Mission

The mission of the Alumni Association of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College shall be to support the Rio mission by developing and maintaining strong, lifelong relationships between the alumni body and Rio. 

Staying Connected

Think life at Rio ended when you graduated?  We hope not!  The Rio Grande Alumni Association is committed to keeping you connected to your friends and to your alma mater. As alumni you deserve to have easy access to all the information about Rio!  Please help us keep you informed on news and events, specifically designed for you.

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Featured Alumni

Our alums are doing great things! We created this ‘Featured Alumni’ page because we think it is very important for current and potential University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College students to hear from those who have graduated!

Richard Hernandez

Richard Hernandez

Nathan Richard

Nathan Richard

Bryan Minear

Bryan Minear

Angelo Forte

Angelo Forte

Jessica Malone

Jessica Malone

Alumni Council 

Interested in serving on our Alumni Council?
Please contact Delyssa Edwards, Alumni Director at dedwards@rio.edu.

We would love to have you!

Our Annual Luncheon Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 10, 2019 in the afternoon on campus. Join us to find out what we are about.

Awards & Recognition

After graduation, Rio alumni head out into the world to make a difference — in their fields, in their communities and in the lives of others. The University is pleased to honor their achievements with a variety of awards.

Deadline for all awards is Feb. 1 of each year.

Alumni Awards

Educators’ Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Alumni Scholarship

We award this scholarship each spring. The scholarship will be applied during the fall term. Deadline is February 1 of each year. 

*NOTE – This is only for JUNIORS & SENIORS

YearRecipient(s)
2018-2019Taylor Grubb, daughter of Marlo Kistler Grubb '91
Parker Davis, daughter of Christine Green Cruse '89
Caitlyn Garrett, daughter of Tanya Holter '12
Madison Oiler, daughter of Linda Oiler '03
Richard Coriell, son of Tanya Coriell
2017-2018Dylan Shockley, son of Dawn Smith '91
Carley Potter, daughter of Gregory Potter '02
Madison Oiler, daughter of Linda Oiler '03
Samantha Graham, daughter of Laurie Graham '12
Kelly Humphrey, daughter of Bruce Humphrey '88
Caitlyn Garrett, daughter of Tanya Holter '12
Kayla Buttrey, daughter of Natalie Boehm '04
Micaela Casto, daughter of Lisa Casto '86

Chapters

Southwest Ohio

Southeast Ohio

Southeast Ohio (Marietta)
Karen Pawloski ’86 
pawloskijk@msn.com

Central Ohio

Central Ohio (Columbus)
Lori Tillis ’81
LTillis@OCCH.org
614-325-6426

South Central Ohio

South Central Ohio (Chillicothe)
Chris Gray ’12
cgray0351@hotmail.com

Northwest Ohio

Northwest Ohio (Sandusky)
Andrew Betschman ’09
419-681-3093

Northeast Ohio

Northeast Ohio (Cleveland)
Lucretia Scalia ’89
scalia1@yahoo.com

Ashland, KY Area

Ashland, KY Area
Stephen Gilmore ’65
606-923-2947

If your state/area is not one of the above, contact our Alumni Director to see what can be done in your area!

Alumni Newsletter

Our newsletter is delivered to your inbox every month! Sign up below to get the latest in Rio Alumni news.

Don’t have email? No problem. Call our office to be put on our snail mail list and you will receive a Quarterly Newsletter, filled with months of information from our office. This mailing will go out in the months of February, May, August, and November of this year.

Have news you wish to share in our Newsletter? Submit your Class Notes!

Volunteer Group

Would you like to be a guest speaker on our campus? What about help plan an Alumni function? Or maybe you want to help us engage through social media? You may even find yourself wanting to give back to the University of Rio Grande through your time, talents, and special skillsets. If so, then we are looking for you!

The University of Rio Grande Alumni Association currently looking for ways our alumni (you) can engage with current students and the University on a more personal level.

Below we have posted several volunteer positions we are seeking and a job description of each. If you feel you meet these qualifications, and would like to apply for a volunteer position, please submit a resume and cover letter, and send to Delyssa Edwards, Director of Alumni Relations – dedwards@rio.edu

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Job Description – This encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities including resume development, job interview skills, mentoring, counseling, proof reading, and providing informal learning opportunities to students

SPEAKER SERIES

Job Description – We are searching for those individuals who would like to speak to a classroom or group of students. Share your expertise in your field or on a topic. Work with faculty on creating a classroom session, or sched

MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA

Job Description – We are looking for volunteers ready to promote the University through social media outlets. We need those willing to share our posts on their personal/professional pages to create more online engagement for our former and current students

EVENT PLANNING/ACTIVITIES

Job Description – Help us manage a project such as a meeting, class reunion, ceremony or other campus activities. Also looking for those willing to be in charge of off campus alumni activities in their current area

FUNDRAISING/STEWARDSHIPS

Job Description – Participate in several of our campus events to promote philanthropy giving within our Alumni Association. Event participation would be encouraged for #GivingTuesday, our annual Phonathon, and possible Thank-a-thon.

The Alumni Association

All students of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College become members of the Alumni Association automatically and immediately upon their graduation from Rio Grande. Students who have attended Rio Grande and successfully completed academically one quarter or semester of coursework may enter the Association by making this request to the Office of Alumni Relations.

The Association attempts to promote the welfare of the institution, and the perpetuation of friendships and relationships formed among its members, while at school and after graduation. The Association welcomes all graduates, former students, and other friends of the University at its events and functions.

Greek Alumni Contacts

Alpha Chi Nu
Alpha Sigma Phi

Carel Tornes
careltornes@gmail.com

Delta Theta
Tau Kappa Epsilon

JP Davis
jdavis@rio.edu

Alpha Eta Omega
Alpha Delta Epsilon
Lambda Omicron Psi

Kassandra Mosher
kassandra.mosher@ccsd.us

Zeta Alpha Rho
Alpha Mu Beta

Heather Stultz
heather_stultz@gap.com

Chi Omega Alpha
Pi Sigma

Eric Montgomery
amyandleon@sbc.com

Zeta Theta Chi

Student Alumni Association

WHAT IS THE SAA?

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) membership is available to all current Rio students. The SAA is a student organization on campus that enhances the student experience.

Membership provides valuable benefits, services, and opportunities for students to interact with Rio alumni – all while having a whole lot of fun. SAA membership is a precursor to a future Rio Grande Alumni Association membership.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

We are currently seeking students who are interested in being involved on campus through the Alumni Office, located in the Berry Center. Applicants should be dependable, self-motivated, adaptable, willing to learn, and eager to network with their fellow students and alumni. An application is required, and interviews may be conducted by the Office of Institutional Advancement. There is no fee to become a member.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

In addition to networking, as a SAA member you will have numerous opportunities to work alongside the Alumni Council on several events throughout the year including Alumni Awards, Alumni/Student Mixer, Commencement Breakfast, Homecoming, and more! You will be recognized at each as a SAA member.

You will be a staple on campus and work within the organization to recruit new membership, keep history and tradition alive on campus, and network through philanthropy opportunities and events.

 Staff

Location

Alumni Relations is located in the Berry Center on the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College campus.

Business hours: 8-5 Monday – Friday
Primary Contact: alumni@rio.edu

Berry Center

Berry Center 

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