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Alumni & Friends News

Aug 18
Alumna travels world to benefit others
Reagan, a 1978 graduate of the Scripps College of Communication, trekked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago in Sept. 2012. The journey is a network of mountainous routes across Spain and Europe that leads to the tomb of the apostle St. James in northwestern Spain. As she prepares to repeat the trek in Sept. 2016, she reflects on her first journey, which raised funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions.

Aug 17
Multicultural Greek organizations celebrate milestones, reflect on legacy
Three Ohio University multicultural greek organizations celebrated milestone anniversaries during the 2015-16 academic year. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Psi Lambda and Kappa Alpha Psi commemorated landmark years with alumni-filled events. Current and former Greek members reflected on their chapters’ milestones and the legacies they leave behind.

Aug 12
Bobcat lands an Olympic scheduling feat
If you’re one of the 5 billion people around the world estimated to be watching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, chances are you’ve watched a broadcast transmission scheduled thanks, in part, to Ohio University alumnus Jamie Stutz.

Jul 22
Top 10 reasons to get an MBA from Ohio University
Top 10 reasons to get an MBA from Ohio University

Photo Slideshow: Junior Executive Business Program a hit once again
8 days. 32 students. 7 teams. A world of difference.

Jul 21
Ohio University SBDC named Excellence & Innovation Center of the Year
Following an enormously successful fiscal year, the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (Ohio University SBDC) was honored with the Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award from the Ohio Small Business Development Centers.

Ohio Sports Administration Night breaks Southern Ohio Copperheads attendance record
2,017 fans attended the Copperheads’ Ohio Sports Administration Night to celebrate 50 years of sports administration program excellence.

Jul 19
Ebony Bobcats to pay it forward to Urban Scholars during Black Alumni Reunion 2016
In 2010, the Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN), in support of Urban Scholars, established the Ebony Bobcat Network Urban Scholars Endowment. According to the Office of Annual Giving, EBN has raised approximately $130,000 for the scholarship, and more than 380 individual donors have made over 780 gifts to the endowment.

Jul 15
The Bobcat Store offers OHIO care packages for incoming students
The Bobcat Store offers OHIO care packages for incoming students

Jul 12
Giving back to OHIO ‘a given’ for mid-90s grads
Kemelgor and his wife Leslie, AB ’96, established the Kemelgor College of Business Endowed Scholarship, which supports fulltime undergraduate students in or accepted to the College of Business who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Scholarship endowments lessen the financial burden of college costs and allow students to focus more on their studies.

Jul 8
OHIO Alumni Association wins international award for collaborative Instagram campaign
The OHIO Alumni Association and its partners have won the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Silver Award for the 2015 Homecoming Instagram campaign #OHIO6Words.

OHIO alumnus George Kontogiannis creates new scholarship to support students in recovery
Ohio University alumnus George Kontogiannis has established a new scholarship to support students in recovery from alcohol, other drugs and addictive behaviors.

Jul 6
Alumni reminisce, honor educators at Center for International Studies reunion
The Ohio University Center for International Studies celebrated its past, present and future with alumni during a reception held May 12 in Washington, D.C.

Jul 1
Bobcat chosen as CASE ASAP district representative
Tracy Kondrit, an Ohio University sophomore studying middle childhood education, has been selected as the District V representative for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Organizations (CASE ASAP).

Jun 30
Summer Ohio Today Applauds Bobcat Innovations
Summer Ohio Today Applauds Bobcat Innovations

Jun 29
OHIO Alumni Association selects three new Board members
The Ohio University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the selection of three new members to its Board of Directors. Damian J. Clark of Chicago, Illinois, Shara A. Glickman of Arlington, Virginia, and Gregory T. Moore of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, begin their terms July 1, 2016.

Jun 28
Sugar Bush Foundation funds five projects for 2016-17 that promote environmental sustainability, education
Sugar Bush Foundation funds five projects for 2016-17 that promote environmental sustainability, education

Jun 24
Black Alumni Reunion 2016 promises to be “Straight Outta OHIO”  
Ohio University will welcome alumni and friends to Athens for Black Alumni Reunion 2016 (#OHIOBAR2016) September 15-18. More than 350 Bobcats participated via survey to select “Straight Outta OHIO” as the reunion’s theme. Taking guests back to where it all began, the Black Alumni Reunion tradition has more than three decades of history and draws more than 500 alumni and friends to Athens every three years.

