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Keep up with the latest Ohio Dominican alumni news, events and happenings around campus.
  • A Note from your Alumni Office (expand to read more)

    Greetings Alumni!

    Fall semester is officially underway and we’re thrilled to welcome the Class of 2023 into our wonderful community!

    We also are excited to share with you two new alumni opportunities. First, we hope you’ll help us welcome our newest students and reconnect with your former classmates at our Homecoming Celebration, which will take place Sept. 20-21. Second, the Career Development Center has partnered with Handshake – a new career development platform that offers a range of services to help both students and alumni reach their full professional potential.

    As always, we welcome you back to campus anytime! We are grateful for your ongoing generous support as a member of our Panther community.

    God bless, 

    Christie Flood Weiner '90
    Associate Vice President for Advancement and Director of Alumni Relations

  • Alumni and Campus News

    ODU Welcomes New Students at Convocation
    Hundreds of students, faculty and staff came together in Alumni Hall to officially welcome new Panthers into the campus community during ODU’s annual Convocation on Aug. 22. This year’s keynote address was delivered by Columbus’ new Bishop, Robert Brennan. You can view photos from this year’s Convocation here, or by clicking the photo below.
    Convocation 2019

    Discover ODU’s Online Career Community, Handshake
    Handshake logo
    Ohio Dominican’s Career Development Center has partnered with Handshake – a modern career development platform to help both students and alumni reach their full professional potential. Through the Handshake website or mobile app, alumni can:

    • Search and apply for part-time jobs, internships, and full-time career opportunities;
    • Schedule appointments with Career Development Center staff;
    • Receive personalized job recommendations based on their interests;
    • Easily register for and attend career fairs;
    • And post available jobs or internships at their place of employment.

    Learn more about Handshake by clicking here. Have a question? Stop by the Career Development Center in Erskine Hall, suite 108 or contact them at careercenter@ohiodominican.edu or 614-251-4733.

    Homecoming 2019 is Coming Soon!
    We’re officially less than a month away from Homecoming Weekend! The celebration will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, with the Black & Gold Athletic Hall of Fame Recognition event. Then, on Saturday, Sept. 21, we hope you will join us for a free Reunion Tailgate from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. behind Panther Stadium as we prepare to cheer our Panthers on to victory against the University of Findlay Oilers! Click here to register for the tailgate.

    Additional Homecoming events and activities include:

    • ODU 2019 Black & Gold Athletic Hall of Fame Event: 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center. This year’s inductees are Adam Arnett ’07/’08, Joe Janusik ’08, Katie Moloney ’06, and Cris Reisert ’09/’11. Click here to register.
      ODU Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees 
    • Homecoming Mass: 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Christ the King Chapel
    • Reunion and Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner: 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the Colonial Room. This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award honorees are Karen Days ’09 (MBA), Theresa Holleran, Ph.D. ’75, and Thomas R. Winters ’72. This event will also celebrate the alumni from 1969-2019 with special years ending in ‘4 & ‘9. The class of 1969 will celebrate their 50th Reunion celebration (Tickets cost $25 per person). Click here to register for the dinner.
      2019 DAA Web 

    Please contact Christie Flood Weiner ’90 if you have any questions at 614-253-3502 or at weinerc@ohiodominican.edu. You can read more about this year’s Homecoming celebration by clicking here, and more about this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award honorees here.

    ProMusica at the Matesich Theatre – Oct. 12
    We hope you will join us on Oct. 12 as we officially celebrate the grand reopening of the historic and newly refurbished Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre with a world-class musical performance by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Ticket information will be sent to you in the coming weeks, so please keep an eye on your email for information on how you can participate in this special evening.

    ODU’s Center for Dominican Studies Announces 2019-2020 Lecture Series
    Ohio Dominican’s Center for Dominican Studies will present a series of lectures that focuses on the University’s theme for the 2019-20 academic year: Truth. The series, “The Dominican Call: To Be Authentic,” will feature eight lectures, each presented by a Dominican Sister of Peace, which is ODU’s founding congregation. Click here to read more and to view a list of upcoming presentations.

    Ohio Dominican Professors and President to Present on Truth during Fall Lecture Series
    Ohio Dominican’s 2019 fall lecture series explores and examines various topics related to this year’s academic theme: Truth. The series, “Building Bridges of Understanding,” will feature five lectures, four of which will be presented by a professor, and one that will be presented by ODU President Robert Gervasi, Ph.D. Click here to view a complete list of the lectures.

    Ohio Dominican Names Pat Tiberi to Board of Trustees
    Ohio Dominican’s Board of Trustees has named former U.S. Representative Pat Tiberi as its newest member. Tiberi is the president and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable, a nonprofit organization comprised of the chief executive officers of many of Ohio’s largest companies. Click here to read more.

    2019-20 Wehrle Gallery Art Exhibitions Celebrate “Year of the Body”
    Ohio Dominican’s Wehrle Gallery will host several exhibitions during the 2019-20 academic year that celebrate its theme of “The Year of the Body.” This year’s schedule for the gallery revolves around three artists, all women, who address aspects of the human or social body in some way through their works. The first exhibition will be, “I Am,” by Columbus-based textile and fashion designer Celeste Malvar-Stewart, which will run from Sept. 6 to Oct. 25. Click here to view a list of upcoming exhibitions.

