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.]

About Me

My name is Maddy Van Buren and I am currently a freshman at The Ohio State University. I was born and raised in North Canton, Ohio until moving to Columbus for college. I’m a very driven person and student. I hope to attain a degree with a major in Communication and a minor in Media Production and Analysis. Although I am very motivated in my studies, I’m an easygoing person. I enjoy being a well-rounded scholar and love to try new things. I love going to concerts, exploring the area, hiking, and enjoying time with family/friends.  In my first year here at college, I am involved with MMC (Media, Marketing, and Communication Scholars) MTAB (Morrill Tower Activities Board) and RHAC (Resident Hall Advisory Council). Learning, discovering, and finding myself at college is my main goal right now and I hope to never stop learning about the world around me

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