Alumni Update February 2018

February means Buckeye Love

Each week during the month of February, the Glenn College will post #BuckeyeLove stories on Facebook and Instagram to celebrate the stories of alumni who met and fell in love thanks to the Glenn College and a passion for public policy. Click here to get a preview of our first profile of Glenn College Policy Pals, Carol Ann Harper and Adam Schwiebert.

Glenn College Alumni Society Accepting Nominations through March 31

The Glenn College Alumni Society is accepting nominations for the alumni society’s Board of Directors and committees.

Board members serve a two-year term that will begin on July 1, 2018. 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.

The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2018.

Glenn College Young Alumni Club Moving to Quarterly Gatherings

Glenn College Young Alumni Club Moving to Quarterly Gatherings The Glenn College Young Alumni Club is excited to announce the launch of a new series of events this year designed to turn the current monthly happy hours into quarterly casual policy talks with opportunities for networking.

Town Hall Talks will focus on issues or projects affecting the city, state or nation. Young alumni will have the opportunity to meet, hear and talk with prominent community leaders and policy experts in a casual setting while networking with alumni.

The first Town Hall Talk is scheduled for March 13, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Land Grant Brewing and will feature Glenn College alumna Brandi Braun, who will talk about Smart Columbus and projects expected to roll out in 2018. These events are free, but registration is required. Be on the lookout for an email invitation in mid-February.

For more information about Town Hall Talks or additional ways to get involved with the Glenn College Young Alumni Club, contact Matt Stephens Rich at

Show your love for Ohio State with a gift during the annual Day of Giving.

Buckeyes give. It’s who we are; it’s what we do. That’s why on Wednesday, Feb. 28, Buckeyes around the world will come together to support the university and causes important to them. Save the date to come back and join the most important 24 hours of the year.
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 register.

Woman of Power Networking Reception
Tuesday, February 20
5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
Capital Club
50 S Front St
Columbus, OH 43215
Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

DC Career Seminar
New year, New Career:
What to Do When It’s Time for a Change
Tuesday, February 20
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Top of Town
1400 North 14th Street
Arlington, VA 22209
Click here to learn more and register.

Save the Date …
Spring DC Policy Talk

Speaker: Tom Wheeler, Former FCC Chairman
Thursday, March 15
6 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Registration to open in mid-February

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.

Submit a class note

Have you recently taken a new job? Been given a promotion? Received an award? Got married? Had a child?

Let us help you share your news in an upcoming Public Address or alumni newsletter. If you would like to submit an update, please send an email with your full name, degree/program, class year and a photo if you have one, along with a brief paragraph about your news.

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Alumni Updates

Lynn Slawsky, MPA ’09, has been appointed to the role of interim executive director at the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.

Justin Shaw, MA ’15, has been promoted to director of Jewish community relations at the Jewish Federation of Columbus.

Melanie Cheng, MPA ’12, now serves as the refugee officer for the Refugee Affairs Division of the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate of the U.S. Government

Shanell Davis-Bryant, MPA ’14, recently started at Colliers International as the client services specialist.

Brandee Nemire, BA ’12, started off the new year by accepting a position at Arizona State University as coordinator of the ASU-Draper University Entrepreneurship Program.

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