Past Hidden Gem Awardees
2020 Hidden Gem Awardees
Lindsay Radomski, Administrative Specialist, Social and Public Health, College of Health Sciences and Professions
Lindsay Radomski currently serves as the Administrative Specialist for the Department of Social and Public Health in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. She is a proud OHIO alumna, graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and received certificates in Diversity Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. She loves that each day in her job is completely different from the next. She has a passion for working with people and prides herself on her customer service as she is often the first impression people have with our department.
Outside of work, she loves spending time with family and friends, but most of all adventuring around Athens with her dog Nelson.
Christina K. Wright, Assistant Professor of Instruction, COSMA Director and Multicultural Faculty-in-Residence, College of Business
Christina K. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Instruction, COSMA Director and Multicultural Faculty-in-Residence in the College of Business at Ohio University (OHIO). Christina returns to her alma mater after spending six years at the NCAA. At the NCAA, Christina served as the resident “career coach,” responsible for training and development of the national office staff, staff engagement, internal communications and performance management.
She currently serves on the National Sports Forum (NSF) Steering Committee, the OHIO SAFM Alumni Advisory Board and is chair emeritus for the NSF Business of Diversity in Sports and Entertainment committee.
Completing the MBA/MSA dual degree program at OHIO in 2010, Christina was the creative services graduate assistant for the AECOM Center for Sports Administration. She served as an event management intern at The Ohio State University and the diversity and inclusion intern in NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program.
Christina received her bachelor of arts in public communication from American University in Washington, D.C. A four-year letter winner and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative of the women’s indoor and outdoor track team, Christina finished her throwing career as the school record holder in the indoor and outdoor shot-put, and second on the All-time best list for discus
2019 Hidden Gem Awardees
Ji-Yeung Jang, Ph.D., Director, Office of Global Affairs
Ji-Yeung Jang, Ph.D., is director of the Office of Global Affairs at Ohio University where she leads the global strategy, strategic communication, and global relations and profile. Jang has worked in the field of international education for more than 17 years and promoted the global understanding and perspectives in higher education. At Ohio University, Jang has facilitated the development of global strategy, oversaw the International Education Week planning, coordinated the Tun Abdul Razak Lecture held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with more than 1,000 audience, managed institutional partnerships and incoming and outgoing delegations, and performed various monitoring and evaluation tasks. Jang aspires to strengthen the global capacity and network of higher education institutions and promote transformational relationships.
Prior to joining Ohio University, Jang worked as evaluation specialist at the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Minnesota where she also chaired the internationalization metrics subcommittee. She co-authored NAFSA’s Core Education Program curriculum of applied research. Jang received her doctorate in comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota and presented at numerous professional conferences. Currently, Jang lives in Athens, OH with her husband and two children.
Brenda Sinclair, BBA, Ohio University, Administrative Specialist, Russ College of Engineering & Technology
Brenda Sinclair is an Administrative Specialist for the Dean’s Office in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology where she has worked since November 2011. She graduated from Ohio University in June 1991 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in Finance and Management. Brenda started working at Ohio University soon after graduation in Career Services followed by the School of Interdisciplinary Arts.
In her role with the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, she is the primary contact for all room scheduling in the Academic Research Center and Stocker Center, processes budget work for the Office of Student Services, is the ET course administrator and is one of two who works in the Office of Professional Experiences. In Professional Experiences, she helps plan career fairs throughout the year, keeps track of student data and performs many other duties related to student employment and employers.
Brenda is a life-long resident of Southeastern Ohio and has two sons, Patrick and Trent.
2018 Hidden Gem Awardees
Ann Addington, Assistant Director for Health Promotion, Student Affairs
Ann Addington is the Assistant Director for Health Promotion for Tobacco, Other Drugs, and Recovery at Ohio University. She oversees the collegiate recovery program and facilitates SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) meetings on campus.
Ms. Addington holds an M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Counseling from Ohio University. She currently serves as the chairperson of Ohio University’s Stress and Anxiety Reduction Committee (SARC), a committee created to help prevent students from self-medicating symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. The focus of the committee is to help students address these issues through a comprehensive wellness program that brings together campus resources through the seven dimensions of wellness and directs students to the appropriate person(s) for assistance. She is a tobacco cessation educator and a certified SMART Recovery® facilitator. Through risk reduction programs, she coordinates campaigns on prescription drug abuse, tobacco and other drugs. Additionally, she is a member of the university’s Tobacco-Free Committee, University Hearing Board and Athens HOPE (Halting Opioid Abuse through Prevention and Education).
Cindy Haynes, Custodial, Baker Center
2017 Hidden Gem Awardees
Tammy McLain has been with Residential Custodial Services Department at Ohio University since 2000. Tammy started working at Ohio University in 1995. Tammy takes her job very seriously. For twenty-two years she has made it her goal to be a hard worker and goes above and beyond to make sure all the students and her buildings are well taken care of. She is dedicated in doing her job well. She not only does her daily tasks, many times she has stepped in to help without being asked. Tammy treats the students and her co-workers with respect. Tammy has made Athens County her home and will continue her career at Ohio University.
Patricia A. Bungard
Pat Bungard is the Administrative Services Associate in the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR). She began at Ohio University in August 2005 as a temporary employee and was hired permanently by the university in May 2007. She was awarded an NAACP Lifetime Achievement in 2010. She serves as the primary administrative support to the OMSAR staff and supervises and manages the student workers and their workload. Among her responsibilities is the coordination of the selection process for the Templeton, Rankin, Appalachian and Urban Scholars. Pat is the student's first and often last point of contact at OMSAR, and she triages and directs them to advisors and other resources. She lives in Marietta and graduated from Marietta College in 1996 as a non-traditional student. She is married, has one son and three grand-puppies. She enjoys baking and experimenting with new recipes, reading, walking, and watching sports, especially football. She and her husband are devoted Pittsburgh Steelers and West Virginia Mountaineer fans.