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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.

Prepared to help others: Sandra Brown emerged from prison with multiple degrees and a mission

November 2, 2022 Sandra Brown believes in self-improvement and helping others to improve their own lives.

Criminal Justice grad puts experience, education to work as natural resources officer

September 23, 2022 Jenn McClain Eskey gleans lessons from the classroom and her own experiences, including military service, parenthood, bakery owner and volunteer firefighter.

Ohio University and WOUB ignite passion for media production for theater student Sarah Krause

July 28, 2022 Working at WOUB ignited a passion for media production for theater student Sarah Krause.

University College alumna Francesca Torini applies skills learned at OHIO in her career

July 28, 2022 First-generation OHIO graduate uses skills learned at college to her career.

Specialized studies graduate races into sales career at NASCAR

June 3, 2022 Ohio University graduate Ryan Hiser is applying his OHIO experience as a new account executive for NASCAR.

OHIO taught Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy invaluable lessons

June 3, 2022 OHIO prepared Makalia Jones for her career as a deputy sheriff in the Franklin County Corrections Center.

From undecided to advising professionals: OHIO advisors got their start in University College

April 26, 2022 OHIO alumni Ashley Beatty-Smith and Stevi Miller share a passion for helping students, and they have something else in common: both got their start at OHIO as undecided students in University College.

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Matthew Barger parlays OHIO degrees and military service into federal law enforcement career

January 9, 2022 Matthew Barger’s career with the U.S. Marshals Service has taken him across the country and abroad, but the Jackson, Ohio, native is glad to be a little closer to home with his current assignment.

University College alumnus Justin Cox joins Reynoldsburg Police

June 17, 2021 Justin Cox earned his associate degree in applied science through the Law Enforcement Technology Program (LET) at Ohio University Lancaster in 2020 and has begun work toward a BCJ.

Alumna Spotlight: Sarah Sizemore

April 13, 2021 Sarah Sizemore, a 2020 bachelor of criminal justice grad has earned her credentials as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

Criminal justice degree helps Troy detective

March 29, 2021 Nick Freisthler has worked in law enforcement for nearly 20 years and currently serves as a detective with the Troy Police Department in Troy, Ohio.

Specialized Studies major to advance her biostatistics education

March 26, 2021 Senior specialized studies major Ailish Stein looks forward to supporting public health efforts through her research and scholarship. Stein will earn her bachelor’s degree from University College.

Student and Alumni Spotlight: Lucas Stemen

February 24, 2021 Lucas Stemen earned his associate’s degree in applied science in law enforcement technology from Ohio University in fall 2019 and is currently completing his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

OHIO Army ROTC grad supports pandemic relief

February 24, 2021 Second Lieutenant Jonnierah “JonJon” Smith, a 2020 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Army ROTC program at Ohio University, helps distribute food at the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.