Statue of William Oxley Thompson

 Celebrating Alumni

In February, alumnus Les Wexner made a record $100 million gift to Ohio State, a university he credits for helping him achieve professional and life success.
Wexner's gift inspired a tremendous outpouring of feedback from alumni, students, and staff, who all told the stories of how their lives would be different, "But for Ohio State." This inspiration provided fuel for an idea that began to come to fruition April 15. During the next months, the Alumni Association and its partners around the university will take a closer look at the breadth and depth of alumni accomplishment around the globe. We'll highlight alumni who've achieved professional success, provided significant cultural influence, or shown an acute sense of civic responsibility.
We hope you enjoy the content that will grow during the next months and invite you to contribute. Make sure you share your "But for Ohio State" story at



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