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First black astronaut honored on 50th anniversary of death

Posted Dec. 8, 2017 on Ocala.com CAPE CANAVERAL — America’s first black astronaut, Air Force Maj. Robert Lawrence Jr., finally got full honors Friday on the 50th anniversary of his death. Several hundred people gathered at Kennedy Space Center to commemorate Lawrence, who almost certainly would have gone on to fly in space had he…

“World Kindness Day” – Pack meals for families in need

Written by:  Shay Spain-Austin, OSUBAS Student Rep Kindness is a behavior that is marked as a pleasant disposition and a concern for others. On Monday, Nov. 13, the OSU Black Alumni Society (OSUBAS) along with Athletics, Student Life, Alumni Association and other societies gave back and paid forward on World Kindness Day.  More than 600…

Malcolm Jenkins: Buckeye, NFL player, community leader

When Malcolm Jenkins’ helmet and pads come off, he uses a simple tactic to advocate for community policing and criminal justice reform: starting a conversation. Whether he’s visiting U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan or engaged in a panel discussion with Ohio State students, the Philadelphia Eagles safety and former Buckeye hopes that leveraging the power…

OSUBAS Hosts Kings Art Tour and Reception

Written by Alex Jackson, OSUBAS Student Rep On Nov. 2, the Black Alumni Society hosted current Ohio State students as well as Ohio State alumni at the Kings Art Complex for a tour of the facility and a reception. This event featured art from Ohio State’s own Frank W Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center in…

Professional Development Event with Target

Written by Alexandria Jackson, OSUBAS Student Rep On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Ohio State Black Alumni Society and Target partnered together to provide the members of Ohio State’s Black Student Association (BSA) a night of professional development. The event centered around the many opportunities Target can offer students as well as Target’s company goals and…

Student Corner: Summers Abroad

Black Alumni Society student representatives Sterling Clemmons and Alexandria Jackson spent the summer of 2017 away from home learning about two unique cultures. Read about their travels to Ghana and Spain below. By: Sterling Clemmons On July 24, 2017, I had the privilege of stepping onto a plane and heading to Senya Beraku, Ghana for…

Her legacy of love and strength

Students and colleagues reflect on Patty Cunningham’s mark on the world, recognized by The Ohio State University Alumni Association with the Josephine Sitterle Failer Award. Read more.

The roles of a lifetime

From the football field to finance, back-to-school to Broadway, Eddie George ’01 is forever recasting himself as a leading man. Read more.