Alumni and Friends

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Marlon Primes values the start he got at Ohio University and WOUB

February 1, 2023 When Marlon Primes came to Ohio University from Akron, Ohio in the early 1980s, he wanted to be a news anchor or reporter. Little did he know that he would end up using his voice in a different way.

Former WOUB Engineer Ed Williams increases annual WOUB student award amount to $2,000

January 30, 2023 Technology-oriented students working at WOUB Public Media now have the opportunity to be awarded a $2,000 scholarship – thanks to former WOUB Radio and TV Engineer Ed Williams.

Recent graduate is living out her professional sports videography dream thanks to OHIO and WOUB

January 27, 2023 When Eileen Eidelberg came to Ohio University in 2018 from Herndon, Virginia, she knew she wanted to study communications and was interested in being involved in sports.

Mary Murphy to headline OHIO’s Celebrate Women conference

January 26, 2023 Mary Murphy’s life experiences include ballroom dance championships, a stint on Broadway and a longtime role as a judge on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance.” But when she delivers the keynote address at the Celebrate Women conference March 24 on Ohio University’s Lancaster campus, she will share another defining life experience: her ordeal as a domestic abuse survivor.

Ohio University announces dates for Homecoming 2023

January 26, 2023 Ohio University will celebrate Homecoming Week from October 2-7, 2023.

Michael Braasch is elevated to Fellow in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

January 26, 2023 Michael Braasch, Thomas Professor of Engineering in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, joins the 2023 class of Fellows in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 

Dorrell becomes first officer with Capital City Jet Center

January 26, 2023 For Matt Dorrell, BSA ’22, his journey to becoming a pilot was one that he prioritized from the moment he set foot on Ohio University’s campus. 

'Hip Hop Dance Doc' Tyree Winters, D.O., to speak at 44th Heritage College commencement

January 24, 2023 Heritage College graduate and child advocate Tyree Winters, D.O., will be the speaker for the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 2023 Commencement, set for 10 a.m. May 13 at the Convocation Center in Athens.

OHIO alumna Maddie Meyer returns to Athens to share insight on navigating the world post-grad

January 23, 2023 Less than 10 years after graduating from OHIO, alumna Maddie Meyer (’14) has learned a thing or two about navigating the world and securing her dream job as chief photographer for Getty Images.

E.M. Tran's debut novel 'Daughters of the New Year' interweaves mother-daughter relationships with the Vietnamese zodiac

January 19, 2023 Ohio University alumna E.M. Tran's debut novel "Daughters of the New Year" has received raves from venues including the New York Times, Good Morning America, and Electric Literature.

Producer/Commentator/Host/Actor/Comedian Brian Unger calls WOUB his “first love”

January 17, 2023 When WOUB TV recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, former WOUB student Brian Unger ’87 posted a comment on Twitter that read “Happy Anniversary, WOUB. You were my first love.”

Bridgestone Americas Director of Corporate and Sports Partnership Communications started his career at Ohio University and WOUB

January 10, 2023 When Keith Cawley started at OHIO, he was passionate about sports and broadcasting. Little did he know that the skills he learned at OHIO and WOUB would lead to a career that combined his passions.

Alumnus Eric Gorscak's 'inner kid' loves his career discovering deep-time dinosaurs and ecosystems

January 9, 2023 Professor Nancy Stevens substitute teaching in Eric Gorscak's undergraduate paleontology class might have been serendipity, but Gorscak didn't leave anything to chance.

Everything to expect for MLK Week 2023

January 5, 2023 Each year, Ohio University celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weeklong celebration. Here's everything to know about the 2023 MLK Celebration.

Crane Graduate Fellowship helps Evan Schalon spend one more special year at OHIO

January 5, 2023 When Evan Schalon arrived in Athens, he was a long way from his hometown in Maryland. But when it was time to graduate, he jumped at the opportunity for one more year at Ohio University.