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President Stewart Gonzalez surprises students with cookies during “Finals by Alden”

Mimi Calhoun
May 3, 2024
Ohio University Libraries’ biannual “Finals by Alden” event occurred from April 22 to May 1 and was as successful as ever. With so many activities and goodies to help prepare students for finals and to alleviate some end of semester stress, the Libraries’ offered things such as goodie bags, button making activities and even a surprise appearance by the President.
President Lori Stewart Gonzalez and Lyn Redington, vice president for Student Affairs, visited Alden Library on Tuesday, April 30 with cookies and refreshments from OHIO’s culinary services. Both walked around the Library offering those treats to students working and studying hard for finals week, as a little pick-me-up and a small push toward the last leg of the school year. As always, OHIO and University Libraries are here to help ease student’s stress as the semester comes to a close. Check out some images from the event below:


Photo of Ohio University President Lori Stewart Gonzalez giving cookies to student during finals.
Lee Thompson, a student at OHIO, reacts in amazement to Lori Stewart Gonzalez, the 23rd president of Ohio University, as she passes out cookies and drinks at Alden Library.


Photo of Gonzalez and Dr. Lyn Redington handing out cookies during finals week.
Gonzalez and Dr. Lyn Redington, vice president for Student Affairs, gives treats to Christabel Agyeman, a freshman at OHIO, and Chidi Kevin Mabatah, a freshman in pre-nursing, as they work at the Libraries’ computer stations during finals week.


Photo of cookies being handed out
Water and a variety of cookies prepared by OHIO’s Culinary were handed out as a sweet treat and refreshing drink options for hard working students.


Photo of Gonzalez and Redington pushing a cart of cookies and water
Gonzalez and Redington wheel along a cart of cookies and water bottles across the second floor of Alden Library. The surprise treat was meant to help give students a last boost of energy to finish finals week and the semester.


Photo of Shelby Lane receiving cookies from President Gonzalez
Shelby Lane, a sophomore studying criminology and sociology, and Sydney Goss, a sophomore studying forensic chemistry, look over the many cookie bags from Redington and Gonzalez to decide what flavor they’d like.


Photo of President Gonzalez posing with Libby Nilsen and Kayten Deering
Libby Nilsen, a freshman at OHIO, and Kayten Deering, a student at OHIO, pose with Gonzalez during the milk and cookies event on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.


Photo of Aoife McLaughlin and Sophia Kuhar receiving water from President Gonzalez
Aoife McLaughlin and Sophia Kuhar, both freshman studying environmental studies, receive an unexpected treat from the President’s Office, Student Affairs and University Libraries as they prepare for finals.
Photos by Charlie Nick/Ohio University Libraries