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Alumni Leaders Conference celebrates alumni chapters and societies

Last weekend 54 alumni from across the globe representing Ohio University alumni chapters, societies and the Alumni Association Board of Directors attended the annual Alumni Leaders Conference in Athens.

The weekend began April 12 with a networking dinner with 20 students to celebrate Our Day.

A variety of sessions took place April 13 and 14, ranging from Leaders 101/201 to Peer to Peer Best Practices. Judith Millesen, associate professor at the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, presented "Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers" and volunteers presented "how-to" programs such as golf outings, charity auctions, alumni/student networking and more.

There was an interactive session where volunteers recreated registration tables and check-in for socials, events with speakers, happy hours, and networking events and time was spent on event etiquette and networking.

The Celebration and Awards Dinner took place Friday evening. The Alumni Association congratulates the following chapters and societies for their awards in these categories:

  • Outstanding: Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England; Blueline Boosters, Hockey Alumni Society

  • Most Innovative: Nation's Capital Chapter – "Online Auction;" Society of Alumni and Friends for Teacher Education – "Robert P. Comer Student Education Conference"

  • Best New Chapter: Links Multicultural Alumni and Student Network

  • Best Reorganized Chapter: Greater Cincinnati Chapter

  • Community Service: Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland – "Breast Cancer Walk"; Ohio University Marching Band Society Alumni and Friends – "Playing at the VA Hospital"

  • Philanthropic: Akron Association of Ohio University Women; Ebony Bobcat Network

  • Alumni Networking: Central Ohio Chapter Network; E.W. Scripps Society of Alumni and Friends

  • Alumni and Student Networking: Greater Charlotte Chapter Network; College of Business Society of Alumni and Friends

For more information about the Alumni Leaders Conference or how to get involved in Alumni Chapters and Societies, please visit ohioalumni.org.