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.]



This is my class, Class 18, of Alpha Zeta Partners, an honorary for students in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. As a class, we go through four seminars, one of which is six weeks in Piracicaba, Brazil, but also participate in other events as an honorary, such as meetings, fundraisers, and community service events. This picture was taken at our initiation ceremony in Spring 2016.

About Me



Hello everyone! My name is Mary Jenkins and I am a second- year student majoring in Agricultural Communication with a minor in Spanish. At Ohio State, I am involved in numerous organizations, such as Cru, Alpha Zeta Partners, and Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow.  With Alpha Zeta Partners, I had the chance to study abroad in Piracicaba, Brazil, where I spent six weeks studying at a branch of the University of Sao Paolo. Currently, I am completing an internship with the National 4-H Council in Washington, D.C. There I am giving tours to 4-Hers from around the country and putting on workshops for them at the 4-H Center. As an Agricultural Communication major, there are many career opportunities for me, but I would love to find a career within the media, perhaps in broadcasting or journalism.