Colleague Congrats

Martha Compton and Tasha Gardone shine into summer


Martha Compton


On May 26, Director of Community Standards and Student Responsibility Martha Compton joined with colleagues to facilitate a webinar for the Association for Student Conduct Administration on secondary trauma in student affairs and student conduct professions. Professionals from around the country tuned into Compton’s presentation, which addressed the signs, symptoms and management of compassion fatigue.

This summer, Compton will further expand her professional portfolio as a faculty member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration’s Donald D. Gehring Academy. The 2016 Donald D. Gehring Academy will take place from June 13-16 at the University of California - Berkeley and July 11-14 in Indianapolis.



Tasha Gardone


On May 16, Marketing and Design Specialist Tasha Gardone was awarded an Ohio University Communication Award for excellence in marketing and branding at University Communications and Marketing’s annual Campus Communicator Network Expo. The award recognized the #BobcatsOfAthens social media campaign, which was implemented under Gardone’s direction during Homecoming 2015.

Adapted from the popular Facebook page, “Humans of New York,” #BobcatsOfAthens aimed to highlight alumni, connect Student Affairs employees with students and promote DOSA departments in keeping with the Homecoming theme, “Same Bricks, Different Stories.” At the end of the week-long implementation, the six Instagram and Facebook posts had yielded 1,300 engagements and 43,161 impressions. #BobcatsOfAthens can be viewed here.