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First Year Pharmacy Student Mentors

This mentor program matches a small group 3-4 first year students with a more experienced pharmacy 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 August 25th from 11-11:45 AM in McIntosh Ballroom.  Please mark that on your calendar! Any questions can be directed to Dr. Shields ( in the Dean’s office.

Mentor Biography


Hi! My name is Amanda Swanson, and I am a P2 from Jamestown, NY.  In addition to obtaining a degree in pharmacy, I am also minoring in Spanish and Chemistry.  I love being busy and am involved with many organizations here on campus, including the Honors Program, National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), Professional Association of Women in Science (PAWS), and Yoga Club.  In my spare time, I enjoy traveling to and competing at dog shows with my family, as well as cooking, reading, and being active.  As far as meeting times, I am thinking that we could meet on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons/evenings (or weekends, if the group is in favor of that) but I would be more than happy to find a different time that works for all of us!  I am looking forward to getting to know you and helping you successfully transition to life as a Polar Bear!


Hi P1s! My name is Anna Crooker and I am a current P4 from Cincinnati, Ohio. Here at Northern I am involved in a variety of groups such as the Honor’s Program, Kappa Epsilon, Student Society of Healthy System Pharmacy, National Community Pharmacy Association, and Habitat for Humanity, Newman’s Club, and helping start our newest group, Polar Pediatrics.  Outside of the classroom, I love traveling, running, playing intramural volleyball, and photography.  My future career goals include becoming a pediatric pharmacist.  I look forward to meeting all of you and helping making your transition to Northern as smooth as possible! 


Hello future Polar Bears! My name is Anna Gurevich and I am going to be a P2 this fall. I am from Cleveland, Ohio which is about two and a half hours away from Ada. Some of the organizations that I am involved in are Circle K, Professional Association for Women in Science, Badminton Club, Yoga Club, and Medicinal Herbs Club. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports, shopping, skiing, traveling, baking, being outdoors, hiking, and spending time with friends. I am looking forward to making your transition to college as smooth as it can be. I am excited to meet all of you soon!!   The time I would like to meet with my mentees is Tuesday morning or afternoon. I can also meet Thursday afternoon. I will have other free time so I will be able to adjust my schedule if needed. 


Hi there! My name is Brittany Toney and I am a P4 from Greenwood, Indiana. On campus I am involved in Kappa Epsilon, ASP, SSHP, and Habitat for Humanity as well as service events such as Pack Away Hunger and 30 Hour Famine. I am a member of the women’s tennis team and work as an intern for Meijer pharmacy. In my free time you’ll find me hanging out with friends, working out, binge watching Netflix, spending time in my hammock, or eating ice cream. We will most likely meet either on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons/nights. I am looking forward to meeting you!


Hi P1’s, my name is Cameron Howard and I will be a P4 this upcoming fall semester. I am from Hilliard, Ohio, which is a suburb of Columbus. At Ohio Northern, I am involved in the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), as well as club soccer and intramural basketball. I have also been involved as a pharmacy ambassador for the pharmacy school. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, watching Netflix, playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and being an avid Buckeyes and Cavs fan. As a Peer Mentor, I hope that I can be beneficial in helping you guys adjust to college life and in becoming successful pharmacy students. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you guys and welcome to ONU!  Times Available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after 4 pm; 10-1 on Wednesdays; 11-2 on Mondays.



My name is Carley Strzalka. I will be a P3 this coming year with a minor in Public Health. I am also an intern at Mary Rutan Hospital in my hometown.  I am from a small town called Bellefontaine, Ohio, which is only about 30 minutes south of Ada. I am the oldest of two with one younger brother. I also have 2 dogs and 7 cats. IN my free time I enjoy playing softball, volleyball, and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes alone with every Cleveland sports teams. I am now captain of the Club Softball team here at ONU. I am also involved in SSHP, where I hold the External Relations chair, Kappa Epsilon, Habitat for Humanity, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-professional Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Societies. I am excited to get to meet the newest members of our pharmacy program!


