Today's Update: Friday, February 5

February 5, 2021

Dear Student Life Team, The weather has been cold, but my heart is warm with all the Scarlet and Great things our Student Life team is doing.  

A High Five goes to Patrick Edwards for making sure the sidewalks and stairs around the Ohio Union were shoveled and accessible this week.  

I saw in Slice this morning that Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service’s Dr. Stefanie Day has received an award for having one of the most outstanding articles in the Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association. High Five! 

High Five to AJ Johnson of Student Life Student Activities for being the featured “Community Connector” on the Office of Outreach and Engagement website this month. Here is the link to the article: engage.osu.edu/community-connectors-aj-johnson   

I gave a general High Five for Move-in last week, and this week I want to mention a few particular all-stars.  

For their behind the scenes help: Christy Blessing, John Cronin, Toni Greenslade-Smith and Mike Koren. 

Shuttle drivers from Facility Services: John Bledsoe, Cameron Hynes, Kristin Knisley, Daren Lehman, Brad Seaholm and Kirk Winters  

Area Coordinators: Seth Dannemiller, Rebecca Kapusta, Bridgett Keener, John Link, Jenn Miller, Tiffany Quattlebaum, Kim Traverse, Anna Wagner and Helios Yu.   

From Dining: Zia Ahmed, Nate Darder, Katie Enciso-Dougherty, Patrick Ionno, Larry Moore, Rahul Ponappa and Kathie Serif  

Residence Life: Annie Bingman, Xavier De Freitas, Heather Dwyer, Gabe Edwards, Peter Hansen, Barb Kefalas, Julius Mayo, Sean McClure, Michael Miller, Shannon Mullally, Jen Nelson, Moe Samad, Julie Sanzone, Alex Smith, Qiana Smith, Rochelle Toth, Leah Wheeler and Kyle Zufra.  

Site support:  April Adkins, Travis Barnhart, Dustin Beech, Josh Bensink, Nathan Bidwell, Chelsea Black, Josh Bodnar, Michael Bower, Victoria Bowlsbey, Lindsay Boyd, Kate Butler, Maureen Cahill, Will Cangialosi, Jennifer Chilman, Matt Couch, Andrew Crow, Seneca Crump, Teri Cugliari, Ben Daleiden, Dave DeAngelo, Olivia Degitz, Rebecca Delo, Rachel DeMooy, Aisha Echols, Patrick Edwards, Victoria Figliomeni, Jen Forsberg, Skylar Fought, Andy Fox, Jeremy Gabis, Brendan Greisberger, Molly Hall, Chris Harrigan, Hunter Hartwig, Kathleen Hatch, Tiffany Hedges, Lindsey Heil, Kerry Hodak, Rae Hofmeister, Natalie Hornback, Ashly Horton, Dan Huffman, Rob Jech, Conner Jones, Shannon Jones, Phil Julson, Sara Keefe, Ellen Kocian, Kathy Krajnak, John Kuilan, Allan Leary, Megan Leech, Caleb Lesley, Kit Lewis, Steph Lingofelter, Ryan Lovell, Chad Lowe, Cheryl Lyons, Danny Mahaffey, Anne McDaniel, Taylor Miotke, Karen Narwicz, Chris Nesler, D’Arcy Oaks, Paul O’Leary, Brooke Olson, Nick Pangio, Jen Pelletier, Niki Prete, Brooke Ranalli, Tom Reeves, Stacey Renker, Kurt Schooley, Samuel Shallenberger, Micky Sharma, Nikki Skunza, Brandon Smith, Kristin Smith, Sean Stewart, Tracy Stuck, Todd Suddeth, Krista Talstein, Zach Talstein, Preston Tartt, Brooke Theis, Christine Thompson, Nancy Thompson, Kellie Uhrig, Debra Ward, Greg Wagner, Hannah Warner, Harry Warner, Mariana Weflen, Ryan Wilhelm and Carly Zeiger. 

As you can see, it takes a great deal of effort to get everyone settled in our residence halls, but the result is so very worth it. High Fives to everyone involved (and hopefully I didn’t miss anyone – let me know if I did and I will get you next week.)  

I am doing another one of my “The Doc is In” sessions next week at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10. We can talk about whatever you want to discuss. You can sign up online: go.osu.edu/TheDocIsIn

Have a Scarlet and Great weekend.  

Melissa