48th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Orientation & Networking Reception (August 22, 2019)

If you are a current or returning graduate or professional student, have graduated or will be new to the campus this fall, you will not want to miss this event! This is an excellent opportunity to engage and interact with your peers from across disciplines.

The Orientation and Networking Reception is OPEN TO ALL at no cost and offered in support of the university’s Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. The program features a grad/prof student panel and moments with an Ohio State distinguished faculty keynote, along with time for student organizations.

This event will occur on Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. The event location is The Ohio State University Faculty Club Main Dining Room, 181 S. Oval Drive, 2nd Floor.

ONLINE RSVP ENCOURAGED (RSVP HERE) | Walk-ins welcome | Dress: Business Casual

Please RSVP by August 20, 2019.


Dr. Edward C. Fletcher, Jr.; Assoc. Professor, Workforce Development & Education;
College of Education and Human Ecology | The Ohio State University

Dr. Fletcher began his teaching career at Illinois State University, then on to the University of South Florida where he spent nine years in their Career and Workforce Education Dept. He returns to The Ohio State University as an Associate Professor, having earned the PhD here in 2009. His mountain of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and those submitted for review, and conference presentations tell a rich story of his ongoing commitment to research.  They have taken him across the world, to Hawaii, and Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Fletcher’s professional licenses have included the states of Missouri, Texas and Florida. He sat where many Ohio State grad students now sit, having served as a Graduate Teaching Associate, and among his coveted accolades are the Outstanding Dissertation and PhD Student Awards, respectively. His prowess as a consultant took him to the University Council of Jamaica to serve as Assessor for two of the country’s institutions. Nationally, his committee work, review, research and special interest boards warrant remarkable mention as does his incredible grantsmanship from the National Science Foundation in particular. Dr. Fletcher’s research focuses on understanding the role and impact of career and technical education school reform efforts, giving significant attention to students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.

For more information, please contact Colby Taylor at taylor.972@osu.edu.