Alumni Update December 2018

Holiday Greetings from Dean Brown


The Gift that Keeps on Giving

As the end of the year approaches, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs is grateful for the dedicated alumni, donors and friends who support the college. 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 Senior Director of Development, Stephanie Mohr, at mohr.127@osu.edu or 614-292-8758
holiday lights
The Glenn College Alumni Society and Young Alumni Club will host its annual holiday gathering on December 13, from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., at the Boat House at Confluence Park, to celebrate the season and spread some holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Alumni are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift to donate to Toys for Tots and don their festive holiday apparel. 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.

Upcoming Events

OSU Postseason Football Events
Click here for details about Buckeye postseason football events and game watch locations.

Ready to Run Campaign Training
Thursday, December 6
9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Click here for more information and to register.

Alumni Holiday Happy Hour
Thursday, December 13
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Click here to register.

Glenn Gives Back Day of Service
MLK Day - Monday, January 15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Glenn College, Page Hall
1810 College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210
Details and registration to open later in December.

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


Jill Huntley, MPA ’84, has retired and is working as a volunteer for Food Rescue US.

Jim Landers, PhD ’96, is a clinical associate professor and Enarson Fellow at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

Lisa Castagnola, MA ’09, completed a clinical fellowship at the Yale University Child Study Center in 2012. She subsequently was the senior supervising social worker to a charter school network in Brooklyn, NY and served as a board member for the OSU Alumni Club of NYC. Lisa is now the program director for the New Alternatives Inc. CASS program serving foster youth in San Diego, CA and recently opened a private practice.

Padmini Roy-Dixon, MPA ’09, leads the Office of Opportunities for New Americans at Ohio Development Services Agency.

Erin Carper, MPA ’09, has recently been promoted to material leader, Ground Concepts Branch, Special Capabilities Division, Military Satellite Communications Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center of the United States Air Force.

Robert McDermand, MPA ’09, serves as the associate athletic director at Stephen F. Austin University, as well as taking on additional faculty responsibilities in the SFA College of Business, in the sport business undergraduate program.

Megan Denison, MA ’12, has been promoted to development officer at Academic Divisions and Regions at Caltech.

Grace Fry, BA ’13 and WAIP ’12, is working as the policy, procurement & performance administrator at the Summit and Medina Workforce Area Council of Governments.

Anthony Kremer, MPA ’14, started a new job with the City of Sidney, Ohio as an assistant court administrator.


Shanell Davis-Bryant, MPA ’14, started a new position as program manager at Groundwork Jacksonville.

Natalie Davis, BA ’15, finished her two 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.

Susan Trujillo Perez, PhD ’15, started a new position as data management specialist at UC San Diego TRIO Outreach.

Tracy Bond, MPA ’16, is now serving as the community development and housing director for the City of Mansfield.

Jacqueline Russell, Arts Policy ’16, started as a development services coordinator for the City of New Albany.

Helen Patton, MA ’16, is the chief information security officer for The Ohio State University. She was recently honored by Information Security Executive as North American Executive of the Year in the academic/public division for demonstrating outstanding leadership.

Susannah Montgomery, MA ’17, started a new position as international account manager at Hogeschool in Holland.




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