Today's Update: Friday, December 1, 2023

December 1, 2023

Dear Student Life team, 

Happy High Five Friday. 

High Five to Ben Daleiden in Financial Management for, as a colleague put it, “being a great partner and explaining complex financial concepts in a really easy to understand way. He is amazing to work with." 

Dan Hausman of Student Life Technology Services gets a High Five for taking part of his Thanksgiving holiday to fix an issue.  

The Center for Belonging and Social Change gets a High Five for hosting Ohio State’s Buckeyes for a Day program that saw 149 Columbus fifth-graders on campus for a visit so they could see that college is a realistic goal. The program was featured in the Inside Columbus City Schools Newsletter.  

A High Five to Chelsea Black for her leadership in planning the recent STEP Expo and to the rest of the STEP team who supported the event including Susie Whittington, Julie Schultz, Hillary Carter, Audrey Evans, Addie Green, Maddie Klang and Caitlyn Tietje.  

High Fives as well to all the Student Life team members who served as STEP session reviewers who met with participants about their completed projects, including D'Arcy Oaks, Dave DeAngelo, Rachel Stefancic, Ben Raines, Hannah Getz, Jennifer Chilman, Peter Hansen, Jason Goodman, Anne McDaniel, Dani Rodriguez Pacheco, Nancy Thompson, Gabi Bockelman, Matthew Altendorf, Kim Monteaux De Freitas, Julie Sanzone, Meagen Rinard, Cassie Smith, Barb Kefalas, Leah Wheeler, Macy Mize, Danny Glassmann, Jayden Messer, Eric Jaburek, Leah Halper, Taylor Koon, Erica Szeyller, Marjorie Freggens, Anna Wagner, Matt Couch, Ian Trautman, Jennifer Nelson, Rebecca Kapusta, Julius Mayo, Austin Borreson, Christopher Brown, Mollie Workman and Ryan Lovell. 

Nick Fowler, Kristen Hill and Dave Isaacs get High Fives for putting out the word asking for donations to the Buckeye Food Alliance food pantry and Buckeye Career’s Clothes Closet. Their appeal is already bringing in non-perishable food items and gently used business clothes to support our students. 

Have a Scarlet and Great weekend!  


 Melissa S. Shivers, PhD   
Senior Vice President for Student Life    
The Ohio State University