year the Upper
Arlington Alumni Association (UAAA) honors one or
more grads with the Outstanding
Outstanding Alumnus is an alum (or group of alumni)
who has generously dedicated his or her time to the
service of the Upper Arlington Alumni Association and
its mission. This service can include volunteer time
dedicated to the schools or the community.
Groezinger, Class of 1968, has been selected to
receive the 2018 distinction of UAAA Outstanding Alumnus
for his continued work on behalf of our UA community.
has been a resident of Upper Arlington since 1953. He
attended Tremont Elementary, Jones Jr. High and UA High
School, graduating in 1968. Charlie then attended The
Ohio State University, before and after serving in the
U.S. Army, majoring in Business Administration and Computer
spent 30 years developing software for consumer goods
and factory automation, and for the last eleven years,
he has been the co-owner of SGO Designer Glass of Columbus
with my son. Heam semi-retired.
UA residents know Charlie because of his work with the
Arlington Historical Society, an orhganization for
which he has served as president since 2011. He is also
the Chairman of the Legacy Projects Committee, UA Centennial
Task Force. Charlie is also a member of the Upper Arlington
Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association. Charlie currently
serves as President, National Board of Governors of
A Special Wish Foundation and is President of the National
Association of the Remodeling industry (NARI), Central
Ohio Chapter. Charlie has volunteered to work on The
Class of 1968 reunion committees during the fifty years
since high school graduation. In his free time, he enjoys
golf and scuba diving.
has been married to Colleen since October of 1996. He
has one son, Charles Jr. (Chuck), and two grandsons,
Deacon (4) and Logan (2).
Groezinger will be honored during the UA Alumni Association's
Alumni Day Open House, which will be held on Sunday,
July 1 from 1:00 - 4:30 pm at Upper Arlington High School,
1650 Ridgeview Road, Upper Arlington 43221. he awards
ceremony will begin at 2:30 pm in the UAHS Learning