AmeriCorps Student Resource Centers

Ohio Campus Compact (OCC) has been selected by ServeOhio, Ohio’s commission on service and volunteerism, for a fourth year (2022-2023) to sponsor AmeriCorps members at higher education member institutions throughout Ohio to develop a Student Resource Center (SRC) program. In support of the mission of Ohio Campus Compact, the AmeriCorps Student Resource Center Coordinators will support the development and growth of the Student Resource Centers, an Ohio Campus Compact initiative, which is designed to support campuses in identifying and providing much-needed resources to students who experience barriers to their academic success. A student resource center is a physical location on a campus where students can openly and freely seek support for challenges they are facing. A center or “hub” will be a place where students will be connected with campus and community partners that are able to provide the access to resources that students need to address the issues they are facing. No issue that may cause a student to withdraw from a course or leave an institution without earning a college degree is too small. The Student Resource Center initiative will play an active role in supporting the needs of students and achieving course success and degree or credential attainment.

 

 


Meet our AmeriCorps Members

AmeriCorps members are placed at OCC member campuses to complete a variety of tasks pertaining to the Student Resource Center (SRC) program. Our AmeriCorps members conduct intake assessment for students at the SRC’s to provide resources, education and information in support of the student’s efforts to meet their academic goals, assist students each semester in meeting their academic and non-academic needs by connecting them to campus and community resources to address barriers, identify and collect campus and community resources that may address those barriers, plan civic engagement opportunities with students and campus-at-large through AmeriCorps Days of service throughout the academic year along with other duties as assigned.

Teri (she/her) is a Ph.D. student at the University of Kentucky, where she is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation for Higher Education. She is in her second year serving as AmeriCorps Member and Coordinator in the Student Resource Center at Baldwin Wallace University (BW). Teri holds a Master of Arts in Education for Leadership in Higher Ed from BW, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English, Literary Studies from Otterbein University. Teri’s passion for social justice and equitable access to education are the driving forces of her engagement with students, and she intends to continue her research into DEI efforts that lend to the success of college students.

Hannah is a second-year AmeriCorps member serving COTC through the Ohio Campus Compact Student Resource Center Initiative. Hannah is excited to continue to make a difference at COTC and help students with various challenges they may face. In the past, she has developed and overseen many projects with focuses on mental health advocacy and food insecurities. Hannah is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Education with the goal to be a secondary life science teacher. In her free time, she enjoys coaching middle school cheer, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends.

Kaitlyn Wilkinson is majoring in Associate in Human Services at Central Ohio Technical College, and she plans to pursue a bachelor’s in social work once she completes her associates. This is her first year as an AmeriCorps member as a Student Resource Center Coordinator at Central Ohio Technical College. She is very excited and looking forward to an exciting year. She really enjoys helping people and giving them the tools and resources, they need to succeed. She has a background in working with children’s services and families and the elderly. In my spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys taking walks and hanging out with family.  

 

Jared LaPointe is a Junior at Hiram College. He is majoring in Educational Studies, with a focus in Higher Education and Residence Life. After graduating in spring 2024, Jared plans to get his Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration. He intends on working in student accessibility services and advocacy. Jared is also the Vice President of Education Club at Hiram. This is Jared’s first year as an AmeriCorps member and is very excited to serve!

 

Maya Henry is a Junior at Hiram College. She is majoring in Business  Management and Minoring Entrepreneurship, with a hospitality focus. She plans to  work as either a Hostess, server, and/or Bartender of a restaurant or bar. She also desires to work as a flight attendant, travel agent, and/or real estate agent. Maya  has been working in the registrar’s office since her freshmen year. She is currently the President of the Hiram College Black Student Union. Upon graduating in December 2023 Maya plans to jump right into the work force at either a hotel, resort, or Casino.

 

Kalena is a third-year student at Kent State University, majoring in Political Science. She also has minors in Nonprofit Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Psychology. After receiving her bachelor’s she plans on continuing her education at Kent State by pursuing her master’s in Public Administration.  In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, traveling, and volunteering. Through her volunteer work on the Kent campus, she learned about this opportunity with AmeriCorps. She is passionate about reducing food insecurity and is excited to serve with the Flashes Fighting Hunger Pantry.

Anthony (Ant) Wright is in his 3rd year at Mount St. Joseph University, majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sports Management. He’s decided to become a member of AmeriCorps and serve as the Student Resource Center Coordinator because he wanted to step out of my comfort zone and make more of an impact outside of his sport. Ant is a member of the football team and also plans to join the Mount Up bridge program that helps incoming students feel more welcome to college. He wants to break the stigma that asking for help is shameful and instead elicit the idea that asking for help/change is acceptable & should be encouraged through everyone. Ant hopes to make the SRC and Lion’s Cupboard a place where people feel welcome and accepted.​ Mount Up!

Taylor Danner is a proud mother; her family means everything to her. She entered the world of serving others in 2014 when she became an AmeriCorp VISTA member. After completing her year of service, she continued volunteering within her community. She has recently re-enrolled at Ohio University-Chillicothe to complete her Bachelors in Health Service Administration. She is looking forward to serving with AmeriCorps once again and eager to help her home campus as the Hilltoppper Resource Center Coordinator.