Hello!  My name is Celine Raible, and I will be a P4 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 and participating in SPC and other campus events.  In addition, I am an Orientation Leader, a member of Kappa Epsilon, and am involved in a few other pharmacy organizations.  I really enjoy the closeness of the ONU community and everyone’s willingness to help one another, especially in the College of Pharmacy.  For the past two years, I have mentored numerous P1s, while having fun and learning a lot throughout the process!  Meeting days and times are very flexible depending on the various schedules.  Currently, I am thinking either a Monday or Tuesday night as potential meeting dates, but that is subject to change.  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 2022!


Hello P1s! My name is Connor Bowers and I’m a P3 from Sidney, Ohio (about 30 minutes north of Dayton). I am a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, which is a coed professional pharmacy fraternity on campus. In my free time I enjoy lifting, playing Xbox, and doing anything adventurous to get my adrenaline pumping. The opportunity to help other students with the adjustment to college and pharmacy school was what drew me to mentoring. I understand the struggles and concerns all too well and look forward to helping in any way I can. I’m free on Tuesdays and Thursdays and after 4 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.


Hello incoming P1’s! My name is Danielle Pete and I am a P3. I am from North Canton, OH. Here on campus I am on the swimming/diving team and Kappa Epsilon (professional pharmacy sorority). I used to be a competitive dancer, so in my free time I try to find an open studio. I also love to travel and do adventurous things like bungee jumping. I am very interested in hospital pharmacy, but am not sure of a specific kind yet. The days I could meet would probably on a Tuesday or Thursday, but if needed we can adjust depending on everyone’s schedules. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your journey here at ONU! 


Hello incoming P1’s, my name is Dylan Magoto and I am currently a P2 minoring in Business Administration. I am from Troy, Ohio which is about 10 minutes from Dayton. I am currently involved in the Orientation Leaders Program, Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. In my free time from studying I love to run, workout, and listen to music. Since I was just a P1 last year, I feel that I can easily relate to you all and help you all to become amazing Polar Bears. I am generally free most afternoons and evenings since all my classes end by 3 pm. 


Hi new polar bears, I'm Lizzie Hanson! I'm going to be a P3 this upcoming fall minoring in Spanish. I'm from outside of Cleveland, from a small town called Chagrin Falls. Currently, I am a passionate member of the social sorority Kappa Alpha Theta, the honors program, and the professional fraternity Kappa Epsilon here at ONU! I am involved clubs including AphA-ASP (Association of Student Pharmacists), sPMC (Student chapter of Personalized Medicine Coalition), and yoga club and I will be eagerly moving new students in as a member of Klondike’s Krew! I hope that I can help answer any questions about ONU, campus life, scheduling or else I will be able to direct you to someone who can. Otherwise I'd love to get coffee at NOM with you pretty much any day of the week after 2 o’clock, and just see how you're liking classes!


Hey there P1s! My name is Eric Belanger, and I’ll be a P3 come this fall. I’m from Livonia, Michigan, a city right outside of Detroit.  Here in the pharmacy college, I’m involved in a professional pharmacy fraternity and a few student committees/councils.  I am also involved in the Student Planning Committee (which hosts fun events on campus), play violin in the University Symphony, and sing/play rhythm guitar in a band. Once you move in to freshman housing, you’ll likely see me roaming the halls as well because I’m an RA in Founders Hall!  I’d be a great resource for extracurricular involvement, study tips, and housing/college adjustment. I look forward to meeting you guys!


Hello! My name is Gary Hess and I am a P4. I am from Vandalia, OH a suburb of Dayton. I have played tennis for the school, and am also a member of ONU polarfit. I am also in SSHP and a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon social fraternity. My favorite hobbies are video games, working out, and being outside playing volleyball and throwing football or baseball. 


