Alumni Update June 2018


Welcome New Alumni

Our alumni family just got a little bigger! On May 6, 115 Glenn College students — 54 undergraduates and 61 graduate students — graduated from The Ohio State University.

All Glenn College 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.

Vice President Joe Biden
2018 Glenn College Excellence in Public Service Honoree

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs will host its annual Excellence in Public Service Award reception on July 11 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This year’s honoree is Vice President Joe Biden.

The Excellence in Public Service Award is the John Glenn College of Public Affair's 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.

Save the Date …
2018 Glenn College Leadership Forum Friday, October 26

A new grant opportunity is available through the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Planning is underway for the 2018 Annual Glenn College Leadership Forum that will be held this fall on Friday, October 26 at the Ohio Union.

The Glenn College Leadership Forum is the state’s premier conference designed for individuals working in the public sector. In breakout sessions and in keynote talks, experts in the public policy arena provide insights into emerging trends in policy, administration and leadership that will enhance your career. Over 200 public sector and non-profit professionals attend to discuss issues around public policy, public administration and leadership. The forum will feature six faculty and practitioner-led breakout sessions as well as keynote and luncheon talks by nationally known thought leaders.

Registration opens in August. Click here to learn more.

Notice of Alumni Society Annual Meeting

Alumni are invited to join the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Alumni Society for the society’s annual meeting and planning retreat on Friday, July 20 at Page Hall. The meeting will be held from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The program agenda includes:
  • Declaration of the 2018-19 Glenn College Alumni Society board members.
  • Review and updates to the society’s constitution and bylaws.
  • Review and celebration of past year society accomplishments .
  • Program planning for 2018-19.

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Lisa Frericks, director of alumni relations at frericks.12@osu.edu.

Upcoming Events

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

Young Alumni Club Town Hall
Tuesday, June 12
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Houbrauhaus Columbus
800 Goodale Ave.
Columbus, Oh 43212
Click here to register.

Ohio State Day at the Cleveland Indians
Friday, June 15
Click here for more information and to register.

Women’s Leadership Symposium
Saturday, June 16
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Ohio Union
1739 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Click here to learn more and register.

Ohio State Day with the Columbus Clippers
Thursday, June 29
Click here for more information and to register.

Glenn College Alumni Society Annual Meeting and Board Retreat
Friday, July 20
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Page Hall
For more information, contact Lisa Frericks.

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.

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Alumni Updates


Andrew Byer, MPA 94, is now vice president, compliance program manager, at PNC Bank.

Kevin Fath, WAIP ’09, has been promoted to agricultural development officer at USAID .

Sean Wright, MA/JD ’13, recently left the federal election commission and is now working for Venable LLP as a political law associate.

Ashley Bowman, MA ’15, is now working as a health system specialist at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Natalie Davis, BA ‘15, just finished her 2-year commitment in Moldova with the Peace Corps and was accepted into the Fulbright program in Romania, teaching English at The West University of Timisoara.

Justin Poole, MPA ’15, is working as a project performance manager at JobsOhio.

Cody Vermillion, BA ’15, has been promoted to senior consultant of philanthropy engagement at OhioHealth.

Adam Wefler, MA ’15, is now working as an associate supply chain analyst at Abercrombie & Fitch.

Devlin Prince, MA ’16, is now working as a program and research manager at Columbus Public Health.

Melissa Faulkner, BA ’17, has been appointed to serve as a young professionals board member for the Center for Science and Industry (COSI).

Robert Yaptangco, MA/JD ’17, is the assistant prosecuting attorney for the Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.




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