This committee works closely with the Alumni Relations Office in the organization and development of new alumni chapters and actively supports existing chapters in specific cities. This committee also supports the efforts of local leadership boards and assists with training, on-boarding and support of alumni gatherings and engagement initiatives.

ACE Committee 2017-2018 Goals

1.  Support local Alumni Chapters, specifically focusing on:

  • development and growth of chapters in the Columbus, Cleveland, Chicago, Boston and greater DC regions.
  • maintenance of chapters in all other markets.
  • implementation of the CASE initiative within local chapters and their Leadership Boards,
    with the primary focus being Career and Admissions.
  • assisting all chapters in striving for local autonomy.

2.  Facilitate networking and communication, both between and among local Alumni Chapters and chapter volunteers, through the use of quarterly newsletters, bi-annual webinars and ongoing personal outreach.

3.  Work to advance University initiatives and promote University campaigns within local Alumni Chapters and the larger regional alumni populations, aiming to achieve 75% giving to the Ohio Wesleyan Fund by local volunteers.

Committee members

Denise Sabo Brenner, 2000, Chair
Columbus, OH
Chapter Assignments: All

Neal Bozentka, 1981
Newtown Square, PA
Chapter Assignments: Boston, Philadelphia

Kristen Cemate, 2006
Chicago, IL
Chapter Assignments: Columbus, Denver

Fred Evans, 1968
Rockville, MD
Chapter Assignments: Greater DC, Baltimore

Bob Gordon 1988
Lafayette, CO
Chapter Assignments: Columbus, Denver

Candace Griffith, 2009
Alexandria, VA
Chapter Assignments: Greater DC, Baltimore

Anne Lynde, 1978
Hillsborough, CA
Chapter Assignments: Los Angeles, San Francisco

Ann Muenster-Nuiry, 1973
Los Alamitos, CA
Chapter Assignments: Los Angeles, San Francisco

 Jonathan Noble, 2006
New York, NY
Chapter Assignments: New York Metro, Northeast Ohio

Samuel Smith, 1996
Cleveland, OH
Chapter Assignments: Northeast Ohio, FairChester

Mary Beth Sommer, 1988
Chicago, IL
Chapter Assignments: Chicago, Northern New Jersey

Sue Struna Subel, 1969
Chagrin Falls, OH
Chapter Assignments: Northeast Ohio, FairChester

Drew Thawley, 1997
Duxbury, MA
Chapter Assignments: Boston, Philadelphia

Bernie Vendlinkski, 2003
Chicago, IL
Chapter Assignments: Chicago, Northern New Jersey