The Ohio State Alumni Club of Greater Philadelphia is a group for anyone with Buckeye spirit, including both alumni and friends of the University. We offer events and activities such as sports game watches, networking events, student recruitment and service projects. We also provide scholarships for future Buckeyes coming from the Philadelphia area. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon!


Mandi Bucceroni, President

I am a proud Buckeye fan born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. I am excited to be back home and with some many Buckeye fans. I enjoy travelling and I make sure to attend at least one Buckeye game a year. I am looking forward to another year of great game watches, and assisting with the recruitment of amazing future Buckeye students. I attended The Ohio State University from 2001 -2005, and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in International Business. I am currently working as an Immigration Paralegal for a large law firm in Center City as well as pursuing my MBA.

While at Ohio State, I was involved in Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, Panhellenic Association, Hillel Jewish Student Center. Go Bucks!

Dexter Volpe, VP of Programming

Hello Everyone and GO Bucks!

My name is Dex Volpe and I am the Vice President in charge of Programming for our Philly Buckeyes. I am also happily married for almost 31 years and have three wonderful children and now the proud grandparent of three grandchildren!

As loyal Buckeye alum, I grew up in the shadows of Ohio State, being a second generation graduate from the ‘big farm’! You talk about love for our school; I attended my first Ohio State vs TTUN football game at the age of FIVE! I have ‘strongly disliked’ them since then! I am also proud to share that my youngest son Ryan is also a graduate of The Ohio State University. That’s correct … THREE generations of the Volpe family Buckeye alums!

As Director of People Development for The Rose Group, one of the largest restaurant franchise organizations in the United States, I understand engagement. I always strive to appeal to our team and our alums memories of the great times that they had on Campus. Appealing to those cherished memories in their heart as to why they want to stay connected to our great University is something that I am proud to be a part of daily, both in my personal life and with The Philly Buckeyes!

Dexter Volpe
OSUAA, Lifetime Sustaining Member
The Philly Buckeyes, VP of Programming
The Rose Group, Director of People Development

Kelly & Craig Eidell, Membership and Treasurer

We are originally from northwest Pennsylvania about 100 miles east of Cleveland, in Erie Pa.  We relocated to Philadelphia just over eight years ago and have been apart of the alumni association ever since. Currently Kelly is in charge of membership and Craig is the club’s treasurer.

Kelly (class of ’86) owns and operates a clothing design and instruction studio.  She is also a teacher in the Great Valley School district in Malvern, Pa.  Kelly chose Ohio State at a very young age so her love for all things Buckeye’s run deep.

Craig (class of “married a buckeye”) is an Assistant Vice President at Cipperman Compliance Services in Wayne, Pa.  Despite his lack of alumni status, Craig bleeds Scarlet & Grey.

If you can’t find us at the game watches, then we’re in the stands at the Shoe, Go Buckeyes!

Peter Guth, Scholarship Chair

img_0041I grew up in Northeastern Ohio and have been a lifelong Buckeye fan. My mother attended Ohio State followed by my sister and me. I moved to Philadelphia upon graduating with a Bachelors in Business Administration.  Though my move to Philadelphia was earn my M.B.A. at another school, my support of the Buckeyes has not wavered. My wife (not a Buckeye) and I even had the pleasure of attending the game where Woody dotted the “i” and I can remember our son’s face when he attended his first  Kickoff Classic at the age of seven…

My adult life has been spent in the Delaware Valley and it is great to have other Buckeyes in the area that share the tradition and spirit that comes with being a Buckeye. I am currently National Sales Manager for an Office Furniture Mfg and am able to arrange my schedule to get back to Campus for a “game” every year or so. As we all know,  there is no place better than Columbus on game day Saturday.

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