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Class of 2013

 
Ali_edited  Allison Mears

am680611@ohio.edu

GA Position: Supplemental Instruction

Undergraduate Institution: Bowling Green State University

Undergraduate Major: Deaf Education

Hometown: Berkey, OH

Professional Interests: Advising, Career Services, Community Service/Service Learning, Disability Support Services, First Year Experience, Assessment and Research

Why did you choose OU? I heard from a few professionals working in the field that Ohio U had a great program for Student Affairs.  Upon visiting OU, I learned about a variety of practicum and assistantship opportunities as well as the flexibility that the program had to offer. Also, the Master's of Education degree fit particularly well with my education background.

 Angel Angel Flowers

flowers@ohio.edu

GA Position: Event Services - Operations

Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University

Undergraduate Major: English/Psychology

Hometown: Brunswick, OH

Professional Interests: Advising a student organization charged with campus programming; Student Activities!

Why did you choose OU? Location (gorgeous campus!), practice vs. theory, GA availability, impressions made by previous cohorts and staff/faculty, atmosphere... the list goes on!

 

 Courtney Courtney Fusco

cf114506@ohio.edu

GA Position: Allen Student Help Center

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Communication Studies

Hometown: Westhampton Beach, NY

Professional Interests: Advising, the first-year student's experience

Why did you come to OU? Practical experience opportunities.

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Danielle Oldfield

do221011@ohio.edu

GA Position: Resident Director - Housing

Undergraduate Institution: UC Berkeley

Undergraduate Major: Chemistry

Hometown: Allen, TX

Professional Interests: Residence Life, Advising, Sexual Health Education, Judiciaries, LGBT and Women's Resources

Why did you choose OU? Because GAs have a ton of autonomy and learning opportunities!
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David Foster

df825811@ohio.edu

GA Position: Graduate Assistant for Peer Health Education

Undergraduate Institution: Susquehanna University

Undergraduate Major: Marketing

Hometown: Yardley, PA

Professional Interests: Leadership, Greek Life, Peer Education, New Student Orientation

Why did you choose OU? My career advisor at Susquehanna University recommended it to me. After I checked out the program, I realized that it was the place to be for me! 
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Greg Bline

gb914911@ohio.edu

GA Position: Leadership

Undergraduate Institution: Miami University

Undergraduate Major: Supply Chain Management

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, OH

Professional Interests: Leadership, Community Service, Orientation

Why did you choose OU? I heard about OU's program from a friend, checked it out, and loved it!
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Heather Thomas

ht108806@ohio.edu

GA Position: Event Services

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Hearing, Speech and Language Science

Hometown: Ashville, Ohio

Professional Interests: Advising, Programming & Mentoring

Why did you choose OU? I came for undergrad and couldn't leave! It's a large university with a small town feel! I love OU!
 Holly  

Holly Davis

hd424211@ohio.edu

GA Position: Resident Director

Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University

Undergraduate Major: Journalism

Hometown: Newark, OH

Professional Interests: My life is consumed by residence life at the moment, but I hope to learn more about advising through future practicum opportunities.

Why did you choose OU? I chose OU because of the Resident Director assistantship. You are treated like a professional staff member, and I guarantee you will not get the opportunity to run your own building autonomously at an institution of this size anywhere else.
Jake

Jake Roberts

jr284306@ohio.edu@ohio.edu

GA Position: Housing Office Graduate Assistant

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Journalism-Public Relations

Hometown: Tipp City, OH

Professional Interests: Judiciaries, Facilities, Leadership, Admissions

Why did you choose OU? I am comfortable, and familiar here. 

