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Alumni & Friends News

May 20
Spring into summer with new Bobcat Store apparel
The official online store of the OHIO Alumni Association has launched its spring collection, featuring an array of athletic wear and warm weather gear.

May 6
Alumnus’ Fulbright Award aims to make language learning, cultural experiences more accessible
This fall, Chase Goodwin will travel to France where he will spend eight months studying and turning his idea of using virtual reality technology to create immersive language learning environments into reality.

May 2
Alumnus works to make sure the stories of America, its people are preserved and accessible
Patrick Madden is the executive director of the National Archives Foundation in Washington, D.C.

Apr 30
Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder honored at Ohio University State Government Alumni Luncheon
More than 130 Ohio University alumni and friends gathered on April 10 at the Columbus Athletic Club for OHIO’s 36th Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon to recognize Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, ‘82 for his outstanding contributions to public service with the 2019 Ohio University Outstanding State Government Alumni Award.

Apr 29
OHIO announces 2019 Homecoming theme, unveils logo
More than 1,100 individuals cast votes, and Bobcat Nation has selected “1804 and So Much More” as Ohio University’s 2019 Homecoming theme.

Apr 25
Konneker Fund to support student success initiative
The Allen Student Advising Center’s “Critical Interventions to Increase Four-Year Graduation Rates and Close Completion Gaps” proposal received $100,000 from the Konneker Fund.

Apr 24
A day to remember: Donors commit over $413K during OHIO’s first-ever Giving Day
Early reporting shows a total of 1,455 members of the Bobcat family donated $413,444.02 during the inaugural OHIO Giving Day.

Alumna’s devotion to music education lives on in scholarship created through OHIO Match
Isabel Courtney Hall’s nearly seven decades of passionate devotion to music education continues through the Isabel Courtney Hall Music Education Scholarship.

Apr 23
Electrical engineering alumnus establishes scholarship
Ohio University electrical engineering alumnus James W. Knight, BSEE ’69, has committed $90,000 to establish the James W. Knight Engineering Scholarship through The Ohio University Foundation to benefit Russ College of Engineering and Technology students with financial need.

Alumni chapters nationwide spread Bobcat love during first-ever Beautification Day
Thirteen alumni chapters and societies stepped up to showcase their Bobcat spirit and lend a helping hand during OHIO’s first-ever alumni national community service event.

Apr 19
Irwin reflects on tenure as Russ College dean, Moss Professor
For nearly 20 years, Dennis Irwin has led Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology as dean and Moss Professor of Engineering Education.

Apr 15
Preliminary schedule announced for 2019 Black Alumni Reunion
An opportunity for the entire Ohio University community to acknowledge and celebrate the legacy of diversity at OHIO and for black alumni to reconnect with one another, with the Athens campus and with Bobcats following in their footsteps, the 2019 Black Alumni Reunion will be held Sept. 12-15.

Apr 12
Class of 2019 invited to celebrate their OHIO journey during Senior Week
Scheduled for April 22-26, Senior Week is an opportunity for Bobcats to relish in their home away from home while preparing for the next chapter in their lives.

Apr 11
Former Bobcat student-athletes reflect on their OHIO experiences
Six OHIO student-athlete alumni discuss their unique college experiences and how the lessons they learned on the field and the court have shaped their lives today.

Apr 10
Alumnus continues life of public service as director of Governor's Office of Appalachia
John Carey grew up in a family dedicated to public service, studied political science at Ohio University and has been a staunch advocate for his hometown and the Appalachian Ohio region.

Apr 4
From student to chair of Alumni Association Board of Directors: Alumna’s Bobcat spirit spans OHIO experience
Casey Christopher juggles her time between New York City and Ohio, where she is wrapping up a 10-year term on the OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Apr 3
OHIO’s first Capital Interns immersing themselves in D.C. scene
The inaugural cohort of Capital Internship Program students are wrapping up a semester-long experience living, working and studying in fast-paced Washington, D.C., where they are gaining insight into American politics that will help guide their future career paths.

Apr 2
Sports media pioneer, OHIO alumna talk opportunities, responsibilities with Margaret Boyd Scholars
Betsy Ross, author of “Playing Ball with the Boys: The Rise of Women in the World of Men’s Sports,” and Jackie Reau participated in the women’s scholars program’s annual book discussion.

Mar 27
Celebrate Women Conference encourages attendees to shoot for the stars
The 13th annual event, held at Ohio University Lancaster, encouraged participants to “Challenge. Lead. Succeed.” on their individual career and life paths.

Mar 26
Alumnus’ work with NYC Pride, WorldPride is all about inspiring, empowering
As executive director of NYC Pride, Chris Frederick is responsible for facilitating moments of impact for the millions who participate in the organization’s annual events.

Mar 25
OHIO mourns the passing of devoted alumnus Phil Muck
A trustee emeritus of The Ohio University Foundation and one of the OHIO community’s most loyal members, Phil Muck passed away on March 20.

Class of 1969 reminisces about OHIO experiences 50 years later
This year marks a significant milestone for the Class of 1969 and presents an opportunity for OHIO’s Golden Bobcats to reflect upon the years they spent in Athens.

Mar 24
Send some Bobcat cheer at the end of the year with a Finals Week Survival Kit
The Spring 2019 Finals Week Survival Kit includes an OHIO baseball cap, a deck of OHIO-themed playing cards, an OHIO dry erase scribbler and a Rufus decal.

Mar 21
OHIO to host first-ever Giving Day
On April 18, Ohio University will host a 24-hour campaign designed to galvanize the collective pride of Bobcat Nation and provide Bobcats an opportunity to have a lasting impact on Ohio's first and finest.

