Oct 7, 2020

Alumni celebrate launch of the first Alumni Club in Brazil

With the help of the Ohio State Brazil Gateway and The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Brazil has launched its first alumni club. Based in São Paulo, the club aims to increase connections with Brazilian alumni, new students and partners.

On September 23, the Brazil Alumni Club of São Paulo, along with the Brazil Gateway and the Ohio State Alumni Association, hosted a virtual meeting to officially launch the club and introduce the club’s leadership. Close to 40 attendees joined the celebration, which included a warm welcome from Angha Childress, executive director of international advancement, and Molly Ranz Calhoun, president and CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association Inc., an introduction to the club’s leadership board, a special talk from alumnus Michel Hartveld (Engineering 1962, CEO at 5aSec, Rio de Janeiro) and networking time in smaller breakout rooms.

“Buckeyes in Brazil have long lasting ties to their professional and personal lives,” said Roberto Abramson, CEO of Abramson Strategics and the club’s president. “I graduated from Ohio State in 1977 and since then I’ve kept burning the flame of gratitude and pride for our alma mater. Therefore, I invite Brazilian students at Ohio State and alumni to join the Alumni Club that we have created. We very much hope that this group is cohesive, participative and that it promotes interpersonal relationships.”

If you are a Brazilian alum from Ohio State living in Brazil or anywhere in the world and would like to be a member of the club, complete the online registration form. Send any questions to or