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OHIO honors two distinguished alumni at State Government Alumni Luncheon

May 23, 2022 Ohio University and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service honored two Ohio University alumni for outstanding service to the state during the annual State Government Alumni Luncheon.

Alumni News | Brody Richter, shaped by OHIO, launches law career in Wisconsin

May 23, 2022 Alumnus Brody Richter's adventure led him to Wisconsin for law school and then on to a law firm in Madison, where his star would rise quickly, success coming atop hard work.

Diamond Brooks discovers passion for civil rights litigation at OHIO

May 20, 2022 Diamond Brooks grew up watching political commentators. She graduates from OHIO's Honors Tutorial College in spring 2022 with a resume full of academic credentials and leadership experiences.

VisCom alumna Mia Barnes steps out from behind the camera and into directing a top music video

May 19, 2022 In the few short years since graduating from OHIO, VisCom alumna Mia Barnes has not only worked on but directed a top music video and more.

Four OHIO alumni win Pulitzer Prizes for journalism

May 18, 2022 Four Ohio University alumni won Pulitzer Prizes for their coverage of major news, including three for their efforts to cover the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the U.S. Capitol building.

Former OHIO and WOUB Student Steve Kurrent retires after 32 years as a producer/director at WEWS in Cleveland

May 18, 2022 Steve Kurrent won 24 regional Emmy awards in his nearly 40-year career as a television director. He says without Ohio University and WOUB, none of it would have been possible.

Arts Administration graduate Brianne Szymanski brings community dance focus to prestigious dance company Jacob’s Pillow

May 17, 2022 Brianne Syzmanski, soon to be MAA graduate, was recently hired as the Community Engagement Programs Manager for the noted dance organization Jacob’s Pillow.

Ohio University alumnus John Carey receives award for his dedication to Appalachian Ohio

May 12, 2022 Ohio University graduate and longtime advocate for Appalachian Ohio John Carey has been awarded the John Whisman “Vision” Award for his work making Appalachian Ohio a better place to live.

ESPN Technical Operations Manager Alex Norris learned how to “make TV” at OHIO and WOUB

May 4, 2022 When Alex Norris started at Ohio University in the fall of 2007, he knew he wanted to learn how to “make TV,” but he was unclear on exactly what role he wanted to have in the television industry.

COMS graduate’s early decision to attend OHIO leads to a thriving career in health communication

May 3, 2022 Growing up in Pickerington, Ohio, with a Bobcat graduate for a parent, Maddison Craig knew she wanted to attend Ohio University from a young age.

Former OHIO and WOUB student Doug Drew establishes fund to support professional development for current WOUB students

May 2, 2022 Former OHIO and WOUB student Doug Drew is paying his WOUB experience forward with a $125,000 gift commitment to establish an endowment and provide immediate-use funding to help current WOUB students.

WOUB and E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Student Silver Barker is one of the recipients of the 73 West State Street Award

April 29, 2022 Ohio University Sophomore and WOUB Student Silver Barker of Shaker Heights, Ohio feels like she is one step closer to reaching her dream thanks to another former WOUBer and generous alumnus.

Ohio University students get a glimpse into the Detroit sports world thanks to two OHIO alumni

April 29, 2022 Students in Ohio University’s sports management fraternity, Sigma Alpha Sigma Mu, recently had the opportunity to travel to Detroit to network with OHIO alumni.

WOUB student John Curtsinger awarded two scholarships established by alumni

April 27, 2022 Ohio University junior and WOUB student John Curtsinger of Paducah, Kentucky, is getting a little help paying his out of state tuition thanks to two former WOUBers and generous alumni.

Alums help showcase Ohio University in new state tourism ad

April 27, 2022 A new commercial, featuring Ohio University’s historic Athens Campus, was recently released through the state’s tourism brand.