Monday, January 12, 2015

New employees join Chillicothe Campus community

Some individuals are joining the Chillicothe Campus as new employees, or in new positions, with the beginning of 2015 spring semester. These individuals include:

Sue Colley, Administrative Assistant in the Central Processing Center.  Colley had previously
periodically worked in this position as a temporary contract employee. She has also been actively involved with the campus’ theater program’s operations, working behind the scenes as a student assistant and later as a dramaturge and costumer. Among her other work experience, Colley has been regional director for the Ohio Joint Council and a political director for a trade union as well as an office manager for a realty company in Memphis, Tenn., and Chillicothe. A former Chillicothe Campus student, she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Ohio University.

Christopher Hicks, Library Support Associate. Hicks has served in similar positions on a part-time
basis for a number of years. Since 2012, he has been senior library associate as a contract employee, supervising student employees, cataloguing books, maintaining collections, providing classroom instruction and helping to maintain databases. During his college career, he worked as a student assistant for four years in the Quinn Library. Hicks also has extensive retail and restaurant experience. Hicks earned an associate degree in computer science technology and a bachelor’s degree in technical and applied studies from Ohio University as an OU-C student. He also attended the Ohio Library Support Staff Institute.

Brianna Hunstad, Administrative Assistant in Nursing. Hunstad has an extensive background as an
administrative assistant in health-care settings. Since 2013, she has been an administrative assistant at the Ohio State University Medical Center, and she previously provided office support for a physician’s office. Hunstad also has worked as an administrative assistant and an accounting clerk with Big Sandy Distribution in Franklin Furnace. Additionally, she is involved in several volunteer activities. Hunstad has completed coursework at Ohio University, Ohio State University and Shawnee State University.

Tabitha McDaniel-Martin, Lecturer of Nursing. McDaniel-Martin has a strong academic and
professional background. Since 2007, she has been a nurse in the emergency department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. She has also served as a clinical instructor for Ohio University nursing students from both the Chillicothe and Athens campuses at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, as well as Adena Regional Medical Center and the VA Medical Center in Chillicothe. McDaniel-Martin has earned her associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, all in nursing, from Ohio University.

Thomas Panek, Lecturer, Director of the Technology and Business Development Center. Panek
brings solid professional and academic credentials to this new position, which includes both teaching and administrative duties, especially in regards to utilizing the resources of the Technology and Business Development Center and engaging with the community. Since 2009, he has been an adjunct faculty member at Franklin University in Columbus, teaching a variety of business courses in the undergraduate and MBA programs. Panek also has approximately 20 years of corporate experience in areas such as business development, marketing strategy and as a management consultant. He has extensive consulting experience with a wide variety of businesses, both in the United States and overseas.  He has been a vice president with Corporate Performance Systems; vice president for business strategy with Chute Gerdeman Design; and the e-commerce practice leader with Sedlak Management Consultants of Richfield Ohio. Panek earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from Ohio State University and his MBA in marketing and logistics from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business.

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