Athens, OH 16 October 2019 –
Ohio University Homecoming Week is a unique sight for students to see Bobcat Alumni, young and old, convene and reminisce on their times at OHIO. The weekend was filed with sunshine and few clouds, though a bit chilly, which did not prevent Bobcats from showing their school spirit.
This year’s theme, 1804 & So Much More, highlighted OHIO’s rich history, timeless traditions, and lifelong bonds. Some of these traditions include our annual Homecoming Parade. To students, this is a great way of building new relationships and visualize OHIO from the stories and memories of alumni. After hearing these stories, I felt bittersweet, because it was my last Homecoming as a student.
I worked the Homecoming Tailgate as an Engineering Ambassador. Our primary function was to meet and greet with Russ College alumni and their families.
I enjoyed the conversations I had with everybody I talked to. It was truly a reunion—I conversed with former Engineering Ambassadors, members of the Ohio Alumni Association, staff, Dean Wei, President Nellis, and even Mayor Patterson!
Even though I am a Senior, I plan to continue serving OHIO post-graduation in any of the alumni associations. I cannot wait to return to my next Homecoming as an alumnus! Go Bobcats!