Alumni Update October 2018

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Registration Deadline for the 2018 Glenn College Leadership on Forum Friday, October 19

Register now for the 2018 Glenn College Leadership Forum, scheduled for Friday, October 26 at the Ohio Union, at The Ohio State University. This one-day conference is specifically designed for alumni and individuals working in the public management field searching for meaningful coverage of current or emerging trends in public policy, administration and leadership.

The Glenn College Leadership Forum has become the state’s premier conference for those working in or with the public sector. This year's agenda includes featured talks by Christopher Gergen, CEO and president of Forward Cities and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton, as well as six breakout sessions covering the following topics:
  • Census 2020 and Why it Matters
  • Harassment in the Workplace: What Every Manager Needs to Know to Protect
  • The Invisible Victims of the Opioid Epidemic – Children
  • Crisis Communications 101 for Managers
  • Rebuilding the American Dream: Middle Class Jobs, Incomes and Stability
  • Hyperloop – High Speed or High Hope

The Leadership Forum will close with a special live recording of Snollygoster, Ohio’s Political Podcast hosted by WOSU Public Media.

To learn more and register for the Leadership Forum, click here. Photos from last year’s Leadership Forum can be viewed here.

Glenn College Alumni Society Selected as Alumni Society of the Year

The Ohio State University Alumni Association has selected the Glenn College Alumni Society for its Group of the Year Award for 2018. This award is given to one alumni society who exemplifies the mission of the alumni association and university as a whole, with volunteer efforts that exceed expectations and excel in all areas.

The Glenn College Alumni Society works to foster interactions between the Glenn College and its alumni, with a focus on furthering the development of students in their education and future career paths. The society was recognized for its commitment to on-going mentoring and professional development events, scholarship fundraising and alumni networking events. The society received a $2,500 award, which will be used for student scholarships.

Former Glenn School Director Charles Wise, Glenn College Alumni Society President Kelly Des Roches, Mari-Jean Siehl, the first president of the Glenn College Alumni Society; Lisa Frericks, Glenn College director of alumni relations; and Dean Trevor Brown were on hand at the 2018 Club and Society Leadership Symposium to receive the award.

The society received a $2,500 award, which will be used for student scholarships.

To learn more about the work of the Glenn College Alumni Society and opportunities to volunteer on one of its six committees and the board, click here.

D.C. Alumni Invited to Glenn College Reception at APPAM on Friday, November 9

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs will host a special reception at this year's Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Conference, on Friday, November 9, in Washington D.C.

Glenn College faculty invites alumni and friends to join them for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. It will be a great opportunity to catch up with faculty, friends, colleagues and get up to speed on all the happenings at the Glenn College.

Deadline to register is November 7, 2018.

Click here to register.

Upcoming Events

Family Friday – FALL FUN!
Friday, October 12
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Longaberger Alumni House
2200 Olentangy River Road, just north of Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
For more information and to register, click here.

Glenn College Leadership Forum
Friday, October 26
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Ohio Union
1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
For more information and to register, click here.

Family Friday – GET WILD!
Friday, November 2
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Longaberger Alumni House
2200 Olentangy River Road, just north of Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
For more information and to register, click here.

Glenn College APPAM Reception
Friday, November 9
6:30 p.m. -8 p.m.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC
Click here to register.

Save the Date …
Dialogue-Post Election Wrap Up
Tuesday, November 13
6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd,
Columbus, OH 43210
Registration to open soon.

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


Brendan Kelley, MPA ’09, is now the director of Drive Electric Ohio at Clean Fuels Ohio.

Jim Ramey, MPA ’10, was promoted to Colorado State director of The Wilderness Society.

Amishi Shah, MPA ’11, serves as the senior health communications specialist at ICF Management Counseling.

Gail Clendenin, MPA ’12, recently started working as the communications coordinator at CelebrateOne.

Taylor Stepp, BA ’14, is serving as project manager at Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth.

Lincoln Guthrie, MPA ’15, is a business intelligence consultant for Cardinal Health.

Beth Brink, MPA ’16, is now the assistant administrator for the Columbus Income Tax Division.

DaVonti Haynes, BA ’16, started as the assistant director of operations for the iBelieve Foundation.

Courtney Mullin, MPA ’16, is a PhD research assistant at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Melissa Faulkner, BA ’17, began a new job as account coordinator at CoverMyMeds.

Melissa Wasser, MA/JD ’17, just began working as a policy analyst for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.




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