Unity -- A Perfect World for Students
With Disabilities,is a group founded and run by students
with disabilities to provide a support network, increase awareness
and assist Ohio State in maintaining
and improving a welcoming and friendly environment.
For more information on Unity contact
Leah Monaghan Monaghan.firstname.lastname@example.org or at (614)-292-3307
Unity held a reception on April 5th, 2001 in the Exposures Gallery to recognize thirty-four faulty and staff whom they felt had made Ohio State more welcoming and accessible for themselves and for all students. On receiving his recognition, Bill Hall, Interim VP for Student Affairs, remarked that to be selected by students for recognition is the highest of honors.
Please join Unity in recognizing the following individuals:
Ms. Jennifer Aaron
Ms. Aaron has served as a volunteer advisor to Unity. She has been an inspiration to many of the students throughout the campus. The student who has nominated her sincerely appreciates the extra time she has spent with her.
Mrs. Maria Angel
Being a graduate student working for the UVC Maria was very willing to assist the nominator in a time of difficulty. She searched the University finding places that would help with the problems this student was having. She also helped this freshman by coordinating information between the student and her parents.
Dr. Herbert Asher
Dr. Asher has served the nominator as an encourager and supporter. He has been very open to the disability issues on campus and has helped to shine light on them.
Professor John Behling
Professor Behling is willing to make accommodations that work for students with disabilities. He went as far as cutting out diagrams for a blind student in order for her to understand the trends of the statistical graphs being explained.
Ms. Kelly Bickel
As a graduate assistant Ms. Bickel has been very caring to the nominator. Ms. Bickel recognized when the student was struggling with a task and made an accommodation to insure the nominators success.
Dr. Robert Curley
Dr. Curley is a professor who has student concerns at heart even though he teaches a very difficult subject. The nominator was his first student who requested services through the Office for Disability Services. Dr. Curley quickly learned the procedure and was very willing to work with the student.
Ms. Lisa Danes
Ms. Danes noticed that the nominator was having trouble seeing her Art History exams. In an accommodating way, Ms. Dane enlarged the exams and offered encouragement.
Ms. Laurie Day
Ms. Day has encouraged the nominator in many aspects of her experience in college. She has been available to be a listening ear and has reached to understand experiences of students with disabilities at Ohio State.
Mr. Mike Dunn
As the Director of Recreational Sports, Mike Dunn, has been an inspiration and supporter to the student that has nominated him. He has a wonderful staff that is very accommodating and caring to students with disabilities in many ways.
Dr. Richard Furnstahl
Dr. Furnstahl has been known to give much individual attention for each of his students. A former student that he served as an advisor and professor has nominated him. He helped this nominator's experience at Ohio State to be very awarding and accommodating.
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Professor Carol Galletly
From both of the classes Professor Galletly has taught, this nominator acknowledges that she worked hard to keep this student's disability confidential. She was very understanding and very educated on how to help students with learning disabilities.
Dr. Kenneth Hale
Dr. Hale is available for student concerns. He was very encouraging to the nominator after poor exam performance. Dr. Hale helped him form an accommodating plan to attack the class in a more rewarding way.
Interim Vice President Bill Hall
Interim Vice President Hall's attempt to bring diversity awareness to our campus he recognized students with disabilities are an important component to the student body at OSU. Vice President Hall has also reached out willingly to the needs of all students with disabilities.
Ms. Mary Higginbotham
Ms. Higginbotham, an academic counselor, is very experienced and knowledgeable about many aspects of the University. She serves as a counselor that looks at student situations and finds the most accommodating path for them.
Ms. Debra Hoover
Ms Hoover has been very willing to accommodate students. She has printed out copies of the overhead transparencies that enabled the student to follow along with the other students.
Ms. Beth Kelly
As the liaison with the Office for Disability Services and Transportation and Parking Services, Ms. Kelly has been very accommodating and caring. For the student that has nominated her, Ms. Kelly's willingness to look outside the normal conditions was very much appreciated.
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Mr. Orie Kristel
Mr. Kristel has been very helpful to the nominator. He offered materials that enabled her to follow along in class. Mr. Kristel's efforts of accommodating her disability have helped her to be successful.
Mr. Scott Lissner As the ADA coordinator
Scott has been very willing to inform and encourage students on their rights and responsibility. He has set up a new website that is very informative to students with disabilities. He has been a role model and resource for many students.
Ms. Jamie Lodermeier
Ms. Lodermeier is the assistant hall director in Morrison Tower. She has been an influential person in the life of the student who has nominated her. She has always had a listening ear and willing to help with papers.
Mr. Tyler Lotz
Mr. Lotz took time to learn about the nominator's disability. He worked with her on accommodating ways to complete her class work.
Professor Ida Mirzaie
Professor Mirzaie was very helpful in creating a testing and classroom environment that was accommodating to the student with disability needs. She was very willing to explain concepts during office hours when a disability influenced learning.
Dr. William Napier
Dr. Napier has been a support for the nominator since her first year at Ohio State. He has been very understanding of her disability and has worked hard for her experience at Ohio State to be accommodating.
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Office for Disability Services
The Office for Disability Services has provided a common thread between all of the students who have recognized individuals today. Many of the staff members deserve recognition similar to all of you. We appreciate the times they have encouraged us, given us appropriate accommodations and been outstanding supporters.
Dr. Bill Pope
Dr. Pope is being recognized for his extreme passion for helping his students. When the nominator approached him about the difficulties she was finding on her test, directly because of her disability, Dr. Pope quickly searched for new ways for her to show her knowledge.
Ms. Helen Pott
Ms. Pott has been very understanding of the nominator's learning disability. She has gone the extra mile of making sure her accommodations were working. The compassion she shows towards her students is very worthy of recognition.
Professor Steve Rissing
Professor Rissing has been very understanding and helpful in many accommodating ways to the nominator. With his efforts he has helped the nominator to be successful in her academics.
Dr. Linda Schoen
Dr. Schoen was very accommodating by providing handouts and materials in large print. She was also very understanding of the nominator's needs.
Mr. Dave Schwertfager
Mr. Schwertfager has been very supportive and helpful in accommodating the student that has nominated him. He introduced her to a voice recognition software program that has been very helpful to her. The nominator appreciates the extra mile he has walked for her.
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Mr. Dennis Smith
As the instructor for EPL259 Mr. Smith has gone beyond the call of duty to help the student that nominated him. He allowed her to finish he coursework as an independent study in order to accommodate her learning disability.
Ms. Catherine Spaeth
Ms. Spaeth is very supportive to students with disabilities. She has spent a considerable amount of time helping the nominator with her scheduling needs.
Ms. Kate Terrell
As the Leadership facilitator at Ohio State, Kate was very encouraging to the vision of beginning Unity. She saw the need and was very open-minded.
Dr. William J. Tyler
Dr. Tyler has helped the student that has nominated him by assisting in filling out applications and making contacts with his professors before the quarter begins. Dr. Tyler is a person who combines concern and incredibly detailed knowledge in his field with a helpful compassionate spirit to this student with at disability.
Dr. Sherrie Whaley
Dr. Whaley was a very accommodating professor when filling out paperwork enabling the nominator to take her test at the Office for Disability Services. She was very open mind to the nominator's issues and gave her the confidence to do well in her coursework.
Ms. Nicole Wood
As a Learning Specialist at the Academic Learning Lab Ms. Wood has presented an attitude to the students that has been very encouraging. The student who has nominated has appreciated the extra time and attention Ms. Wood has given in accommodating the students disability.