Alumni Update April 2018


Glenn College Alumni Networking Reception and Graduate Toast Thursday, April 5

The Glenn College encourages all alums to join us after work for the Glenn College Spring Alumni Networking Reception and Graduate Toast on April 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Due Amici. This annual event is a great opportunity to connect with the broader alumni community and welcome our new graduates to the alumni family. The event includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception is free but registration is required. To register, click here.

Submit a Blog for Alumni Insights

The Glenn College Alumni Society is spearheading the launch of the Glenn College Alumni Insights! Alumni Insights is an online blog where Glenn College alumni can amplify the good work they are doing by sharing their views and expertise on a wide array of topics.

The Glenn College is fortunate to have alumni working as leaders around the world in diverse fields, offering unique perspectives in areas ranging from leadership and management, current events and other important issues related to public policy and administration. Alumni Insights is a way for alumni to stay connected to the Glenn College through engaging dialogue as well as for current and prospective students to learn from the experiences of alumni.

Blog submissions are accepted year-round and should be between 300-750 words. All accepted blogs will be posted to social media and on the Glenn College Alumni Insights webpage.

For additional guidelines, to submit an entry and to read this month's blogs, click here.

Public Health Approach to Stemming Gun Violence Focus of April Dialogue

Research into the causes of gun violence is critical to developing policies aimed at reducing this form of violence and making our communities safer. Only by understanding the causes of gun violence can we better address this public safety issue that results in the deaths of more than 36,000 Americans every year.

Join The Ohio State University's John Glenn College of Public Affairs and College of Public Health for an important discussion about the role public health research holds in informing law enforcement and the communities they are serving. The featured speaker is Cassandra Crifasi, Assistant Professor, Center for Gun Policy and Research, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.Click here for more information and to register.

For those unable to attend, this event will be streamed via Facebook Live on the Glenn College Facebook page. The room will be equipped for remote audience listening and participation.

Post a Job, Hire a Glenn College Graduate

As an alumnus of the Glenn College, one of the best ways that you can give back is by providing an opportunity to a new Glenn College graduate. The class of 2018 represents a wide spectrum of skills and interests at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. If you have an employment opportunity for a Glenn College grad, please contact the Glenn College’s Career Advisor Allie Hutchison at hutchison.216@osu.edu.

In addition, alumni are eligible to take advantage of Glenn College career services completely free of charge. Click here for a list of services provided. Schedule an appointment today by calling 614-292-8696.
Glenn College Alumni Networking Reception and Graduate Toast
Thursday, April 5
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Due Amici
67 E. Gay St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Click here for more information and to register.

Dialogue: Public Health Approach to Stemming Gun Violence
Tuesday, April 10
6 p.m. -7 p.m.
NEW LOCATION: Wexner Film/Video Theater
1871 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43210
Click here for more information and to register.

Buck-I-Run
Friday, April 13
7:30 p.m. Pre-Race Party
9 p.m. Race
RPAC Plaza
337 Annie and John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Click here for more information and register.

Ohio State Day at Cedar Point
Friday, May 4
10 a.m.-7p.m.
Click Here for more information and to Register.

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.

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Alumni Updates


Suzzanne Reimold-Freeze, MA ’98, is now serving as program director at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Tracy Najera, MPA ‘00/PHD, was recently appointed to executive director at the Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio.

Neelam Azmat, MPA ’16, was promoted to innovative intervention specialist at the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund.

Chad Ellwood, BA ’15/MPA, just started as a research associate at the Climate Action Campaign.

Erin Kilkenny DeGiralomo, MPA ’16, recently transitioned to be a budget specialist for the City of Columbus.

Jessie Crawford, MPA ’16, is now the assistant director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement for The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Kam King, MA ’17, is serving as an English language teacher in Korea. , MA ’17, is serving as an English language teacher in Korea.

Sarah Schantz-Ellis, MPA ’97, is an associate vice president of Custom Insights and Analytics for Nationwide Insurance.

Charles Calhoun, MA ’17, works as a museum educator at EdVenture Children’s Museum.

Melissa Wasser, MA ’17, is a law fellow at the American Constitution Society.

Ben Weiner, MPA ’06, is serving as senior strategic planner at Victorian Planning Authority.

Donovan Ingle, MPA ’13, is a national recruiter for Tailored Management.




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