Alumni Update June 2019

2019 graduation class photo

Welcome New Alumni!

On May 5, the Glenn College alumni family got a little bigger with almost 150 Glenn students graduating from The Ohio State University. All John Glenn College of Public Affairs graduates, past and present, are vital members of the Glenn College community. They mentor students, give guest lectures, provide valuable internship opportunities and critical financial support. In return, the Glenn College is committed to life-long learning, and provides many opportunities for on-going professional development, access to stimulating policy talks, as well as a variety of networking and social events.

To find out more about how you can engage and connect with the college, students, staff, faculty and fellow alumni, click here.

To view pictures from Pre- Commencement, click here.


Alumni Survey

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Your Feedback is Worth a Hundred Bucks!

Alumni programming is important to the Glenn College, and all Glenn College alumni are asked to take a brief online survey during the month of June so that we can learn more about your needs and interests. Your participation will help us to better understand the interest level of particular alumni-related activities, how we can more effectively serve the needs of our alumni community and options for meaningful alumni engagement.

Please click here to complete a brief survey, and let us know how you would like to connect with the Glenn College, students and each other. Alumni who complete the survey by June 30 will have their name included in a drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card.


Senator Susan Collins

Glenn College to Honor Senator Susan Collins With Excellence in Public Service Award

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs will host its annual Excellence in Public Service Award Reception on June 25 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This year’s honoree is U.S. Senator Susan Collins.

The Excellence in Public Service Award is the John Glenn College of Public Affairs’ most prestigious celebration of public service. The award is presented each summer during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., and honors individuals who have a distinguished history of public service. Drawing on the vision and achievements of Sen. John Glenn, honorees reflect the ideals of our mission and inspire others to serve.

Alumni and friends are invited to attend this special event. For more information and to register, click here.

Upcoming Events

Alumni in Government Luncheon
Monday, June 11
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ohio Statehouse Atrium
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215
Contact Keely Black to register.

Excellence in Public Service Award Reception
Tuesday, June 25
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
Click here to learn more and register.

Ohio State Day at the Columbus Zoo
Saturday, June 29
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Click here to learn more and register.

Ohio State Day at the Columbus Crew
Saturday, July 6
5:30 p.m. Prematch Celebration
7:30 p.m. Game Time
MAPFRE Stadium
One Black and Gold Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43211
Click here to learn more and register.

Save the Date …
2019 Glenn College Leadership Forum
Friday, October 25, 2017
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ohio Union
1739 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Registration to open in August.


Professional Education Opportunities

Glenn College Career Services
For online job postings, alumni of the John Glenn College have free access to OSU Buckeye Career Network. This system is the primary online job-bank of the Glenn College and contains a variety of job postings in many different fields. Click here to log-in or register for your account.

OSU Alumni Association
Bill and Susan Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management
Click here for more information on free online resources, webinars and more.

Submit a class note

Have you recently taken a new job? Been given a promotion? Received an award? Got married? Had a child?


Let us help you share your news in an upcoming Public Address or alumni newsletter. If you would like to submit an update, please send an email with your full name, degree/program, class year and a photo if you have one, along with a brief paragraph about your news.

Click here to submit a class note.


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Alumni Updates

Greg Schultz, WAIP ’03, recently became the new campaign manager for Biden for President.

Laura Allen, WAIP ’08, began a new job as press secretary and spokesperson at Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Maggie Merry, MA ’09, has recently become assistant dean of finance and administration at North Carolina State University.

Joseph Clark III, MA ’11, started a new position as program manager, acceleration portfolio at National Security Innovation Network.

Tyler Winslow, MPA ’12, began working for Central Ohio VA Healthcare System as group practice manager-ambulatory care operations director.

Kevin Arndt, BA ’13, accepted a new job working as an account executive for Horace Mann insurance company.

Daniel Purdy, MPA/MA ’13 started a new position as a policy operations manager with Google’s Office of Trust and Safety.

Alex Temple, BA ’16, recently started working as an innovation policy analyst at the U.S. Department of State.

Jimmy Kinderdine, BA ’17, began a new position with Barefoot Proximity as an account executive.

Melissa Wasser, MA ’17, is now a policy analyst at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and director of the News Media for Open Government Coalition.




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