2022 E. Gordon Gee Spirit of Ohio State Award

September 22, 2022

2022 Alumni Awards

Alumni Membership of Indonesia –

E. Gordon Gee Spirit of Ohio State Award

This award acknowledges folks and packages who display a devotion to Ohio State and promotes faculty spirit with integrity and honor in an effort to raise the college and its historical past.


Alumni Club of Indonesia members

The Alumni Membership of Indonesia, winner of the E. Gordon Gee Spirit Award, didn’t let a worldwide pandemic dampen their enthusiasm. They as a substitute turned extra artistic and productive. In 2021 alone, Buckeyes in Indonesia held a powerful 14 membership occasions, probably the most engagements of any Ohio State alumni membership or society both domestically or overseas.

“We knew how essential it was to our members to take care of their enterprise and social connections, and our entire workforce got here collectively to make that occur,” says Johnwei Muljono ’89, president of the membership, which has about 300 members.

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The membership took its occasions on-line, internet hosting webinars, an training honest, a convention on the digital economic system and speak exhibits on geopolitics and parenting. They sponsored on-line recreation watches to cheer on the Buckeyes. They even raised $20,000 to purchase private protecting gear for well being care employees to help their response to the pandemic.

“We’re all volunteers, and we give our time as a result of we now have this ardour to ship one thing significant and sustainable,” says Muljono.

Because the membership’s founding in 2016, the self-proclaimed Indo Buckeyes have targeted on enterprise, academic and social actions to have interaction alumni and to advertise Ohio State to Indonesian college students and the nation’s leaders.

“All of us are very happy with our connection to Ohio State, and many people got here again from Columbus to assist construct our nation,” Muljono says. “We need to carry ahead that basis as we have interaction the youthful technology in Indonesia.”

“The Alumni Membership of Indonesia illustrates a devotion to alma mater in a means that few others can match. Their collaborative spirit, humble method and continuous pursuit of excellence embody 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 get Ohio State listed as a “college of alternative” for college students wanting to check overseas. “That is a crucial distinction as a result of the federal government will solely give scholarships to college students attending a college of alternative,” he says.

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In 2022, the membership resumed in-person occasions, beginning with a Tech Expo that includes the founders of 5 start-up expertise companies, all Ohio State alumni, and the Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Inventive Financial system. In November, the membership will host Columbus Night time, a celebration of music, dancing and style for Indo Buckeyes and their buddies.


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