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The Ohio University Alumni Association Southern Chapter was honored with the Lindley Student Networking Award at the Alumni Awards in Athens on May 18, 2018. (L-R): OHIO President Dr. M. Duane Nellis; Nina Russell Queen and Lois Boright Terkhorn of the So

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OHIO Alumni Southern Chapter receives award for student networking

The Southern Chapter of the Ohio University Alumni Association received an award for its work networking with students at Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

The Alumni Chapter accepted the honor at the Alumni Leaders Conference Awards Reception and Dinner on May 18, in the Walter Hall Rotunda on the Ohio University Athens Campus.

The Southern Chapter was recognized with the Lindley Student Networking Award. This award was created in 2009 to celebrate the alumni association’s 150th anniversary and recognizes efforts which create opportunity for student-alumni networking.

The Lindley Student Networking Award acknowledges alumni groups which demonstrate excellence in the creation of opportunities for alumni to connect with current students.

The Southern Chapter was honored for hosting a simulcast at Southern’s Ironton Campus and Proctorville Center of a lecture by Sam Quinones, author of the best-selling book, "Dreamland." He visited Athens on Oct. 11, for a discussion about his research and book on the nation’s opioid crisis. The Southern Alumni hosted a live feed of the event.

“The Southern Chapter of Ohio Alumni wanted to offer the simulcast as a way for Southern Campus students and members of the community to participate in this important event,” said Nina Queen, chapter president. “We thought it was an important option for students to acquire more information on the current addiction problem in the tristate area.”  

Queen and Lois Terkhorn, chapter vice president, represented the Southern Chapter at the Awards ceremony. The group was also had a second nomination for the Lindley Award for hosting “Dinner with 12 Strangers” in which a dozen students were invited to sit down at dinner with OHIO alumna Jan Rader. She is the Huntington, West Virginia, fire chief and one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.

“Our alumni are an important part of the Southern Campus and Ohio University communities,” said Nicole Pennington, dean of the Southern Campus. “The campus appreciates all efforts by our alumni to foster relationships with students in the community, in the workplace and at University events. Their efforts help our students see the bigger picture beyond graduation.” 

For more information about the Ohio University Southern Chapter Alumni Association, please contact queenn@ohio.edu.