In My Lifetime…Ohio University

The Gang
The College Days

When I graduated from high school, I quite literally had no idea what I was gonna do with my life. After a short stint working at my parents’ restaurant (peelin’ potatoes & washing dishes ain’t my thing) and at a gas station, I eventually got a job working at the local television station in Zanesville. And then for college I ended up attending the Ohio University branch in Zanesville for 2 years and then on to Athens, OH where the main college campus resides. It was those 4 years (especially the 2 in Zanesville) where I became my own person and learned where my life was heading.

When I enrolled at OUZ, I quickly became friends with some of the most important people in my life, many who have played a huge role in who I am now. I have kept in contact with quite a few of them and they are still extremely important to me. The short list would be JT, Newman, John, Alicia, Tricia, Karen & my high school friend, Linda. The long list would include quite a few people who I have not seen since college & some who have found me online and rekindled our friendship (like Kim, who got me into this little blogging venture). There have been a cast of hundreds who have shaped me into who I am today and those 4 years at Ohio U. were vital in helping a young teenager morph into an independent man. My instructors at Ohio recognized my abilities and then allowed me to utilize my creativity and interests and I was given many opportunities that got me rolling into life. I spent more time in radio & television studios than I would like to admit…and every day there was something new to learn. There are so many stories to be told and so many people I could thank, but to try to do so would be pointless. The people who are involved know who they are and they know the stories. I loved my time with them and my time spent at Ohio University, both the Zanesville branch and the main campus. Seriously…they were the best 4 years of my life and I don’t know where I would be without them.

So here’s to Ohio U…the best college in the world (especially for Halloween). And if you are ever in southeastern Ohio, you should swing by and take a quick walk down Court Street. And have a drink or two…or three. And make a stop at the Burrito Buggy. And do it in the fall because there is no better place on earth than on the College Green at Ohio University in October. Recently I got a chance to do just that…


The College Green (Cutler Hall)




Good eats…especially at 2am!


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1 Response to In My Lifetime…Ohio University

  1. Lynne says:

    Go Bobcats!!!! Love OU, I miss it there often. WOUB-TV got me where I am today…. well, where I was for the last 16 years, not so much this very day. Great times, great friends. Thanks for the tribute 🙂

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