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Published: October 18, 2017 Author: Staff reports

During his investiture speech in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis spoke about 26 students who will be the inaugural members of the Presidential Leadership Society - a volunteer organization of student representatives who will host alumni and donors at presidential and University events.

A new initiative of Dr. Nellis, the Presidential Leaders will begin to build a program that supports the mission of the University and the president, share insights into the student experience, and create a bond between students and administration that will endure for years to come.

“Each of these students represent the best of what Ohio University has to offer,” says President Nellis. “They have shown strong academic integrity and a passion for experiential learning, taking advantage of the many opportunities offered here.”

Members hail from nearly every college, including diverse majors and involvements, in-state, out-of-state and international students, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as veteran and regional campus representatives. Together, they will share their unique OHIO stories, instill Bobcat pride in friends of the University, and build a legacy for those selected in the future.

Selena Walsh, Junior Communications Studies major, says of being selected, “My experience over the past three years has prepared me to support the University’s mission of being a transformative institution, where we are surrounded by other students who are passionate and proud to be Bobcats, faculty who are advancing knowledge through research and creative activity, and an administration that values the opinions of others and shared governance. I love OHIO, and I hope to be able to share that love with others through this Society.”

2017-2018 Presidential Leadership Society Members


Alec Koondel, ’18, MBA/Master of Sports Administration

Stephen McNulty, ’19, Doctor of Medicine

Hassan Nash, ’19, Master of Arts in Political Science

Tuerei Williams, ’18, Master of Education in College Student Personnel

Regional Leader:

Morgan Bivens, ’18, English – Chillicothe Campus

Presidential Leaders:

Monica Acon, ’18, Marketing

Amal Afyouni, ’19, Political Science

Max Annable, ’19, Spanish

Matthew Benson, ’20, Entrepreneurship

Hannah Britton, ’18, Journalism

Lily Bradley, ’18, Broadcast Journalism

Brendan Conley, ’18, Health Services Administration

Alisa Hill, ’19, Mathematics

Alvin Chaney, ’20, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dylan Denner, ’19, Computer Engineering

Andrew Hohman, ’18, Journalism

Haley Kennedy, ’19, Psychology

Zachary Kennedy, ’19, Economics

Tracy Kondrit, ’19, Middle Childhood Education

Saide Lamparyk, ’19, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Gabriella Lopez, ’19, Biology

Sahuaro Marzlof, ’19, International Business

Chais Michael, ’19, Child & Family Studies

Helena Petrik, ’19, Finance

Allison Valeda-Maiden, ’18, Communication Studies

Selena Walsh, ’19, Communication Studies

For additional information, please go to www.ohio.edu/president/presidential-leadership-society.cfm.