November 19, 2021

Knowlton School Alumni Society Named Alumni Society of the Year

The Ohio State University Alumni Association awarded Knowlton's alumni society for its exceptional efforts in engaging alumni.

The Knowlton School Alumni Society has been named Alumni Society of the Year for 2021 by The Ohio State University Alumni Association. Alumni Association President Molly Ranz-Calhoun notified Alumni Society board members of the award in a letter, noting that the “award is given to one society who exemplifies the mission of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. and the university as a whole, with volunteer efforts that exceed expectations and excel in all areas.”

The Knowlton School Alumni Society was recognized in particular for its exceptional efforts to engage alumni through

  • the creation of a new, multi-tiered membership model;
  • new programming meant to congratulate and connect with the school’s 2020 and 2021 graduating classes;
  • enhanced student mentoring and career services initiatives that leveraged Alumni Association resources that support online events and services;
  • a diversity initiative that included a new diversity statement, scholarships for K-12 Camp Architecture 2021 attendees, a lecture series, and webinars; and
  • integration of the Alumni Society’s social media platforms.

The Knowlton School Alumni Society is one of nearly 50 academic- and special interest-based societies under the umbrella of the Alumni Association. Society activities and goals include reunions, service projects, student programming, alumni placement, professional development, social events, and scholarship fundraising.