Scripps Homecoming 2012: Once a Bobcat, Always a Bobcat

Alumna mingle with Dr. Stewart and current students at the Scripps Homecoming Reception on Oct. 13,2012.

An overwhelming sense of community and bobcat pride filled the air on Saturday, Oct. 13, as Ohio University alumna and current students lined the streets of Athens to watch the Homecoming parade. The fall weather was perfection and the Scripps Amphitheater offered the perfect backdrop for any alumni looking to reflect upon their college years.

Many made their way into the Scripps Atrium after the parade to enjoy a spread of food and drinks and to mingle with Dr. Stewart, Director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Scripps School ambassadors, and fellow alumna of all ages. Several graduates gave video interviews explaining how their Scripps education helped them land jobs and internships as well as advice for current students. The strong Ohio University network was apparent and many alumna gave the advice to be proactive and get involved while in college because this will provide networking opportunities later in a career search.

Homecoming is a great time for networking, but also for simply enjoying the company of graduates who were once in your shoes as a student. Part of the reason why networking with Scripps alumna is so powerful links back to the special place each one has in their heart for Ohio University and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. At the Scripps reception with current students and alumna clad in green and white, it was very clear that if you are once a bobcat, you are always a bobcat.