Jun 23
Sitterley trusts directed to Ohio University will support scholarships for Fairfield and Hocking County students
Four charitable trusts created by Fairfield and Hocking County families – collectively totaling more than $5.1 million – are now held within The Ohio University Foundation’s endowment. Trustee William J. Sitterley, a principal member at Sitterley, Vandervoort, and Davis in Lancaster, Ohio, and his wife Sally, trust administrator, recently transferred the trusts to The Foundation to provide Fairfield and Hocking County students attending Ohio University with scholarships, as well as to continue these families’ legacies into perpetuity.

“Innovative” Ohio Today Spotlights Bobcat Ingenuity
OHIO abounds with innovations. For example, in transportation, Bobcats have assisted in the debut of a local mass-transit poetry bus, created a bus scheduling app for regional school districts, and hosted the 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. In eco-friendliness, OHIO faculty, staff, and students utilize state-of-the-art technology, personal storytelling, and citizen scientists to implement wearable air quality sensors, deployable water quality sensors, and unmanned aerial environmental monitoring.

Jun 17
WOUB Public Media launches new podcast, will feature variety of topics
WOUB Public Media’s new podcast “Spectrum” will feature conversations with an eclectic group of fascinating people. Some of the interviews are from famous people, some are not, but they all have captivating stories.

Jun 16
Ohio University’s mascot Rufus to celebrate diversity at Columbus PRIDE
Rufus will travel to Columbus on Saturday to participate in the city’s 35th PRIDE Celebration. Parade step-off begins at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of S. Front Street and W. Broad Street in downtown Columbus.

University mourns death of alumnus Dick Linke
Richard (Dick) O. Linke, 98, died on June 15, in his Hawaii home. A 1941 graduate of Ohio University, the widely known entertainment manager's client list included Andy Griffith, Jim Nabors, Jerry VanDyke, Ken Berry and Frankie Avalon.

Jun 15
Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and enthusiastic Bobcat Alan E. Riedel
Alan Ellis Riedel passed away on June 14, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1930, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Riedel graduated from Ohio University in 1952 and married Ruby Pearl Tignor in Newark, Ohio, the following year. They carried on a life-long love affair for 62 years with each other, with Ohio, and with Ohio University. 

Jun 13
University reflects upon George V. Voinovich’s contributions and legacy
George V. Voinovich has made a remarkable impact upon the many lives that he touched at Ohio University. As our community mourns his passing, we reflect upon the monumental legacy he leaves behind for generations of future Ohioans.

Jun 12
A message from President McDavis regarding the passing of Senator Voinovich
The following message was sent to the Ohio University community on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

Jun 9
#AlumniTakeover: Liz Doyle doles out insights on life at Whirlpool Corp.
College of Business alumna Liz Doyle, '15 told us about life at Whirlpool on our Instagram (@OHIOCollegeofBusiness) Thurs., Jun. 2. Here's a recap:

Jun 8
College of Business alumnus finalist on “America’s Greatest Makers”
Successful entrepreneur Aaron Fazulak, ’11 got his start at Ohio University’s College of Business.

Meet local College of Business alumni at upcoming city celebrations
Hosted by the OHIO College of Business Society of Alumni & Friends, the event will take place in eight cities Thurs., June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Jun 3
Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Author Sharon Hatfield
On Thursday, June 16, alumna Sharon Hatfield, an award-winning reporter, editor and author, will discuss her book, “Never Seen the Moon: The Trials of Edith Maxwell,” in Alden Library.

Jun 1
Gear up for summer with The Bobcat Store
Nothing says summer like a day outside with family and friends. Whether you want to relax or play, The Bobcat Store is THE place for proud Ohio University students, alumni, family and friends to buy OHIO gear for all of your outdoor activities.

New blog illustrates scholarship impact on OHIO students
The Office of Donor Relations is determined to answer a common question from donors, “where does the money go?” A new blog produced by the office within the Division of Advancement shows the direct impact of giving, validating current donor’s gifts and encourage future giving.

May 25
OHIO volunteers honored at 2016 Alumni Leaders Conference
The OHIO Alumni Association hosted the 2016 Alumni Leaders Conference (ALC) Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 20 during On The Green Weekend, OHIO’s annual spring Homecoming.

