Todd Jones has been a senior writer for Ohio State Alumni Magazine and University Marketing and Communications since 2017. He also served as host of the Ohio State podcast “One Degree Greater,” featuring Buckeyes in their first years after graduation.
Todd spent three decades as a newspaper reporter, including 20 years at The Columbus Dispatch, and has received more than 50 national, state and local journalism awards. He reported on stories from Australia, Greece, Scotland, Japan and nearly every major U.S. city while covering events such as Hurricane Katrina, the Olympics and two Ohio State football national championships. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times and Los Angeles Times.
You can usually find Todd with his face in a nonfiction book, listening to all types of music, enjoying time with his wife, Deb Bertsch, or having yet another fashion faux pas corrected by his two young-adult daughters.
The National Social Worker of 2022, Patrice Palmer is breaking the cycle of self-abuse one soul at a time. She began with her own.
In Washington, D.C., or her local VFW, the 2019 graduate is driven by a need to care for her military family.
Come along as Jerry Hissem ’93 and Joe Erbs ’91 soar over campus and share their favorite parts of their unique job.
Spinal cord injuries ended the football careers of these two alumni but left them determined to help other survivors.
And the Columbus newscaster does it with a smile: “There’s power in making sure people really know what’s happening.”
For this 2012 graduate, breaking his celestial bodies is just part of the live-and-grow experience of blowing glass.
Serving in Navajo Nation, this young Buckeye has endured hardship and doubts to provide the kind of care that changed her own life.
Christina Knight, an openhearted young alum, pushes through hardship to provide the kind of care that changed her own life.
Kristin Chesnutt is the first recipient of the Nancy Byrd Johnson and Howard M. Johnson endowment, and a kindred spirit.