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
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
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
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
Joan Spoerl, AB’85
President, Alumni Club of Ohio