Ohio Today’s winter issue: All about ‘practice’
The issue focuses on OHIO alumni, faculty, staff, and students in the act of putting their noses to the grindstone to achieve their goals, understand their work more deeply, and learn about themselves—all through acts of practice.

Celebrate OHIO’s Class of 2019 with graduation gifts from The Bobcat Store
If you have a member of the Class of 2019 among your loved ones, The Bobcat Store has the perfect gift for your soon-to-be Ohio University graduate.

Mar 15
Online voting for 2019 Homecoming theme runs March 18-25
Cast your vote, from 8 a.m. March 18 through 5 p.m. March 25, for OHIO’s 2019 Homecoming theme.

50 years of the Convo: A keeper of OHIO memories, moments and milestones
Over the past 50 years, the Convocation Center has emerged as a gateway to OHIO’s Athens campus, a stunning focal point for aerial views of the community and a keeper of memories shared among those who have experienced this singular place.

Alumnae team up to create scholarship honoring women in business through The OHIO Match
The Patricia A. Pae ’90 and Monique Means McDonough ’95 Scholarship for Women Business Leaders was established through The OHIO Match, through which Ohio University is providing $0.50 for every dollar committed to eligible undergraduate scholarship endowments.

Mar 4
From Athens to the Supreme Court: Alumnus is making U.S. legal history
As a staff attorney for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, Ohio University alumnus William Messenger has argued three cases before the nation’s highest court.

Mar 1
Nominations being accepted for Sugar Bush Foundation Board of Directors
Online nominations are being accepted now through April 15 for an upcoming open position on the Sugar Bush Foundation Board of Directors.

Feb 26
Catching up with OHIO’s Cutler Scholars Program alumni
Five Cutler Scholars alumni reflect on favorite memories of the program and how it has contributed to their personal and professional success.

Feb 22
OHIO’s 2019 Black Alumni Reunion to be held Sept. 12-15
The Black Alumni Reunion, OHIO’s largest alumni reunion outside of Homecoming, is held every three years and open to all alumni and friends.

Feb 21
Alumnus’ Bobcat experience inspires giving through The OHIO Match
Wayne and Carol Pletcher’s longtime support of OHIO continues with a scholarship devoted to students studying the natural sciences and created in partnership with the University, which has pledged up to $25 million to strengthen its endowed scholarship program.

Feb 18
Ohio University mourns loss of dedicated alumna
Marilyn Allen, BSED ’58, a dedicated Bobcat educator, passed away the morning of Feb. 6 with family at her side. She was 82.

Feb 14
2018 alumnus finds success with social networking app
It was the sense of community Logan Koshenka found at Ohio University that served as a driving force behind Skyway, the social networking app he founded.

Feb 13
World-renowned plastic surgeon and alumnus shares expertise with OHIO medical students
Dr. Frank Papay advised students in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on the necessity of mentorship, best practices for mitigating risk, and the importance of being a “Tigger in a field of Eeyores.”

Feb 8
Registration underway for 2019 Celebrate Women conference
The 13th annual Celebrate Women conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 22, on Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and will revolve around the theme “Challenge. Lead. Succeed!”

Feb 6
Scholarship honors Sports Administration Program’s visionary, baseball pioneer
Alumnus Dean Taylor is honoring the legacy of Walter O'Malley through a scholarship benefitting graduate students in Ohio University’s Sports Administration Program.

Alumna’s legacy, generosity lives on in OHIO’s Frontiers in Science lecture series
The 2019 Frontiers in Science lecture, featuring a live performance of the “Gastropod” podcast, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Jan 31
Alumni couple plan $2 million gift for engineering and technology
Brig. Gen. Mark Arnold and his wife, Karin, are donating $2 million to the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. The couple will bequeath the gift as part of a trust, ensuring that its impact will be felt for many years.

Jan 28
OHIO community ready to boogie for a good cause at BobcaThon 2019
Ohio University’s 2019 BobcaThon 12-hour dance marathon, to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, will be held Feb. 16.

Ohio University Southern scholarship pays tribute to resident’s life of service
The Zelma S. Holmes Scholarship benefits high-achieving, financially-eligible Ohio University Southern students who have a record of serving others.

Submit your Homecoming 2019 theme ideas
Homecoming theme ideas are being accepted now through Thursday, Feb. 28, and may be emailed to homecoming@ohio.edu.

Jan 25
Restorations underway for trunk belonging to Manasseh Cutler
OHIO’s University Libraries has been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant through the State Library of Ohio to restore a trunk belonging to Manasseh Cutler, “the father of Ohio University.”

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with must-haves, specials from The Bobcat Store
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for the perfect way to show your love for someone special—and for Ohio University—look no further than The Bobcat Store.

Jan 18
Changes to OHIO Match Program allow for greater flexibility in scholarship giving
More than $580,000 in scholarship funding has been awarded to Ohio University undergraduates over the past three fiscal years, thanks to donors who have contributed to a historic investment in student accessibility and affordability that is expanding in its final months to include regional campuses and specific programs.

Dec 17
Alumnus’ ‘Because I Said I Would’ aims to change the world through promises made, kept
Alex Sheen is the founder of “Because I Said I Would,” a social movement and nonprofit that aims to better humanity though promises made and kept.

A look back at some of 2018's 'OHIO Notables'
“OHIO Notables” highlights stories of graduates whose achievements have brought them and Ohio University notoriety and who remind us of the impact a single Bobcat can have on the world.

Dec 13
Ohio University earns four CASE awards
One of the world’s largest nonprofit education associations has recognized several Ohio University alumni programming and communication and marketing efforts as among the region’s best.