Fall 2019 Newsletter: Annual meeting recap and student report

This year’s annual meeting on Oct. 5 included information on upcoming events, a report from our students (see below) and the presentation of the SSAS Outstanding Alumnus Award to Rafael Pagan. The award was presented by Martha Campbell, Rafael’s nominator.  His volunteer work at his community pool, organizing events during Hispanic Heritage Month and other church and community service made him a worthy recipient for the SSAS Citizenship Award.

Many of you expressed your frustration about not knowing when game tickets with SSAS would be available, and many of you purchased tickets through mini-packages or the alumni ticket sale.  The SSAS board shares your frustration and we’ve made our concerns known to OSUAA. We hope that next year we will be able to offer our membership tickets to our members prior to other ticket sales.  Thank you for your patience.

Most of you paid your annual SSAS dues with the purchase of your pregame huddle and game tickets in October.  For those of you who didn’t please go to our Membership page to pay your dues and keep your membership current.  Remember, your payment counts toward your sustaining membership in the OSUAA, as well as toward the Time and Change Campaign. We appreciate your support.

Finally, save the date for our annual 2020 meeting and pregame huddle on Sept. 26, 2020.

Student Report from
Kevin Goolsby (Alumni Committee chair):

SSP holds many events each month. To better understand, in just one week we went to Pins Mechanical, the Coffee festival and held two library hops, and a Hammock Hang.  A signature event that is a staple in our community is our Donut Procrastinate event. This is a time where everyone studies and catches up on homework while enjoying Buckeye Donuts.  It may seem as if these events may lose their attraction, but that is not the case. By attending events, we grow as a community. It brings us together to appreciate the diverse environment SSP has created.

This past fall break SSP visited New York City, where a few alumni welcomed us with open arms over dinner. We enjoy engaging with the alumni, especially through events like the Stadium Welcome and Alumni Dinner. This is a time at the beginning of the fall semester where alumni and students visit the ‘Shoe and take the field, chatting over dinner afterward.

The SSP alumni play a large role in the current success of SSP through their constant encouragement, acts of kindness and financial support. I speak for all 96 students when I say we appreciate the alumni’s continuous support!

Kevin Goolsby (Alumni Committee chair, second year)