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Wherever they are, Fisher alumni support the college by staying connected, engaged, involved, and invested by giving their time, talent, and treasure in order to further Fisher’s points of differentiation.

The impact of Fisher’s 62,000 alumni found in every corner of the world is truly global.  Our alumni give back by:

  • providing mentoring relationships
  • attending events
  • facilitating networking opportunities for current and new students 

More importantly, our alumni are leaders who develop lifelong relationships within a close-knit Fisher community.  They link opportunity with responsibility to make a positive difference for the next generation.

As an alumnus, there are a number of ways you can support Fisher; how you choose to do so is up to you.  Whether it’s volunteering at alumni events, mentoring current students, hiring Fisher graduates, or helping the college financially, your support is what keeps our college strong.  

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In Their Own Words

  Jesse Tyson
"Dr. Hale was a tremendous man who made a difference in the lives of many minority students, including me. Creating a scholarship fund to honor his work and legacy was just one way I could give back to the college and the university."

Jesse Tyson
Fisher College of Business Alumni
Class of 1976 


Tyson Creates MBA Scholarship Fund in Honor of Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr.

Gift assists underrepresented student groups pursing an MBA at Fisher College of Business

Jesse J. Tyson of Coral Gables, FL has made a gift of $100,000 to establish the Jesse J. Tyson MBA Scholarship Fund at Fisher College of Business. The scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr., former vice provost and professor emeritus from 1971-1988, who engineered many new initiatives at The Ohio State University in support of minority students, including the undergraduate Minority Scholars Program.

Tyson, who earned his MBA from Fisher in 1976, has been employed by ExxonMobil for more than 30 years, and currently serves as President and Sales Director of ExxonMobil Inter-America Inc. Tyson is responsible for ExxonMobil's Fuels marketing retail business in the Caribbean, Central America, Andean region, and South America.

Dr. Hale was instrumental in bringing Tyson to Ohio State to pursue a graduate degree in business. "Dr. Hale was a tremendous man who made a difference in the lives of many minority students, including me. Creating a scholarship fund to honor his work and legacy was just one way I could give back to the college and the university."

The distribution from the scholarship fund will be used to support scholarships to MBA students enrolled at Fisher College of Business, in furtherance of the University's diversity mission, with particular attention to underrepresented groups.

Tyson is the recipient of the Fisher College of Business 2007 International Service Award for outstanding performance in international business, is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council and has made a number of trips to campus to speak with students both in and out of the classroom.

In Their Words
  • "A great value from any higher education experience is the relationships formed between students, faculty and alumni. The Fisher mentorship program facilities that interaction.

    I got involved because I knew how valuable it would have been to have a mentor when I was in the program 10 years ago. The program speaks for itself... it connects the Fisher Community."

    Jason Mlicki
    President
    Mlicki

  • "Fisher's alumni mentor program offers a rare opportunity to openly discuss career and business issues often overlooked in traditional employee-employer interactions graduate students encounter.

    Having a mentor who has spent years in industry as an entrepreneur and who can relate to my student experience is incredibly helpful in making decisions related to my own career."

    Andrew M. Boyd
    MBA Class of 2011