Today's Update: Friday, June 9, 2023

June 9, 2023

Dear Student Life team, 

Happy High Five Friday. 

O-H! What a Celebration we had! High Fives to everyone who came to our end-of-the-year party at the ‘Shoe Wednesday, and High Fives to those who helped organize the event, including Aubrie Smith, Tracy Stuck, Sean Stewart, Morgan Hammonds, Stephanie Lingofelter, Kellie Uhrig, Josephine Obeng, Brittany Crall, Wes Lindsey, Tom Reeves, Angie Wellman and Jennifer Chilman. High Fives as well to those who helped the event go smoothly including Zia Ahmed, Josh Bodnar, Maureen Cahill, Jen Cottrell, John Cronin, Andew Crow, Dave DeAngelo, Dan Huffman, Tanisha Jenkins, Ryan Lovell, Cheryl Lyons, Anne McDaniel, Kim Monteaux De Freitas, Charity Martin-King, Kim Pachell, Tiffany Quattlebaum, Erica Regan, Stacey Renker, Micky Sharma, Qiana Smith, Stacy Smith, Carla Smith Jones, Drew Stark, Beth Ullum, Re’Nesha Weston, Candyce Williams and Dave Wiseley. 

A Columbus Dispatch reporter was on campus this week to gather information on our program to get residence hall rooms and other spaces ready for fall. High Five to Andrew Crow for leading the tour, and High Fives to Eric Craft, Carl Johnson, Anthony Navarro, Erlinda Lowery, Kristin Knisley, Jack Cilles and Aubrie Smith for helping to tell our great story. Watch for it in the coming weeks.  

High Five to John Price, Esports Program Manager in Rec Sports, who was recently featured on WOSU’s All Sides discussing Esports at Ohio State and across the country. Dr. Price did an excellent job representing Rec Sports and the university. The segment is online.  

Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement suggests a High Five to Jen Pelletier for jumping in to assist with the Commuter Orientation session so that their whole team could spend the day together at a retreat. High Five, Jen!  

High Fives to the Student Life team members who went out of their way to help our University Communications colleagues with some logistical challenges: Aliya Beavers, Estrella Jacobsen, John Cronin, Dave Isaacs, Steve Cihon, Drew Stark and Aubrie Smith. 

Ryan Patel of Counseling and Consultation Service gets a High Five for becoming a board member of the American College Health Association. He planned the organization’s recent national conference in Boston, which saw one of the highest attendance numbers in ACHA’s 100+ year history.   

High Fives to Walt Vivod and Dessy Trisnoadi on the Facilities Operations team. A colleague says, “They do a fantastic job and I’m continuously impressed by their diligence and attention to detail. They are also always so kind with go-getter, team-oriented attitudes in everything they do. Their hard work is integral to the success of our facilities, and I wanted to make sure they’re noticed for all they do to support our students’ residential experiences!” 

Have a Scarlet and Great weekend!  


Melissa S. Shivers, PhD

Senior Vice President for Student Life
The Ohio State University