established the Robert H. Freeman Professorship in Ohio University’s College of Business in honor of her husband, Robert H. Freeman, BA ’35, who died in 1969. The professorship is awarded to faculty who exhibit excellence in research and teaching.

Pyles selected as 2018 Alumni Leadership Award recipient
Ohio University Southern has selected W. Brent Pyles of Ironton as the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Dan Evans Alumni Leadership Award, which recognizes a graduate of the Southern Campus who exemplifies positive leadership in the community.

May 1
A Q&A with Dan Horn, OHIO alumnus and 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner
Ohio University alumnus Dan Horn was the lead writer on The Cincinnati Enquirer story, “Seven Days of Heroin,” which on April 16 won the newspaper’s second-ever Pulitzer Prize. He shared a few of his thoughts with Compass readers.

Alumni help Cincinnati Enquirer win Pulitzer Prize for heroin epidemic story
The Cincinnati Enquirer recently won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting thanks to the work of several Ohio University alumni, including lead writer Dan Horn. The project focused on an ordinary week for people affected by the area’s heroin epidemic.

Apr 30
Ohio University’s Marching 110 alumni reflect on OHIO experience
The Ohio University Marching 110 celebrates a tradition more than 50 years strong. The Marching 110’s name originally reflected the initial number of members in the band. Today, “110” represents the 110-percent effort expected from all 245 band members.

OHIO’s State Government Alumni Luncheon celebrates Voinovich School 10th anniversary
More than 130 Ohio University alumni and friends gathered at the Athletic Club in Columbus, Ohio, on April 11 for OHIO’s 35th Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon to honor Cara Dingus Brook, AB ’02, MPA ’06, and Steven R. Schoeny, AB ’93, for their outstanding contributions to public service with the 2018 Ohio University Outstanding State Government Alumni Award.

  Women’s Leadership Symposium to celebrate Ohio women
This June, join the Ohio University and The Ohio State University alumni associations for the 2018 Women’s Leadership Symposium, a recognition and discussion of extraordinary women and women’s issues.

  Head back to the classroom at On The Green Weekend
Experience the renowned Alumni College, a series of lectures taught by OHIO faculty. Then, catch a historic tour of The Ridges or General Sherman’s birthplace or go behind the scenes at Athens three breweries.

Scholarship celebrates 50 years of supporting student leaders
Leona Hughes, BSED ’30, established the Leona Hughes Phi Mu Memorial Scholarship Fund 50 years ago to support graduate students from the Greek community and students involved in student affairs who show an interest in leading and who demonstrate achievement and academic merit.

Recent graduate, Alumni Association board member reflects on the OHIO experience
As a two-time Ohio University graduate, Kyle Triplett is an ardent ambassador for an OHIO education. Just six years after earning his bachelor’s degree in political science, he now attributes much of his early career success to the lessons and skills he learned both in and out of the classroom.

Apr 16
Inaugural meeting of School of Communication Studies Alumni Advisory Board held April 8-9
The School of Communication Studies (COMS) Alumni Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting in Athens April 8-9. The general mission of the COMS Alumni Advisory Board is to enhance relationships between the School of Communication Studies and its alumni. Its members serve as ambassadors in their spheres of influence and encourage alumni engagement with faculty and students, and with one another.

Apr 13
Informational kiosk to be unveiled at Emeriti Park during On The Green Weekend
The Emeriti Association will unveil an informational kiosk in Emeriti Park during On The Green Weekend in May. The kiosk will commemorate faculty with emeriti status and provide a history of the park.

Celebrate Athens’ classics with On The Green Food Truck Festival and Film Series
Fall in love with Athens and its charm all over again during 2018's On The Green Weekend. This spring homecoming welcomes alumni and community members alike for a weekend of celebrating academics and the arts. Both the Food Truck Festival and Film Series are the perfect events to attend to celebrate the best of Athens.

Apr 6
OHIO Pride Society rallies Bobcats for AIDS Walk Ohio
For the third consecutive year, the OHIO Pride Society invites the Bobcat community to participate in the Dr. Robert J. Fass AIDS Walk on April 14. As one of the state’s largest HIV/AIDS awareness events, the race raises money for HIV/AIDS service organizations in Central Ohio.

