Alumni Update 2018 Fall Preview

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Registration Now Open for the 2018 Glenn College Leadership Forum

Registration is now open for the 2018 Glenn College Leadership Forum scheduled for Friday, October 26 at The Ohio State University, Ohio Union. Designed specifically for alumni and individuals working in the public management field, the purpose of this one-day conference is to provide meaningful coverage of current or emerging trends in public policy, administration and leadership.

The Glenn College Leadership Forum has become the state’s premier conference for those working in or with the public sector. With a blend of faculty and practitioner-led sessions, this year’s Leadership Forum will offer six unique concurrent sessions as well as featured talks by Christopher Gergen, CEO and president of Forward Cities and former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton.

Early-bird registration pricing is in effect through September 15, as well as reduced registration for recent graduates. To learn more about featured session topics and speakers and register for the forum, click here. Photos from last year’s Leadership Forum can be viewed here.

Glenn College Alumni Awards Call for Nominations Deadline Extended to August 31

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs is seeking nominations for the 2018 Glenn College Alumni Awards. Each year, the Glenn College presents three awards: Outstanding Alumni Award for Career Achievement, Young Alumni Achievement and Alumni Distinguished Service. Award recipients will be recognized at the Glenn College Leadership Forum luncheon on Friday, October 26.

The Outstanding Alumni Award for Career Achievement recognizes alumni whose work and contributions are considered to be outstanding in their fields.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes alumni, 35 years old and younger, who has demonstrated distinctive achievement in a career or civic involvement or both.

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award rrecognizes exemplary leadership and service to the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, its faculty, students, staff and alumni or programs.

Nominate a deserving Glenn College alumnus/ae for one or more of these awards. For more information about the awards, past award winners and to submit a nomination click here.

The deadline for nominations is August 31.

Glenn College Alumni Homecoming Tailgate and Football Tickets Saturday, October 6

Alumni are invited to return to campus and join the Glenn College Alumni Society for the OSU vs. Indiana Homecoming Football Game and Pregame Huddle on Saturday, October 6. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. (TBD), and the Pregame Huddle/tailgate will open two hours prior. This year’s tailgate will be held at the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC) and include traditional tailgate fare, host bar, appearances by Ohio State celebrities and family-friendly game day activities.

The Glenn College has a limited amount of football tickets available for alumni, and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Alumni can purchase tickets for the football game and/or Pregame Huddle in three ways:

Football tickets (limit 4), $98 per person
Football tickets (limit 4) and Pregame Huddle package, $123 per person
Pregame Huddle only, $25 per person (no limit)

To RSVP, please call the OSU Alumni Association Customer Service at 800-762-5646. Click here to see photos from last year’s event.

Glenn Apparel Now Available!

Getting your hands on Glenn College apparel just got easier. You can now buy Glenn College branded items such as sweatshirts, polos, t-shirts and more on our new online store.

Promoversity has partnered with Ohio State to create college-specific clothing for the university, and the company is now offering Glenn College items.

To place your order, visit and select “John Glenn College of Public Affairs” to view the assortment. Each item comes in different colors, so please be sure to select the color you would like to order before choosing your quantity and size.

Please note that since these items are custom-made, the company does not accept returns. Every item on the website has specific product measurements to assist you in selecting your size. You are also able to request product assistance via the website in case you have further questions.

Upcoming Events

New Buckeyes, New City
August 15-26
10 Cities throughout the U.S.
To learn more and to register, click here.

Topic: Will the Forever War Ever End?

September 11
5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Fawcett Center
For more information and to register, click here.

Family Fun Day at Young’s Jersey Dairy
Saturday, September 16
Noon – 2 p.m.
6880 Springfield-Xenia Road
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
For more information and to register, click here.

Public Sector Career Fair Alumni-Student Networking Reception
Wednesday, Sept. 19
6 p.m. -7 p.m.
Page Hall Lobby
1810 College Rd S, Columbus OH 43210.
Registration to open late August.

Ohio State Homecoming Game and Tailgate
Ohio State vs. Indiana University
Saturday, October 6
For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Glenn College Leadership Forum
Friday, October 26
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Ohio Union
For more information and to register, click here.

Save the Date …

Glenn College Regional Alumni/Prospective Student Networking Receptions
Cincinnati-Thursday, September 20
Cleveland-Thursday, October 3
6 p.m.– 8 p.m.
Registration to open in September.

Glenn College APPAM Reception
Friday, November 9
6:30 p.m. -8 p.m.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, DC
Registration to open in October.

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

Amanda Kennedy, MA/MSW ‘10, is working as a clinical social work program coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Amishi Shah, MPA ’11, recently accepted a new position as senior health communications specialist at the National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute.

Lauren Rummel, MPA ’12, is has a new position as government affairs and ethics director for the Franklin County Board of Commissioners.

Andrew Cochran, MPA ’13, started a new position as state eProcurement manager for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

Kara Spada, WAIP ’16, is working as a third grade teacher in Cincinnati for Teach for America.

Brooke Fox, NEW Leadership ’17, works as an auditor for LBrands.

Rosalie Hendon, MPA/ENR ’17, is working at the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Department as an environmental planning and community relations aide.

Carol Ann Schwiebert, MPA ’17, is now a stewardship coordinator at The Ohio State University.

Kristin Youngmeyer, MPA ’17, is working as a management analyst for Management Partners in Cincinnati.

Corey Dixon, MPA ’18, is now a project manager at the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Conor Miller, BS ’18, accepted a position with the Cleveland Regional Transit Authority as a business analyst.

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