Hello P1s, I am Gretchen Horning, a P3 from Cleveland, Ohio. Firstly, I love ONU! My favorites include: NOM milkshakes, sunsets across the tundra, Newman Club, my humble and helpful classmates and teachers, 3 Brothers’ ice cream and the community atmosphere of Ada. Before discovering the greatness of ONU, I attended a Catholic high school, where I ran cross country and track and was involved in choir, piano, theater and cooking meals at the West Side Catholic Center. At ONU I am involved with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Newman Club, Women’s Chorus and Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (SSHP). I work in the Pharmacy Tutoring Center and am a teaching assistant for chemistry labs. Advice to all: Get involved, find what you love and trust that if you made it into this program, you can make it through! I look forward to meeting you and helping with your transition to ONU!  I would love to meet with my group Thursday afternoons.


Hello! I’m Halea King, a P4 from small-town Minford in Southern Ohio. At ONU, I am a member of CPFI (Christian Pharmacist Fellowship International), as well as a sister of the female Christian club known as Kappa Phi, and leader of Son’s Rays, a singing group through Religious Life. I love to sing, watch movies, bake, and nap any chance I get! Congratulations on choosing ONU as your home-away-from-home, and I can’t wait to meet all of you! Times that work best for me: Monday- Anytime after 4, Tuesday- Between 4&6 and after 8, Wednesday- After 8, Thursday- Anytime after 4, Friday- Anytime after 4 


Hello! My name is Haley Bajdas and I am going to be a P4 this upcoming fall semester. I am from Buffalo, New York. Here on campus I am involved in the Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, Mortar Board, CPFI, ASCP, Northern Without Borders, and Merge. I also play intramural volleyball and basketball during my spare time. Outside of pharmacy life, I am a huge Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan, I enjoy feeding the ducks, and hanging out with friends. My goal is to make transitioning in to freshmen year of college a little bit easier for new students. My class schedule frees me up in the evenings during the beginning of the week (Mondays or Tuesdays), which is when I hope to meet with incoming students.


Hello new Polar Bears! My name is Hanna Morelli, and I am currently a P4 and I am also a dance minor. My hometown is located in Homeworth, Ohio, which is a small, rural area in Northeastern Ohio. At home I work for an independent pharmacy called Easterday Pharmacy and I have been working there for 2 years. While I have been at Ohio Northern I have been involved in many organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Symphonic Band, Kappa Epsilon (Pharmacy Sorority), and Student Societies of Health-system Pharmacy (SSHP). In my spare time I enjoy baking, reading, crafts, and spending time with my friends and family. I have loved my time hear at Northern and my plans as a mentor is to help you have a successful first semester! I plan to have us meet in the evenings after 4pm on either Mondays or Wednesdays. Welcome to Ohio Northern and I look forward to meeting you!


My name is Jena Schlabach and I will be a P4 this upcoming fall! I’m from Dalton, Ohio which is a small town near Wooster. I spend a lot of my time on campus with the different organizations I’m involved in.  The pharmacy organizations that I am actively involved in are the professional pharmacy fraternity Kappa Epsilon, American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). I am also on the club volleyball team, participate in Northern Christian Fellowship, and am involved with Ada Friends. In my free time I enjoy watching or playing sports (I’m a diehard Cleveland fan), working out, being outdoors, baking, crafting, and spending time with my friends. I hope to help make your transition as smooth as possible to ONU and I look forward to meeting you!  I would be willing to meet during the following times, although my schedule is flexible!  Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday after 5:00pm; Tuesday or Wednesday at 11:00am.



Hello P1s! My name is Jennifer Gurevich and I am a P3.  I am from Mayfield Heights, Ohio – a suburb of Cleveland.  Some of my hobbies include drawing, crafting, hiking, traveling, gardening, cooking/baking, and doing rhythmic gymnastics.  I am also actively involved in several clubs and organizations.  I am in the Circle K, the Professional Association of Women in Science, the Medicinal Herbs Club, Badminton Club, Yoga Club, and the Mortar Board Academic Honorary Society. I also work at the pharmacy tutoring center, so if you guys ever need help you know where to find me J The best times for our meetings would be Tuesday evenings or on the weekends, but I’m fairly flexible if these times don’t work. My career goals are to become a retail pharmacist and specialize in alternative medicine and nutrition studies. I can’t wait to meet you guys and share all my experiences and expertise with you! 


