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Alumni & Friends of OUE


Welcome, Ohio University Alumni, Friends, & Community Partners


Premier Bank helps kick off OUE 60th anniversaryThe Eastern Campus will host its 60th Anniversary Gala on October 14, 2017. Premier Bank got the year-long celebration off to a flying start with a $15,000 scholarship donation and challenged the Bobcat faithful with an additional $15,000 matching offer over the next year. Standing from (l-r): Mike Taylor, Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer; Denise Penz, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer; Paul Abraham, Ohio University Eastern Campus Dean; and E. J. Schodzinski, Director of External Relations, Ohio University Eastern.


Ohio University alumni friends, friends and community partners are a crucial component in fulfilling our mission at the Eastern Campus. As an alumni, friend or community partner, you understand the value and importance of educational access in our local community, and your support makes all the difference.

We invite you to campus for a “Friends of OUE” event, gallery opening, theater performance, athletic event, or fitness center workout. Please contact E. J. Schodzinski, director of external relations, at or 740-699-2503, for more information.


Please make plans to join us for the following campus events:


60th Anniversary logo60th Anniversary Gala, Saturday, October 14 @ 6:00pm

Our celebration will begin with a social reception at 6pm, followed by a 7pm dinner at River City restaurant in Wheeling. The black tie optional event will feature a memorable program and musical entertainment. Please contact E. J. Schodzinski, director of external relations, at or 740-699-2503 for more information or if you would like to become a corporate sponsor.


Women in BusinessWomen in Business, Tuesday, March 21 @ 6:30pm, Reception to follow

The number of women-owned businesses has increased dramatically in the past few years.Local small-business owners share triumphs, struggles, tips, and inspiring stories of how they found success.Join us to learn more about the sisterhood of women business owners.Ginny Favede, executive director of the Ohio Valley Construction Employers Council will act as moderator.The event will take place in the McTeague Lounge and will feature free admission.RSVP by March 17 at or call Pam Saffell at 740-699-2494. 


Shark Challenge logoShark Challenge, Tuesday, March 28 @ 6:00pm

The OUE Shark Challenge will feature teams of students from regional colleges and universities. Returning from last year’s event will be - Ohio University Eastern, Belmont College, Ohio University Zanesville, and Eastern Gateway Community College. A newcomer joining the competition this year will be Kent State Trumbull. Teams, consisting of three students and a faculty advisor, will compete for a $1,000 first prize. The Shark Challenge features free admission.


Theatre reception infoSpring Theatre/Art Gallery Reception, Thursday, April 20 @ 5:30pm

The Friends of OUE and the Ohio University Foundation cordially invite you and your guest to OUE Theater’s performance of Vanya, Sonya, Masha, and Spike on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. A reception will precede the performance in the Art Gallery (Room 202) at 5:30 p.m. to showcase our student art exhibit.

Complimentary tickets to the play will be provided.

There will be an opportunity to meet the cast after the performance. To RSVP*, please call 740-699-2494 or email by April 14th.

*Please advise of special accommodation needs.

This production contains strong language.