From the President...
Dear fellow alumni,
On behalf of the UChicago Alumni Club of Ohio, welcome to the University of Chicago Community Online (lovingly referred to as, UCCO).
For several years, our alumni clubs across the state have used e-mail, Facebook, and postcards as the main communication vehicle to members. Now we are proud not only to join efforts and come together as a unified Alumni Club of Ohio, but to launch our new club’s very own website, www.uchicagoohio.org (find information on logging in here).
First, a bit of history: the new Alumni Club of Ohio was born out of the vision that our three existing regional clubs could better reach and serve the 2500+ UChicago alumni statewide if we came together to develop and share programs and news. This means that alumni living, for example, somewhere just outside of the previously defined Northeast Ohio area, who perhaps weren’t getting our newsletters before, will now know when an interesting event is happening not far from where they live or work. This also means that alumni who were once signed up for multiple club communications will now receive one comprehensive digest of anything happening across the state. There will still be regional alumni contacts should you want to plan or participate in something close to home—but we are confident that by joining efforts this club will be more successful than ever.
With that, the Alumni Club of Ohio’s new website has much to offer; find fellow alumni who now live and work in your area via the community directory, register for upcoming events and see photos from previous ones across the state of Ohio, or even read University news.
The site is interactive and there are numerous ways you can use it to share information and connect with fellow members of your community. Our site houses career resources and links to the Volunteer Lounge where you will be able to find information regarding volunteer opportunities.
If you have questions or would like to get involved in your area, check out our “Contact Us” page and reach out to the appropriate regional alumni contact or staff member.
With this new resource and your active involvement and support, the volunteers of the Alumni Club of Ohio look forward to continuing to strengthen the UChicago community.
Joan Spoerl, AB’85
President, Alumni Club of Ohio