October 2019 Advisor of the Month

Check out some of the wonderful things our advising colleagues have done this month! Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students in your areas and OSU!

Meg Downing Meg has taken on a lot this semester with helping to coordinate our 3 large survey sections and making sure everything is running smoothly with the schedules for the sections and making sure we are all on the same page as instructors. She has also been a wonderful support as always in advising and helping to make sure that student needs and concerns are taken care of and helping with my many questions when it has come to some more complicated petition situations.
Liz McGinnis Liz is our person for creating updates to the website. She usually has a turn-around time for the needed updates of a day or less. Often she must complete multiple updates in a single week. Her quick response to meet the needs of the office, keeping all of our information up to date is greatly appreciated. Basically, she rocks!
Angie Lecount Melamed Angie is patient and thorough in handling a very large roster of Biochem majors. In addition, she helped me out in October by trading Monday morning Walk-ins to accommodate an unexpected conflict. She also helped us run special 10th Friday Walk-ins, and does a great job talking to prospective Chem & Biochem majors at the NMS Overview Sessions.
Leah Schuh Leah does an incredible job of helping our new first year, transfer, and campus change students adjust to Columbus campus. She organizes our orientation and survey courses to help students seamlessly transition into their first semester at Ohio State. She also provides tremendous support to her colleagues so that we can advise our students effectively. She is the definition of a team player and adds so much to the EHE undergraduate student services office.
Jeremy Swisher Jeremy is an absolute rock star! He is an exceptional academic advisor and a supportive coworker. I’m so glad that he is part of our team! =)
Laura Whitaker Laura has taken on a lot during autumn semester. However, her attitude toward the extra commitment is awesome! Recently in a meeting her comment was, “it needed done, I just did it.” This says it all. I went to update a form for spring semester and she had already done the update. In short, she rocks!
Alison Baker, Laura Whitaker, & Alisa Paulsen The psychology office has been CRAZY this semester since we’re down two advisors and, more recently, our front desk administrator. I am so impressed by and thankful for our team and the ways in which we have all stepped up to support one another. Alisa is now managing our desk and Laura and Alison in spite of having fully booked calendars until December (that’s right) AND regularly seeing 12-13 students during our drop-ins (3 times a week now for 2 hours) are positive and able to laugh about it. You all rock.

The winners of this month’s ACADAOS raffle are… Meg Downing and Angie Lecount Melamed! Congratulations!

September 2019 Advisor of the Month

Check out some of the wonderful things our advising colleagues have done this month! Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students in your areas and OSU!

 Nadia Barksdale She’s an exceptional advisor who goes the extra mile to also be a great colleague.
 Katie Bush Katie has done a great job of helping develop the ACADAOS mentorship program this semester, work on the professional development committee, and Autumn Advising Conference planning committee. Katie is a constant resource for new advisors to learn from and grow as professionals.
 Nancy Coscia Nancy has been a great leader for the ACADAOS professional development committee. Through her leadership, she has ensured the 2019-2020 professional development for ACADAOS was solidified well before the academic year began. Nancy is a constant support to her committee and is open to ideas as they arise. Nancy has also had some role transition within her department and has truly given it her all.
 Niki Jaburek Niki is a shining example of an advisor that goes above and beyond her job responsibilities. She is continuously improving and honing her skills as an advisor, as well as, improving the peer mentor program in her department and participating on multiple committees for ACADAOS. Her organizational skills are admirable and her OnCourse knowledge extremely helpful and valuable.
 Lisa Jerele Lisa is an amazing co-worker and advisor. She’s stepped up in so many areas including advising student athletes, and she did a tremendous job planning our Open House. Her support and guidance has been so helpful this year. We really appreciate all of the hard work and dedication she has towards students and our department!
 Kim Tackett Kim is so passionate about her work with students. She strives to make her students feel comfortable and supported in Survey class, so much so that she offers high fives to all of her students as they enter her classroom. She goes out of her way to ensure students feel like they are more than just a number. Kim also challenges her students to think critically and reflect on choices when met with obstacles. Even with a large advising roster, she reaches out to students individually to check in on things and follow up when needed. Kim truly cares about her students being successful and goes out of her way to show them that even though the university is large, students can still build a one-on-one connection with university staff members.
 Kami Westhoff This semester, Kami coordinated the freshman Survey course, our Peer Mentor program, and was instrumental in the hiring of work study students for our office. All of this is in addition to advising her students which she always does with great care and compassion. Thank you, Kami!

The winners of this month’s ACADAOS raffle are… Kim Tackett and Kami Westhoff! Congratulations!

Working with Students with ADHD

Please join us for the first Brown Bag Lunch event of the semester on Tuesday, September 24th, from 12:00pm-1pm in PAES A143. Tiffany Halsell, Graduate Student Services Coordinator from the College of Education and Human Ecology, will be facilitating the discussion. She is trained in coaching teens and college students with ADHD how to make positive life changes and will share ways we can better support our students with ADHD.

Please RSVP for the event if you can, so we make sure to have enough materials for everyone. RSVP at the following link: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8oykcYzAlwnvwnb.

Feel free to bring your lunch, and we hope to see you there!

Professional Development Committee

August 2019 Advisor of the Month

Check out some of the wonderful things our advising colleagues have done this month! Thank you to each of you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students in your areas and OSU!

Anna Corlew Anna has been amazing and so helpful answering all of my questions about course scheduling. She is patient with me and she helps me find new ways to make scheduling courses easier.
Ericka Gunn Ericka is a great team-player, and a highly competent advisor. She is always ready and willing to help students and support us her colleagues individually and collectively as we all work hard to serve our students well.
Lima Campus Advising Staff The past few months, the team has risen to the occasion with different campus initiatives. These included utilizing the iPad during orientations for students to schedule their classes, learning new material in order to be prepared to instruct Survey on our campus, etc. to support students and their success. Thank you Lori Schleeter, Deborah Barton, Wendy Hedrick, Marissa Snyder, Karen Meyer, and Courtney Roeder for “stepping up to the plate” and knocking the tasks out of the park. I appreciate it and our campus does as well!
Karen Royce I am nominating Karen because she is willing to go the extra mile to work with students and help them out, even during the busiest of times.

Karen is a great source of knowledge, help, and patience when it comes to helping the Arts and Sciences advisors set up Carmen for the Arts and Sciences freshman survey classes. She provided a lot of help for me in regards to setting up Carmen for my survey class, and I am very grateful to Karen for the help and reassurance she provided me. She also provided extra help for the BIO SCI advisors during many of the BIO SCI Day 1 orientation sessions during the summer. It was great to have Karen there to assist with the questions after the Day 1 academic planning session. Karen is very knowledgeable about University policies, Arts and Sciences policies, and Ohio State information in general, and she is very kind, patient, and compassionate when answering questions. Her dedication to helping advisors is awesome and very much appreciated!

Hillary Stanley Always goes above and beyond for others! ALWAYS is willing to help, especially during busy times!

The winners of this month’s ACADAOS raffle are… the Lima Campus Advising Staff! Congratulations!


NACADA’s Virtual Conference: Building Community and Embracing Change: The Global Voices of Women in Academic Advising

Hello ACADAOS Members,

The Professional Development Committee is sponsoring a viewing of NACADA’s Virtual Conference: Building Community and Embracing Change: The Global Voices of Women in Academic Advising

Sessions begin each hour!

Tuesday., Sept. 10

Starting at 10am -5pm

Baker Systems 210E

Please register to attend:  24 Hour Conference

(Registration is not required, but helpful for planning purposes.)

Schedule of sessions at On NACADA’s Website

Please feel free to share this with others who might be interested.

The Professional Development Committee