Welcome to ONU P1’s! My name is Jess Keller and I am a P5 from the Cleveland, Ohio area and this is my second year being a mentor! I currently serve as one of the Head Good News Bears and I am also actively involved in Kappa Epsilon pharmaceutical fraternity, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, National Community Pharmacists Association & intramural volleyball. My favorite pharmacy class so far at ONU was compounding lab! In my spare time I enjoy cooking, boating, cheering on Cleveland sports, going to concerts with friends and watching Grey’s Anatomy. I am mostly free at night and Mondays and Tuesdays are my best days to meet! I'm looking forward to working with you this coming year and helping you dive into life as a Polar Bear! 


Hello P1’s! My name is Jessica Delbecq, I will be a P4 this fall and I am from Columbus, Ohio. I have very much enjoyed my time at ONU, and I know you will all have a great experience here as well, so get excited! One of the most rewarding things that you can do during school is get involved. I am actively involved in Greek life on campus, as well as several pharmacy organizations including Kappa Epsilon and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. I have worked in pharmacy for over 2 years now, and currently hold two pharmacy jobs, one in long term care and one in community pharmacy. I hope to work in long term care pharmacy in the future. School should always be the number one priority, but having fun during your college years is also imperative. I LOVE spending time with my friends, watching movies and the Buckeyes! These years will be the best of your lives!! Make sure you study, but don’t forget to have fun in the meantime.  (Just a heads up I am pretty free in the evenings. Mondays and Wednesdays work best)


My name is Jessica Kaiser and currently a P4.  I graduated from Fort Recovery High School in Fort Recovery, OH.  Fort Recovery is about an hour south west of Ada and is also a small rural community.  In high school I was a cheerleader and involved in FFA, NHS, Math Science Club, and Student Council and many others.  Currently on campus, I am involved in the National Community Pharmacist Association and serve as Independent Pharmacy Outreach Chair.  I also work at Kaup Pharmacy, an independently owned pharmacy, as an intern on the weekends and during breaks.  My goal after graduation is to continue working in community pharmacy and eventually open my own pharmacy.  A few things I enjoy are playing sand volleyball with friends, watching Disney movies, and being outside in general.  I hope you are all excited to start this journey through pharmacy school and have a great year!  A good meeting time for my schedule would be Monday, Thursday, or Friday early afternoon, or Monday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings.



Hi!  My name is Jessica Shelley and I am a P3 from Canfield, Ohio.  I stay busy being involved in taking photos for Kappa Psi as Historian, planning outreach events for ASP, and most recently becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.  In my spare time I enjoy physical activity such as hiking, swimming, running, lifting, dancing or fishing.  If you ever need a study buddy, I am never too far from the pharmacy building or library and will work around your schedule to the best of my ability. I am looking forward to meeting you and can’t wait to help you along your journey of becoming a Polar Bear!  


My name is Jon Belvo and I am a P3 here at Ohio Northern. Along with getting my PharmD, I will also be getting a chemistry minor. I am from a town in southeastern Ohio called Miamisburg. In high school, I enjoyed playing soccer, an occasional video game session, volunteering my time at the local food pantry and my job as a lifeguard at the local pool. While here at ONU, I have become a brother in Phi Gama Delta, been a member of Newman Club, been a member of APhA-ASP and am also an RA in the freshman dorms. I look forward to meeting you guys and helping make your first couple of semesters here at ONU as great as possible!


Hello, incoming P1s! My name is Joey Muscarella, and I’m going to be a P4 starting in the fall. I’m from Erie, Pennsylvania, a city that’s on the shore of Lake Erie about 20 minutes from the Ohio border. Currently I’m employed as a pharmacy intern at Wegmans Pharmacy back home in. Here at ONU, I’m an active member of ASP-APhA and the Pennsylvania Pharmacist’s Association. I also have a work-study position at the Ohio Northern Drug Information Center. Additionally, I was a member of Ohio Northern’s Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field teams for my first two years of school. When I’m not studying or doing homework, I enjoy going out for runs in the Ada country (or in town), playing and watching basketball, hanging out with my friends, and binge-watching shows on Netflix. I can’t wait to get this year started and help make your transition to pharmacy school an easy one!


Hi P1’s! My name is Kaitlin Gregory and I am a P3 from Springfield, Ohio. On campus I am a member of Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International and Ada Friends, an organization where you are assigned a “little” from Ada Elementary School. I currently work in a hospital pharmacy in my hometown. In my spare time I love crafting, playing intramural volleyball, and watching Netflix with my roommate.  I am a Bengals fan and love watching football! Throughout the semester, I will be available to meet mostly on Tuesday evenings! I am very excited to meet you and help you get adjusted to life here at ONU!


Hey, hey, hey P1s. Hope you enjoyed graduation season. Welcome to the ONU family! My name is Lauren Nye and I’m a fourth year pharmacy student from Columbus (Gahanna), Ohio.
Victoria (18) and Ale (15) double as my two younger sisters and my biggest cheerleaders. I chose pharmacy because we not only provide healthcare, but have unique opportunities to be teachers and educate patients. We can help them become active, empowered participants in their own health, the benefits of which are priceless. To better prepare myself to fulfill that role, I also have a minor in Medical Humanities. On campus I am involved in Alpha Phi Omega (a service fraternity), the World Student Organization (I’m the president), President’s Club, Orientation Leaders, and soon CPNP (the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists).  Even with all that, I’m typically free any week day in the early afternoon or after 4:30pm. When I’m not studying (or, rather, when I should be studying) I love to watch The Walking Dead with  my boyfriend of 4-ish years, chat with my fabulous housemates, and do laps at the pool. I also enjoy introducing people to my sugar glider (google them, they’re adorable). I’m really excited to meet you all— enjoy your summer and again, welcome to ONU!


Hello! My name is Marisa Rinehart. I am a P3 here at Ohio Northern and a Pharmacy Intern at the Cleveland Clinic. I’m from Ohio, a small city up north near Cleveland called Fairview Park. I am the president of the club volleyball program and I also play club softball for the University. I am a big fan of the outdoors and enjoy working out. I also love cats, I have 3 at home. I am a member of Kappa Epsilon, a pharmacy fraternity at this university, also AED, which is an honors society and I work at the University Information desk in McIntosh. My schedule is very flexible since I’m done with classes at 3 on MWF and Tuesdays and Thursdays are open after 11am. Some other fun facts about me are I cannot go a day without coffee and chocolate. The beach is my favorite place to be in the summer, it’s where I collect beach glass. Looking forward to meeting all of you!


Hello! My name is Molly Zimmerman and I am a P4 from Youngstown, Ohio. I am involved in pharmacy organizations such as Pharmacy Council, National Community Pharmacists Association, Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, and am currently in the process of starting a pediatric pharmacy group on campus with three other students. I am also a member of Habitat for Humanity, President’s Club, Colleges Against Cancer, and the honors program. In my free time I enjoy playing intramural sports, getting coffee with friends, and feeding the ducks. I hope to make your transition to ONU and pharmacy school easier and answer any questions you have. The best days for me to meet are Monday and Thursday afternoons.


Hello! My name is Mary Komandt and I am a P3 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I will hopefully get to know you during Welcome Weekend as this is my second year as an Orientation Leader. On campus I am involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Club Ultimate Frisbee, and Women’s Chorus. I am a member of Colleges Against Cancer which is the club that runs our campus Relay for Life. This is my third year as class representative for Pharmacy Council, and I am a brother of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. As a member of Student Senate, I have recently been appointed Secretary of Religious Affairs and I am also a member of Northern Christian Fellowship. This past summer I ran in my first marathon, and I love running around campus. I have one of the most recognizable laughs on campus, so I’m sure you will definitely hear me! I look forward to meeting all of you, welcome to Ohio Northern, and I’m so glad you decided to join the polar bear family. At the moment, I am planning to schedule my meetings Monday evenings or Tuesday afternoons. 


Hello! My name is Mary Palmer, and I will be a P4 this fall. I am from Maineville, Ohio, which is right outside of Cincinnati. I am involved with Alpha Xi Delta, Kappa Epsilon, the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists, and the Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy. I also am currently a Pharmacy Intern at CVS. I am an avid Harry Potter enthusiast, love playing/watching soccer, and am a huge Reds and Bengals fan! In the future, I would like to either work as a Psychiatric Pharmacist or a Pediatric Pharmacist. I am available most afternoons and nights Tuesday through Thursday. I look forward to meeting you and helping you adjust to your new life on campus! 


Hello! My name is Meagan Brandt. I will be a P4 this coming fall and this is my second year in the mentor program.  I am from New Bremen, Ohio, a small town in west central Ohio.  On campus, I am a member of Kappa Epsilon, a profession pharmacy fraternity where I serve as Assistant VP Social Chair, and many pharmacy organizations including ASP and NCPA. I am also a member of Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), a pharmacy leadership honorary, and Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), a pre-health professional honorary. I am also involved in the Ada Friends mentorship program and am a Student Ambassador for the Raabe College of Pharmacy.  Currently, I am a pharmacy intern at an independently owned community pharmacy.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outside, swimming, playing volleyball, vacationing to the beach, being a lifeguard, and watching Grey’s Anatomy.  Welcome to ONU, and I look forward to meeting you and helping with your transition to becoming a successful Polar Bear!  I will be available to meet Monday after 5 and Tuesday or Thursday after 4:00. 


Hello! I’m Megan Bishop and I am a fourth-year pharmacy student. Aside from pharmacy courses, I am also pursuing a minor in business administration. On campus, I am involved in pharmacy organizations including American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists, Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists, and Kappa Epsilon, a professional pharmacy sorority. I also work as an intern for CVS pharmacy in Lima. Aside from pharmacy-centered clubs, I am also a member of the Women’s Club Volleyball team on campus and a sister of Kappa Alpha Theta, where I serve as our chapter’s president. When I need a break from studying, I love being able to hang out with friends, playing volleyball, working out, making spontaneous trips to White Bear, and watching Netflix!  I want to welcome you here to campus and to wish you the best of luck as you begin your first year of pharmacy school! I look forward to meeting you!  I am generally available most afternoons once classes are over to meet up! I am also here most weekends and would be able to get together then as well!



Welcome new pharmacy students! My name is Megan Stephan and I am a P4 this fall. Since my time at Northern, I have been involved in numerous different organizations such as Kappa Epsilon (a professional pharmacy fraternity), SSHP, ASP, and Circle K International. In addition to pharmacy organizations, I have been a member of University Singers for 3 years and Women’s Choir for 2 years. I really enjoy singing in choir and it is a great way to meet people of other majors! Currently, I work as a pharmacy intern at Family Health in Greenville, OH and aspire to work in a hospital after graduation. In my free time, I enjoy painting, going on walks, spending time with family and friends, and watching NCIS. I am free most evenings to get to know you and answer any questions you might have about pharmacy school and/or ONU. Welcome to Ohio Northern and I can’t wait to meet you!!


