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Symposium Series

September 2, 2020 - May 31, 2021

Hear from alumni association staff and university partners as we discuss ways to engage alumni and friends.

We’ll review best practices and available resources, introduce new programmatic ideas for club and society volunteers all year long.

September 16 at 3 p.m. ET – Meet the Class of 2024

Presented by Beth A. Wiser, PhD, Executive Director, Undergraduate Admissions. Staff members from Financial Aid, Admissions and First Year Experience will join Dr. Wiser.

Learn about the Class of 2024 and their unparalleled beginning to their Ohio State experience. Hear from Beth A. Wiser, PhD, Executive Director, Undergraduate Admissions as well as staff members from Admissions, First Year Experience, and Financial Aid, about what the incoming students will experience and how 2020 has shaped a new generation of Buckeyes.



October and November – Pre-recorded sessions

Stay tuned for the following presentations:

  • Data Decisions: Claire Badger and Skye Wanstrath
  • Strategy Planning: Dave Turkaleski and Julie Fridley
  • Digital Fundraising: Megan Murphy and Kristin Oliphant and SSP and Dance alums
  • Board Lifecycle and Governance: Colin Veatch and Tina Pierce from USG

October 9 at 3 p.m. ET – Club and Society Leadership Symposium live session

  • Meet the Alumni Association’s senior leadership team, including new President/CEO Molly Ranz Calhoun
  • Recognize our 2020 Club and Society Award Winners
  • Regional breakout discussions
  • Discover best practices for virtual programming



October 13 at TBA – Alumni Scholars Program updates (clubs only)

Registration information coming soon.

End of October/November – Club and Society Roundtables on Zoom

Topics coming soon.

November 17 – Membership and compelling communications

Registration coming soon.

December 8 – Fireside chat with Molly Ranz Calhoun

An hour-long conversation and Q&A session.

January 12 – Club and Society collaboration

Registration coming soon.

January TBD – Club and Society Roundtables on Zoom

Topics coming soon.

February 9 – Fireside chat with Dr. Moore, ODI and OAA and Larry Williamson (Hale Center)

An hour-long conversation and Q&A session.

March 9 – Marketing events and social media strategies

Registration coming soon.

April TBD – Fireside chat with Dr. Melissa Shivers, VP for Student Life

An hour-long conversation and Q&A session.

May TBD – Now that we know this… what happens next education session

Registration coming soon.

TBD – Inherent Bias Guidance for Groups with Kirwan and Office of Inclusive Equity

Based on availability. More information to come.


September 2
May 31, 2021