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Alumni & Friends News

Sep 21
Hollywood Bowl event brings together Bobcat alumni, students and leadership
The Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s Sept. 8 OHIO Alumni Night at the Hollywood Bowl brought together past and present Bobcats as well as Ohio University leadership for an evening of fun, food and fellowship under the L.A. stars.

Clarence White Jr. Fund for Photography Lecture Series brings alumna back to OHIO
Award-winning photographer Jo Ann Walters, MFA ’83, returned to the Athens Campus for an artist talk and roundtable discussion as part of the Clarence White Jr. Fund for Photography Lecture Series.

Sep 18
Let the countdown begin: Homecoming 2018 kicks off Oct. 15
Bobcats past, present and future are invited to kick back with friends, family and fellow alumni for an Ohio University celebration that kicks off Oct. 15 and culminates in the annual Homecoming Parade and football game on Oct. 20.

Sep 14
2018 Alumni Awards recipients announced; Glenn Corlett named Alumnus of the Year
The OHIO Alumni Association will kick off Homecoming Weekend 2018 with its 78th annual Alumni Awards Gala, during which Glenn Corlett, BBA ’65, will be honored as this year’s Ohio University Alumnus of the Year.

1804 Fund invests over $393K in education and research
The Trustees of The Ohio University Foundation have awarded more than $393,000 of the 1804 Fund to 14 undergraduate learning, faculty research and graduate studies proposals.

Sep 12
Chemical engineering alumna receives federal early career award
An Ohio University chemical and biomolecular engineering alumna has received one of 84 early career awards from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Sep 11
Nominations being accepted for 2018 Homecoming Court
Nominations for this year’s Ohio University Homecoming Court are being accepted now through Sept. 21.

Sep 10
Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes new trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to announce and welcome eight new trustees and a new OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors representative.

Alumnus gives big to create better lives
The Daniel E. Innis and Douglas J. Palardy Scholarship will benefit incoming first-year students enrolled in the College of Business who demonstrate a financial need and academic merit.

Sep 6
Ohio University mourns distinguished engineering alumnus, university volunteer, benefactor
Ohio University is mourning the loss of alumnus, volunteer, board member, and engineer Cruse Watson Moss.

Ohio Today’s summer issue is all about grit
Ohio Today's summer issue, arriving in mailboxes and inboxes soon, is themed "grit," a simple word that sums up the Bobcat spirit.

Sep 4
Bobcat, Buckeye open their divided home for 30th annual picnic
Bobcats and Buckeyes from across the country gathered at the home of William and Sherry Rakatansky on Aug. 11 for the 30th annual OSU-OHIO Picnic at Lake Norman.

Aug 27
Bobcat Nation welcomes new OHIO Alumni Association executive director
Erin Essak Kopp, the new assistant vice president of alumni relations and executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association, officially joined the Bobcat family on Aug. 6.

Aug 26
Ohio University Southern alumna receives Emmy nomination for ‘Heroin(e)’ film
Jan Rader, a 2008 graduate of Ohio University Southern’s nursing program, recently celebrated an Emmy Award nomination for the Netflix documentary, “Heroin(e).” The film follows the drug epidemic in Huntington, West Virginia.

Aug 24
Registration underway for OHIO’s 2018 Homecoming Parade
Ohio University's 2018 Homecoming Parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Members of the OHIO and surrounding communities are invited to participate with spirited floats, banners and displays celebrating the theme "Athens State of Mind."

Aug 20
OHIO Alumni Night at Hollywood Bowl brings Big Easy to La La Land
On Sept. 8, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter will hold its OHIO Alumni Night at the Hollywood Bowl, which this year brings the Big Easy to La La Land and Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis and First Lady Ruthie Nellis on their first gathering with the L.A. area Bobcats.

Aug 17
OHIO alumna finds success in the world of public relations
Relevance International founder and CEO Suzanne Rosnowski, a 2001 graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, has built one of the fastest-growing independently owned public relations firms.

Aug 9
OHIO alumnus brings nation's largest indoor adventure park to his hometown
Ohio University alumnus Greg Carlin is elevating fun and fitness and providing a boost to his hometown with Play:CLE, the nation’s largest indoor adventure park.

OHIO alumni share journeys to becoming published authors
Within the vast network of Ohio University alumni are many accomplished authors whose published works cover a wide-range of subjects and genres.

Aug 8
College of Business alumnus gives back through enhancement fund
Since graduating from Ohio University, Michael Rodarte, BBA ’04, has given back to the College of Business, offering students following in his footsteps advice, helping them build professional networks and connecting them with career opportunities – all as a means of ensuring their post-graduation success.

Aug 1
Chillicothe campus enrollment doubles for Advanced Placement Summer Institute
Ohio University Chillicothe hosted its 19th annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute July 23 – 26, 2018. The AP Summer Institute introduces teaching methods, student exam expectations, and curriculum content.

Jul 30
Listen to Ohio Today radio’s latest podcast: ‘Dear Bobcat’
In its latest podcast, “Dear Bobcat,” Ohio Today radio asks Ohio University alumni to reflect on what they would say to their first-year selves.

Jul 27
EBN gearing up for largest annual fundraiser, old-school house party
Registration is underway for the Ebony Bobcat Network’s “A Think Tank Adventure,” featuring OHIO President M. Duane Nellis, and “A White House Affair,” including a decades-themed, old-school house party, on Aug. 11 at locations in the Columbus area.

Jul 26
Alumni gather to celebrate Industrial and Systems Engineering’s 50th anniversary
Russ College alumni reminisced and looked to the future with faculty, staff and students at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering’s 50th anniversary celebration on July 14 in Athens, Ohio.

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.