Advisers hailed for helping student organizations thrive

Published 05.02.2022

Student News
Faculty & Staff

OSE staff (Allison A. Grove, Meghan R. Delsite Coleman, Jeremy R. Bottorf, Gayle M. Kielwein, Todd Moore, Shannon L. Skaluba and Sherry A. McKinney) add their personal touch to an uplifting message.M&M's sweetly convey OSE's appreciation of organizational advisers.Advisers accustomed to cultivating student involvement turn their green thumbs loose on something just for them, thanks to a potting bench on the CC patio. From foreground are Summer L. Bukeavich, assistant professor of business administration/management and marketing, who lends her expertise to the Penn College Business Club; Jessica U. Oberlin, librarian for information technology initiatives, co-adviser to Penn College Women in Construction; and lacrosse coach Jordan G. Williams, representing the Student Athlete Advisory Council.It's "ready ... set ... grow" as Oberlin shows off her gardening keepsake.Students provided with all the tools to say "Thanks!"The Office of Student Engagement celebrated student organization advisers this past week (April 25-29) through posts on Student Life’s social media; inspirational snack packs and an encouraging note from team members; recognition at Thursday's Student Leadership & Involvement Awards; and an invitation to pot a plant Friday on the Bush Campus Center Patio to thank advisers for helping Penn College's student organizations grow and flourish throughout the year. OSE also had a station in the Student Organization & Leadership Center for members of student organizations to stop by and make "thank you" cards for club mentors.

As the department made sure to celebrate advisers, the vice president for student affairs took time to share his gratitude with office staff for its support. "As our academic year comes to an end, we can all look back with pride on how our student leaders and student organizations provided the infrastructure for Penn College student life to continue and thrive through incredibly difficult circumstances," Elliott Strickland wrote. "These leaders and these groups could not have succeeded without your support, wisdom and guidance."
Photos by Shannon L. Skaluba, student organization specialist