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Campus Life April 29


Four students named to PTK Academic All-Ohio Teams

group After receiving their All-Ohio Academic Team medals last week are: (from left) Jude Carstensen, Kopano Marumo, and Aria Dockham.  Not pictured is Sierra Arvin.

The annual All-Ohio Team Luncheon was held last week at the Ohio Statehouse, recognizing the top community college students in the state. The annual event is sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges. 

Four Columbus State students were recognized, including Jude Carstensen, First Team All-Ohio and Coca-Cola Gold Scholar; Kopano Marumo, Second Team All-Ohio; and Delaware Campus students Aria Dockham and Sierra Arvin, Third Team All-Ohio.

The All-Ohio Team members each received cash scholarships to continue their education, sponsored by Honda of American Mfg., Inc. Carstensen is an environmental science major with a 3.84 GPA; Marumo is a mental health major from Pretoria, South Africa, who holds a 4.0 average; Dockham is studying to become a neuroscientist and has a 3.76 GPA; and Arvin has completed her Associate of Science degree with a 3.88 average and hopes to become a pharmacist.


Four students awarded ‘Men of the Year’

group photo At the Men of the Year Awards, recipients posed with their plaques, including (from left) Marcus Deloney, Donovan Patrick, Brad Farmer, Joel Brooks, Thomas Capps, Bob Summerfield, and Bell Award winner Javier Sanchez.

Four students were named “Men of the Year” at the Fifth Annual Men of the Year Awards yesterday. In addition to students Bob Summerfield, Donovan Patrick, Marcus Deloney and Thomas Capps, faculty member Joel Brooks and staff member Brad Farmer were also named. The awards are given each year by the M.A.N. Initiative, recognizing outstanding leadership on campus.

The Napoleon Bell Sr. Award was given to Javier Sanchez, of R.E.A.C.H. Communication Inc. for his service to the community. The award is given in memory of former Trustee and community leader Nap Bell, Sr.  Also recognized at yesterday’s awards were the 2014-2015 M.A.N. Initiative student participants and their employee mentors. For more information about the Man of the Year Awards or the M.A.N. Initiative program please contact Brett Welsh, director of Global Diversity and Inclusion. 


Tell us your success stories

The Student Success Council at Columbus State is a group of faculty, staff and administrators who recognize and award student success efforts at the college.  As students, your input is critical to our work.  We would like to hear about your success!  Please go to to share your achievements and triumphs.


Et al. Journal wants your submissions

The editors of Et al.: An Online Journal of Excellence in Writing across the Curriculum, a publication of the Columbus State Writing Centers, are now seeking submissions for the next issue of the journal.

Et al. accepts submissions of student-written works created in response to any writing assignment given in any class at Columbus State. You can find more information, including a manuscript-submission form, online.

Et al. accepts submissions at any time, but the submission deadline for consideration for the 2015 issue of the journal is June 1. 

For more information, contact Deborah Bertsch at the Writing Center at


Discovery Beach Volleyball League starts next month


The Downtown YMCA organizes a spring and summer co-ed beach volleyball league at Discovery Beach (100 N. Grant Ave.) on Mondays and Tuesdays. Registration is now open and space is limited. Register online now for May leagues. Based on interest, leagues may continue throughout the summer. Contact Shawn Gunnoe of the YMCA at  for more information.



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