Russ College Faculty and Staff Awards

Lydia Seiter

Lydia Seiter,
Junior, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Athens, OH 26 April 2019

The Engineering Ambassadors were fortunate to be invited to tonight’s Russ College Award Celebration! This event was held to honor outstanding faculty and staff. In attendance were the Russ College faculty and staff, the Russ College Board of Visitors, the President and Provost of Ohio University, and the Engineering Ambassadors.

The evening started out with some appetizers and hors d’oeuvres while we attendees mingled. I saw some familiar faces, including professors that I’ve had in the past, and professors I currently have this semester. I also was able to meet some professors from different departments who I’ve never had in class before, like Dr. Kremer.

During dinner, Dr. Kremer was seated at my dinner table, and told fellow Ambassadors Jelena, Quinn, Tanner and me all about his renewable energy efforts at his home, where he gets energy from solar and wind. Sustainability is very important to me, so it was awesome to hear his insights about the choices he makes to better the environment.

The awards ceremony was fantastic. Russ College professors are constantly doing things to help us students—like mentoring us in undergraduate research labs, offering professional advice, providing us with valuable networking connections, holding extra office hours around midterms, and critiquing resumes and cover letters. For this reason, it was wonderful to see them be recognized for the extra miles they go for students.

This celebration was a wonderful way to connect with new and old professors and friends, as well as to take our minds off upcoming finals. It was a really special occasion, and I look forward to attending again next year!

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