Alumni Update June 2017

Welcome New Alumni!

On May 7th, more than 150 Glenn students graduated from The Ohio State University, the largest graduating class in Glenn College history.

All Glenn graduates, past and present, are vital members of the Glenn College community. They mentor students, give guest lectures, provide valuable internship opportunities and critical financial support. In return, the Glenn College is committed to life-long learning, and provides many opportunities for on-going professional development, access to stimulating policy talks, as well as a variety of networking and social events.

To find out more about how you can engage and connect with the college, students, staff, faculty and fellow alumni, click here.

To view pictures from pre-commencement, click here.

Save the Date …

2017 Glenn College Leadership Forum
Friday, October 27

Leadership Forum
Planning is underway for the 2017 Annual Glenn College Leadership Forum scheduled for Friday, October 27th, at the Ohio Union. Now in its sixth year, the Glenn College Leadership Forum now attracts over 200 public sector and non-profit professionals to discuss issues around public policy, public administration and leadership. The forum will feature six faculty and practitioner-led breakout sessions as well as keynote and luncheon talks by nationally known thought leaders.

Registration will open in August. To learn more, go to

James Mattis, Secretary of Defense

2017 Glenn College Excellence in Public Service Honoree

James Mattis
The John Glenn College of Public Affairs will host its annual Excellence in Public Service Award reception on June 20th at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. This year’s honoree is Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

Alumni and friends are invited to attend this special event. For more information and to register, click here.

Notice of Alumni Society Annual Meeting

Alumni are invited to join the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Alumni Society for the society’s annual meeting and planning retreat on Friday, July 21st at Page Hall. The meeting is scheduled from 12:00 to 3:00pm, and agenda will include:
  • Declaration of the 2017-18 Glenn College Alumni Society board members;
  • Review and updates to the society’s constitution and bylaws;
  • Review and celebration of past year society accomplishments; and
  • Program planning for 2017-18.
If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact Lisa Frericks, director of alumni relations at

Upcoming Events

Ohio State Day with the Cleveland Indians
Friday, June 9, 2017
Pregame: 6 p.m.
Game: 7:10 p.m.
Progressive Field
2401 Ontario Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
Click here for more information and to register

Alumni in Government Luncheon
Monday, June 12, 2017
11:30am – 1pm
Ohio Statehouse Atrium
Call 800-762-5646 for more information and to register

Alumni House Cinema: Moana
Thursday, June 15
8–11 p.m., rain or shine
Movie begins at sunset!
Longaberger Alumni House
2200 Olentangy River Road, just north of Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Click here for more information and to register

Columbus Clippers Game with the Glenn College Young Alumni Club
Sunday, June 18, 2017
2 pm
330 Huntington Park Lane
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Contact Lauren Rummel for more information and tickets

Glenn School Excellence in Public Service Award Reception
Honoring U.S. Secretary of State, James Mattis
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
5:30 to 7:30 pm
The National Press Club
515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Click here for more information and to register

Ohio State Day with the Crew SC
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Pregame: 5:30 p.m.
Game: 7:30 p.m.
MAPFRE Stadium
1 Black and Gold Blvd Center Court
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Click here for more information and to register

Glenn College Young Alumni Club Monthly Gathering
Thursday, July 27, 2017
5:30-7:30 pm
Seventh Son Brewing
1101 N. 4th St.
Columbus, OH 43201

Save the Date …

2017 Glenn College Leadership Forum
Friday, October 27, 2017
9am – 4pm
Ohio Union
1739 N High St, Columbus, OH 43210
Registration to open in August.

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

Nina Morski, MPA ’96, is a program administrator at the Industrial Commission of Ohio in Columbus.
James Moore, MA ’02, has been promoted to Associate Deputy Director of the Mobility Directorate at the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center.

Maggie Merry, MA ’08, has recently been recognized by the President and Provost’s Council on Woman as a 2017 Ohio State Glass Breaker for her accomplishments to improve the workplace culture and uplift women across the university.
Sherri Monteith, MPA ’09, is now the director of public policy at American Electric Power.

Kevin Duff, MPA ’10, has been promoted to senior analyst at Education First Consulting.

Carrie Krochta, MA ’12, is now a product owner at FindHotel, a hotel booking marketplace serving over 2 million visitors a month, in 42 languages around the world.
Erica Scott, MPA ’12, is now the director of fundraising and engagement at LEAD Ohio.

Hilary Carr, MPA ’14, accepted a new position with the American College of Preventive Medicine as an education manager.

Kelsey Gallagher, MPA ’15, is working now as a managed care policy specialist at the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

Erik Clarke, MPA ’16, has secured a position as Budget Analyst for the City and County of Denver in Colorado.

Erica Scott, MPA ’12, is now the director of fundraising and engagement at LEAD Ohio.

DaVonti’ Haynes, BA ’16, received the Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award for his work in diversity at The Ohio State University.

Keyang Sun, MPA ’16, is a senior statistician at Merkle in Shanghai, China.

Jeremy Druhot, MPA ’17, has accepted a position at the Columbus-Franklin County Finance Authority as manager, programming and projects.

Faculty, Student and Staff News

A paper — “An Assessment of a Trickle-down Model of Employee Empowerment in Law Enforcement Agencies” — written by Glenn College graduate Jongsoo Park and Professor Russell Hassan has won the Carlo Masini Award for Innovative Scholarship in the fields of Public and Nonprofit Management at the 2017 Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The paper is based on Park's doctoral dissertation research with data collected by law enforcement participants in the Glenn College's Public Safety Leadership Academy (PSLA). Hassan also won the Carlo Masini Award in 2011. Click here to learn more.
Current and former NASA administrators, Apollo astronauts and an expert on space law were among the panelists on the Ohio State University campus for the Armstrong Space Symposium. The event preceded the formal installation of aerospace innovator John M. Horack as the university’s first Neil Armstrong Chair in Aerospace Policy. Click here to learn more.

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