Alumni Update April 2017

Glenn College Alumni Networking Reception and Graduate Toast

Thursday, April 13th

The Glenn College encourages all alums to join them after work for the Glenn College Spring Alumni Networking Reception on April 13th. This annual event is a great opportunity to connect with the broader alumni community and welcome new graduates to the alumni family. The event includes light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception is free but registration is required. To register, click here.

Ohio’s Small Cities Focus of April Dialogue

The challenges of economic transition and growing inequality have hit Ohio's small cities especially hard. Best-selling books such as "Dreamland," "Hillbilly Elegy" and "Our Kids" paint a picture of Ohio's hometowns gripped in opioid abuse, closed factories and a culture that is having a hard time adapting to a changing world.

Please join us as we discuss the issues and challenges of Ohio's small cities with:
  • Larry Long, moderator, former executive director of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio and lecturer at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs
  • Tom Homan, City Manager, Delaware Ohio
  • David Smith, Mayor, Lancaster Ohio
  • John Begala, author of Big City Problems in Ohio’s Small Towns

Click here to learn more.

For those unable to attend, this event will be streamed via Facebook Live on the Glenn College Facebook page. The room will be equipped with a camera and microphones so our online audience can listen and participate remotely.

Post a Job, Hire a Glenn College Graduate

As an alumnus of the John 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 2017 represents a wide spectrum of skills and interests at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We offer several tools to assist with your hiring needs. Please consider posting any openings within your office in Friendship 7, the Glenn College’s main job posting system. Please also feel free to send any job openings directly to the Glenn College’s Career Advisor, Allie Hutchison at

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.

Upcoming Events

Glenn College DC Policy Forum
Wednesday, April 5
National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
Click here to register.

Glenn College Alumni Networking Reception
And Graduate Toast
Thursday, April 13
5:30-7:30 pm
Due Amici
67 East Gay Street
Columbus, OH, 43215
Click here to register.

Friday, April 14
Ohio State Campus
Click here for more information and to register.

Dialogue: Ohio’s Small Cities in Time of Change and Crisis
Monday, April 17
Page Hall, Rm 130
1810 College Rd
Click here to register.

Ohio State Day at Cedar Point
Friday, May 5
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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

Tracy Najera, MPA ’00, successfully defended her dissertation, "Confirming Predictors of Rural Teacher Expectancy" and earned her Ph.D. in Education Administration from the Education Policy and Leadership program at the Ohio State University. In March, she was appointed to the State Library Board and also joined the firm Education First as a senior consultant.

Ahmad Hassan, MPA ‘06, is now a human resource generalist at The Ohio State University.

Lynn Slawsky, MPA ’09, is now the Director of Community Relations for ANAD – National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.

Justin Pinsker, MPA ’10, has accepted a new position with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services as a senior budget analyst.

Josh Vittie, MPA ’10, serves as principal at Rogue Rabbit Limited, providing customized training on an array of disaster/emergency preparedness tools.

David Meadows, MPA ’13, is now working for the City of Westerville, OH as an economic specialist.

Faculty, Student and Staff News

Glenn College doctoral student Lisa Frazier has won third place in the Hayes Graduate Research Forum. Frazier's poster was titled "Managing Medicaid Misclassification: Using Simulation Techniques to Identify Administrative Leverage Points in Policy Implementation."

Frazier’s research looked at the complex administrative challenge all states face of providing for health care services to Medicaid recipients while operating within budgetary constraints in a dynamic political and economic environment. Her poster presented the conceptual model for dynamic modeling simulations where public officials can experiment with different eligibility criteria and enrollment procedures, and consider the probable effects of those changes on Medicaid enrollments and administrative effectiveness. This approach builds on existing statistical models by accounting for the complex dynamics and uncertainties in the eligibility and enrollment processes. Using dynamic simulation will help state governments understand how and why people move on and off the benefit rolls and better serve their populations.

The Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum showcases the innovative and exemplary research being conducted by Ohio State graduate students across the full range of graduate degree programs. The Forum is co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students, the Graduate School, and the Office of Research.
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) has announced that ProfessorJosh Hawley will be one of the editors of the 2020 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education. Every ten years since the 1930's, AAACE has produced an edited handbook that engages contemporary issues, research, and practices in the field of adult and continuing education. The editors are selected through a competitive bidding process.

Also, Hawley recently presented before the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation on the plans for Ohio's Workforce Success Measures (WSM). The OERC team at the Glenn College and the Center for Human Resource Research are currently updating WMS dashboard for the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation. The WSM dashboard uses Ohio administrative data made available through the Ohio Analytics partnership and is a unique data tool that agencies in Ohio use to provide cross-program data on the federal Workforce Innovations and Opportunities Act. Click here to watch the presentations.
Professor Jeff Bielicki has been selected to receive a 2017 College of Engineering Lumley Research Award. The Lumley Research Award recognize the research contributions and productivity of faculty and research scientists. Bielicki holds a joint appointment with the Glenn College and the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering.

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