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Jan-Marie Ruminski

Jr204506@ohio.edu

GA Position: Tutoring Services

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Mathematical Statistics

Hometown: Beavercreek, Ohio

Professional Interests: Advising, Athletics, Academics

Why did you choose OU? My dad is an Alumni and when I visited I fell in love. I am so proud to be a Bobcat!
 John

 

John Nelson-Hronek

jn259806@ohio.edu

GA Position: College Student Personnel Graduate Assistant

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Integrated Language Arts - Minor: English

Hometown: Bay Village, OH

Professional Interests: Academic advising, career advising, college counseling, working with students at risk, teaching, orientation 

Why did you choose OU? Beautiful campus, excellent faculty, great academic tradition, perfect distance from my hometown  
 Jolene  

Jolene Petroc

jp439811@ohio.edu

GA Position: 2011-2012: Tobacco, Other Drugs & Recovery 2012-2013: Community Standards & Student Responsibility

Undergraduate Institution: Case Western Reserve University

Undergraduate Major: English & Psychology

Hometown: Bedford Heights, OH (Cleveland)

Professional Interests: Residence Life, Student Conduct

Why did you choose OU? Location, cohort model, assistantship & practicum opportunities, Athens is BEAUTIFUL.
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Julie French

jf091611@ohio.edu

GA Position: Allen Student Help Center

Undergraduate Institution: Northwestern University

Undergraduate Major: Journalism

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

Professional Interests: Academic and Career Advising, Service-Learning

Why did you choose OU? Great opportunities for practical experience.
 Kate

Kate Steven

ks183807@ohio.edu

GA Position: Allen Student Help Center

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Specialized Studies

Hometown: Medina, OH

Professional Interests: First-year experience, orientation, academic advising, athletic advising.

Why did you choose OU? It's a beautiful campus with a great community feel - so I chose it twice!
 Laney

Laney Preston

ep322804@ohio.edu

GA Position: Tutoring Services

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Family Studies

Hometown: Johnstown, Ohio

Professional Interests: Academic advising, multicultural services

Why did you choose OU? The faculty and staff welcomed me, they were very friendly! I also came for undergrad because of the marching band!
 Laura

Laura Thomas

lt596611@ohio.edu

GA Position: Campus Recreation Graduate Assistant Director, Club Sports

Undergraduate Institution: Texas State University-San Marcos

Undergraduate Major: Recreational Administration

Hometown: Abilene, Texas

Professional Interests: Campus Recreation

Why did you choose OU? The opportunities, both on and off campus, that OU presented to me were engaging and exemplified the high quality that I was looking for in a graduate school experience.
 Mandy

Mandy Schenkemeyer

as042711@ohio.edu

GA Position: College Adjustment Program

Undergraduate Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Undergraduate Major: Human Resources and Organizational Behavior

Hometown: Johnstown, PA

Professional Interests: Advising, Leadership, Community Service, Yoga

Why did you choose OU? The town and the people are baller.
 Mary

Mary Cross

crossm@ohio.edu

GA Position: Allen Student Help Center

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: BSS:  Journalism/English

Hometown: Willoughby, Ohio

Professional Interests: Academic affairs, academic advising, teaching, learning, G.P.A. raising, college success strategies, study skills, etc.

Why did you choose OU? I chose to stay at Ohio University because it's the best place to study student development.  It's the best student centered learning experience in America!
 Matt

Matt Thomson

mt730911@ohio.edu

GA Position: Alcohol Programming, Assessment, and Evaluation

Undergraduate Institution: Bluffton University

Undergraduate Major: Child Development

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Professional Interests: Student Activities, Event Services

Why did you choose OU? Because I had friends who were in the program before me, and they really enjoyed their time here at OU.
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Natalie Hamel

Nh099611@ohio.edu

GA Position: Allen Student Help Center

Undergraduate Institution: Miami University

Undergraduate Major: Psychology

Hometown: Dayton, OH

Professional Interests: New Student Programs, Student Activities, Programming

Why did you choose OU? Great GAs, faculty, and practicum opportunities!
 Nicole

Nicole Mitani

NM528211@ohio.edu

GA Position: Facility Personnel Ping Center

Undergraduate Institution: UCLA

Undergraduate Major: Political Science

Hometown: Chino, CA

Professional Interests: "National Intramural Recreational Sports Association - NIRSA, Campus Recreation, Facility Operations