Bronwyn is a senior at Ohio University Eastern campus, majoring in Exercise Physiology with a focus in pre-physical therapy, and plans to continue her education after graduation and go to graduate school in pursuit of a DPT. She has been working on campus for a year now, and has gotten the opportunity to continue to do so through Americorps. Bronwyn has spent time in the past volunteering in other ways, mostly in small events such as Paint it Pink events, blood drives, and even helping with a small youth soccer league as a coach for a couple different teams. She spends most of her free time with her family, and participates in some hobbies including painting and playing soccer recreationally. She is really looking forward to working with Americorps and learning from a new experience.

Rebekah is serving as the AmeriCorps Student Resource Center Coordinator Representative on the Ohio University Zanesville (OUZ) campus. She is currently a junior at OUZ as a Social Work major. She’s not sure yet which realm she will be gearing towards in the social work field, but she does know that she would like to help people in their needs so they can thrive in this life we have been given. Upon graduation, she will be attaining a BSW, and plans to further her education to receive a MSW in the future. In her position as the OUZ Student Resource Center Coordinator, Rebekah will be re-vamping our food pantry on campus as “Cat’s Cupboard,” which will be partnering with the career closet. She will also be learning more about what resources her campus needs to better serve its students (created an entrance needs exam through Qualtrics). Ever since she was a little girl, she has always had a passion for people, that has grown as she has aged. No matter where a person may come from, what they look like, what they have done, whatever their deemed social status is, it is Rebekah’s utmost burden to somehow help them see their value. She believes that whomever you are, you are important, you are valuable, and you are loved. In being a part of AmeriCorps, she is excited to have the opportunity to serve her various classmates and connect them with resources to aide in their success as university students. Aside from serving with AmeriCorps, Rebekah is also a student worker on campus and has led tours for incoming students during welcome events, connected with students during Welcome Week, worked in the library designing posters/displays for books and other activities, currently helps in the Student Success Center with testing, will be helping the accessibility provider with students needing a test scribe, and has assisted the accountant, dean and assistant dean, and has run OULN (virtual class network) classes. 

Sophie is a 3rd year cybersecurity student at The University of Akron. Her pastimes include reading, hiking, and playing arcade games. She is passionate about serving her campus community and loves connecting people to the resources they need. Sophie is the diversity chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Union of Akron (LGBTUA) and is proud to help provide a community space for all students under the LGBTQ+ spectrum. She is also the treasurer of Pride in STEMM on her campus and helps provide professional development and career education opportunities to queer students. Sophie assists students through her campus’ Campus Cupboard program specifically in the new initiatives with the Campus Garden and Roo-Store. She also organizes volunteer events through both these new programs and general cupboard operations. Through her work with these programs the Campus Cupboard is able to offer garden fresh produce, general household items, and impactful volunteer opportunities to support students in their basic needs.

Jersey is a resource coordinator for Americorps placed in the Office of Multicultural Student Success at the university. He is a Senior at the University of Toledo, and also the President of the Gamma Nu chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. Jersey was born and raised in Toledo, OH. He is excited to see where his Americorps journey lands him!

Monique (she/her/hers) is a fourth year non-traditional student at the University of Cincinnati pursuing a Bachelor’s of Anthropology. Monique joined AmeriCorps/OCC with intention to serve her community on a broader scale. Serving as a Student Resource Center member at the University of Cincinnati’s Center for Community, engagement has provided vision and strategy in the fulfillment of her current service goals. In serving, Monique remains focused on solutions to diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, uplifting community, and developing new tools for maintaining successful student volunteer opportunities –an area of service the University of Cincinnati values. For balance, Monique centers herself by spending time with her family, swimming and meditation.

Holly McCoy (she/her/hers) is a fourth-year animal science student at the University of Findlay. She has numerous leadership roles on campus such as President of K-Pop Club, Membership Recruitment Chair and Sisterhood Development Chair for Phi Sigma Sigma, and DEI chair for UF’s Student Government Association. Holly enjoys spending time with dogs, traveling, going to concerts, and reading. Her plans for the future include traveling abroad and working at a zoo with orangutans or rhinos. She is excited to serve her community and peers through AmeriCorps.

Hannah Botzman is currently a senior at the University of Mount Union majoring in Exercise Science and minoring in Chemistry. She is involved in two choirs and Alpha Phi Omega where she currently serves as the secretary. Hannah is serving in Raiders Cove, the student resource center, at the University of Mount Union. After graduation, Hannah plans on pursuing a master’s degree in the nutrition or food research field. She is excited to continue helping others and making a difference in their lives.  

Kaylee is a Primary Education major at Mount Union. She will have a minor in psychology. She is the current president of Alpha Phi Omega and the campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Kaylee has always loved service, and some of her favorite events have been with the local Habitat where she has been involved in builds and working at the ReStore. She also holds a job at her campus’ public service center. Her future goal is to teach kindergarten.

Olivia is a senior Nursing major at the University of Mount Union. She has been involved with many organizations on campus including Greek life (Alpha Chi Omega), service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, Habitat for Humanity, Student Nursing Association, and World Service Organization. In addition to serving as an Americorps member, Olivia also has work studies with the Regula Center for Public Service and as a Student Ambassador. She is excited to begin this journey with Americorps by continuing to serve others as a Student Resource Center Coordinator.