Today's Update: Friday, March 24, 2023

March 24, 2023

Dear Student Life team,

Happy High Five Friday! 

I hope you are settling back in after Spring Break, and ready to take on the rest of the semester. High Five to you if you found ways to refresh and rejuvenate.  

High Five if you made it to one of our Scarlet and Great Gatherings yesterday. In addition to catching up with colleagues, our team put together 160 coloring kits and 200 mini-coping kits that will be taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, hundreds of paper flowers with uplifting messages to be placed in coffee sleeves at Espress O-H and 100 cards to go to residents in elder care facilities. Food items for the Buckeye Food Alliance pantry and clothing for Career Closet were also collected. High Fives to everyone who helped out, including Prestin Minter, Troy Keller, Chris Antjas, Rachel DeMooy, Will Cangialosi, Kim Pachell, Zia Ahmed, Anne McDaniel, Tanisha Jenkins, Angie Wellman, Danny Glassmann, Brendan Greisberger, John Link, Kristen Rupert Davis, Gladys Gibbs, Shawnte’ Elbert, Shina Drummond, Stacey Renker, Julie Schultz, Re'Nesha Weston, Tiffany Quattlebaum, Dave Wiseley, Dan Huffman, Aubrie Smith, Kim Traverse, Jennifer Chilman, Morgan Hammonds, Stacy Smith, Dave Isaacs, Kellie Uhrig and Ryan Lovell. 

We had a major event in the Ohio Union this week, and High Fives to everyone who helped it go smoothly and safely, including Natalie Hornback, Jeff Pelletier, Jen Pelletier, Felix Alonso, Hunter Hartwig, Ryan Lovell, Matt Couch, Teri Cugliari, John Cronin, Drew Stark, Steve Cihon, Danny Glassmann, Preston Tartt, Mindy Clagg, Stacey Renker, Victoria Weaver, Megan Haddock, Adrienne Gladish, Clint Daugherty, Colleen Lins, Paul Wojdacz, Bridget Hildreth, Robert Jackson, Otis Palmer, Bryan Herbst, Tuyet Pham, Chris Jones, Kirk Winters, Kevin Bledsoe, Troy Keller, John Bledsoe and Josh Bodnar. 

High Fives to Buckeye Careers staff who, in collaboration with career coaches from the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Fisher College of Business and the Mansfield campus, assisted the graduating class of Dental Hygiene students by having each of their resumes reviewed and completing one-on-one mock interviews in preparation for their job search. 

There was an Off-Campus Safety Walk just before break led by the team in the Willie J. Young Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement. High Fives to those involved, including Allen Antonelli, Michael Baxter, Jack Brennan, Dilna Cama, Rachel DeMooy, Elyssa Dorman, Cam Anello, Tad Fisher, Sherwin Granger, Marcus Grimes, Dennis Jeffrey, Hosanna Josephat, Thomas Klosterman, James MacGregor, Tyler Mitchell, Steven Reynolds, Tom Schneider, Ken Snow, Rochelle Toth, Brent Vogel and Doug Welker. The group was able to reach almost 500 students, providing spring break and party smart tips. If you want to help out with the next walk on Wednesday, April 5, you can sign up online at  

Do you have a colleague who is doing extraordinary work? Send me a note. I’d love to include them in an upcoming High Five Friday message. Nothing makes me happier than to celebrate the successes of our amazing Student Life team. 

I hope everyone has a Scarlet and Great weekend, including the Ohio State Women’s Basketball Team who will be taking on UConn in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 – GO BUCKEYES! 


Melissa S. Shivers, PhD 

Senior Vice President for Student Life 
The Ohio State University