Awards to College of Nursing Alumni Society

The Alumni Society of the College of Nursing has just received three major awards including being named Society of the Year among the 46 Ohio State University alumni societies.


This is the first time the nursing alumni society was named Society of the Year and the fourth year in a row that it was recognized by The Ohio State University Alumni Association as an Outstanding Alumni Society.


“We’ve put in a lot of effort to start some projects we feel very passionate about. I think this showcases the passion and the drive our members have,’’ said Kelsie Miller, President-elect of The Ohio State University College of Nursing Alumni Society.


The society has over 1,600 sustaining and life members, and many committed members participate in events every year, Miller said.


The third award the nursing alumni society received is Program of the Year for the society’s largest annual fundraising event, a wine tasting and silent auction held at the Ohio Union. Begun a decade ago, the summer event raised $13,500 in 2015 and $18,000 in 2016, all for student scholarships. With those contributions, along with other private support, the College of Nursing awarded scholarships to 135 students in 2015, totaling over $500,000.


The nursing alumni society was among three OSU alumni societies to receive the program award this year. The event has led to increased membership for both the OSU Alumni Association and the College of Nursing Alumni Society.


All three nursing alumni society awards show what can be accomplished with a very committed staff and group of alumni, according to Craig Little, Director of Alumni Societies for The Ohio State University Alumni Association.


“They set themselves up with goals and stuck to those goals, focused their energy and programming around those goals, and they’re reaping the benefits of their efforts,’’ Little said.


To learn more about the Alumni Society’s mission, goals, and membership criteria, visit


For information about upcoming society and College of Nursing events, visit