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Membership with The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Washington, DC combines the hustle and bustle of our nation’s capital with Midwestern camaraderie. Your membership helps you STAY CONNECTED to other Buckeye faithful in the greater Washington area.

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OSUDC is the OSUAA 2021, 2022, AND 2023 Club of the Year!

OSUDC is the 2023 Club of the Year! This award is given to one club who exemplifies the mission of The Ohio State University Alumni Association and university as a whole, with volunteer efforts that exceed expectations and excel in all areas. OSUDC is the first club to be awarded Club of the Year three times consecutively (2021, 2022, 2023). Congratulations to the OSUDC Board and membership for this outstanding honor!

OSUDC board members doing O-H-I-O with banners stating Alumni Club of Greater Washington, D.C.: 2022 Alumni Club of the Year and 2023 Alumni Club of the Year

Pictured (L-R): India Harris-Jones, ’08; David Turkaleski, ’02; Richard Felty, ’15; Melissa Wasser, ’17, ’17


OSUDC is an Outstanding Alumni Club

We are proud to have achieved Scarlet Status as an Outstanding Alumni Club again in 2023! The Board of Governors and our various committees are here to keep YOU, the Ohio State alumni community in the Washington, DC region, connected to OSU and to each other.

Pictured (L-R): Tariq Seifullah, ’07; Melissa Harto, ’03, ’07; Jenn Rubenstein, ’04; Jessica Bowser, ’02; David Turkaleski, ’02; Richard Felty, ’15; Stephanie Rosner, ’16; Kennedy Kowalski, ’16; Renita Upshur, ’08, ’09; not pictured: Melissa Wasser, ’17, ’17

Pictured (L-R): Jessica Bowser, ’02; Melissa Wasser, ’17, ’17; Brutus Buckeye; Jenn Rubenstein, ’04; David Turkaleski, ’02; Melissa Harto, ’03, ’07; Tariq Seifullah, ’07

Pictured (L-R): India Harris-Jones, ’08; David Turkaleski, ’02; Richard Felty, ’15; Melissa Wasser, ’17, ’17; Molly Ranz Calhoun, OSUAA President


2022-23 Club Officers

Officers in The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Washington, DC serve a one-year term and are elected at our spring banquet. To express your interest in joining the Board, click here to download our nomination form.

Officers

President
Melissa Wasser, ’17, ’17
president@osudc.org

Vice President
Richard Felty, ’15
vice.president@osudc.org

Secretary
Jenn Rubenstein, ’04
secretary@osudc.org

Treasurer
Melissa Harto, ’03, ’07
treasurer@osudc.org

Immediate Past President
David Turkaleski, ’02
past.president@osudc.org

President Emeritus
Carter Alleman, ’08
president.emeritus@osudc.org

Board Members
Carter Alleman, ’08
Andrea Blinkhorn, ’12
Turner Dilley, ’21
Richard Felty, ’15
India Harris-Jones, ’08
Melissa Harto, ’03, ’07
Jenn Rubenstein, ’04
Alex Temple, ’16
David Turkaleski, ’02
Renita Upshur, ’08, ’09
Melissa Wasser, ’17, ’17

Countdown to Ohio State Vs. Michigan

Upcoming Events

May 30 6:00pm

OSUDC Student/Alumni Networking Event

Join OSUDC in welcoming current Ohio State students to D.C. for the summer! Connect and network with fellow professionals, students, and friends at Blackfinn DC on Thursday, …

Jun 04 6:00pm

An Evening with President Carter

Join fellow Buckeyes from the greater Washington, DC area at a fireside chat led by the alumni association CEO, Molly Ranz Calhoun, with President Ted…

Jun 09 12:00pm

DC B1G Alumni at Capital Pride

The DC-area Big Ten Alumni Clubs will be at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 9! …

Jun 15 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway June 2024

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and Old Keene …