Why did you choose OU? I chose OU because of the nationally prominent campus recreation department that they have. Having the opportunity to work and learn from professionals that are well known in their field was appealing to me and what I would like to do in the future.
 Sam

Samantha Baker

sb398806@ohio.edu

GA Position: Allen Student Help Center

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Psychology

Hometown: Olmsted Falls, OH

Professional Interests: Academic Advising, Orientation

Why did you choose OU? The faculty and staff are great and I knew I already loved OU as an undergraduate!
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Sarah Pankratz

sp229606@ohio.edu

GA Position: Learning Community Programs: Peer Mentor and Activities Coordinator

Undergraduate Institution: Bowling Green State University

Undergraduate Major: Sport Management

Hometown: Lorain, OH

Professional Interests: Greek Life, Campus Programming/Activities, First Year Experience

Why did you choose OU? I fell in love with the campus environment and the fact I could get a variety of practical experiences in student affairs during my two years in the program.
 Sean

Sean Butler

sb983511@ohio.edu

GA Position: Graduate Assistant Director for Intramural Sports

Undergraduate Institution: Elon University

Undergraduate Major: Exercise/Sports Science

Hometown: Roxbury, New Jersey

Professional Interests: I officiate at regional and national Flag Football and Basketball tournaments around the country and officiate High School Football and Basketball. I also, work with Turning Points helping students on academic probation learn study skills to help get them back on the right track.

Why did you choose OU? I chose OU because of the prestigious Intramural Program and the national recognition OU gets especially in the Recreation profession.
 Todd

Todd Thomas

tt988111@ohio.edu

GA Position: Advisor to the Interfraternal Council

Undergraduate Institution: Otterbein University

Undergraduate Major: Sociology

Hometown: Carey, OH

Professional Interests: Greek Life, Judicial Affiars, Leadership

Why did you choose OU? It felt right. I wanted a large school with a program that was very close and that's what I found at OU.

 

 

Class of 2012

  Alex Kasik

Ak225710@ohio.edu

GA Position: 2010-2011: Resident Director, 2011-2012: Office of Community Standards

Undergraduate Institution: Colorado Mesa University

Undergraduate Major: History

Hometown: Hotchkiss, CO

Professional Interests: Residence Life, Women's Centers, Greek Life, Conduct, Academic Advising

Why did you choose OU? Beautiful location, Alumni referred me, seminar paper enticing, interview weekend

bestali1  Ali Woodworth

aw800110@ohio.edu

GA Position: Career Services- Outreach to Student Groups and Organizations

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio State University

Undergraduate Major: Strategic Comminication/ Marketing

Hometown: Madison, OH

Professional Interests: Career Services and Academic Advising

Why did you choose OU? The variety of opportunities to get involved in the Division of Student Affairs.


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Ama Economy

kt301810@ohio.edu

GA Position: Learning Communities

Undergraduate Institution: Coe College

Undergraduate Major: Art and Public Relations

Hometown: Marion, Iowa

Professional Interests: Leadership, Student Activities, LGBT

Why did you choose OU? Because compared to the other schools I applied to the program was very personal and Interview Weekend had a huge influence on me. I felt so welcomed and knew that OU was the place for me. :)

 Benheadshot Benjamin Palmer

bp103504@ohio.edu

GA Position: Peer Mentor and Activities Coordinator, Ohio University Learning Communities

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Specialized Studies

Hometown: Dublin, Ohio

Professional Interests: Student Advocacy, Off-Campus Living, Residential Housing, Policy Assessment, Innovation, Student Leadership, Mentoring

Why did you choose OU? The professional development opportunities in the CSP program!

 

  Cimmeron Taylor

ct261610@ohio.edu

GA Position: Bobcat Student Orientation

Undergraduate Institution: Wright State University

Undergraduate Major: Communication

Hometown: New Bremen, OH

Professional Interests: Orientation and First Year Experience

Why did you choose OU? I loved the practical experience that Ohio University students receive in this program and the collaboration with student affairs and university administrators.

