2022 Alumni Award

Alumni Membership of Indonesia –

E. Gordon G. Spirit of Ohio State Award

The award acknowledges individuals and applications that exhibit dedication to the state of Ohio and fosters the spirit of the college with integrity and respect in an effort to raise the college and its historical past.

The Alumni Membership of Indonesia, winner of the E. Gordon G Spirit Award, didn’t let a world pandemic dampen their enthusiasm. As an alternative they grew to become extra inventive and productive. In 2021 alone, the Buckeyes held a formidable 14 membership occasions in Indonesia, probably the most engagements of any Ohio State alumni membership or society, home or overseas.

“We knew how vital it was for our members to take care of their enterprise and social ties, and our whole workforce got here collectively,” says membership president Jonwei Mulzono ’89. President of the membership, which has about 300 members.

The membership took its applications on-line, internet hosting webinars, an schooling truthful, a convention on the digital financial system and speak exhibits on geopolitics and parenting. He sponsored on-line sport watches to appease the Buckeyes. Additionally they raised $20,000 to purchase private protecting gear for well being care staff to assist their response to the pandemic.

“We’re all volunteers, and we give our time as a result of we’ve got a ardour for delivering one thing significant and sustainable,” Mulzono says.

For the reason that membership’s founding in 2016, the self-proclaimed Indo Buckeyes have centered on enterprise, instructional and social actions to have interaction alumni and promote Ohio State to Indonesian college students and nation leaders.

“We’re all very happy with our connection to the state of Ohio, and many people got here again from Columbus to assist construct our nation,” says Mulzono. “We wish to take that basis ahead as we have interaction the youthful era in Indonesia.”

“The Alumni Membership of Indonesia exhibits the dedication to the alma mater in a manner that few others can match. Their collaborative spirit, humble method and fixed pursuit of excellence is what makes this college and alumni membership so particular. ”
Daniel Rodriguez ’17, ’21 MPA, regional engagement officer on the Ohio State Alumni Affiliation

To that finish, the membership labored carefully with authorities leaders in Indonesia to checklist Ohio State as a “college of alternative” for college students wishing to check overseas. “This is a vital distinction as the federal government will solely award scholarships to college students attending the college of alternative,” he says.

In 2022, the membership resumed in-person occasions, starting with the Tech Expo, which featured the founders of 5 start-up expertise companies, all Ohio State alumni, and the Indonesian Minister of Tourism and the Artistic Economic system. In November, the membership will host Columbus Evening, a celebration of music, dance and trend for the Indo Buckeyes and their buddies.

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