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Meet the SeaL TEAM

photoHeather Borland, Assistant Director,

Heather began her career at Columbus State Community College in 1999 as the Head Women’s Cross Country Coach and Coordinator of Student and Recreational Activities in the Department of Student Activities and Athletics; in 2002, she became the supervisor of Student Activities and Wellness programs. Heather added the Student Ambassador Leadership Program to her position in 2004; during 2011 she was promoted into her current position, as the Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Leadership.  She earned a BA in Psychology and Exercise Science from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University.   She is currently a member of the Ohio Academy for Leadership and Development and Ohio College Personnel Association.  Heather has a passion for wellness, sports, and working with students. She enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and three children Colbi, Cale and Eli.

photoKimberly Rhyan, Director,

Kimberly Rhyan joined Columbus State Community College in April 2012 as the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership. Kimberly is excited about engaging students and developing student leaders at Columbus State! She earned her Master of Arts in Creative Art Therapy from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. She has been working in Higher Education for the past nine years; her passion is developing, facilitating and assessing leadership and service programs to nurture student success. Kimberly is an artist and received her B.A. in Fine Art from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Kimberly continually strives to live out the motto of her alma mater, “To seek to learn to seek to serve.” During her free-time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being an artist, and volunteering with ARTalum, a society she founded in 2002 to raise money for art scholarships.

Pierce Freshwater, Specialist,

Pierce Freshwater joined Columbus State in 2010 as a Student Ambassador, and previously served SEaL as the Media, Marketing and Advertising Assistant. In 2013, he graduated from Ohio State University and earned a B.A. in Japanese and a B.S. in Biochemistry. He enjoys using his penchant for graphic design to create marketing tools that catch students eyes while being informative as well. Pierce currently works as a Specialist within SEaL, acting as the point person for daily operations and department liason. He also facilitates SEaL’s marketing efforts as well as training and mangement the web-based campus management system, OrgSync. His passion is to make us others happy by teaching others new skills in exciting ways. 

When he's not on campus, Pierce enjoys working on building his endurance for long-distance running and biking, as well as, playing video games. He hopes one day to participate in a triathlon, but settles for the occasional 5k for now.

Amaal Shehabi, Assistant - Leadership and Service,

(614) 287-2841

Student Ambassador Coordinators, SALP@CSCC.EDU

Alexis Burgett
Cecelia Glackin
Daniel Price
Aayushi Shah

Questions? Contact us:
Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL)
Columbus State Community College
550 E. Spring St., Nestor Hall 116
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 287-2637   
Fax: (614) 287-3683