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Dane Johnston

dj178310@ohio.edu

GA Position: Event Services, Administration

Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University

Undergraduate Major: International Relations & Diplomacy

Hometown: Warren, OH

Professional Interests: Advising, Facilities,  Event Services, Large Event Logistics

Why did you choose OU? Ohio University's College Student Personnel program provides students with the ability to gain valuable work experience while concurrently attend classes.  There are an infinite amount of practica opportunities and the faculty will help you shape any experience into an adventure that you are sure to learn and grow in.   


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David Manley

dm352410@ohio.edu

GA Position: Career Services

Undergraduate Institution: St. Olaf College

Undergraduate Major: Political Sciene and Hispanic Studies

Hometown: Apple Valley, MN

Professional Interests: Career Services

Why did you choose OU? OU provides a great mixture of academic challenges and practical experience.


 Erica

Erica Schwartz

es321110@ohio.edu

GA Position: Advisor to the Women's Panhellenic Council

Undergraduate Institution: Bowling Green State University

Undergraduate Major: Psychology

Hometown: Rochester, MI

Professional Interests: I would love to pursue a career in Greek Life or Student Activities. I spent my first year in the program in Academic Advising and realized I missed working with student organizations. Graduate Assistantships and practicums are an excellent way to get a feel for what you would like to do in the future.

Why did you choose OU? I chose Ohio because of the unique opportunities it provided. I loved the faculty and the counseling component of the program. I was also excited to have the opportunity to be a Greek House director which was something I could not do at all the universities I looked at.


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Haley Drometer

hd223310@ohio.edu

GA Position: Campus Recreation - Intramural and Club Sports

Undergraduate Institution: Georgia Southern University

Undergraduate Major: History

Hometown: Grayson, GA

Professional Interests: Collegiate Recreational Sports, Career Services, Leadership and Civic Engagement

Why did you choose OU? For a nationally prominent assistantship with Campus Recreation that included an institution with a college student personnel program that incorporated experiential learning components.


 

John Hummell

jh399610@ohio.edu

GA Position: Off-Campus Living

Undergraduate Institution: Miami University

Undergraduate Major: Finance, Decision Science

Hometown: Philadelphia

Professional Interests: Off-Campus Student Services, Assessment, Enrollment Management, Institutional Research, Advising.

Why did you choose OU? I fell in love with OU's residential campus and with the open, progressive vibe of Athens. My GA also has given me the opportunity to work with some incredible student leaders on meaningful projects.


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Kristy Barngrover

kb179110@ohio.edu

GA Position: Office of the Dean of Students

Undergraduate Institution: Denison University

Undergraduate Major: Sociology/Anthropology

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Professional Interests: Orientation, Student Activities and Leadership

Why did you choose OU? I loved the idea of being at a big school but having a small cohort. I was impressed by the friendliness of the faculty, students and Student Affairs staff!


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Scott Gill-Jacobson

gill-jac@ohio.edu

GA Position: Residential Housing

Undergraduate Institution: Florida Southern College

Undergraduate Major: History

Hometown: Toledo

Professional Interests: Housing, Student Activites

Why did you choose OU? I chose OU because it offered the most opportunity for me to learn and advance my career


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Vincent Harris

vh219210@ohio.edu

GA Position: LINKs Peer Mentoring Program- OMSAR

Undergraduate Institution: Auburn University, AL 2006

Undergraduate Major: Mass Communication, Minor: Marketing

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Professional Interests: Access and Retention Programs, Multicultural Mentoring Programs, Student Programing, Student Activities, Dean of Students offices,

Why did you choose OU? Because of the theory to practice experience that OU's CSP offers, and because of our funding options for Graduate Students.


 bestzach2 Zach Pavol

zp236800@ohio.edu

GA Position: Career Services - Employer Relations

Undergraduate Institution: Ohio University

Undergraduate Major: Communication

Hometown: Columbus, OH

Professional Interests: Career Services, Advising

Why did you choose OU? The focus on practical application of theory - graduate assistantship and multiple practicum experiences, the great people I met during interview weekend, and the overall college experience at OU is second to none

   



 
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