Alumni Update February 2019

Glenn College Buckeye Love


During the month of February, the John Glenn College of Public Affairs will be posting #BuckeyeLove stories on its Facebook and Instagram pages. This new tradition celebrates alumni who met a special someone thanks to the Glenn College and a love for public policy. Click here to get a preview of the first #BuckeyeLove story featuring Melissa and Erik Lindsjo.

If you have a story to share about meeting your significant other or special friends at the Glenn College, click here to contact the Glenn College Alumni Society’s Communications Committee Chair, Kelsey Hiegel.

Get Involved with the Award-Winning Glenn College Alumni Society


Nominations are now being accepted for the Glenn College Alumni Society Board of Directors and committees. The Glenn College Alumni Society is the 2018 recipient of The Ohio State University’s Alumni Association Society of the Year Award.

Board members serve a two-year term that will begin on July 1, 2019. Up to two consecutive terms may be served. Time commitments include four board meetings a year, as well as participation on an alumni society committee and activities associated with the Glenn College. For more information on board member expectations, as well as opportunities to serve on an alumni society committee, click here.

Nomination forms for both can be found here.

Nominations will be accepted through March 31, 2019.

4th Annual WAIP Crowdfunding Campaign
Help us send John Glenn Fellows to DC


The 4th Annual Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) Crowdfunding Campaign is underway to raise money for students with financial need to live and inter in our nation’s capital for a semester. This opportunity costs students an extra $4,400 for their semester housing in Washington, making it cost prohibitive for many to go. The goal is to raise $22,000 and send five Buckeyes to DC this summer on full housing scholarships. Consider joining the campaign. To learn more and make a gift, click here.

Future of Space Focus of February Dialogue


Tuesday, February 12, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., The Blackwell Inn
Fifty-seven years after John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth, the United States finds itself in a world in which many nations, as well as private companies, have established independent space capabilities. From plans for a U.S. Space Force to human flight to Mars, the February Dialogue will discuss the critical issues facing U.S. space policy with former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. and John M. Horack, the Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy at The Ohio State University.

To learn more and register, click here.

2019 Women of Power Networking Reception


Show your support of women’s leadership programs by attending the second annual Women of Power Networking Reception on Tuesday, February 19, from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. at the Capital Club.

Hosted by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and women of the Ohio Legislature, the Women of Power Networking Reception benefits the Glenn College’s nonpartisan leadership program to educate and empower Ohio women ready to run for political office and be leaders in their communities. The Women of Power Networking Reception is an opportunity to support Ohio’s current and future elected women leaders and also let them know their leadership is needed in elected office.

To learn more and register, click here.

Upcoming Events

Glenn College Trivia Night
Thursday, February 7
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Gordon Biersch Brewery
401 N. Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Click here to learn more and register.

February Dialogue: Future of Space
Tuesday, February 12
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Blackwell Inn
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210
Click here to learn more and register.

Women of POWER Networking Reception
Tuesday, February 19
5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Capital Club President’s Room
41 S. High St.
Columbus, OH 43215
Click here to register.

Ohio State Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets
Tuesday, February 26
7 p.m.
Click Here to learn more and register.

Ohio State Day at Cedar Point
Friday, May 10
11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
Click here to learn more and register.

Save the Date...

DC Dialogue
The Economic Impact of the 2018 Trade War
Featuring Glenn College Professor Ned Hill

Thursday, March 7
6 p.m. -8 p.m.
National Press Club

Annual Glenn College Alumni Networking Reception and Graduate Toast
Thursday, April 4
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Due Amici

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


Shaina Morris, MPA ’17, started a new position as a fiscal analyst fellow at Ohio Legislative Service Commission.

Lisa Castagnola, MA ‘09, recently published a children’s book entitled, "I Love You More Than the Universe."

Davonti’ Haynes, BA ’16, joined the staff at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the extension educator for College Readiness and Career Preparation.

Erika Gable, MPA ’12, is the new associate director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Team at The Ohio State University.

Samantha Singer, BA ’17, is the consulting analyst of Survey Solutions at The Advisory Board Company.

Tim Perry, MPA ‘91, started a new position as chief digital information officer (CDIO) at BCN Management.


Samantha Ulrich, BA ’16, started a new position as ASP fellow- civil procedure at University of Akron School of Law.

Rosalie Hendon, MPA ‘17, was promoted to environmental planner at Columbus Recreation and Parks Department.

Christopher Laubenthal, MPA ‘08, was promoted to data and visualization consultant at Lockton Companies.

Matthew Deptola, BA ’14, was promoted to senior project manager at JobsOhio.

Elizabeth Douglass, MPA ‘18, started a new position as education program specialist for the State of Ohio.

Lucas Crumley, MA ’12, became assistant district director for Congressman Troy Balderson (OH-12) of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Kylie Tien, BA ’17, became the global communications assistant for the Asia Foundation.




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