2012 Bobcat Court

Seniors:

Tessa - Bobcat Court 2012Tessa Dufresne is a senior journalism major with a minor in political science. During her time at Ohio University, she has been involved in and has learned from a medley of organizations, including University Communications and Marketing, Student Senate and Student Activities Commission, Southeast Ohio Magazine, Backdrop Magazine and Cool Kidd Entertainment. During her time in Athens, the work she has put into her studies, the relationships she has built with students and administrators and the extracurricular positions she has held have shaped her into an excellent representation of a Bobcat. Tessa enjoys adventuring around town, using her extensive grammar skills and discovering new things from people, places and cultures. She finds inspiration most from Audrey Hepburn, and she has aspirations to one day follow in Audrey's footsteps as a humanitarian. Tessa's career goal after graduation is to be a part of a nonprofit organization fighting to end global HIV/AIDS and hunger




Kate WillseKathryn "Kate" Willse is an E.W. Scripps School of Journalism student studying Public Relations and Business. You may recognize Kate from her involvement with University Program Council. She now serves as President of the student-run programming board. She is an active member of her sorority Sigma Kappa and has served as Sisterhood Chair of the chapter. Kate has also devoted her time to Public Relations organizations like PRSSA, and ImPRessions (student-run PR firm), where she was both an account associate and executive. She has taken advantage of many other opportunities while at OU including serving on multiple University committees, participating in community service projects, as well as attending a wide array of campus events. Over the course of her four years at OU Kate has developed an addiction for local eateries, her favorite being Bagel Street, and developed a love for all things OU (especially OU sports). On a given day you can find her walking briskly from place to place on campus or hanging out in Baker University Center. The thing she most loves about Homecoming is the past merging with the present to form a contagious spirit.




Kerri - Bobcat Court 2012Kerri Van Reeth is a senior majoring in Communication Studies with a focus in Health Communication; she is minoring in Retail Fashion and Product Development. Because of her love for the fine arts, she has added a Related Area in Theatre/Dance Performing Arts. Kerri is a 3rd year Resident Assistant, on East Green, and was awarded the 2010 RA Rookie of the Year during her first year on the job. She is a Peer Mentor for Ohio University Learning Communities, facilitating meaningful discussions in and outside of the class time. She is also a member of Sigma Alpha Lamba National Honor Fraternity, Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honorary, and was recently inducted into the Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society. Kerri has been a member of Women's Chorale for three years, this year makes it four, and in Title IX for one year, working on her second, as an Alto I. She is a third generation Bobcat who bleeds green and white. She adores Ohio University and will do what she can to carry on its legacy.




Victoria CentersVictoria Centers is a senior from Ashley, OH (an hour north of Columbus). Her major is psychology and is also receiving her Professional Sales Certificate and focusing it in Sport Management. She is currently president of Alpha Omicron Pi, Director of Administration for the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre and is involved with the Sports Business Association and Rho Lambda Honor Society. She is always actively involved within the Ohio University community through a variety of events via her organizations. She is a proud bobcat and loves Ohio University. Whether she is abroad, at an internship, or working in the community she feels as though she embodies the bobcat sprit that lives among all of its students, faculty and alumni. She feels it would be an honor to be an Ambassador for Ohio University and to be a part of its long lasting tradition.




Dori BranchDori Branch is a senior media management major in the Media Arts and Studies School in the E.W. Scripps College of Communication. From freshmen to junior year she sang with Women's Chorale and toured with the group around Ohio. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a social sorority on campus, where she currently holds two positions, Vice President of Administration and Standards Delegate. Through Alpha Omicron Pi she has worked with several philanthropic events, one of most memorable being Relay for Life. Originally from Kentucky, Dori holds three jobs on campus as a Building Manager at Baker University Center, a Peer Mentor with Ohio University Learning Communities and an Orientation Leader for Bobcat Student Orientation. She feels Ohio University is an incredible place and is grateful to all her friends and professors who have allowed her to to have one of the most gratifying, heartwarming, and exciting experiences of her life. When she graduates this spring she hopes to begin her career in television.




Jess GrowneyJess Growney is a senior from a small town called York, Nebraska.  When she was younger, she enjoyed playing a variety of sports, dancing, and riding horses.  She came to Ohio University and joined Army ROTC, and is majoring in Exercise Physiology.  Jess will graduate at the end of this year and commission as an Active Duty Officer in the United States Army.







Victoria ReaganVictoria Reagan is a senior double-majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Spanish. She is involved in many organizations on campus including: Delta Gamma, POWER-GAMMA, NSSLHA, Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of Omega. Being on Bobcat Court is especially exciting for her because she is from Athens. By being an Ambassador she feels she would be able to represent not only Ohio University but also the Athens community. She is honored to be considered for this opportunity and would truly appreciate your vote.




