Alumni Update December 2017

A Holiday Message from Dean Trevor Brown




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As the end of the year approaches, the Glenn College is reminded of how grateful we are to have such dedicated alumni, friends and donors of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Your gifts of time, treasure, and talent make it possible for the Glenn College to continue to give our students the skills they need to become our next generation of leaders.

This time of year, is the perfect time to give back to your community. As you plan your year-end giving, we hope you consider a gift to the Glenn College to reinvest in the program that helped shape your education and career.

Click here to make a gift or contact the Glenn College Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations, Lisa Frericks, at frericks.12@osu.edu or 614-292-8288.


Alumni Holiday Gathering


The Glenn College Alumni Society and Young Alumni Club will host a special gathering on December 14, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., at the Confluence Park Boat House, to celebrate the season and spread some holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Those attending are encouraged to wear their craziest holiday sweater and compete in the Ugly Sweater Contest. We are also requesting that alumni bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots. Those who do will receive a special gift from the Glenn College. For the cookie bakers out there, please bring a batch with you to share.

The event is free, but registration is requested. To RSVP, click here.




Alumni, students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the annual Glenn Gives Back Day of Service on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 15, 2018. Many groups and organizations throughout the country reserve this day for service projects that enrich the lives of others in their communities. Both Dr. King and Senator Glenn lived a life of service, and the Glenn College family will gather to honor that legacy by making sandwiches for the St. Lawrence Haven Soup Kitchen. The service event will be held at the Glenn College from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, Ohio ranks third in the nation for food insecurity with 7.5 percent of families forced to skip meals or eat less because of limited resources. The St. Lawrence Haven Soup Kitchen provides 300 to 500 free lunches daily to the hungry Monday through Friday in downtown Columbus.

The Glenn Gives Back Day of Service is sponsored by the Glenn College Alumni Society, Young Alumni Club, Public Affairs Student Association, Public Affairs Multicultural Student Organization, Civic Leadership Council and Civic Leadership Learning Community.

Click here to learn more and to register.
Ready to Run Campaign Training
Thursday, December 7
9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Click here to learn more and to register.

AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women
Tuesday, December 12
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
United Way of Central Ohio
360 S. 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Click here to learn more and to register.

Alumni Holiday Happy Hour
Thursday, December 14
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Click here to register.

Buckeyes and Broadway: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Saturday, December 16
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Breakfast
11 a.m. Movie Begins
Click here to learn more and to register.

Glenn Gives Back Day of Service
Monday, January 15
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Glenn College, Page Hall
1810 College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
Click here to learn more and to register.

Buckeyes and Broadway: Chicago
Featuring Eddie George
Saturday, February 10
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
2 p.m. Showtime
Click here to learn more 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.

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Alumni Updates


Josie Barga, BA ’16, is now serving as Public Liaison at the Office of Ohio Governor John Kasich.

Amanda Kennedy, Dual MSW ’10, has a new position as Lead International Social Worker/Connecting Families Program Coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
Aariann Felix, BA ’16, was recently hired as a Legislative Aide at the Ohio Senate

Caroline Elbert, MPA ’16, is Co-Founder and Board President of Columbus Collective Housing.

Joseph Randall Jenkins, MPA ’16, is the new Staff Attorney and Director of Public Relations at Quasar Energy Group.

Robin Wright, MPA ’15, now works as the Policy Manager at the ACLU of Ohio.

Cam Williams, MPA ’15, is serving as an HR Consultant at People Objective.


Brittany Suyat, MPA ’15, recently started at ConnXus as a Software Quality Assurance Tester.

Kylie Labaroff, BA ‘16, has a new job at the Indianapolis Museum of Art as a Database Coordinator





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