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OHIO recognizes three 2020 Konneker Medal recipients

January 25, 2021 Two alumni and one previous faculty member have been awarded the Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship: Amanda Epp ‘07, Alan Schaaf ’10, and Lawrence Lynn.

OHIO community mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus Jerry Sloan

December 18, 2020 Jerry Sloan, 84, passed away on Dec. 10, 2020, in Davidson, NC, according to The Plain Dealer. The OHIO alumnus was professor emeritus in strategic communication at Ohio University.

Alumna appointed to lead the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation

December 16, 2020 Erin Carlson Mast ’01 has been appointed to lead the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation as CEO starting in January.

New alumni video podcast features Leanne Ford of HGTV 

December 14, 2020 The Ohio University Alumni Association’s new podcast, “Avant-Grad: OHIO Trailblazers,” gets insight straight from achievers who’ve become leaders among Bobcats – and also nationally.  

Sports administration alumnus reflects on how OHIO prepared him for startup success

December 10, 2020 Fueled by his determination and motivated by his experience in OHIO’s College of Business, RaShaun Brown, BSM ’16, MSA ’18, created a company that launched an emoji keyboard of college sports logos.

Instructions for 2020 year-end gift processing

December 7, 2020 The Division of Advancement wants to ensure that all donors who wish to do so are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation.

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OHIO alumnus creates Netflix’s biggest debut series of 2020, ‘Ratched’

December 3, 2020 Evan Romansky, a 2013 broadcast journalism graduate of Ohio University, is the creator and co-executive producer of the Netflix series “Ratched.”

OHIO alumnus Hiller earns award for stories of addiction and recovery

December 3, 2020 When recent Ohio University alumnus Eli Hiller moved to the Philippines to reconnect with his roots, he saw firsthand the opioid crisis that had claimed over 30,000 lives.

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OHIO alumnus and Aladdin actor shares industry expertise with musical theater students

December 1, 2020 Jonathan Freeman, BFA ’72, the voice of Jafar from Disney’s animated movie Aladdin and the actor who plays the role in the Broadway stage production, shares his experiences with OHIO students.

1966 graduate establishes Ebony Bobcat Network’s second scholarship endowment

November 4, 2020 The Ebony Bobcat Network, Dr. Michele Curtis Penick, 1966 Endowed Scholarship will benefit students majoring in early childhood and elementary education.

OHIO senior awarded scholarship, fellowship, and continued support from Miranda Family Fund

October 27, 2020 KeShawn Mellon is an advocate, in every sense of the word. The Ohio University School of Theater senior hopes not only to instigate change, but to create safe spaces for students of color.

Ohio University Alumni Association updates Alumni Awards nomination schedule

October 22, 2020 The Ohio University Alumni Association will accept Alumni Award nominations beginning Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2021, for the 2022 awards.

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Five OHIO alumni elected to The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees

October 21, 2020 Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees is honored to welcome five new trustees who are committed to accomplishing the Foundation’s goal of “Philanthropy in Service and Education.”

Alumna awarded prestigious international environmental fellowship

October 21, 2020 Rachel Martin, ‘20 is one of 10 people worldwide chosen for a fellowship with Conservation X Lab, an innovation technology company that focuses on solutions to environmental challenges.

Alumnus creates scholarship in honor of fellow Business Bobcat’s mentorship

October 19, 2020 When he graduated from Ohio University, Mitchell “Mitch” Holland left behind a legacy of distinguished service and mentorship that is being memorialized and continued by one of his fellow graduates.