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EHE Alumni Society

The EHE Alumni Society promotes and advances interests of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, including the Departments of Educational Studies, Human Sciences and Teaching and Learning. We provide fellowship and help nurture professional relationships among the alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the Society. We are an integral part of The Ohio State Alumni Association, Inc., the official alumni organization of The Ohio State University, and promote and support its mission.

President's Message

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I have been fortunate to have had many mentors in life. Some I chose; others chose me. Each of these individuals has taught, challenged, corrected, supported and praised me along the way.

At this point in my journey, I have the privilege of mentoring others. I take this responsibility seriously and strive to impart valuable core nuggets that I’ve gathered. Here are a few that have served me well as a professional:

Strive to become the best version of yourself. You were created with a unique set of strengths and attributes. Reflect on who you are and what you want in life. Engage in work that inspires you and strive for continuous improvement.

Develop a moral compass. Be honest and forthright. Integrity pays in the long run, and you will have greater peace within yourself if you have it.

Be adaptable. Tackle problems others won’t, try new approaches, be open to new ideas and constantly seek to learn more. We live in a fast-paced world. If you adapt, you will remain relevant.

Own your mistakes and commit to fixing them. Mistakes are learning opportunities. Get comfortable with admitting when you are wrong. You’re human.

Marie Ward, '94 PhD, is superintendent of the Fairfield County Educational Service Center in Ohio.


EHE Alumni Society Officers

President - Charlie Keenan, '90
Superintendent, Maple Heights City Schools
Aurora, OH

President-Elect - Vacant

Secretary - Michelle Fifield, '97
Conumer Relations Team Manager, Abbott Nutrition

Treasurer - Kevin Doll, '00 and '01
Financial Advisor, Hamilton Capital Management
Westerville, OH

Past President - Marie Ward, '94
Superintendent, Fairfield County Educational Service Center
Carroll, OH

Consumer Sciences Representatives

Angela Richardson, '09
Sr. Product Devoper/Sourcing - Gifting and Accessories, LBrands, Bath and Body Works
Grove City, OH

Bryan Stewart, '91
Chief Executive Officer, PracticeWise
Satellite Beach, FL

Educational Policy and Leadership Representatives

Richard Bunner, '66, '68
Program Administrator - Maternal and Child Health (Retired), Ohio Department of Health
Zanesville, OH

Clayton Dusek, '62, '82
Professor (Retired), School of Education, Baldwin Wallace University
Avon Lake, OH

Human Development and Family Science Representatives

Lauren Brewer, '10
Organ Transplant Coordinator, Buckeye Transplant
Columbus, OH

Lindsay Seminara, '12
Assistant Director - Early Engagement, The Ohio State University Alumni Association
Springfield, OH

Human Nutrition Representatives

Amanda Jovanovich, '13
Program Assistant, Office of Undergraduate Research, The Ohio State University
Worthington, OH

Physical Activity and Educational Services Representatives

Larry Hurtubise, '84, '89, '01
Associate Program Director - Biomedical Education Specialization, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Gahanna, OH

Raeanna O’Brien, '98, '03
School-Based Mental Health Clinician, Syntero
Upper Arlington, OH

Teaching and Learning Representatives

Melinda Farry, '78, '90
Educational Consultant; Ohio Department of Education TrainerRetired High School Principal, Olentangy High School
Gahanna, OH

Charlie Keenan, '90
Superintendent, Maple Heights City Schools
Aurora, OH

Recent Graduate Representatives

Stephanie Hafner, '14,'15
Teacher, Hilliard City School District
Columbus, OH

Brooke Graham, '17
English Teacher, Tri-Valley School District
Ontario, OH

At-Large Representatives

Phil Ackerman, '75
Director, Ohio Valley Educational Service Center
Massillon, OH

Cynthia Letjekides, '83
Retired North Carolina Teacher
Soriety House Director
, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Martha Nicodemus, '04
Compliance Lead, Aetna
Baltimore, OH

OSU Alumni Advisory Council Representative

Robert Grimm, '74
Clinical Associate Professor of Management, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University
Zionsville, IN