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The mission of the Alumni Association of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College shall be to support the Rio mission by developing and maintaining strong, lifelong relationships between the alumni body and Rio. 

Staying Connected

Think life at Rio ended when you graduated?  We hope not!  The Rio Grande Alumni Association is committed to keeping you connected to your friends and to your alma mater. As alumni you deserve to have easy access to all the information about Rio!  Please help us keep you informed on news and events, specifically designed for you.

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Remember the shared moments.

Yearbooks are available from 1913 to 1992

Alumni Council 

Interested in serving on our Alumni Council?
Please contact

We would love to have you!

Awards & Recognition

After graduation, Rio alumni head out into the world to make a difference — in their fields, in their communities and in the lives of others. The University is pleased to honor their achievements with a variety of awards.

Deadline for all awards is Feb. 1 of each year.

Alumni Awards

Educators’ Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Jim Marshall Veteran of the Year Award

The Jim Marshall Veteran of the Year Award seeks to recognize those who have worn the uniform of this Nation’s Armed Forces, performed their military duties, and then continued to contribute to their community, state, and nation in an exemplary manner. These outstanding contributions may, for example, be in the areas of professional, civic, Veterans’ advocacy, public service, or significant contributions over the life of the nominee.

Jim Marshall Award

Alumni Scholarship

We award this scholarship each spring. The scholarship will be applied during the fall term. Deadline is February 1 of each year.

*NOTE – This is only for JUNIORS & SENIORS



Southwest Ohio

Southeast Ohio

Southeast Ohio (Marietta)
Karen Pawloski ’86

Central Ohio

Central Ohio (Columbus)
Lori Tillis ’81

South Central Ohio

South Central Ohio (Chillicothe)
Chris Gray ’12

Northwest Ohio

Northwest Ohio (Sandusky)
Andrew Betschman ’09

Northeast Ohio

Northeast Ohio (Cleveland)
Lucretia Scalia ’89

Ashland, KY Area

Ashland, KY Area
Stephen Gilmore ’65

If your state/area is not one of the above, contact our Alumni Director to see what can be done in your area!

Alumni Newsletter

Our newsletter is delivered to your inbox every month! Sign up below to get the latest in Rio Alumni news.

Don’t have email? No problem. Call our office to be put on our snail mail list and you will receive a Quarterly Newsletter, filled with months of information from our office. This mailing will go out in the months of February, May, August, and November of this year.

Have news you wish to share in our Newsletter? Submit your Class Notes!

Volunteer Group

Would you like to be a guest speaker on our campus? What about help plan an Alumni function? Or maybe you want to help us engage through social media? You may even find yourself wanting to give back to the University of Rio Grande through your time, talents, and special skillsets. If so, then we are looking for you!

The University of Rio Grande Alumni Association currently looking for ways our alumni (you) can engage with current students and the University on a more personal level.

Below we have posted several volunteer positions we are seeking and a job description of each. If you feel you meet these qualifications, and would like to apply for a volunteer position, please submit a resume and cover letter,  Alumni Relations –


Job Description – This encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities including resume development, job interview skills, mentoring, counseling, proof reading, and providing informal learning opportunities to students


Job Description – We are searching for those individuals who would like to speak to a classroom or group of students. Share your expertise in your field or on a topic. Work with faculty on creating a classroom session, or sched


Job Description – We are looking for volunteers ready to promote the University through social media outlets. We need those willing to share our posts on their personal/professional pages to create more online engagement for our former and current students


Job Description – Help us manage a project such as a meeting, class reunion, ceremony or other campus activities. Also looking for those willing to be in charge of off campus alumni activities in their current area


Job Description – Participate in several of our campus events to promote philanthropy giving within our Alumni Association. Event participation would be encouraged for #GivingTuesday, our annual Phonathon, and possible Thank-a-thon.

The Alumni Association

All students of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College become members of the Alumni Association automatically and immediately upon their graduation from Rio Grande. Students who have attended Rio Grande and successfully completed academically one quarter or semester of coursework may enter the Association by making this request to the Office of Alumni Relations.

The Association attempts to promote the welfare of the institution, and the perpetuation of friendships and relationships formed among its members, while at school and after graduation. The Association welcomes all graduates, former students, and other friends of the University at its events and functions.

Greek Alumni Contacts

Alpha Chi Nu
Alpha Sigma Phi
Delta Theta
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Alpha Eta Omega
Alpha Delta Epsilon
Lambda Omicron Psi

Kassandra Mosher

Zeta Alpha Rho
Alpha Mu Beta
Chi Omega Alpha
Pi Sigma

Eric Montgomery

Zeta Theta Chi


Alumni Relations is located in the Berry Center on the University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College campus.

Business hours: 8-5 Monday – Friday
Primary Contact:

Berry Center

Berry Center 

Let’s connect

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