Sixth annual Cruise-In at the Convo gathers crowd, funds despite rainy skies
Sixth annual Cruise-In at the Convo gathers crowd, funds despite rainy skies

May 23
Alumni swarm Athens for On The Green Weekend
The Ohio University Alumni Association hosted more than 550 alumni and friends from across the country for this third annual event.

May 19
John S. Mattox receives Austin C. Furbee Award
An award dinner was held May 18 in honor of John S. Mattox who the Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter named as the 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

May 18
COMS alumnus receives Sharjah Award for dissertation
Adil Al-Busaidi, MA ’12 and PhD ’14, received the prestigious Sharjah Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Administrative Science in the Arab Region for his doctoral dissertation.

New OHIO spirit award calls for video submissions, winner to be Homecoming 2016 guest of honor
The OHIO Alumni Association is giving alumni the chance to show off their OHIO spirit by competing in an all-new Homecoming 2016 video contest.

May 16
Spring Homecoming will celebrate academics and the arts
The long-awaited spring Homecoming, On The Green Weekend kicks off Wednesday, May 18, and it’s not the only thing that has Athens County and the entire OHIO community abuzz. After 17 years below ground, the brood V cicadas are due to emerge just in time for the festivities.

May 12
Alumnus honored for outstanding public service at OHIO State Government Alumni Luncheon
More than 130 Ohio University alumni in Ohio public service gathered at the Athletic Club of Columbus to honor OHIO alumnus Matt Evans for his outstanding service to the state at the 33rd Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon on May 3.

May 11
Haseleys travel the world as global educators, establish OHIO scholarship
Haseleys travel the world as global educators, establish OHIO scholarship

May 9
Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference explores regional business ecosystem
Statewide public officials, regional economic development personnel and representatives from other businesses and organizations have an opportunity to learn about, “Exploring our Business Ecosystem,” at the Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference at Ohio University Baker Center in Athens, Ohio on May 17, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

John S. Mattox to receive Austin C. Furbee award
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen John S. Mattox as the 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree, in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

May 6
Alumni College courses to cover health, culture
Alumni returning to campus for lectures from current faculty is a long-standing OHIO Alumni Association tradition. Back again for the third year in tandem with On The Green Weekend, Alumni College 2016 will feature issues of health in Appalachia, new scientific research discoveries and reflections on art, history and culture in the U.S. and at Ohio University.

Apr 29
Alumnus Robert Föehl gives back to promote ethical leadership education
Alumnus Robert Föehl brings his Business Bobcat pride to the ends of the earth – in one case quite literally, as he displayed a Bobcat flag in Antarctica.

Apr 28
May 3 is Ohio University Day in Columbus
The OHIO Alumni Association is partnering with OHIO Athletics to, in the words of “Voice of the Bobcats” Russ Eisenstein, ‘paint it green and white’ in Columbus on May 3. Alumni and friends will gather for various events around the city and post to social media using #OHIODAY2016.

Apr 25
One-day conference to welcome young OHIO professionals
Navigating the post-college professional realm is an uphill battle. Fortunately, the Bobcat network is throwing a lifeline to those young professionals who are determined to make their mark. The OHIO Young Professionals Conference is an all-day event scheduled for Friday, May 20, as a part of On The Green Weekend.

Apr 20
Honors Tutorial College alumna supports individualized learning, establishes scholarship
Sharon Fountain moved around the country a lot as a child. When she learned about Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (HTC) program, Fountain knew there was no better place to settle than OHIO. As the most academically diverse tutorial-based honors college in the country, HTC emphasizes individualized learning through one-on-one or small group tutorials. To help students like her enjoy the singular benefits of an HTC education, Fountain established the Sharon Monahan and Ben E. Fountain Scholarship.

Apr 19
OHIO JSchool alumnus Wes Lowery shares in second Pulitzer Prize
Wesley Lowery, an alumnus of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is part of The Washington Post staff that has won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

Apr 18
Senior Week will offer games, giveaways and career advice to Class of 2016
With graduation weekend on the horizon, the OHIO Alumni Association and several other campus organizations are gearing up for the annual Senior Week celebration. Senior Week is a week-long series of exciting events for all of OHIO’s soon-to-be Athens and regional campus graduates scheduled for April 18-22.