Ebony Bobcat Network announces bonus theater fundraiser for April 13
The Ebony Bobcat Network’s (EBN) Annual Theater Fundraiser in February was such a hit with members of the Ohio University community that EBN has announced a second theater fundraiser for April.

Mar 30
Help a Bobcat breeze through finals week with The Bobcat Store’s Survival Box
Finals week is often associated with 2 a.m. study sessions and oodles of coffee (extra espresso, please!), but The Bobcat Store makes it bearable with its newest survival kit. is now available for $29.99, and the OHIO goodies inside are sure to help your special student brave finals week with confidence.

Logo for OHIO Homecoming theme, 'Athens State of Mind,' selected
The theme for Homecoming 2018, scheduled for Oct. 15-20, is “Athens State of Mind.” The idea, proposed by alumna Sharon Miller, BA ’14, is reminiscent of how Bobcats carry the spirit of Athens with them no matter where they go.

Mar 23
Alumna's career arc rooted in serving others
For alumna Katie Matney, a career dedicated to the service of others empowers her a leader, mother, and woman.

Alumna spreads Bobcat pride through OHIO Alumni Association service
Shara Glickman, BSJ '98, never lost her passion for OHIO after graduation. Today, she serves as a board member for the OHIO Alumni Association to help share that passion with fellow alumni.

Col. William R. Finnicum: teacher, leader, veteran
Alumnus Colonel William R. Finnicum reveals his passion for teaching and leading through a 27-year dedication to the Army.

Mar 14
Alumnus dedicates time and wisdom to OHIO's Career & Leadership Development Center
Alumnus David Levy, BS '78, and his wife Catherine 'Cathy' Levy  dedicate their time and wisdom to the University and to students who are preparing to enter the workforce.

Mar 8
The doctor is in: Alumnus devotes himself to advancing OHIO, its students
Timothy Law, DO '94, combines a love for mentoring and teaching as board member for the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant professor for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Vintage cars and theater stars will shine during On The Green Weekend
Cruise-In At The Convo and the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre return to OHIO's 2018 On The Green Weekend from May 16-19.

Mar 1
Music therapy camp gets boost from Baker Fund award
Two Ohio University professors will be expanding their research on using music therapy to boost the social skills of children with high-functioning autism after receiving support from the John C. Baker Fund.

Patton College endowed professorship supports meaningful research across four decades
Since 1974, the Robert L. Morton Professorship of Mathematics Education has enabled Patton College of Education faculty members to engage passionate students in meaningful research projects.

Feb 28
Ohio University's 2018 Homecoming theme, dates announced
The annual Homecoming celebration, October 15-20, will highlight the theme 'Athens State of Mind,' an idea that no matter how far you go, the spirit of Athens will never leave you.

Feb 24
Alumni News ¦ Iranian environmentalist dies in prison shortly after arrest
Ohio University alum Kavous Seyed-Emami '75, '76M died in an Iranian prison in January, shortly after he was arrested on espionage charges.

Feb 22
Urban Scholars recall their OHIO experience
Since 2005, the Urban Scholars Program has championed accomplished high school graduates from urban school districts in Ohio. Five former Urban Scholars recently reflected on their OHIO experience.

Ratchet up the competition at On The Green Weekend this May
If you’re itching for a reason to visit Athens, clear your schedule and join the OHIO Alumni Association for the 5th annual On The Green Weekend. Partake in friendly competition during annual events, such as 3-on-3 Basketball on the Bricks, Superhero Bobcat Dash and more!

BobcaThon's dance party raises $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House
BobcaThon, Ohio University's yearlong fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, leads up to a 12-hour dance marathon each February. This year, the participants fundraised $100,000 for RMHC.

Search committee named for Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the OHIO Alumni Association
The 17-member search committee will be co-chaired by Bill Willan, executive dean of Regional Higher Education, and Casey Christopher (BSC ’02), vice chair of the OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors.