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Pharmacy Freshman Mentoring List
Freshman Mentors 2014
The freshman mentor program matches a small group 4-5 freshman with a more experienced student. Your mentorship group will group will meet a couple of times each month to do various activities and get to know each other better.
The goal of this program is to help provide you with connections to aid in adjusting to academic and social aspects of life in the pharmacy program.
Kickoff event will be Tuesday Sept 2nd from 11-11:30 AM in HPPEC 151. Please mark that on your calendar!
Incoming P1 students please see your email about identifying your mentor for the fall. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Shields (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Dean’s office.
Julianne AmosHello! My name is Julianne Amos and I am going to be a P3 this fall at ONU. Here’s some facts you should know about me. I am from Indiana, in a suburb outside of Indianapolis, called Mooresville. I have a lot of nicknames, but most people call me Julie. I am a member of the ONU Track and Field team, with my main event being high jump. I also played volleyball for ONU my first two years of school. Other than sports, I am a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, where I help with volunteer projects like working at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and cleaning up litter on the highways. In my free time away from school and sports, I love making crafts and enjoying nature.
Haley ArmstrongI'm a P5 from Sylvania, OH. I love music, both performing and going to shows. I play violin in the ONU Symphony Orchestra, as well as piano, viola, and guitar. I'm interested in pursuing a career in research and development, and I work in a few labs outside of class. I also like to run; I finished the Glass City Marathon this past spring.
Nick BileckMy name is Nick Bileck. I am a P2 from Pittsburgh, PA. At ONU, I am an Orientation Leader, the VP of Public Relations for the Interfraternal Council, and a member of APhA-ASP, Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, and ONU Club Lacrosse. I am the oldest child and have two younger sisters. Some of my hobbies include lacrosse, listening to music (especially rock and hip hop), video games, martial arts, and hanging out with my friends. I have many interests including sports (especially lacrosse and hockey), gaming, music, and TV shows and movies. I decided to be a pharmacist because I wanted to help people using my favorite sciences: chemistry and biology. The journey to be a pharmacist is not easy, and I want new P1s coming into ONU to understand this and to help make their transition smooth into college. When I first came here, I felt lost and alone and didn’t really know where to turn and I want to help other students through that time. I want them to know that there is always someone to go to for any kind of help. I want to be that person for them: to be a mentor to guide them and be a friend for them even when they feel they have nowhere else to turn for guidance.
Maria BowenMy name is Maria Bowen and I am a P4 from Stow, Ohio. On campus, I am involved in Kappa Alpha Theta, APhA/ASP, NCPA, SMP, and I play intramural volleyball. The area of pharmacy I am most interested in pursuing is pain medicine/management.
Albert BuiMy name is Albert Bui and I will be a P5 in the fall. I am from Los Angeles, California. I enjoy playing/watching basketball, eating, and skydiving. Other interests include: Los Angeles Lakers, Hip-Hop (Drake), Star Wars, Phi Delta Chi, American Red Cross, Research, Cardiology.
Victoria ChoHi, my name is Victoria Cho and I am a P4 this year. I am from Olmsted Falls, Ohio, which is on the west side of Cleveland. On my spare time, I like to craft and attempt Pinterest ideas. When I am stressed, I like to zumba in addition to piloxing, which is a combination of standing Pilates, cardio kickboxing, and dance. I am part of Colleges Against Cancer, Kappa Epsilon, SNPhA, APhA-ASP, and AASU. I am also a Polar Career Assistant for the Polar Careers office. I aspire to be a clinical pediatric pharmacist.
Charles ChristieHello incoming pharmacy students. My name is Charles Christie and I am a P4 from Chautauqua, New York. My current plan following graduation in 2017 is to apply for a residency with hopes to eventually become a clinical or hospital pharmacist. Despite what many other students may feel, my favorite courses thus far have been physiology and organic chemistry. On campus I am involved in a wide variety of organizations like the Honors Program, AMCP's Pharmacy and Therapeutics Competition, Pharmacy Tutoring, Orientation Leaders, ASCP, and Kappa Psi. Since high school, I have worked as an intern/technician at two different pharmacies in my hometown during the breaks and summers. Aside from working, at home I enjoy hockey, golf, waterskiing, boating, and binge-watching Netflix. Most people will tell you I am an avid Buffalo Sabres and Bills fan, but with undesirable results. Any free time at school is spent hanging out with friends, studying, and getting involved. I look forward to meeting all of you in the fall, and helping to make your transition into pharmacy a good one.
Angela ChuMy name is Angela Chu and I am a P4 and Spanish major from Shawnee, KS. At ONU, I am actively involved in SSHP, ASP, and sPMC as well as Greek life, multicultural organizations, and do volunteer work in the community.
Currently, I work in a hospital inpatient pharmacy and hope to practice as a pediatric clinical pharmacist. In my spare time, I enjoy running in charity races, watching Big Bang Theory, being outdoors on the rare warm days in Ada, and hanging out with friends. I love helping younger students because they're so ambitious and energetic, and look forward to meeting you as you start your new
journey as a polar bear!
Steven ColeMy name is Steven Cole and I am from Fairport, New York. I am currently a P4. I sing in the Ohio Northern Men’s Choir. This choir not only sings on campus but travels to other states to perform. This is my fourth year working at Phone-a-thon. I call alumni and others to raise funds for the college and for scholarships. I am the President-Elect for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). I attend almost every SPC event on campus and Bingo is my favorite. My favorite game is Settlers of Catan but I also enjoy many board and card games.
Abby CopleyMy name is Abby Copley and I am going to be a P4. I am from Gibsonburg, which is a really small town in NW Ohio, and I am a pharmacy intern at the Walmart just a town over. I have two brothers, one of which will be attending ONU as a P1 this fall semester. I am involved in a lot of campus activities including multiple pharmacy organizations, Habitat for Humanity, Good News Bears and I am a Resident Assistant in Affinity. I enjoy being outside and going camping, kayaking and biking. I play club softball and intramural volleyball at ONU but I love playing all sports and trying new things. When I'm not studying, I enjoy catching up on my favorite shows such as Criminal Minds, Pretty Little Liars, Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, The Voice and Shark Tank. I love meeting new people and I look forward to being a mentor and having an impact on incoming pharmacy students!
Jenna DeiningerI’m Jenna Deininger and I am a P2 from Fort Wayne, Indiana. I like to stay busy around campus through my involvement in APhA-ASP, the Honors Program, and ONU’s Women’s Rugby Club. I also have fun going to Zumba classes! In my down time between classes and activities I really enjoy reading, naps, and just hanging out with my friends in the dorms.
Hannah EnglishHello, my name is Hannah English! I am a P4 from Louisville, Kentucky. I played volleyball at ONU for my first two years, and also served as a Resident Assistant in Maglott Hall for two years! In my summers I enjoy making trips to the Dominican Republic with Northern Without Borders for medical mission trips as well as working as a pharmacy intern with Kroger! I am a sister of Kappa Epsilon, a female pharmaceutical sorority, and I love spending time with my sisters! In my free time I enjoy playing volleyball, working out, and spending time with my friends! My hobbies include crafting and getting new ideas from Pinterest! I hope I can help make your transition to life in the College of Pharmacy as easy as possible, WELCOME TO ONU!
Brooke EspenschiedHi my name is Brooke Espenschied and I am a P3 from Hilliard, OH. I am on the women’s basketball team which takes up the majority of my time. I am also a part of SAAC, Circle K Volunteer Group, and the pharmacy organization NCPA. In my free time, I like to go on night runs or watch college football or basketball games, especially Ohio State. To round out my favorite things, I like being outside, boating, and black raspberry chocolate chip ice cream.
Amber EtzelMy name is Amber Etzel. I'm a P3 from Cincinnati, Ohio. I love reading and binge watching Netflix. My favorite movies are The Shawshank Redemption and The Sandlot. I love animals. I have quite a few pets, however, my favorite animal is a Hippo.
Nora FakhouryHello P1s! My name is Nora and I’m a P3 from Troy, Michigan. I decided to come to Ohio and attend ONU because of its excellent direct pharmacy program and for its welcoming and friendly environment. There are a lot of organizations to get involved with and be a part of here. The one that I found a home in the most is CPFI (Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International). My faith and my future career are two very important things in my life and I love that this organization is able to combine the two. I used to play basketball and still enjoy the thrill of watching and playing it today. I enjoy many different types of music, but my favorite is definitely country music. Good luck with your first year and I look forward to getting to know you!
Joelle FaranoJoelle Farano is currently in her fourth year at Ohio Northern University pursuing a PharmD with a minor in dance. She is from Darien, Illinois and is actively involved on campus. Joelle is involved in Greek Life, is captain of the Northern Stars Dance Team, and you can find her on stage performing at the Freed Center of Performing Arts in many shows throughout the year. She also is a brother of Kappa Psi and currently writes for Pharmacy and Wellness Review. Joelle is energetic and always makes time for others. She is thrilled to be a mentor for incoming freshmen who have decided to become a fellow polar bear!
Hannah GustafsonI am a third year pharmacy major from Belvidere, Illinois. At home, I am employed at a private Montessori school performing administrative and marketing duties. As an ONU polar bear, I am actively involved in Kappa Epsilon, National Community Pharmacists Association, Student Planning Committee, Leaders’ Council, President’s Club, and Pharmacy Council. I currently serve as a Senior Resident Assistant in Founders Hall and love spending time with my residents. When I am not busy with organizations and schoolwork, I like to hang out with friends and indulge in Buckeye ice cream from Three Brothers Pizza. I also enjoy running the Green Monster.
Brian HeilbronnerHey, Polar Bears! My name is Brian, and I am a P4 from Lorton, Virginia, a small suburb in Northern Virginia near the Washington DC Metropolitan Area. For the past three years I was an NCAA athlete on the Ohio Northern swim team, and this year I will serve as the head coach of the Ada High School swim team. On campus, I am a member of the President's Club, the Pharmacy and Wellness (PAW) Review, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc., and the National Community Pharmacists Association. As I continue my pharmacy education at Northern, I have a variety of career interests, including retail pharmacy, pharmaceutical research, and institutional pharmacy in a clinical specialty such as Critical Care Pharmacy or Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy. In my free time, I enjoy following collegiate and professional sports, binge-watching an unhealthy amount of television shows on Netflix, and leisurely playing sports in which I possess no actual skill such as basketball and tennis. As an out-of-state student and former NCAA athlete, I can attest to the unique and challenging experiences of transitioning to a busy college lifestyle so far from home, and I look forward to serving as a mentor to new pharmacy students at Northern as they begin to make similar transitions in their lives, as well.
Kyla HemphillI am an (incoming) P4 with a Spanish minor. I'm from Wooster, OH. I am involved in social Greek Life, professional pharmacy associations, community service groups, and assist with freshman orientations as a Good News Bear and an Orientation Leader Coordinator. I really enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching movies- I love pop culture. I also enjoy playing volleyball and softball and am an avid Cleveland Indians fan. I like sharing my love for Ohio Northern and meeting new people :)
Austin HopkinsMy name is Austin Hopkins I'll be a P3 in the fall. Some of my hobbies include running, swimming, drawing, gaming, and film/television. Over the past few years at ONU I've gotten involved in numerous organizations like student senate, the Personalized Medicine Coalition, and the national service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega. When I'm not involved in my classes or extracurricular, you can find me in Dr. Kinder's lab doing independent research. Back in my hometown of Cincinnati I work as an Intern/Tech for Kroger and Lukas Pharmacy. In my spare time at home, I'm either with my family, friends, or helping troubled youth. Welcome to the Pharmacy program! You're in for a fun ride!
Sunitha JohnsMy name is Sunitha Johns. I am a P3 from Willoughby Hills, Ohio. In my free time I love to read, bake, watch movies and TV shows, and make DIY crafts (especially for my dorm room)! At ONU, I am involved in Kappa Epsilon (Professional Pharmacy Fraternity), Indian Student Association, Circle K, Kappa Phi (Christian group), Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI), and Women's Chorus. I am eager to meet all you P1s and help you get acquainted to life as a pharmacy student at Ohio Northern!
Gavin KlausHaving lived in the area my entire life, I have a good understanding of the locations and exciting things to do in Ada, Lima, and Findlay. In the summers I reside and work in Lakeside, OH. As a P5, I have an extensive knowledge of the classes, struggles, and thrills of the college of pharmacy. Outside of school, I enjoy doing activities outside and being active, playing some video games, and playing volleyball. As an alumnus of Phi Delta Chi, I am immersed in the Greek Life culture and would be able to help anyone interested in becoming Greek and getting involved in the many pharmacy organizations in our college. Once I graduate, I will be pursuing a community pharmacy job to gain experience, then hopefully go on to do MTM work and patient consulting.
Emily LoudermilkHi Polar Bears! My name is Emily Loudermilk, and I am a fourth year student from Pickerington, Ohio. On campus I am involved in Kappa Phi, Kappa Epsilon, sPMC, and SSHP. As a pharmacist I would like to be involved in the area of pharmacogenomics. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, and watching movies. I'm looking forward to working with you this coming year and helping you get acquainted to life at Ohio Northern!
Cody LovejoyMy name is Cody Lovejoy and I will be beginning my fourth year at Ohio Northern’s Rudolph H. Raabe College of Pharmacy. I am from Lima, Ohio. I have two brothers, one a year older and another that is a year younger. At Ohio Northern, I am involved in the Honors program, the varsity wrestling team, and President’s club as well as a number of different honoraries. My hobbies include cooking, reading, and wood working.
My name is Allison Maynard, and I will be a P4 this coming Fall. I am from Dublin, Ohio and have a younger sister who will be a junior in high school. In the past three years here at ONU, I have played on the varsity women's soccer team and joined campus organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, SSHP, and Kappa Epsilon. Some of my hobbies include running, swimming, playing with my two dogs, and hanging out with friends. I have also worked as a pharmacy intern at Kroger and just recently started working this summer as a pharmacy intern at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. I am excited to learn more about pediatric pharmacy in next few years working at Children's!
I am a P3 with a music minor from Elyria, OH, which is about 25 miles west of Cleveland. At school, I am involved in SSHP, APhA, Pharmacy Tutoring, many activities with the Honors Program, Newman Club, and Bible Study through Fusion. I also play the trumpet in the ONU Symphony Orchestra and accompany several voice lessons. Outside of school, I love to play the piano and trumpet, spend time outdoors, exercise, and be with friends and family. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and help with your transition into pharmacy school!
Andrew MitchamHi my name is Andrew Mitcham and I am a P2 with a Spanish minor. I am from a small town called Cortland, OH, which is by Youngstown. On campus I have been elected to Pharmacy Council for P1 and P2 year; I also am treasurer on Student Senate, a brother of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI), and a drummer in the ONU Symphonic Band. When I’m not studying or with one of my organizations I love to relax by watching TV, cooking, or playing sports with my friends. Welcome to ONU!
John MostowyHello! I'm John Mostowy, a P3 (with a completed Spanish minor) from Mason, Ohio. During my first two years of school, I've become involved in Pharmacy Council, Student Senate, Leaders' Council, President's Club, the Honors Program, the Chapel's Worship Band, and a couple of honoraries. Next year, I will also be the captain of the men's varsity tennis team in addition to serving as a Resident Assistant in Park Hall. Whenever I've got some downtime, (or whenever I feel the need), I like rapping, listening to music, lifting weights, and spending time with friends either on the basketball court or on the futon playing Super Smash Bros.
David PetersMy name is David Peters and I am a P5 Student from Canton, OH. I went to Jackson High School, and became interested in Pharmacy after taking AP Chemistry and really enjoying it. Some of my hobbies include fishing and swimming in the summer, reading, playing pick-up sports, video games, running, and volunteering at my church. On campus, I am involved with Residence Life, Psychology Research, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, and Northern Christian Fellowship, to name a few things. I also work at a local hospital in Canton and hope to work in Hospital pharmacy one day.
Danielle PetrusHi my name is Danielle and I will be a P4 this year. My hometown is Glendale, AZ. My hobbies and interests include running, biking, hiking, crafting, and reading.
Celine RaibleHello! My name is Celine Raible, and I will be a P2 student this upcoming school year. I reside in Lorain, Ohio when not living in Ada for classes. I enjoy playing volleyball, taking walks, and hanging out with my friends and family. While at ONU, I love taking trips to NOM, playing sand volleyball, and going to social events with my Kappa Epsilon sisters. I really enjoy the closeness of the ONU community and everyone’s willingness to help one another especially in the College of Pharmacy. As I learned my P1 year, it is very nice to know a few older pharmacy students in order to answer your questions along the way. I hope to pass along what I learned and my experiences with the pharmacy class of 2020!
Leah SchomburgMy name is Leah Schomburg and I am a P5 here at ONU. I also have a Spanish minor. I am involved in a few organizations on campus such as Kappa Epsilon and ASP Operation Self Care. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I like listening to music and watching Netflix marathons of Grey’s Anatomy. During school breaks I am an intern at a hospital at my hometown of Painesville, Ohio. I am excited to be in my last two years of college and for the opportunities coming up in my near future!
Samantha SchulteMy name is Samantha Schulte and I am a P5 at ONU. I am from Parma, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. I am a youngest sibling to a big brother. I enjoy traveling, especially to Colorado, and prefer to be outside than inside! I enjoy reading, crafting, playing volleyball, and am an amateur frisbee player. On campus I am involved with ONU's Catholic Newman Club, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, as well as Kappa Epsilon, a professional pharmacy fraternity, President's Club, Orientation Leaders, and various other pharmacy organizations and honoraries. I look forward to getting to know the P1 class!
Kara SosinskiI was born and raised in Hudson, Ohio. Growing up, I was always active volunteering with my church, playing tennis and running. In the summer, my family travels to many destinations such as Alaska and Spain. Toward the end of high school, I discovered a love for all things health and fitness related. In order to carry all my interests forward into the future, I joined cross country and track at ONU. Also, while earning my degree in pharmacy, I am completing minors in business administration and Spanish. On campus, I am a member of Residence Life and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity over spring break.
