The Ohio State University at Marion


Marion Alumni Club


Scholarship Information

A committee of seven member interviewed outstanding students in April to select eight (8) scholarship winners. Listed below are eight of the winner and their respective schools. Listed below are eight of the winners and their respective schools. A ninth scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional student in the fall. Each of the $1,200 scholarships will be awarded in two payment each of $600 each semester. The Big Ten Buckeye Bash is our fund raiser for these scholarships. Congratulations to the membership for their countless hours of work to make this a success.

2017-18 Scholarship Recipients

Morgan Collins - Marion Harding
Jonathan Culler - River Valley
Kennedy Kelly - Marion Harding
Alexis Kowalczyk - Pleasant
Jamie Lee - Pleasant
Zach Lingo - Marion Harding
Christina Longo - River Valley
Brandon Makowski - Non-tradional
Alexander Maynard - Marion Harding


Upcoming Club Events

Click here for more details about the Big Ten Buckeye Bash!

Dear Alumni,

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Marion County is planning the Big Ten Kickoff Bash XXII on October 4th, 2018. The club will be auctioning approximately 30 donated items and provide a silent auction of 60+ items. We anticipate about 250 guests to attend this special event. The Bash will be held in the George Alber Student Center at the Ohio State University, Marion Campus on 1465 Mt. Vernon Ave, Marion, OH. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. The auction will begin at promptly 7:30. A $25 ticket price will be charged which includes homemade beef brisket sandwiches, cottage potatoes, green bean medley, cut vegetables, a buckeye sundae, and chocolate chip cookies. Entertainment by the OSU Pep band.

Our guest speaker, Roy Hall, played for The Ohio State University football team from 2003-2006. Roy was an academic All Big Ten Honoree those four years. He is a 2006 graduate of Ohio State in business marketing and five time Ohio State Scholar Athlete award winner. He is a dedicated community leader, passionate motivational speaker and college football radio/TV analyst. He has won the United Way “Color me Excellent” award in 2015. As a former national Ohio State football champion and a 4-year NFL wide receiver he is no longer making plays on the gridiron, but has leveraged his platform to inspire and motivate people across the country to stay driven, and to NEVER GIVE UP! Mr. Hall would also like for each attendee to bring a non-perishable food item. These items would be donated to needy families. He would like specific items such as peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, canned fruit, and boxed food items.

All proceeds from this events will go into our general fund. This fund provides assistance to The Ohio State University at Marion Campus on several of their projects- $20,400 to incoming freshmen scholarships this year and one $1,200 to a non-traditional student. The club received $10,000 from Raymond and Charlotte Baldauf charitable fund last year to match the $10,000 we made.

In order to provide monies for the Marion Campus and for student scholarships, we are again offering scholarships. All sponsors will receive recognition in the printed program. We have several options for donations. The categories are as follows: Platinum Level with six (6) meals, the Buckeye Gold Level will receive four (4) meals. The Scarlet Level will receive two (2) meals. The Gray Level will receive special recognition in the program. Fill in the sponsorship form and return to Ann Wickersham, Treasurer.

If you would like to sponsor a band member’s dinner in the amount of $25 (meal) this can be done! You will also receive recognition of your donation in the program. Fill in the sponsorship form and send to Ann Wickersham, Treasurer.

Would you like to sponsor an item for the auction or donate an item? Hand crafted items, rare, signed, or limited edition items are very popular. We need items for the silent auction. Your name would be listed as the donor of that particular item on the placemat. Please let us know about your donation by September 21st, 2018. Call Ann Wickersham at (740)-389-2293 or Ted Temple at (740)-387-2744 (home) (740)-361-5837 (cell) if you are interested.

Help your club by inviting friends, neighbors, and relatives to join you. The Bash is our major fundraiser for scholarships. The club needs your help! If you are unable to attend, there are several ways for you to participate. You can sponsor a band member’s meal, donate an item, or give a monetary donation.

Go Bucks,

OSU Alumni Club of Marion County



Volunteer Opportunities

Five Nights on Campus

We are continuing to serve refreshments for the Five Nights on Campus series at the Marion Campus. If you are interested in helping to serve, call Marlene Temple at 740-387-2744 and let her know. Serving is easy and you have the opportunity to watch the various shows. Give it a try, you will enjoy yourself. For more information about Five Nights on Campus please click here.


Club Officers

President: Ted Temple
Vice President: Mark Osborne
Treasurer: Ann Wickersham
Secretary: Marlene Temple
Scholarship: Russ McBride

Board Members

Henry Antone
Laurabel Bollenbacher
Bill Cones
Peggy Cooperider
Judy Daum
Jean Freshour
John Freshour
Marilyn Harty
Peggy King
Julie McGillivray
Ruth Oehler
Ginny Somerlot