Every year, alumni return to campus to speak in the classroom or give advice to students at various networking events. The connection between alumni and students is mutually beneficial as students gain career connections and networking skills, while alumni give back to their alma mater in a meaningful way with their time and talent. Interested in being a networking volunteer or classroom speaker? Find more information at www.otterbein.edu/public/Alumni/Volunteer/Mentor
Six alumni volunteers attended the Networking 101 event on Nov. 5 to assist first-year students with their networking skills. Pictured are Jordan Hussey ’12, Courtney Wagner ’08 and Mallory Alexin Sribanditmongkol ’08.
Student Athlete Alumni Panel
Four Otterbein athletic alumni participated in the first-ever Student Athlete and Alumni Networking Event on Jan. 30, sponsored by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). “This event was the perfect opportunity for us as student-athletes to learn from successful professionals who were once in our shoes,” SAAC President Dominic Porretta ’13 said. Pictured are Andrew Hess ’95, Craig Sutherland ’89, Markita May Suttle ’03 and Brooke Stull ’10. To read more, visit www.otterbeincardinals.com/news
Health Sport Sciences Alumni
Ten clinical site preceptors from the Otterbein Athletic Training program returned to campus Jan. 17 for a training session. The preceptors are an integral part of the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, as their involvement allows Otterbein students to gain real-world experience in an athletic training work setting. Front row: Junior (Edwin) Bonham ’03, Justin Tatman ’07, Karissa Dahdah ’12 and Dave Dziedzicki ’10. Back Row: Chris Troyer ’94, Steve Rose ’91, Terri Hazucha, Rick Fail, Carol Conley Swaney ’84 and Joe Wilkins ’00.
Young Alumni Career Panel
Five young alumni participated in a panel discussion as part of the January Term class “Career and Major Exploration” on Jan. 17. Pictured are Jayme Detweiler ’11; Heather Gilbert ’08; Ben Hoeger ’07; James Prysock ’09 coordinator, Office of Diversity; Ashley Strausser, associate director/internship coordinator, Center for Career and Professional Development; JP Lococo ’12; and Ryan Brechbill, director, Center for Career and Professional Development.