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Alumni swarm Athens for On The Green Weekend


The OHIO Alumni Association wrapped up its third-annual On The Green Weekend, having hosted more than 550 alumni and friends from across the country over the past five days. The popular spring Homecoming held each May celebrates academics and the arts in Athens.

See highlights from this year’s event…

On The Green Weekend 2016

Attendees gather for a barbeque in Grover Center. Dr. Roderick J. McDavis welcomed the crowd by thanking each of them for their love and devotion to OHIO, which he has witnessed over the past 12 years as University President.
Photo by Cecil Houser, BVSC ’16

On The Green Weekend 2016

All aboard the Scenic Railroad & Historical Southeastern Ohio Tour featuring the community, art and history of our own little corner of the state. Participants took a ride on a historic rail through the remains of Hocking Canal Lock 19, Haydenville, gravel mining operations and lumber facilities in Nelsonville, complete with on-board historical narration and a tour of Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville.
Photo by Cecil Houser, BVSC ’16

On The Green Weekend 2016

Inclement weather and cicadas couldn’t stop the fun during On The Green Weekend. After 17 years below ground, the brood V cicadas were due to emerge just in time for the festivities. These custom parasols were divvied out among attendees as a way to embrace the interesting circumstances.
Photo by Megan Johnson, BVSC’17

On The Green Weekend 2016

The Alumni Leaders Conference is an annual training and collaboration event for the leaders of OHIO alumni chapters and societies. This year’s attendees completed a True Colors® assessment to learn about their strengths as individuals, and how to better work collaboratively within their leadership team.
Photo by Megan Johnson, BVSC’17

On The Green Weekend 2016

Frank Schwartz, professor of specialty medicine, delivers his presentation to Alumni College attendees. Schwartz’s presentation, titled "Use of Artificial Intelligence to Manage Type 1 Diabetes," discussed the use of case-based reasoning software to manage patients with diabetes as well as a new class of compounds he developed along with other Ohio University professionals.
Photo by Megan Johnson, BVSC’17

On The Green Weekend 2016

OHIO leadership and volunteers gathered for a black tie event in on the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium stage. Each spring, the OHIO Alumni Association honors the volunteers that lead the chapters and societies around the country. This year The Cutler Outstanding Chapter/Society Award was given to the Middle Tennesee Chapter and the Honors Tutorial College Society of Alumni and Friends for their outstanding efforts to engage alumni through innovative programming and communication.
Photo by Cecil Houser, BVSC ’16

On The Green Weekend 2016

Thursday night’s Jazz Concert and Dessert on College Green brought alumni, faculty, staff and Athens community members from all walks of life to the center of campus to enjoy good music, tasty desserts and a little fresh air.
Photo by Cecil Houser, BVSC ’16

On The Green Weekend 2016

New to On The Green Weekend programming this year was the OHIO Young Professionals Conference, which offered young alumni the opportunity to network, experience mock interviews and a resume review, and receive trainings from OHIO staff on social media best practices, salary negotiation and tips on embracing a diverse workplace.
Photo by Megan Johnson, BVSC’17

On The Green Weekend 2016

Members of the Student Senate Society of Alumni and Friends celebrate 41 years as an organization this year at their reunion dinner during On The Green Weekend. Pictured here are members of Student Senate with terms spanning five decades.
Photo by Megan Johnson, BVSC’17

On The Green Weekend 2016

The 1804 Society, OHIO’s planned giving recognition society, welcomed new members at the annual induction event held during On The Green Weekend this year. The annual event recognizes and thanks society members, and features a behind-the-scenes look at a sector of the University. Learn more about the 1804 Society here.
Photo by Cecil Houser, BVSC ’16