The Ohio State University Alumni Association


Summer 2021
Every little thing he does is magic
Certain bonds are pure magic

Certain bonds are pure magic

Ohio State alum Joshua Jay and students with special needs at Gahanna Lincoln High School have a magical bond. Discover their intriguing secret.

Weaving artistry & enterprise

Weaving artistry & enterprise

Buckeye Amber Hammond has a head for business, a heart for service and a love of fashion. See how she helps Colombian women earn more to support their families.

On solid footing to move forward

On solid footing to move forward

Alumni association President and CEO Molly Ranz Calhoun shares ideas for remaining a Buckeye for life. Learn how she wants you to choose Ohio State — again.

Be a Buckeye for life

Be a Buckeye for life

Alumni have unlimited options for connecting with Ohio State throughout their lives. Find the resources and ways of paying forward that are ideal for you.

A delicate balance

A delicate balance

Student-athletes faced an uphill climb to stay mentally and physically ready for competition this year. Learn how the Buckeye community helped them carry on.

So many assists

So many assists

The Buckeye basketball team remained united during an unparalleled season, navigating heartaches and holidays inside a bubble. See how they stayed in harmony.

Olympics worth their wait

Olympics worth their wait

Gymnastics champion Alec Yoder has an Olympic opportunity. See how his success at Ohio State has helped pave the road that is leading him to Tokyo.

A well of grit and gratitude

A well of grit and gratitude

Ohio State was one of just three schools to finish in the top seven in women’s and men’s NCAA Division I swimming and diving. Find out the secret to success.

Giving and finding strength

Giving and finding strength

Buckeye Scott Rider sees his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease as an opportunity to help others. Learn how the former track star is raising hope among others and funds for the Parkinson’s Foundation.

A first-year Buckeye reflects

A first-year Buckeye reflects

President Kristina M. Johnson is honorary co-captain of Team Buckeye for this year’s Pelotonia ride to cure cancer. Read why this cause is personal for her.

It’s what Buckeyes do

It’s what Buckeyes do

Read how alumni association President and CEO Molly Ranz Calhoun sees Buckeyes who work together as an amazing and powerful force for Ohio State.

The promise of discoveries

The promise of discoveries

As Ohio State’s executive vice president for research, innovation and knowledge, Grace Wang views a complex world and sees solutions. Learn about her vision.

A daughter’s cherished gift

A daughter’s cherished gift

Continuing the work her mom started to advance breast cancer research is Maddie Spielman’s greatest mission. See how the Buckeye community rallies to the cause.

A Buckeye energy source

A Buckeye energy source

The alumni board’s Margie Harris reflects on how her Ohio State experience enriches her fulfilling life. Discover how she pays forward for future Buckeyes.

Head of the class

Head of the class

Faculty members share some retired exam questions to test alumni. See how you’d do on these subjects studied by Ohio State undergrads.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Ohio State alumni write to the alumni magazine about recent stories and to share stories of their own. Read their ideas and reactions in their own words.

Web exclusives

Languishing during the pandemic? Here’s help.

Languishing during the pandemic? Here’s help.

Ohio State health expert Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk says languishing falls on the mental health continuum between depression and flourishing. Learn how to move forward and thrive.

Work close to her heart

Work close to her heart

Brenda Houston Baird ’92 has helped raise more than $200 million for the American Heart Association. Learn what inspires her advocacy.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Remembering Ohio State alumni who recently passed away.