Ohio Dominican University Students Named to President’s Society



Columbus, OH – Ohio Dominican University’s (ODU’s) Office of the President announced the selection of 12 juniors and seniors to the President’s Society. These students will serve as ambassadors of the President during special events on campus and at his home, including Board of Trustees meetings, major donor functions, the Black & Gold Club fundraiser, Homecoming and alumni events.  

President’s Society members are chosen on the basis of their consistently high academic performance, engagement in a variety of activities impacting student and campus life, and the embodiment of the core values and mission of the University.  

This year’s members will serve until May 2015 and include: 

Jamilah Anderson (Chemistry), Kyle Burgess (Sport Management), Kacee Hockenberry (Exercise Science), Lauren Kyre (Public Relations), Mia McGee (Early Childhood Education), Erin Messerly (Biology), Ethan Miller (Biology and Chemistry), Emily Pearson (Mathematics), Brianna Reder (Accounting), Katie Rini (Biology), Hank Schaab (Integrated Social Studies Education) and Raven Smith (Finance). 

They join three returning members for 2014-15: Rachel Collins (Accounting), Clarissa Harris (Middle Childhood Education) and Mark Miller (Middle Childhood Education). 

Seven of the members are student-athletes; four are Admissions Ambassadors, five are Resident Assistants, five are tutors, three are in ODU’s Honors program and three are in the Dominican Scholars program. All of the members are involved in multiple student organizations and participate in community service efforts and mission-related activities.  

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 45 majors as well as 11 graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning.