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April 10, 2017


April SEOM
Former international student uses experience to aid others
Tamer Khadre combines his caring, supportive personality with his experience as an international student, to make a difference every day in International Student Services.

“Tamer makes a real difference in the lives of international students,” says Brett Welsh, director of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Center. “As an advisor and primary recruiter for the office, Tamer quickly builds rapport with potential students by getting to know them, becoming a friendly and familiar face, and coaching them through the complex admissions process.”

“Everyone likes Tamer,” continues Welsh. “He makes students feel like he truly cares about them, and that he is willing to do everything in his power to help them.  He uses his caring, supportive personality to help students feel welcome when they are learning about the college and trying to navigate through processes. 

His combination of patience, understanding and expertise have helped international student recruitment numbers continue to rise of the last two years.”

“Because of Tamer’s work, we have seen 50 percent of international students who are accepted, actually register for and take classes,” says Jo Yi Tang, Khadre’s supervisor. “This is far above the national average. Because Tamer is a previous international student himself, he is culturally sensitive and easily establishes good relationships with international students and their guests.”


April Part-time SEOM
Specialist is ‘team captain’ Smith

According to Tara Narcross, Darryl Smith is more than just a team player in the Non-Credit Registration Office. “He is the captain of the team,” she says.

“Darryl able to get his colleagues psyched up to do mundane tasks by making it fun with a can-do attitude. He is someone everyone looks up to for support. His motto is ‘if you’re on time, you’re late,’” laughs Narcross.

“Darryl is patient and kind to the students in the non-credit area, many of whom speak little to no English.  He is unwaveringly polite and friendly, even with the occasional difficult student or situation,” says Narcross.

“Students in the Basic English program often have trouble communicating, as well as understanding the forms and procedures, yet Darryl is unfazed as he ensures that everyone feels respected and welcome at Columbus State,” she continues.

“Darryl is completely dependable in his work—everything is done with care and excellence.  He is a large part of why the Non-Credit Registration Office is the quality operation that it is!”


Women’s HERstory Awards Ceremony rescheduled to Friday

The 27th annual Women’s HERstory Awards Ceremony has been rescheduled to be held Friday, April 14, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor WD. Rebecca Butler, Ph.D., vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Services, will give the keynote address. The event is free and open to the campus community.  Refreshments will be served.


Last call for In-Service lunch registration

The In-Service Day luncheon service will be split into two sessions to accommodate all attendees.  Register TODAY for your lunch session so that we may give our Hospitality Management caterers an accurate count for In-Service Day, to be held next week on Thursday, April 20.


Delaware Day is tomorrow!


Delaware Day will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, April 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and a special free shuttle bus will run twice during the day, to bring students and employees from the Columbus Campus to the Delaware Campus.

There’s something for everyone, including Delaware Campus students’ presentations of their class projects, Delaware community partners with info tables, university transfer opportunities, special presentations, a Trivia Tournament, 3D printing, music from WDLR radio, Tortilla and Explorers Club food trucks, and more.  

The shuttle bus will pick up guests in front of Davidson Hall at 10:30 a.m. and return to campus at 1:30 p.m. A second shuttle will run at 1:30 p.m., returning at 5:00 p.m. You can visit the full schedule of events online here.


Faculty poster judges needed for Honors Symposium April 21

The Honors Program invites faculty volunteers to be a part of the Honors Spring Symposium, Friday, April 21, to judge student poster presentations. Faculty volunteers will need to be free for at least one hour between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to judge. Volunteers should also be available to meet prior to the Symposium to discuss the judging criteria. Please contact Irene Petten if you would like to volunteer to be a judge.


Shanahan receiving plaque

Advisory committee member honored

Professor Thomas Shanahan, left,presents a plaque to Paralegal Advisory Committee member Grey Jones upon his retirement, in appreciation for his long-time service to the students of Columbus State. Jones has served on the Paralegal Advisory Committee for more than 20 years, always enriching the discussion and offering expert advice.






portrait of Dr. Yemataw

Reminder: Fulbright Scholar to lecture April 19

The Columbus State Psychology Department and The Ohio State University Center for African Studies will cohost Fulbright Scholar Dr. Yemataw Wondie, from the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, on Wednesday, April 19, at 9:00 a.m. in Delaware Hall 121.

Dr. Wondie will present a lecture titled "The Psychosocial Effects of Child Sexual Abuse in Ethiopia." Dr. Wondie's research investigates the psychosocial consequences of early marriage, rape, and child prostitution.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Nicole Brandt.


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