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Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program


This is a creative space updated occassionally with program news as well as short reflection posts by the Fellows. Posts will reflect on current activities and events happening in the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program. 

  • BLF x Columbus Crew Leadership Challenge Recap

    10/2/20 by Staff

    On Thursday, September 4th, a team of ten BLF ‘21 fellows presented to challenge partner, Columbus Crew.

    “This really is a treasure chest of information,” Tim Bezbatchenko, former soccer player and current President of the Columbus Crew commends, “It doesn’t matter if you’re a player or a student, you have to be able to deliver in a way that’s professional and organized, collectively aligned, [and have] the ability to answer questions—even virtually, I think you guys have done a tremendous job”.

  • BLF x Graduate Hotels Leadership Challenge Recap

    09/23/20 by Staff

    During the Spring ‘20 semester, the BLF ‘22 Cohort had the opportunity to work on a challenge for partner, Graduate Hotels. The teams were instructed to craft a 360 degree campaign that would build international awareness for the Graduate Hotels brand. The six challenge teams presented on Wednesday, September 9th with their Marketing and Communications team and the winning team included fellows Pablo Manon Mateos, Ose Arheghan, Dierre Blash, Ellie Joyce.

  • Letter to a Mentor - Tommy Bowles

    05/29/20 by Beth Johnson

    Dear Senator John Glenn,

    I will never be able to thank you enough for all that you have done for my family and me. But I hope I have made you proud. Back in 2016, I was selected as the first-ever recipient of the John and Annie Glenn scholarship for incoming Public Affairs students at Ohio State. I remember meeting you and your family at a Glenn College board meeting in Page Hall to accept the scholarship. Your daughter Lyn gave me a tour of your office in the building and had me sit in your chair from the United States Senate. She told me that could be me someday. Nothing has ever inspired me more in my life than meeting my childhood hero and his family. In the moment, I knew my life was forever changed, but never could I imagine the true impact the Glenn family would have on my life.

  • Letter to a Mentor - Sanjana Chidambaram

    05/29/20 by Beth Johnson

    The second semester of my junior year was a turbulent one. I must have gotten rejected about ten times from both dream internships and dream jobs, was hopping in and out of organizations, and was constantly on-edge. Around this time – I think the beginning of April – I asked Beth – yes, THE BLF Beth – if we could chat about an incident that occurred that left me furious and disappointed by a man in one of my business classes.

  • Letter to a Mentor - Sam Weiss

    05/29/20 by Beth Johnson

    Dear Mom and Dad,

    Since I was little, you’ve told me to reach for the stars. But, reaching for the stars can be hard when you have broken arms. I had dreams of becoming an astronaut, a racecar driver, a doctor, and more. Not once did you ever doubt that my ability to succeed.

  • Letter to a Mentor - Alex Clark

    05/29/20 by Beth Johnson

    Dear Theresa,

    Who would’ve ever thought that you and I would cross paths? It was by chance that we met four years ago. You, telling your story and me, having my concept of the world shattered. Since, you have not only been a role model and a collaborator, but my inspiration for the work that we do together.