Alumni and Friends

Global reach . . . return to teach

December 9, 2022 Honoring a Scripps tradition, 2014 Photojournalism graduate Maddie Meyer returned to campus: a former student as teacher.

Kevin Lanier gets graphic design position at NBC 4 in Columbus

December 7, 2022 Kevin Lanier ’22 hasn’t been out of college for very long, but already has a job as a graphic designer at NBC 4 in Columbus thanks to his experience at Ohio University and WOUB.

Multi-generation Bobcat family shares OHIO tradition through new Appalachian Scholarship

December 5, 2022 Ronald Lykins, MBA ’67, PHD ’71, is sharing his family’s Bobcat tradition with the OHIO community and Appalachia through a generous gift in honor of his late wife Ruth Wilson Lykins, BSHSS ’69.

From majoring in music production at OHIO, to working with top recording artist Jordin Sparks

December 2, 2022 Matt Dugan, a 2020 graduate, gained valuable experiences throughout his time at OHIO that prepared him for a career in the music industry in LA, working with top recording artists and his role models.

Ohio University Women’s Athletics receives historic gift from two-time alumna

December 1, 2022 Ohio University announced a landmark in women’s athletics: Alumna Jackie Reau, BSJ ’92, MSA ’12, has committed more than $2 million to enhance women’s athletics at OHIO.

Barb Harrison to retire after 31 years at OHIO

November 30, 2022 Barb Harrison, assistant director for community engagement and experiential learning, will retire in December after 31 years as a student affairs professional at Ohio University.

NYC TV Reporter Greg Mocker says he learned how to find a story at Ohio University and WOUB

November 18, 2022 As a reporter at WPIX 11 in New York City, Greg Mocker searches for unique stories that answer questions both he and the audience are curious about.

Russ College graduate Drake Purdum pursues dreams to work at NASA

November 17, 2022 Drake Purdum, BSEE '22, dreamed of one day working at NASA and through an internship at NASA Glenn Research Center, Purdum landed his dream job as an electronics engineer.

Chemical engineering graduate becomes master distiller

November 17, 2022 Chemical engineering graduate Ian Stirsman is the master distiller for Ross & Squibb Distillery, the home of George Remus Bourbon and Rossville Union Rye Whiskey.

Two degrees and three internships later: Geiger furthers education in Athens

November 17, 2022 Recent graduate Matt Geiger made the best of his time OHIO. His well-rounded experiences during his undergraduate career will help shape wherever his future leads.

Talinn Phillips selected for State Department project, releases film project with alumna

November 17, 2022 Talinn Phillips was selected by the State Department for a prestigious English Language Specialist project and also just released a film project with alumna Rachael Ryerson.

Former OHIO student athletes join forces to revamp football facilities

November 17, 2022 Former student athletes have come together in the past few years to fund a series of updates to the OHIO football facilities, and it's making a big impact on the program.

Shiyong Wu lab showcases student, alumna researchers at American Society for Photobiology meeting

November 16, 2022 Shiyong Wu took students to the American Society for Photobiology meeting this fall to showcase their research on ultraviolet exposure and basal cell skin cancer.

Ohio University mourns the loss of electrical engineering leader

November 3, 2022 Charles “Chuck” Alexander, former Stocker visiting professor, passed away on Oct. 17, 2022. Alexander led a storied career in electrical engineering and academia, beginning his career at OHIO.

Hiroshi Tsutsui created a global career by following his heart to OHIO

November 2, 2022 During his sophomore year of college, while a student at Chubu University in Japan, Hiroshi Tsutsui traveled from Los Angeles to the Panama Canal with nothing but his thoughts and a backpack.