Young Alumna Makes Commitment to Students
Sandy Kuhn from Stoutsville, Ohio has established a planned gift with the college to support the CFAES Alumni Society Undergraduate Scholarship Endowment Fund. A 1988 graduate of the college, majoring in Agricultural Education, Sandy understands the importance of higher education.
Choosing the alumni society scholarship fund was an easy choice for Kuhn. She has been heavily involved in several levels of alumni groups at Ohio State. First, she was the president of the agricultural education alumni society and then president of the college’s alumni society. Currently she continues to help with the silent auction at the annual alumni event, FallFest, and is vice president of the Fairfield County OSU alumni club.
Her passion and allegiance for OSU alumni and higher education is immense. “I had a wonderful experience at Ohio State and with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as an undergraduate student and had help through scholarships. I want to pay it forward to future students, so that they can have a great experience too” stated Sandy.
Although planned gifts are typically contributions older generations consider, Kuhn wanted to set her gift up early to make sure her wishes were known. Also, after the passing of a dear college friend from cancer put life into perspective, she wanted to ensure her intentions were recognized and she was able to document that with the university.
Sandy completed a Master of Science in Agricultural Education in 1995 and an MBA in 2004 at The Ohio State University. And she is very active in her community. In addition to her alumni work, she also officiates volleyball and volunteers in her church. She previously worked at OSU South Centers in Piketon, Ohio with berry growers on sales, marketing and product development.
Sandy’s gift is another example of the But For Ohio State Campaign priorities, in Placing Students First, a priority set forth by the university to enhance scholarship dollars for students.