 

Sean MartinSean Martin is a senior, Applied Mathematics major with an Economics minor and a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. He is in his 3rd year as a Building Manager for Event Services at Baker University Center. He currently serves as the Chief Communication Officer for Student Senate. In the past, he has served as the LGBT Affairs Commissioner and Minority Affairs Commissioner. Sean also is a trained panelist for the LGBT Center SpeakOUT panels.







zachary_georgeZach George is currently a senior studying accounting and finance in the College of Business. Originally from Lebanon, Ohio Zach currently serves as the President of the Ohio University Student Senate and is a member of the International Business Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. Upon graduation he will be joining the accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers as an associate. Zach has enjoyed his time here and looks forward to coming back for future homecomings as an Ohio University alum. 









Katie Mefferd

Katie Mefferd is a senior from Lima, Ohio studying journalism with a focus in strategic communication. She is the publisher of Backdrop magazine, the only completely student run print magazine on campus. Katie currently works as a student programmer for the Campus Involvement Center and is a clerk at the Boyd Market. She has worked as a Bobcat Student Orientation leader and assisted in coordinating the 2011 Highschool Journalism Workshop. Katie is a brother of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, has participated in a study abroad program to Andros Island, Bahamas, the San Diego Sports Consulting Program, two volunteer trips to New Orleans through SPARC, the women's center Mentoring Program and is a former member of the Women's Club Rowing and Water Polo Teams. In her free time Katie enjoys sleeping, traveling cross country to cheer on OHIO sports teams, SCUBA diving, eating at Athens best dining establishments, running and fueling her caffeine addiction. After graduation Katie is considering Teach for America, working abroad for a year, working in community outreach and promotions for a professional sports team or embarking on an adventurer as a "hotdogger" in the Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile. The options are endless.



Underclass:

Juniors

Andrew WinterAndrew Winter is a junior at Ohio University majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science. He is from Olmsted Falls, Ohio and graduated from Saint Edward High School in 2010. Andrew interned at Hyland Software in Westlake, Ohio this past summer where he found himself creating new software to help improve the already thriving business. In his spare time, Andrew is the Vice President of the Ohio University Men's Club Volleyball Team and he is also a member of Theta Tau, which is a professional engineering fraternity. Andrew loves Ohio University and would be honored to be chosen to represent the Class of 2014.




 

Alex MartinezAlex Martinez is a Junior Interactive Multimedia Major hailing from Toledo, OH. He has been involved in organizations ranging from the Singing Men of Ohio (SMO) to Student Senate and is currently the President of the Ohio University Multimedia Society and an RA in the Read Johnson Scholars Complex. Since arriving on campus, Alex has fallen in love with Ohio University and the city of Athens and strives to make a difference through his various activities. He would like to wish the other candidate(s) luck and thank Bobcat Court for the opportunity to become a Class Representative.






Sophomores:

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Alexandra George is a sophomore studying Broadcast Journalism and minoring in meteorology. She is involved with WOUB as a reporter and weather reporter. She serves as West Green Senator for Ohio University's Student Senate. She also works as An Ohio University tour guide and as a Scripps Journalism tutor. She is making the most of her four years as a Bobcat.







Tiarra ComerTiara Comer is a Psychology Major and Social Services Minor from Dayton, Ohio. She is involved in Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Student Senate on Minority Affairs, Faces Modeling, Ohio University Recruiting Society, and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board. She would love to be Class Representative, because she feels that she completely exemplifies the core values of Ohio University. She is also on a transition of fitting in to standing out, and would really like to know more of her student body. She believes this is a great way to give people the idea that she welcomes anyone into her life with open arms.







First-Years:

Hannah - bobcat court 2012Hannah Brown is a first-year student majoring in Biological Sciences Pre-Medicine. Hannah is involved in Student Senate, Pre-Med Club, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is a very active individual who enjoys giving back to her school and community. She is full of school spirit and takes a lot of pride in attending Ohio University. Hannah would be a great Class Representative for first-year students because she strives to be an exemplary role model, inside and outside the classroom.







Taylor - bobcat court 2012Taylor Leigh Hufford is a freshman from Utica, Ohio. She is a Pre-Athletic Training Major who plans to also minor in Communications. Her on campus involvement currently includes an internship with Student Senate serving on the LGBT Commission, an executive position as Vice-President on the Treudley/Boyd Hall Council, serving as a member of the Ohio University Western Equestrian Team, and enjoys participating in University Band. She is also pre-rushing Tau Beta Sigma in hopes of becoming involved in Greek Life. Not only is Taylor already an active contributor to university campus life, she brings with her an ethic of hard work and enthusiasm, in addition to a sense of humility as a representative of the freshman class of 2016 and the Ohio University community.




KarrisKarris Barclay is a Freshman here at Ohio University. In the past year, Karris has volunteered over 100 hours of her time to the PeaceMakers Project and was chosen as the 2012 Volunteer of the Year by the Global Youth Service Day committee. Karris' "From House to Home" project, which provides sustainable household items for homeless families, was a large part of Karris earning her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting.