Alumni Update February 2017

Glenn Service Day to Focus on Homeless Youth



On Saturday, March 4th, Glenn College alumni, students, faculty and staff will gather to participate in the second annual Glenn Gives Back Day of Service at the OSU Star House, Columbus’ only drop-in center for homeless youth. Between 1,200-1,500 homeless youth live on the streets of central Ohio, and Star House remains the only drop-in center for them.

Glenn volunteers will have an opportunity to help by spending time and socializing with the Star House youth community members, organizing donated clothing and supplies, preparing meals, cleaning and organizing the activity rooms. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and family members are welcome and encouraged to participate in one of two early/late morning shifts.

To learn more about the OSU Star House and to register, click here.

Policy Talks Now Accessible through Facebook Live


In an effort to make Glenn College policy talks more accessible to alumni and friends, especially those outside of Central Ohio, the Glenn College will be streaming its monthly Dialogue policy talks live on the college's Facebook page. If you can't make to the February 28th Dialogue on "Methods for Improving Civil Discourse" be sure and watch it and take part in the discussion when it is broadcast live on Feb. 28 at 5:45 pm.

Facebook Live is a real-time online live streaming function that allows alumni and friends to watch and participate in Glenn College policy events. Viewers can provide comments, share the event with friends or watch it later. Follow the Glenn College on Facebook and keep an eye out for more live broadcasts from the Glenn College.

WAIP Crowdfunding Campaign Underway


The Glenn College and Washington DC Alumni Outreach Committee has launched an online crowdfunding campaign for the Washington Academic Internship Program, a program that sends undergraduates to our nation’s capital to live and intern for a semester. The goal is to send to send two Buckeyes to DC this summer on full housing scholarships. Consider joining the campaign- learn more on WAIP’s crowdfunding page.

Buckeye Love Day of Giving

February 14 and 15

Be on the lookout for the first-ever Buckeye Day of Giving — an inspiring 36-hour event for alumni, students and friends to come together and support Ohio State. On Feb. 14 and 15, Glenn alumni can give back and pay forward in support of student scholarships through an online giving campaign. Click here for more information.

Do you know someone who has the potential to be a leader in our community? Encourage them to apply for NEW Leadership Ohio

Applications for NEW Leadership Ohio 2017 are now open. NEW Leadership educates and empowers undergraduate women from all over Ohio to consider running for political office and to be more involved with public affairs. Click here to learn more about NEW Leadership Ohio.

Upcoming Events

Undergraduate Networking Reception with Alumni
Wednesday, February 8
6-7:30pm
Glenn College
Click here to register

Hidden Figures Private Screening
And Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 21
6pm
Gateway Film Center
Click here for more information and to register

February Dialogue
Methods for Improving Civil Discourse
Tuesday, February 28
Glenn College
Click here for more information and to register

Ohio State Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets
Thursday, March 2
Pregame: 5:30pm
Game: 7pm
Click here for more information and to register

Glenn Gives Back Day of Service
Saturday, March 4
9:30am-1pm
OSU Star House
Click here for more information and to register.

Glenn Young Alumni Club March Gathering
Thursday, March 9
5:30-7:30pm
Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen

Save the date …

Glenn College/OSU New York City Alumni Reception
Thursday, March 16
6-8pm
Location TBD

Hidden Figures Author Visit
March 21
6-8pm
Fawcett Center

Glenn College Alumni Networking Reception And Graduate Toast
Thursday, April 13
5:30-7:30 pm
Location to TBD

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

Scott Hockenbery, WAIP ’03, is now the HS Program Coordinator and Instructor at Tolles Tech.

Nellie Martin, Dual MSW ’80, is now a MSW, LSW Social Worker with Kindred Healthcare, Inc.

Beth Brink, MPA ’16, works for the Ohio Office of Budget and Management as a budget/management analysis.

Devlin Prince, MA ’16, is now a Charitable Compliance Inspector at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Ashley Bowman, MPA ’15, is now an Administrative Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Alex Fullerton, MPA ’15, is now an Associate at Goldman Sachs.


Matt Stephens-Rich, MPA ’14, is a project manager at Clean Fuels Ohio and recently was recognized as a "Person to Know in Energy" by Columbus Business First.


Melissa Lindsjo, MA ’12, is now a Fiscal/Economic Analyst at TischlerBise, Inc.

Faculty, Student and Staff News

The deregulation of electricity generation in the state of Ohio has led to increased choice and reduced costs for consumers according to a new study conducted by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and Cleveland State University's Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.

The report, co-authored by Cleveland State professors Andrew Thomas and William Bowen and the Glenn College's Professor Ned Hill and MPA student Adam Kanter, found that consumers in Ohio saved nearly $15 billion dollars over the last five years as a result of deregulation. The findings also indicate that continued deregulation of the electricity generation market will lead to an additional $15 billion in savings over the next five years. Click here to read the report.
Allie Hutchison has joined the Glenn College as the new career and academic advisor. Hutchison comes to us from Cedarville University, where she most recently served as an assistant director of career services. In this role she provided career advising to students, while also overseeing career fairs and other professional development programing.



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