Photo Partner Project


To capture Kim Buschmeier’s personality in a picture, we struggled for ideas. This however, helped us I believe. During the struggle to figure out how to represent a personality we brainstormed and laughed the whole time. Due to this project, I learned a lot about Kim. We showed each other our dorms and I learned a lot about Kim without her even telling me. I noticed she loved the Green Bay Packers from her collection of hats and souvenirs. I finally figured out whose room it was that had the cute red lamp that I saw everyday walking into the dorm. I saw pictures of her friends and family from back home and it gave me a little more context to who Kim is and what she enjoys. When asked what Kim thought her personality was like, she told me she enjoyed drawing and goofing around. I used these aspects I discovered about Kim to create this photo. In it, Kim is holding two colored pencils behind her ears, two in her mouth like a walrus, and two like claws. While I was taking the picture, I told Kim how goofy she looked and she couldn’t stop laughing. I thought this picture captured her bubbly, goofy personality well and incorporated her love for drawing with the colored pencils. I enjoyed my experience in getting to know Kim through an unconventional medium. I believe Kim Buschmeier and I found friends in each other through this project.

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.]


[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me


My name is Mary Tillman. I hail from Pittsburgh, PA-where before moving to Ohio State, I have lived my whole life. I wanted a new start and chose to move out of state to a school in which only one person in the past five years has been from the same high school as myself. I was so into a new beginning that I even changed my name when I came here. My full name is Mary Elizabeth Tillman, but I had been called Mary Beth 18 years. As a symbol of my new start, I decided to go by ‘Mary’ at Ohio State. My parents and some friends mock my new identification but I believe it is important to how I’ve changed since I have been here.