Fisher Homecoming Court 2020

Whether leading student organizations, serving others as part of the Honors Cohort program or honing their leadership skills in the Dean’s Leadership Academy, Fisher students share immense pride at being a part of the Ohio State community. Hear from the eight business majors selected to the university’s 2020 Homecoming Court and learn what being a Buckeye means to them. 

Rachel BarrettRachel Barrett

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio

Major: Accounting

Involvement: Accounting Honors Program, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Beta Alpha Psi Financial Honorary, Business Scholars Program, Movement Variations Dance Team, Order of Omega

What does it mean to be a Buckeye: To be a Buckeye means being part of an exceptional community that is larger than yourself. In all aspects of life, Buckeyes exemplify pride, compassion, and dedication. Being a Buckeye is a lifelong commitment to excellence and gratitude. The Ohio State University is truly a special place where I have met enduring friends and mentors. I am forever grateful for these people who have offered me unlimited support and encouragement throughout my past four years. To me, the Buckeye community is my home away from home that will follow me wherever I go. O-H!

Emily BethhauserEmily Bethhauser

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Major: Accounting

Involvement: Buckeye Leadership Fellow, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity, Faci Beauty LLC, Honors Cohort Program

What does it mean to be a Buckeye: Being a Buckeye means being part of a community that is passionate and supportive. It means to have a home away from home and connections across the globe. Buckeye pride and spirit is forever. There is no college experience that is comparable to the one at Ohio State, which is filled with unimaginable experiences, unforgettable people, and memories that will last a lifetime.

Claire BurtonClaire Burton

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Wapakoneta, Ohio

Major: Marketing

Involvement: Business Management Statistics Teaching Assistant, Fisher College of Business Dean's Leadership Academy, Mortar Board National Senior Honor Society -- Mabel G. Freeman Chapter, Ohio Staters, Incorporated, Student-Alumni Council

What does it mean to be a Buckeye: Buckeyes discover who they are and stand firm in what they believe, working hard to make the world a little bit better than they found it. Buckeyes live lives centered around service, commitment, and never-ending spirit, building relationships that mean the most. Buckeyes embrace hardship and change together, and come out stronger on the other side. Buckeyes accept and love one another for their uniqueness, and celebrate the diversity that makes them whole. Being a Buckeye means living your truth and knowing that no matter where you go or what you do, another Buckeye will always be there for you.

Abigail HinsonAbigail Hinson

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

Major: Accounting

Involvement: Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Buckeye Undergraduate Consulting Club, Fisher Ambassadors, Fisher Peer Advisors, Honors Cohort Program

What does it mean to be a Buckeye: To be a Buckeye means to be a part of something that is far larger and far greater than you are. Within the Buckeye community, you will find people who are constantly striving for greatness and igniting change, while simultaneously giving back and supporting those around them. Being a Buckeye has become an integral part of my identity and I will carry that title, as well as the values and lessons instilled in me from my time at Ohio State, with pride for years to come. Being a member of the Buckeye family has been, and will continue to be, one of the greatest experiences of my life.

Nicole MazulloNicole Mazullo

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Richfield, Ohio

Major: Finance

Involvement: Fisher College of Business Peer Advisor, Honors Cohort Program, Mount Leadership Society Scholars Program, Patched, Scarlet and Gray Financial

What does it mean to be a Buckeye: Studying eight hours the day before an accounting midterm in the library basement; traveling to San Francisco with some of the smartest people I know; inviting my Penn-State-loving family to pull an RV into the backyard on game day; 3 a.m. rap battles on The Oval; meeting my best friend at orientation; retreats to Camp Akita; networking with dedicated alumni; and too many Bowen dorm gatherings that got out of hand. Cherishing these memories and people, knowing they are all sheer products of Ohio State — that is what being a Buckeye is all about.

Faith NimelyFaith Delnasoir Nimely

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Monrovia, Liberia

Major: Accounting

Involvement: Honors Cohort, National Association of Black Accountants, Residence Life, Recreational Sports Fitness Instructor

What does it mean to be a Buckeye: Being a Buckeye means being actively involved within ones' community and finding opportunities to grow. It also means being an advocate for others and using your voice to bring awareness to things that you are passionate about. Additionally, being a Buckeye means recognizing that learning is a forever journey, both inside and outside of the classroom, therefore we have to embrace the unknown and failures since it is crucial to our success. Lastly, being a Buckeye means being self-aware and secure about oneself and your accomplishments without bringing others down.

Holly PiperHolly Piper

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Westerville, Ohio

Major: Marketing

Involvement: Chi Omega sorority, Face the Children at Ohio State, Fisher Peer Career Coach, Student-Alumni Council

What does it mean to be a Buckeye: For me, the meaning of ‘being a Buckeye’ is somehow redefined at every step of my journey. It has meant being part of a campus where the camaraderie is second to none. It has meant finding friends that have guided me through uncertain seasons. It has meant continuous learning, growing, and striving towards a better tomorrow. One thing remains constant — being a Buckeye means knowing I will be met with a familiar “OH-IO,” no matter if I am standing on The Oval or am halfway across the world; being a Buckeye is for a lifetime.

Kelly TobinKelly Tobin

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Hometown: Crystal Lake, Illinois

Major: Marketing

Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega, BuckeyeThon, Business of Retail Association, Media Marketing and Communications Scholars, Recreational Sports Group Fitness Room Monitor

What does it mean to be a Buckeye: Being a Buckeye means being held to a higher standard to be fiercely loyal and abundantly proud. Being a Buckeye means living up to the legacy that came before you and supporting the ones that will later fill your shoes. It means seeing a Block O shirt and instantly feeling a connection to a friendly stranger. It means reflexively saying “Go Bucks” in everyday conversation. It means being a part of a nation that will always be pushing you to reach your goals and a community ready to welcome you back when you want to come home.

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