Today's Update: April 1, 2022

April 1, 2022

No April Fools here; happy High Five Friday! 

First, High Five to all our Ohio State graduate and professional students, especially our Student Life Graduate Teaching and Research Associates. Next week is Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.  

The team at the Student Wellness Center want a High Five to their colleague Jen Forsberg for what they describe as “her tireless work behind the scenes to ensure the Student Wellness Center is set up to serve students and create a positive, welcoming office environment where students feel supported.” High Five, Jen!  

High Five to the Buckeye Careers team and partners for conducting resume reviews and mock interviews for students participating in the Dental Hygiene and Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) programs. These were both “all-hands on deck” events and everyone pitched in to support. High Five to Ryan Wilhelm for organizing these successful events and collaborating with our university partners. 

A big High Five also goes to Preston Tartt and Mindy Clagg for their support of the various freedom of expression activities this week. 

Those who work behind the scenes to keep our operation running smoothly deserve High Fives. Here are a couple of recent examples: 

Dustin Whitley with Student Life Technology Services gets a High Five for fixing a team member’s software issue that had previously stumped everyone else. 

Nominated by Dining Services, High Fives to Troy Keller, Tom Roush, Mike Brecht, Mark Burkhart, Jeremiah Odoi and Paul Matlow for going above and beyond to keep the equipment running in Traditions at Kennedy. 

High Five to Recreational Sports’ Nick Pangio for testing, planning and launching a very smooth registration process for Camp Recky.  It will be exciting to see kids from the community enjoying Camp Recky this summer – I haven’t had a chance to experience this at Ohio State yet, and I can’t wait! 

Have a Scarlet and Great weekend!  


Melissa S. Shivers, PhD 

Senior Vice President for Student Life 
The Ohio State University