The Ohio State University Alumni Association

We've been offering tours since 1969, when a group of alumni took a Pam Am flight to the Rose Bowl. Along the way, we've offered educational, cultural and entertaining travel to alumni and friends. Our hallmark is personalized service, complemented on every tour by the unique, deeply rooted camaraderie Buckeyes share.


Meet our staff

Debbie Vargo

Director, Alumni Tours

Debbie joined The Ohio State University Alumni Association as Director of Student Recruitment in 1995, and has been with the tour program since 2001. She graduated from Ohio State in 1988 with a Master of Arts degree in Educational Policy and Leadership.

You can contact Debbie at vargo.42@osu.edu or 614-292-2372 / 1-800-852-8687 / Ext 1.



Laura DeRose

Associate Director, Alumni Tours

Laura joined the Ohio State Alumni Association tour program in January of 2017. She is a 2000 graduate of East Carolina University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management.

You can contact Laura at derose.25@osu.edu or 614-292-2372 / 1-800-852-8687 / Ext 2.


Rileigh Ray

Assistant Director, Alumni Tours

Rileigh joined The Ohio State University Alumni Association in April of 2020. She graduated from Ohio State in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.

You can contact Rileigh at ray.560@osu.edu or 614-292-2372 / 1-800-852-8687 / Ext 3.