Alumni News

October 26, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Notable Alumni | McConaughy Helps Preserve Sites, Gives Career Advice

Graphic for College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni Award

Editor’s Note: The College of Arts & Sciences launches the Notable Alumni Awards, honoring 37 Notable Alumni in 2017 for broad accomplishments in their careers, a commitment to community service, and valuable contributions to Ohio University, the College of Arts & Sciences, and its students.

Josh McConaughy ’06 Anthropology

Ohio University alum Josh McConaughy strengthened his ties with OHIO Anthropology faculty and alumni after graduation, interacting professionally as he worked to preserve archaeological sites in the Midwest and coming back to campus to talk about career pathways with students.

He earned a B.A. in Anthropology in 2006 from the College of Arts & Sciences. He returned last fall to help the OHIO Archaeology Field School celebrate its 30th anniversary, and he participated in an Archaeology Alumni Panel to discuss stories of life after graduating from Ohio University.

Paul Patton, Tatiana Fox, Josh McConaughy, Staci Spertzel-Black, Basia Howard, Adam Wellspring in the 1804 Lounge

Paul Patton, Tatiana Fox, Josh McConaughy, Staci Spertzel-Black, Basia Howard, Adam Wellspring

After working in the real estate field for a short time, McConaughy was offered the position of field representative and associate director of the Midwestern Office with the Archaeological Conservancy located in Columbus Ohio.

The Archaeological Conservancy is the only nonprofit organization in the country that preserves important archaeological sites located on private property. McConaughy worked to preserve many sites all over the Midwest, including the Dorr II mound located in The Plains in Athens County.

McConaughy worked with Ohio University Anthropology faculty and staff to help preserve sites in Ohio and also partnered with other OHIO graduates working in the field of archaeology all over the Midwest.

Josh McConaughy

Josh McConaughy

He is currently doing contract work and living in Columbus, Ohio.

McConaughy enjoys traveling, and he just returned from a two-week trip to Italy with his family. He also enjoys working on renovation projects for the 100-year-old craftsman house he owns in Columbus.

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