Greene County News
XENIA — The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greene County recently sponsored its sixteenth annual Student Send Off. All Greene County high school graduates in the Class of 2016 who will be entering OSU as first year students this fall were invited. The picnic event was held at Community Park East in Fairborn and was planned to give the incoming students and their parents the opportunity to meet each other and get their questions answered by a panel of current OSU students.
Spirited Buckeye activities included appearances from special guest: Larry Lokai of Urbana (an alum who appears at all OSU football games as the Buckeye Man) led the group in OSU cheers and presented necklaces of buckeyes to each of the new students. Lokai gives away thousands of buckeyes each year and makes the buckeye necklaces himself.
Scholarship Chairperson Christi Guillmen conducted a question and answer session. Current OSU students who returned to answer questions and offer advice as upper-class students were Grace Koogler, Brooke Anderson, Maggie Wagner.
Area alumni who helped sponsor the Send Off and furnished a picnic lunch included the club officers, board reps, and other interested Buckeye supporters of Greene County.
For more information about membership and activities of Greene County’s OSU Alumni Club, contact Ron Stauffer, club president, at 937-431-0015. For the upcoming year’s student scholarship application information, contact Christi Guillmen, at 937- 426-3721. Check the club’s website: http://greenecounty.alumni.osu.edu.
Story courtesy of The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greene County.