G.A. Farewells

Graduate Assistants are the heart and soul of our division’s operations. It is through their energy, passion and dedication that DOSA is able to deliver such a wealth of programming and support services to the students of Ohio University. And so it is with mixed emotions that we bid farewell to this year’s graduating G.A.’s…


Campus Involvement Center


Shelby Delp

Position: Graduate Assistant for Tobacco, Other Drugs and Recovery Programs
Future Plans: Shelby is earning a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. She is moving back to Columbus after graduation and will be pursuing a career in accounting.

Chelsea Foster

Position: Graduate Assistant for Community Engagement
Future Plans: Chelsea is earning a master’s degree in Public Administration. She has accepted a position as a talent acquisition coordinator at Aleris headquarters in Cleveland.

Matthew Lumpp

Position: Interfraternity Council Advisor
Future Plans: Matt is graduating with a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. He is actively job searching for his next role within student affairs.

Elizabeth Stasser

Position: Multicultural Greek Council/National Pan-Hellenic Council Advisor
Future Plans: Liz will go on to complete a full time internship as a clinical mental health counselor at Positive Leaps, a child day treatment center in Cincinnati. After completing her internship, Liz will receive her master’s degree in School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.


Campus Recreation


Stephanie Fung

Position: Graduate Assistant for Student Development, Campus Recreation
Future Plans: Stephanie is earning a degree in Recreation Studies. Following graduation, she plans to pursue additional graduate study at NC State.

Kyle Schussler

Position: Graduate Assistant for OHIO Hockey & Bird Arena, Campus Recreation
Future Plans: Kyle is earning a degree in Coaching Education. He is currently interviewing with several college and professional hockey teams.

Patrick Durant

Position: Graduate Assistant for Bird Arena, Campus Recreation
Future Plans: Patrick is earning a degree in Sports Administration. Following graduation, he will be working with the USA Hockey communications department.

Anthony Gregory

Position: Graduate Assistant for Fitness, Campus Recreation
Future Plans: Anthony is earning a degree in Recreation Studies and is seeking a position in the wellness field.

Ian Smith

Position: Graduate Assistant for Bird Arena, Campus Recreation
Future Plans: Ian is earning a degree in Coaching Education and is searching for a job in the Athens area.

Patricia Suarez

Position: Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports, Campus Recreation
Future Plans: Patricia is earning a degree in Recreation Studies and is searching for jobs in the field of campus recreation.

Bridget Tasker

Position: Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports, Campus Recreation
Future Plans: Bridget is earning a degree in Recreation Studies. Following graduation, she will be interning at Indiana University.


Career and Leadership Development Center


Madeleine Elaban

Position: Graduate Assistant for Event Planning and Employer Relations
Future Plans: Madeleine is earning a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. Following graduation, she has plans to continue her education in foreign language studies.

Gracie Freireich

Position: Graduate Assistant for Employer Relations and Marketing
Future Plans: Gracie will serve as an Assistant Director of Career Management for Ohio University’s Office of Career Management within the College of Business.

Hannah Muldoon

Position: Graduate Assistant for Career and Leadership Outreach
Future Plans: Hannah is actively pursuing opportunities to utilize her unique combination of programming, event planning and student development experience in a professional role.


Community Standards and Student Responsibility


David Abshire

Position: Graduate Assistant for Community Standards & Student Responsibility
Future Plans: David is earning a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. Following graduation, he will serve as a Hall Director at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Austin LaForest

Position: Graduate Assistant for Community Standards & Student Responsibility
Future Plans: Austin is earning a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. Following graduation, he will serve as a Resident Director at High Point University in High Point, N.C.


Counseling and Psychological Services


Brett Anawaki

Position: Grad Trainee
Future Plans: Brett has accepted another grad trainee position at a local community mental health center.

Jaimie Furda

Position: Grad Trainee
Future Plans: Jamie is currently searching for a job.

Anna Kinzer

Position: BASICS Graduate Assistant
Future Plans: Anna will be interning at Indiana University Counseling Center.

JJ Lubinski

Position: Grad Trainee
Future Plans: JJ has accepted an internship at a local school.

Akansha Strivastar

Position: BASICS Graduate Assistant
Future Plans: Akansha will be interning at San Jose State University Counseling Center.

Thomas Zigo

Position: Grad Trainee
Future Plans: Thomas is currently searching for a job.


Dean of Students


Jonathan Renard

Position: Graduate Assistant for the Office of the Dean of Students
Future Plans: Jonathan is graduating with dual master’s degrees in Critical Studies and College Student Personnel. Jonathan is currently job searching.

Beth Stokey

Position: Graduate Assistant for the Margaret Boyd Scholars Program
Future Plans: Beth is graduating with a master’s degree in College Student Personnel and is currently job searching.

Jamie Patton*

Position: (Graduated) Assistant Dean of Students
Future Plans: Jamie has accepted a pastry chef assistantship with Tim Hortons. His career change comes on the heels of a successful venture in mayonnaise-filled donut making, which Patton pursued with a vengeance this past April Fools’ Day (much to his colleagues' dismay).
*Disclaimer: The above paragraph was informed by mayonnaise-filled donut consumers Dusty Kilgour and Martha Compton. Factual accuracy has not been verified.


Housing and Residence Life


Kyle Amore

Position: Graduate Resident Director
Future Plans: Kyle is earning his master’s degree in College Student Personnel and is currently job hunting.

Mary Kate Gallagher

Position: Graduate Assistant for Business Operations
Future Plans: Mary Kate is earning a master’s degree in Organizational Communications and is searching to find the best opportunity after graduation.

Lacey Rogers

Position: Graduate Resident Director
Future Plans: Lacey is earning a master’s degree in Public Administration and is currently job hunting.

Vinicius Vargas

Position: Graduate Resident Director
Future Plans: Vinicius is earning a master’s degree in College Student Personnel and has accepted a position at East Carolina University as coordinator for student organizations.

Aaron Conkling

Position: Graduate Assistant for Assessment, Recruitment and Training
Future Plans: Aaron is earning a master’s degree in College Student Personnel and is searching to find the best opportunity after graduation.

Sara Daugherty

Position: Graduate Resident Director
Future Plans: Sarah is earning a master’s degree in College Student Personnel and is currently job hunting.

Lindsay Schneider

Position: Graduate Resident Director
Future Plans: Lindsay is earning her master’s degree in College Student Personnel and is currently job searching.


Graduates: Thank you for your invaluable contributions to the Division of Student Affairs! We wish you much success in your future endeavors!