ACRN Student/Alumni Picnic, 4/28/2013


ACRN and the ACRN Alumni Society would like to welcome all alumni back to Athens on Sunday afternoon, April 28, 2013 as we celebrate another successful year and honor both the graduating seniors and those exceptional students who make ACRN among the top 10 stations in the country. Alumni should RSVP here by April 21 so we can get an accurate count. (Any donations go to the ACRN Rock Lobster fund, but the event itself is free/potluck. Some alumni have arranged to purchase the meat entree.)

Changes afoot, volunteers (nominees) needed.

It’s time to expand and really capitalize on the engagement and excitement created by the ACRN 40th Anniversary. In order to create ways to network more Rock Lobster Alumni and offer support and encouragement to current Lobsters, the ACRN Alumni Society Board of Visitors is expanding! We’re looking at add FOUR new members, bringing the total number on the board to Twelve.

Terms are changing to a three year commitment (down from four), and with the creation of action committees, there’s lots of ways to serve fellow alumni, network, and -yes- celebrate, without a major obligation of time.

If you’d like to nominate someone or yourself for one of these positions, email: or with a subject along the lines of “Board Nominations” by AUGUST 17TH. Actual voting will start the next day.

If you have questions about the Board, feel free to contact Shana Fields or Jay Kulpa through this page. Also, there’s more information and the bylaws here:​?page_id=207

We also encourage you to join the ACRN Alumni Society Fan page on Facebook (the page, not the group) if you haven’t already – as Facebook has changed how groups are managed, we’d like to get everyone moved over before our “group” eventually goes away… We need everyone to move to the fan page, and remove themselves from the group.

Central Ohio Golf Outing 7/30/2011

The now-annual Central Ohio Golf Outing was held July 30 from 1pm to 7pm at Oakhurst Country Club in Grove City, Ohio. Four ACRN Alumni were in attendance (two as golfers, two as volunteers), including Matt Latham (coordinator), Jason Wright (double-or-nothing contest on hole #6), John Hemphill and Ross Righter (golfers).

In conjunction with the Central Ohio chapter, the ACRN Alumni Society and Marching 110 Alumni Society raised (combined) $665, while the chapter raised $1600 for the Central Ohio legacy scholarship, which provides a $1000 annual scholarship, renewable for 4 years.

ACRN 40th Anniversary Recap (4/8/11-4/10/11)

To everyone who came to the 40th Anniversary Celebration: thanks! If you missed anything, we’re going to try to link it all here.

First: An Alumni Primer (or what Jay and Matt should’ve spoken about at the banquet)

Next: The video slideshow from the 40th Anniversary Banquet (and an intro to ACRN): (slideshow starts at about the 4:00 mark)

The business plan handed out in the roundtable:

Welcome to Columbus/Casino Networking Event, June 24 2011

Join OUAA, the Central Ohio Alumni Network, OU Young Alumni of Columbus, and the Alumni Societies as we welcome new graduates to the Central Ohio area with a professional networking and casino night in German Village at Columbus’s own Maennerchor.

This event will feature speakers and VIPs from Ohio University and from businesses and civic groups in Central Ohio. Representatives will be on-hand from the Ohio University alumni societies, Collegiate Alumni Network of Central Ohio (which puts on our sports-oriented events, including sand volleyball, flag football, and kickball, as well as sports ticket discounts), and alumni programming coordinators from across central Ohio.

More details to follow.

OUr Day, April 14, 2011

On April 14, we’re putting all of our resources into celebrating you—Ohio University alumni. Please join us in recognizing of over 200 classes of Ohio students and the contributions they’ve made to the University and the world.

Mark your calendar now to flash your school-spirit by wearing green and white on April 14. Other things you can do to celebrate OUr Day:

For information about events in your area, check out

OUr Day

Board Elections for 2011 Term


It’s that time of year again… time to vote for the governing Board of Visitors of the ACRN Alumni Society. Every year, two members roll off the board. Voting ended Jan 1, 2011.

Here’s a short summary:

The term of board membership is 4 years. The commitment for board members is one conference call per month (about 90 minutes) and occasional emails, the odd event planning, and maybe some short writing here and there as we put together our newsletter. Anyone who accepts the nomination should be willing to set aside 2 to 4 hours per month outside the conference call.

Just because you’re on the board, does not necessarily mean you’ll be serving as an officer. However, willingness to serve as an officer would be GREAT. Officers serve 1 year terms concurrent with their board membership — it does not increase your length of time on the board.

The goals and responsibilities of the organization are as follows (from our constitution):

1. To inform alumni of the current status of ACRN.
2. To enhance the recognition of ACRN.
3. To raise funds in support of ACRN, its programs and its student participants.
4. To enrich and expand ACRN experience for current students.
5. To advise and consult with the current staff of ACRN regarding the further development of ACRN.

This is an opportunity not only to help out ACRN, but to get some good volunteer experience to put on your resume.