The Ohio University Columbus Alumni Network meets throughout the year. There are networking events such as happy hours, game watches, and annual dinners as well as fun outings such as group trips to sporting events and an annual golf outing.
Join us for our discussion with Tom Marchese, Executive in Residence at Ohio University
More Than 50 Fans Watch Blue Jackets Victory
More than 50 alumni got together at Nationwide Arena for the Columbus Blue Jackets game vs. the New Jersey Devils on January 18, 2020. A great time was had as Columbus shut out the Devils 5-0. After the victory, the Bobcat faithful went on the ice for a group photo complete with an Ohio University flag.
Rufus the Subject of Paint Night
The second-ever paint night for the Chapter took place December 18, 2019 at the pARTy Studio Columbus in Worthington. A picture of Rufus was the piece created. Fun and drinks were had at the event that raised $50 for the Chapter’s scholarship fund.
Pregame Party for OU-OSU Women’s Basketball Game Packed
Ohio University fans descended on the Varsity Club on the campus of the Ohio State University on November 17, 2019 for a pregame party before the Bobcats squared off with the Buckeyes in women’s basketball. At least 100 OU fans heard pregame talks from OU Athletic Director Julie Cromer and Women’s Basketball Coach Bob Boldon and took in appearances by Rufus and the cheerleaders. The fans then headed to Value City Arena where they stayed excited as the Bobcats knocked off the Buckeyes 74-68.
Fans Turn Out for OU-Miami Game Watch
Approximately 50 Ohio University football fans hit the Blarney Stone in Worthington on November 6, 2019 to watch the latest installment of the OU-Miami University rivalry. Unfortunately, the Redhawks won a close team 24-21, but a fun time was still had as nearly all of the Bobcat fans received an Ohio University gift.
10th Annual Golf Outing
The new location for our outing gave us the beautiful rolling hills of Hickory Hills Golf Club. We had a picture perfect August day for our 84 golfers who enjoyed a round of golf, raffle prizes, games, dinner, and drinks. Rufus was even there to take pictures and land the fairway with our ceremonial tee shot. We raised just shy of $4,000 for our Endowed Scholarship.
Bobcats at the Clippers
Tickets for the family friendly night out at the ballpark sold out quickly. It was a casual event that gave green and white garbed alumni and friends a chance enjoy a beautiful July evening out in Columbus. The group outing was even featured on the big screen!
Bobcats Beautification Day
In conjunction with Athens Beautification Day we joined the first ever nationwide Bobcat Beautification Day on April 14, 2019. In memory of a beloved and dedicated volunteer and friend, Marilyn Allen, we planted a Japanese cherry tree on the Ohio University Dublin Campus. The rain stopped just in time for the group to gather around the blossoming tree.
Bobcats at Blue Jackets
OU alumni attended Nationwide Arena to watch the Columbus Blue Jackets hosts the Edmonton Oilers on March 2. And while Edmonton won the game 4-0, attendees raised $100 for the chapter’s scholarship fund.
DXL Frisco Bowl Game Watch
We met at The Blarney Stone Tavern in Worthington to Stand Up and Cheer for our Bobcats. We had a good crowd for a Wednesday night during the holiday season and a great win! OHIO stole the game 27-0 over San Diego State.
Fall Dinner Features New Alumni Association Executive Director
More than 30 alumni gathered at The Boat House on November 1, 2018 for the annual Ohio University Central Ohio Alumni Chapter Fall Dinner.
Attendees networked and enjoyed dinner in a room with a wonderful view of the Columbus skyline.
The featured speaker was Erin Essak Kopp, Ohio University’s new Alumni Association Executive Director. She discussed her plans for the future of the association as well as the latest happenings in Athens.
Thirty Participate in First-ever Paint Night
The Chapter hosted its first-ever paint night at The pARTy Studio in Worthington on Sept 27, 2018.
There were plenty of laughs—and wine—as the group painted an Ohio University-inspired piece featuring the school’s Rufus logo.
The event also raised $300 for the Chapter’s scholarship fund.
Alumni Gather to Watch OHIOFootball Approximately 25 alumni descended on Skybox Sports Bar September 15, 2018 in Worthington to watch the Ohio University football team square off with the University of Virginia.
While the Cavaliers won the game 45-31, a good time was still had by all in attendance.