Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]


[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]



When I first arrived at Ohio State I knew that I wanted to get involved with the many clubs and organizations that the University had to offer. Within the first week I was able to find a club that fit my beliefs and interests perfectly. The name of this club is Real Life, which is a Christian organization and is also the second biggest club on campus. Although Real Life doesn’t directly pertain to my major, the skills that it has taught me are unmeasurable and will help me with my future goals.

Real Life meets every Sunday at the Newport Music hall on High Street, there we listen to a message and sings songs together. We also meet in small groups every Monday to have a Bible Study with the people in our dorms that are apart of Real Life. Real Life at Ohio State has taught me many things about being part of a community of people that have similar ideals. But it has also given me opportunities, through Real Life’s outreach week, to share with people on campus what I believe. It was very beneficial for me to share what I believe and be able to give reasoning behind it, This is also a important skill to have in the work force, to share your ideas and in turn listen to other peoples ideas. Through Real Life we have also been able to help people effected by natural disasters around the world. Recently we have been gathering canned foods for all of those effected by the hurricanes. This has been very helpful and has taught me that you don’t have to go to an effected area in order to help; and that there are many ways you can help people in need from home. I have learned so many things at Real Life, from conveying to others my own beliefs, to working with others, to helping those in need; it has taught me skills I will not only take with me to my future job, but will carry with me my whole life.

About Me

Mallory Dougal is a first year undergraduate student from Rochester, New York who is in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University. She is planning on getting a degree in Atmospheric Science and hopes to purse research. Mallory is a part of the Stem Scholars Program, which is very focused on undergraduate research and guiding students to succeed in their desired fields. Mallory is also involved in many of the extracurricular activities that Ohio State has to offer. She is a participant in the Meteorology club, which not only provides students the opportunity to network with professional Meteorologist’s; but also has the ability to bring undergraduates with similar interests together. She is also in Campus Crusade for Christ which is a Christian organization on Campus. When Mallory is not in class she enjoys running, painting, and hiking the Adirondacks. If you have any questions for Mallory about her journey at Ohio State, feel free to contact her!