My name is Nick Bileck. I am a P4 from Pittsburgh, PA. I am involved in several organizations on campus, including APhA-ASP, Interfraternity Council, Omicron Delta Kappa, Orientation Leaders, Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, President’s Club, and Sports Information. 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, TV shows, and movies.  I decided to study pharmacy because I wanted to help people and solve problems using the fascinating sciences of drug therapy.  The journey to be a pharmacist is not easy, and I want incoming P1s to understand this and help make their transition into college smoother. When I first came here, I felt lost and alone and didn’t really know where to turn. I don’t want future P1s to go what I went through; 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.  I am available during the school year Monday afternoons; Tuesday evenings, most of the day Wednesdays, Thursday evenings, and Friday afternoons.


Hi Polar Bears!  My name is Nick Newman and I’m a P4 from Pickerington, Ohio.  At Ohio Northern I am involved in Habitat for Humanity, Club Soccer, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Student Personalized Medicine Coalition.  I am also a pharmacy tutor and chemistry lab TA for the university.  In my free time I like to watch or play sports, play video games, listen to music, and play piano.  I have loved my time at ONU and look forward to meeting all of you!  Availability:  Most weekdays 11-3 and after 4


Hello!  My name is Rachel Weigman and I am a P4 from Pickerington, Ohio.  I have a Chemistry minor and I am involved in Kappa Epsilon (professional pharmacy fraternity), Student Societies of Health-System Pharmacy, Mortar Board Senior National Honors Society, and Alpha Epsilon Delta, a Health Pre-professional Honors Society.  I am currently cofounding a new organization on campus called Polar Pediatrics that brings pharmacy and nursing students together to help out the pediatric population.  It is a dream of mine to become a pediatric pharmacist someday.  Also, I am a member of the ONU Women’s soccer team and have participated in intramural volleyball.  In my free time, I love to cook, paint, and be active.  I will mostly be available Sunday and Monday evenings to get together, but I am willing to find other times that will work for everyone, too.  I am looking forward to meeting all of you and helping you transition into becoming an ONU Polar bear! 


Hello P1s my name is Scott Gerdes and I am a P3 from Conneaut, Ohio, which is in the most northeastern point of Ohio. On campus I am a member of APhA-ASP, NCPA Newman Club, Habitat for Humanity, and I am a Good News Bear this summer! In my free time, when I need to relieve stress, I like to play tennis and hang out with friends. I actually love winter because one of my favorite things to do is ski. I am also an avid sports fan with my favorite teams being the Browns, Indians, Cavs, and Buckeyes. I will be available in the evenings Monday-Thursday, but I will be flexible if another time works better!


Hello P1s! My name is TJ Storer and I am going to be a P3 at ONU this upcoming school year.  I’m from Loveland, Ohio, which is about 40 minutes north of Cincinnati.  I’m a student-athlete at ONU as I play on the baseball team.  I am also involved in Kappa Psi, which is a professional pharmacy fraternity at ONU.  Whenever I’m not playing baseball or studying in the pharmacy building, I spend my free time playing Xbox, hanging out with my friends, or watching Netflix.  My availability will be pretty open this fall, so if you ever have a problem I’d be happy to help you out.  Welcome to the Polar Bear family, and I look forward to meeting you next fall!


Hello P1’s my name is Tyler Davis, and I am a P4 from Liberty Center, OH. I spend my time on campus in some leadership positions as I am the Student Senate Vice President and Phi Mu Delta’s Vice President of Membership. I am also involved in Men’s Golf, ASCP pharmacy organization, and have given my time to freshmen orientation as a Good News Bear and an Orientation Leader. My favorite class so far has been Medical Microbiology, while my favorite show on Netflix is House of Cards. I will be available to meet with my group after 8pm during this fall semester. I look forward to meeting the P1’s and giving them advice on how to get involved, obtain leadership, and still be a very successful student in the classroom. 


Dear future pharmacists. Welcome to one of the oldest pharmacy school in the country, Ohio Northern University. My name is Emad Mohammed. I am from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I recently finished my third year of profession. I like travelling to new places, play soccer and cooking. Being an international student is a unique experience that require certain skills to overcome barriers. I am looking forward to help international students seeking success and excellence in the academic life as well as the community of Ada. Feel free to contact via email whenever you have any concern.