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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.


2018-2019 EHE Alumni Society Board of Governors

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

President-Elect - Kelly Aughinbaugh, '13
Customer Service Representative, Nature's One, Inc.
Hilliard, OH

Secretary - Ristina Gooden, '12
Events Manager, University Advancement, The Ohio State University
Upper Arlington, OH

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

Past President - Donna Ball, '77
Retired Elementary School Principal, Marysville Exempted Village Schools
Hilliard, OH

Consumer Sciences Representatives

Angela Richardson, '09
Associate Sourcing Manager, Ascena Retail Group
Grove City, OH

Bryan Stewart, '91
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Healogics, Inc.
Neptune Beach, FL

Educational Policy and Leadership Representatives

Randy Leite, '83, '99
Dean, College of Health Sciences and Professions, Ohio University
Athens, OH

Human Development and Family Science Representatives

Carolyn Hummel, '70
Retired Middle School Principal, Fremont Public Schools
Fremont, MI

Lindsay Seitz, '12
Residence Hall Director, Office of Student Life, The Ohio State University
Springfield, OH

Human Nutrition Representatives

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

Martha Orabella, '87 and '94
Physician, The Christ Hospital
Loveland, OH

Physical Activity and Educational Services Representatives

Larry Hurtubise, '84, '89, '01
Associate Director of the Center for Faculty Development, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
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

Steve Kuilder, '10 and '11
Director of Promotions & In-Game Entertainment, Columbus Clippers
Columbus, OH

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

At-Large Representatives

Daniel Ehrman, '13
Administrative Director, University Advancement, The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Cynthia Letjekides, '83
House Director, Alpha Gamma Delta at 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