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Columbus Club

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2015-2016 Columbus Alumni Club Board

Board Leaders

Andrea Maksim ’99 BSPh

Vice President
Tara Grove ’09 BA

Michael Chow ’92 BSEE

Board Members

Chad Hummell ’91 BSBA

Kelly Hummell ’92 BS

Quintin Jessee ’95 BSPh

Bryan Piccirillo ’04 PharmD


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Ohio Northern University Central Ohio Alumni Club is to facilitate opportunities for area alumni of ONU to stay connected to the university and each other. Through the support of collective activities and endeavors, our vision is to foster interaction and camaraderie amongst area alumni, as well as provide support for the University and each other. The goals of the club are:

  • To offer networking and social opportunities in the Central Ohio area which include a variety of educational, recreational, and cultural programs
  • To offer networking and social opportunities that encourages participation and involvement from all area alumni
  • To provide a forum for Ohio Northern University to communicate to area alumni
  • To encourage the building of lifelong relationships with and among current and future Ohio Northern alumni
  • To cultivate relationships with current undergraduates in hopes they will take an active role as alumni
  • To promote knowledge of Ohio Northern University to prospective college students in the Central Ohio are


"I attended the Gourds and Gimlets Columbus Alumni Club event at the Franklin Park Conservatory in November with fellow alumnae, Sarah Persinger (PharmD, 02).  I wanted to let you know that my ONU connections have again helped me in my career. At the Columbus Alumni Club event I was able to meet fellow alum, John J. Bishop of Motorists Insurance. Through this connection, I was able to have tremendous networking opportunities and ultimately it was the development of this relationship with Mr. Bishop that helped me connect with my new position at The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation.  John J. Bishop is the Past President of the Board of Trustees at The Griffith Foundation. This is a perfect example of how my ONU connections have helped me achieve my career goals again and again. Thanks to the ONU Columbus Alumni Club event!"-Melissa Kuhn-Wheeler  '01 BA

Upcoming Events

2015 Columbus Alumni Club Clippers Event

Monday, June 22, 2015
Dinner Buffet: 5:30 p.m.
Game: 7:05 p.m.

Huntington Park
330 Huntington Park Lane
Columbus, OH 43215

The ONU Columbus Alumni Club invites you, your family and friends to a pre-game buffet located inside the ballpark at Scioto Downs Party Deck with a Clippers’ game to follow. Enjoy the game, share your love for ONU, and mix and mingle with your fellow Polar Bears!

Tickets: Adults: $30    Children (2-11): $25

Tickets include a reserved seat and a pre-game reception at the Scioto Downs Party Deck with a classic ballpark dinner of hot dogs, bratwurst, bbq chicken along with snacks, soda and bottled water. Cash bar available. 

Register by June 8 online or call the Office of Alumni Relations at (866) ONU-ALUM.

Tickets will be mailed approximately 1 week prior to the event.

Past Events

February 3, 2015 | Brewery Tour & Happy Hour

October 30, 2014 | Spirits of Olde: A Halloween Soiree

July 15, 2014 | Freshman Welcome/Alumni Picnic

June 31, 2014 | Clippers Game

September 28, 2013 | Orange Crush Football Tailgate

August 10, 2013 | Crew Game

July 13, 2013 | Freshman Welcome/Alumni Picnic

February 9, 2013 | Day of Service

November 8, 2012 | Cocktails at the Conservatory

August 10, 2012 | Clippers Game!

July 17, 2012 | Student Send Off!

March 31, 2012 | Day of Service

February 24, 2012 | Blue Jacket Event

November 10, 2011 | Cocktails at the Conservatory

July 8, 2011 | Clippers Baseball Game

March 23, 2011 | Service Activity

November 4, 2010 | Gourds and Gimlets Event 

July 31, 2010 | Columbus Golf Outing

May 22, 2010 | Polar Bear Family Day at the Columbus Zoo

November 7, 2009 | Orange Crush Tailgate

July 16, 2009 Clippers Game and Pre-game dinner