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January 16, 2015


Dear Alumni:


I hope that your new year is going well.  In March, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will launch the annual minority student calling project. The Buckeye Alumni Recruitment (BAR) African American and Hispanic/Latino Community Calling Project is a collaboration of alumni and faculty/staff members at The Ohio State University who are interested in making phone calls to admitted high school seniors who have not paid their acceptance fee. The purpose of the project is to speak to admitted students regarding the multifaceted, diverse and tight-knit community at Ohio State. The connection to this community begins once a student is admitted to the university. And it continues well beyond graduation, which you as an alumnus of the university can attest to.


We invite you to share what the Ohio State community means to you with the incoming class of admitted students as they make their final college decision. Calls will be made to students anytime during the week of March 1 - 8, 2015. The number of students you will be asked to call during that week will vary depending on the number of students who have been admitted and the number of alumni participating in the project. Our goal is to have you call no more than 15 students.  If you sign up to participate in the project, you will receive a link to on-line training and pertinent information you can share with the students.


Feel free to contact me if you have additional questions. To sign up to participate in the calling project this year please click on this link: 

and sign up through Ohio State Volunteer Match.  Please sign up no later than Friday, February 13, 2015 if you plan to participate in this important initiativeThank you for your consideration in this effort.







Nadine Holmes

Associate Director, Office of Volunteer Relations
The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. 
Longaberger Alumni House

2200 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210-1035

614-247-4062 Office  


Welcome to The Ohio State University African American Alumni Society's website. It is our hope that you will join fellow African American alumni to show your support and commitment to current and future students. There are exciting changes happening within the university and it is important for us to support the school, our new president Dr. Michael Drake, and his administration.

As we usher in this new era at Ohio State we invite you to visit our member sign-up page and become a member of the Ohio State University African American Alumni Society so that you may receive updates and information on our events as well as keep up with other alumni living from coast to coast and beyond. 

Let us also thank Archie Griffin, President of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, for his continued support of the African American Alumni Society. We are excited about the future of our organization and our impact on the university.  We are proud alumni of one of the finest universities in the world. From the words of our beloved Carmen Ohio, “How firm thy friendship” O-H-I-O! Become a member and reconnect TODAY!

Vaughn Broadnax, President

The Ohio State University African American Alumni Society



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