Annual Graduate & Professional Student Orientation
& Networking Reception

three grad students smiling at the camera

August 23, 2018
7:00 p.m.
The Ohio State University Faculty Club

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

The keynote for the 47th Annual Graduate/Professional Orientation and Networking Reception will be the new Dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology, Dr. Donald B. Pope-Davis.

If you are a current or returning graduate or professional student, have graduated or will be new to the campus this fall, we want you to join us. If you are a current or new administrator, faculty or staff, we look forward to welcoming you. If faculty have advisees or if administrators have graduate associates you know would benefit by attending, please encourage their attendance.

The Orientation and Networking Reception is FREE and offered in support of the university's Diversity and Academic Plans. Each year, several hundred attend representing many disciplines across campus. This event is hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion as well as graduate and professional student organizations. 

We hope to have your response by Tuesday, August 21, 2018, but walk-ins are welcome! 

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For questions, please contact Colby Taylor at taylor.972@osu.edu.


Select Past Speakers

2015
The Honorable James E. Green
Franklin County Municipal Court
General Division

2014
Yvette McGee Brown
Ohio Supreme Court Justice

2013
Dr. Alvin D. Jackson
Former Director, Ohio Department of Health

2012
Honorable Kimberly Cocroft
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

2011
The Honorable Algenon Marbley
United State District Court Southern District of Ohio
Adjunct Faculty at The Ohio State Univsersity Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University Board of Trustees

2010
The Honorable James Green
Franklin County Municipal Court

2009
Henry Guzman
(formerly with) Ohio Public Safety

2008
John M. Jackson, JD
Nationwide Insurance, Mergers & Acquistions

2006
Honorable Guy L. Reece, II
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas

2005
Attorney Paul S. Williams
Major, Lindsey & Africa (Chicago, IL)

2004
Ralph K. Frazier, Esquire
Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur LLP