Alexis ThatcherI am Alexis Thatcher and I am a P3 here at ONU. I am from Wilmington, a small town (a little bigger than Ada), in southern Ohio. I was raised in the country so many of my hobbies revolve around the farm. I was a 14 year 4-H member and showed sheep, horses, and hogs through the program. I was also a 4 year member of the FFA through which I showed turkeys and received my American Degree. Both programs are still large parts of my life. Some other things that I enjoy doing are fishing, riding four wheelers, playing volleyball and playing golf. At ONU I am a member of ASCP where we focus on the geriatric aspect of pharmacy. I spend a lot of time studying, because the difference in academics from my high school to college was a difficult adjustment for me. It took a while but I finally found the effective study habits that work. This year I am interested in joining Habitat for Humanity and applying to be an Ada Friend.
Paul TimmelI am a P5 from Pickerington, OH with a minor in Applied Statistics. I am a member of Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International, Ada Friends, ASP, leader of the operation drug disposal, and vice president of Newman Club. I love to be active, especially with running. I have run a half marathon and am working towards a marathon. I also enjoy traveling with my family.
Hi my name is Alexandra Ting and I am a P5. I am from Cortland, OH and I work in both a hospital and retail setting in the Warren area. I am involved around campus in various organizations both pharmacy and otherwise. I am the president of the medical missionary group Northern Without Borders and am traveling to the Dominican Republic this summer for my second medical missionary trip. I am also a member of ASP operation self-care, operation spanish immunization and operation diabetes, SSHP, OSHP professional affairs division, Kappa Epsilon and an alumnus of Zeta Tau Alpha. I am a dancer and have perfromed in shows at the Ohio Northern Freed Center. Other interests include reading, eating, traveling (specifically as a medical missionary), and fishing. Last but certainly not least, I am a die hard Kentucky Wildcats fan. BBN!
AJ VergaraMy name is Adonis (AJ) Vergara and I am a P4. I am originally from Mason, Ohio, which is just north of Cincinnati. At ONU I am on the Men's soccer team which is where I spend most of my time while not in class/studying. If I am not at a practice or a game, I am usually hanging out with some friends from the team. I enjoy watching and playing any type of sport, but soccer is my favorite. I also have received my minor in Spanish. I am excited to help out and answer any questions you may have to make the transition into the pharmacy program as smooth as possible!
Melyssa WeaverMy name is Melyssa Weaver but people call me Missy! I was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio which is right outside of Columbus! I've been a swimmer since I was little and I still swim for ONU and I love it. I work as a lifeguard, a swim instructor, and a coach back home....so basically I live at the pool. When I'm not at practice or working I spend my time with my friends or family. I love coffee and my friends tell me I might be considered an addict. I love to help people and I will gladly answer any questions incoming P1's might have!
Morgan WeithmanMy name is Morgan Weithman and I am currently a P3 student at Ohio Northern University. I am from New Washington, Ohio. New Washington is a very small town of less than a thousand people, about sixty miles east of Ada. I am from a very rural area and live between cornfields. It’s a lot like Ada for the most part. I have a brother and two sisters and a dog named Jake, who I want to take to school with me. I chose to start my college career at Ohio Northern University because they had such a prestigious name in the field of pharmacy. Ohio Northern offered small, personal classes, and overall its small size made it seem like a very close knit community. My high school class size was only 70 children, so I’m used to knowing all of my classmates. Knowing that I would have that in college too meant a lot to me. I was very happy with my college choice because when I got here everyone was so helpful in assimilating me into the ONU atmosphere and everyone was so welcoming and eager to make friends and meet new people. It was very easy to make friends here, not only with my classmates, but with the upperclassmen as well. I am In the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. We are a co-ed, pharmacy fraternity and we work to promote and advance the profession of pharmacy as well as having good times and getting involved with the activities at ONU. I met a lot of my Kappa Psi brothers because I would go to study in the lounge of the pharmacy building and there would always other students there that were very helpful in answering all my questions about class or anything else I wanted to know even though they were never obligated to do so. I am also on the club volleyball team as an outside hitter, so if you would be interested in playing for the men’s or the women’s club team I can give you information about that. I’m very excited to spend my P3 year with all of my friends at ONU and I look forward to meeting you all.
Molly ZimmermanMy name is Molly Zimmerman and I’m from the Youngstown Ohio area. I’m a P2 and I am involved with a lot around campus, including: Pharmacy council, Habitat for Humanity, Circle K, APhA-ASP and the Honors Program. I also participate in intramural basketball and take Zumba classes. In my free time, when I’m not studying, I enjoy feeding the ducks and drinking coffee at NOM.