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Support Staff Conference Draws More Than 200

Dave ColemanOn March 3 more than 200 support staff from area colleges and universities met at The Inn at Ohio Northern University for the ninth Annual Support Staff Conference.

The morning program opened with music by Justin Courtney, director of residence life, and Adriane Thompson-Bradshaw, vice president for student affairs.

Motivational speaker David Coleman gave the keynote address, “Why Be Ordinary When You Can Be Remarkable.”

Afternoon breakout sessions included Kristine Rosendale speaking about personal finance; a self defense demonstration by Marcel’s Gym, an additional motivational session by David Coleman on “Happy People Produce, Unhappy People Make an Excuse”; and Toma Williams providing a session on jewelry making.

The conference concluded with a performance by the Ada High School Varsity Singers.

Members of the ONU organizing committee were Cheryl Simon, Sharon Purdy, Peg Hibbard, Jody King, Linda Moon, Barb Roberts, Lin Fletcher, Jenny Roby, Beth Buist, Joyce Dunham, Barb DeAngelis and Jenny Motter, program chair.

The day-long event is sponsored jointly by Bluffton University, Defiance College, University of Findlay, Heidelberg University, Tiffin University and Ohio Northern. The conference provides support staff with the opportunity to network with their peers and participate in informational and recreational sessions.

Next year’s conference will be held at the University of Findlay.

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