    Preview Days Scheduled for Oct. 5 & Nov. 9
    Ohio Dominican will host Preview Days from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Nov. 9 in the Bishop James A. Griffin Student Center. Interested high school students and their families can register for either of the events by visiting ohiodominican.edu/Preview. During Preview Day, students can take a tour of campus, explore majors, discuss available financial aid options, enjoy a complimentary meal, learn about student clubs and honors programs, meet with professors in their field of interest, and talk with current students about their experience at ODU.

  • Ways to Support ODU

    You Make the Difference!
    At ODU, you make the difference. Your gift to The ODU Fund provides financial aid and scholarships for students, support for academic programs and student organizations, and athletics, as well as dollars for the University’s highest priorities. Give now online, or mail a gift to the ODU Office of University Advancement at 1216 Sunbury Road, Columbus, OH, 43219.

    Survey for College of St. Mary of the Springs Alumnae/Alumni
    This week, all College of St. Mary of the Springs graduates will receive a brief but very important survey that we hope you will complete and return soon. We are interested in learning your communications preferences, types of events you are interested in attending, as well as providing an opportunity to update your contact information.  Thank you in advance for helping us know how we can serve you better. 

  • Faculty, Staff & Student News

    Fr. Paul Colloton, OSFS, Campus Ministry, taught a course, “The Rite of Marriage and The Order of Christian Funerals: Key Moments in our Life of Faith,” from July 29 to Aug. 2 at the Liturgical Music Institute at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York.

    A second performance of a collaborative work by Jeremy Glazier, English, and California composer Charlie Wilmoth, “In Virgo Veritas,” will be given on Sunday, Sept. 8, as part of the “Big Score,” an hour-long concert of works by local poets that have been set to music. The free concert will take place at 3 p.m. at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, located at 549 Franklin Ave. 

    Jeremy Glazier, English, will be the featured poet at Streetlight Guild, 1367 East Main Street, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. 

    Maj. Gen. Dennis Laich (Ret.), PATRIOTS Program, wrote an op-ed, “Manning the Military: America’s Problem,” which was published in the Aug. 12 edition of Military Times magazine. The magazine has a readership of approximately 500,000 people and is published bi-weekly. Click here to read the article.

  • Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

    ProMusica Chamber Orchestra at the Matesich Theatre – Oct. 12
    Ticket information to be shared via email in the coming weeks.

    Homecoming 2019 – Saturday, Sept. 21
    We hope to see you this fall at Homecoming where you’ll have the opportunity to reconnect with friends, former classmates, faculty and staff. All alumni are welcome!

    Homecoming 2019 will feature:

    • Tailgate Brunch – Register here
    • Golf Cart Parade & Games for Children
    • Football Game: ODU Panthers vs. The University of Findlay Oilers
    • Homecoming Mass
    • 2019 ODU Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner – Register here
    • Special Celebration for the Classes that end in ’4 and ’9
    • Class of 1969 50th Anniversary Celebration
    • Black & Gold Athletics Hall of Fame Recognition Dinner (Friday evening, Sept. 20) – Register here

    Veterans Appreciation Day – Saturday, Oct. 26
    Featuring tailgate from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kickoff against Walsh is at noon.

  • Class Notes (as of Aug. 22, 2019)


    David Logsdon ’78 was recently honored with the Crile Award for his commitment to the Cleveland Clinic and Medina Hospital.  He and his late wife, Janice Horton Logdson ’74, supported their efforts for many years. 

    Matt Chrispin ’91 has been named the new superintendent of the Bucyrus City Schools.

    Achea Williams Redd ’02 has published a book Be Free. Be You, which is about the journey to wholeness and happiness through loving and embracing the real you.

    Jessica Jurkovic Cowger ‘05 has been a Personal Pitching Coach to area girls since she graduated in 2005. In 2018 she added to her credentials by becoming a Certified Health and Life Coach, and in April 2019 she became a Level 1 Certified RRCA Running Coach.  In May 2019, she started my her own company, GOAT Training, LLC, which is an all-encompassing, female-owned and operated company based out of Warren, Ohio.

    Angelia Bromberg Foster ’05 has been promoted Executive Vice President Chief Administrative Officer of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio.

    Jillian Roscoe ’10 earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education at Lamar University.

    Chris Poynter ’17 (MED) is the new principal at Longfellow and Emerson Elementary Schools in Westerville, OH.  Chris has been with the Westerville district since 2007.  He taught health and physical education at Westerville North and in 2017 changed positions and buildings, moving to Hawthorne to teach English as a Second Language.  He has worked in the role of assistant principal at Genoa Middle School for the past two years. Chris and his wife, Allison, have a son, Jack, who will be a kindergartner at Wilder Elementary School.

    Cassandra Grant ’19 is in the process of getting her masters of science in special education – mild/moderate.


    In Memoriam

    Kathleen Griffith Theado, ’48, August 2, 2019, mother of Catherine Theado Watson ’79, Mary Ann Theado Johnson ’73, mother-in-law of Kathleen Pardi Theado ’75, and grandmother of Erin Theado Gruver ‘01

    Ellen Quinliven Dent ’54, April 2, 2019

    Anita Burke Foresta ’67, June 29, 2019

    Maureen “Penny” Singleton Kulp ’68, August 2, 2019, wife of Frank Kulp, III ‘68

    Dan Auer ’72, May 5, 2019

    Edward Baldwin ’81, July 1, 2019

    Anthony E. Howard, ’97, July 14, 2019

    Gene Nangle, former basketball coach at Ohio Dominican, May 22, 2019

  • More ODU Insider
    Did you miss an issue? Previous editions of the online ODU Insider are archived below.


    July 2019 
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    December 2018
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     December 2017
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    December 2016 
    November 2016

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