Ohio State is full of opportunities. A goal of mine from the beginning was to get as much out of this university as possible and I feel as though I have taken advantage of these opportunities to their full potential. As far as Global Awareness, I have had the pleasure to meet several students from various backgrounds. I am also a part of Sigma Epsilon Phi – a greek orthodox “fratority” on campus that allows Greek Orthodox students at OSU to gain a sense of community while explore their Greek heritage. Along with this, I have achieved Original Inquiry within my scholars program. In February of 2018, I led a service project with Fatih Missions Homeless Shelter and was able to create a personalized event for the men of the shelter. We had a Super Bowl party and a sock drive as well. It was amazing to see all of my teams ideas come to life with the help of my leadership. In addition, I have been able to further my academic enrichment beyond the classroom through my extracurriculars and even internship opportunities. This past summer I worked for an amazing company, The NRP Group LLC, in downtown Cleveland. I enhanced my skills from the classroom and applied them to real world experience in the field of Human Resources. With Mount Leadership Society Scholars I have been able to enhance my Leadership Development in so many ways. I have led various groups on projects including “Leadersagna”, Faith Missions, and more! I consider myself a great leader, however this program has helped foster even more leadership skills than before! Lastly, I consider myself to be heavily involved in service at OSU. This year I am working toward a 50 hour goal! So far, I am working at the Clintonville Resource Center’s Food Pantry and plan to work with RISE Boys and Girls Club in the future. My other extracurriculars also provide several outlets for service such as Off The Lake Productions (non-profit theatre organization that donates all proceeds to charity) and Sigma Epsilon Phi (works with Orthodox Christian Mission Center). Overall, I am very fortunate with all that I have done here at OSU and I am eager to expand my experiences!
Home: a place where you feel safe, secure, and supported. When someone says “home”, I think of the chapel at Camp Nazareth. Camp Nazareth is an Orthodox camp ground located in Mercer, PA and is also the place where I spent the majority of my summer, fall, and spring breaks. This place has taught me the importance of a firm foundation in my faith and my relationship with God. This is the place where I met some of the most amazing people that continue to inspire me daily, and I know will support me throughout my life. This is the place where my heart is the fullest and I exude genuine happiness. When I walk inside this chapel, I am reminded of all of the amazing blessings God has given me. This chapel serves as a reminder of all of the experiences that have made me into the woman I am today. Camp Nazareth and the Orthodox faith have shown me the power of God’s love, the importance of service to others, and the significance of showing love to others. I cannot thank this camp enough for the incredible experiences it has afforded me, as a camper, over the last 10 years. Looking ahead, I am fortunate enough to be able to share my experiences as a counselor and mentor for those younger than me. My goal is to make them fall in love with this chapel and this faith as much as I have. Whenever I am overwhelmed or stressed, I always take a second to close my eyes and think of this beautiful chapel that I call home.
Emily Delis is a first year from Aurora, Ohio, majoring in Business with a focus of Human Resources and a minor in Theatre. Emily is excited to be a part of both the Mount Leadership Society Scholars and FisherDirect community. Throughout high school, she was heavily involved in her youth group, Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Cleveland Heights, where she held various positions such as president, treasurer, and in-reach/out-reach coordinator. Throughout her time in the group, Emily was able to lead numerous service projects in order to fulfill her love for community service. In addition, Emily was also involved in National Honors Society, Freshmen Mentorship Program, musical theatre productions, and various vocal performance groups during her high school career. At Ohio State, she is determined to be an involved and sucessful student. After completing her undergraduate career, she plans on furthering her education in Business and pursuing her MBA. When not in the classroom, Emily enjoys singing, shopping, spending time with her friends and family, and of course, cheering on the Buckeyes. If you have any questions about generalities or further involvement, please feel free to contact Emily.