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Executive in Residence: Start early with career prep

Oct 26, 2017

With John Kratz’s 30-plus years of experience in the technology sector and with varied entrepreneurial ventures, he was the ideal person to serve as the School of Business, Computer Science and Information Technology’s Executive in Residence this week.

The retired president and CEO of ICC Technologies, John, a ’63 alumnus and Board of Trustees member, has unique and valuable insights to share with students about to embark on their careers.

Future veterinarian getting great hands-on experience

Oct 20, 2017

Ever since she was a little girl, Andrea Russell has dreamed of being a veterinarian, partly because she enjoys interacting with animals and partly because she believes they deserve a voice.

“I’m a huge animal rights believer,” says Andrea, a junior biology major and chemistry minor from Athens, Ohio. “They don’t have a voice to speak for themselves. They live their lives loving us, so we need to give back to them.”

Shawn Johnson East: More to life than winning

Oct 18, 2017

In Shawn Johnson East’s first gymnastics competition at age 5, she finished dead last and she was ecstatic. That was the first of many times in her competitive career when she realized that effort, hard work and doing what you love are more important than winning.

It’s a valuable lesson reinforced by her long-time coach Liang Chow, an elite Chinese gymnast who immigrated to the U.S. to open his own gym in her hometown of West Des Moines, Iowa.

Keeping it all in the (band) family

Oct 16, 2017

Kathy (Vogelbacher) Miller, ’92, has such fond memories of her time as a member of the Heidelberg Marching Band that she was thrilled when daughter Ella decided to come to Heidelberg.

For her part, Ella, a freshman early childhood education major, was excited about the opportunity to continue her love of marching band under the direction of Jon Waters.

Jon and Rod Miller – Kathy’s husband and Ella’s dad – are great friends since their connection with the Ohio State Marching Band bonded them for life.

PALS speaker: Look inside to find, embrace your gifts

Oct 13, 2017

A high school speech teacher changed Brandi Powell’s life in ways she’s just now beginning to understand. That speech teacher, Mr. Gulman, “believed in me and saw something in me when no one else did.”

That belief motivated Brandi to embrace the gifts others scrutinized but that she knew in her heart that she possessed.

A weekend anchor and reporter for ABC affiliate KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, Brandi, 36, was the guest for the fall Patricia Adams Lecture Series Thursday.

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