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Class of 2013

April 29, 2013

Thanks to the members of the Class of 2013 shown in the video. In order of appearance:

Evann Heidersbach: Graduating with degrees in public affairs and economics. Student member of the Ohio State Board of Trustees and was an academic all-Big Ten selection for the Buckeye women's swimming team.

Tiffany Cameron: Graduating with a degree in communications. Ohio State's all-time leading scorer in women's soccer, and a member of the Canadian National Team. Will play women's soccer professionally for the Seattle Reign.

Anooj Bandari: Graduating with a degree in public affairs. Served as an orientation leader and was Ohio State's 2012 homecoming king.

Ray Sharp: Graduating with a degree in industrial and systems engineering. Ambassador for The Ohio State University Foundation and member of the Ohio State spirit program.

Max Stearns: Graduating with a degree in political science. Member of the Ohio State fencing team and was the school's male recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, an award given to the conference's top scholar-athletes.

Becky Fussner: Graduating with a degree in psychology. Resident advisor and member of Student-Alumni Council who is a member of the Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Board.

CJ Magrum: Graduating with a degree in communications. Four-time scholar-athlete for wrestling and three-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships.

Michelle Beres: Graduating with degrees in agribusiness and applied science. Participated in Ohio State's Denman Research Forum and traveled to Costa Rica to study sustainable agriculture.

Tim Collins: Graduating with a degree in sociology. Ambassador for The Ohio State University and will partipate in Teach for America in Dallas after graduation.

Katarzyna Dabrowa: Graduating with a degree in psychology. Native of Wroclaw, Poland, was a 2012 national champion in fencing and named academic all-Big Ten.

Joe Pittman: Graduating with a degree in dentistry. 2013 recipient of the College of Dentistry's Veler Scholarship, awarded annually to a student who shows outstanding academic merit and excellent character.

Sara Santiago: Graduating with a degree in psychology. Member of Ohio Staters, Inc., an Ohio State ambassador, and member of the women's glee club.

Vince Melillo: Graduating with a degree in civil engineering. President of the Buckeye Shale Energy Organization, a student organization on campus.

Rebecca Lieberman: Graduating with a degree in neuroscience. Undergraduate research assistant in the College of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience.

Dheeraj Duggineni: Graduating with a degree in microbiology. Member of Undergraduate Student Government co-founder of the Pure Water Access Project, a non-profit dedicated to alleviating the ills associated with local water crises around the world.

Trisha Patel: Graduating with a degree in journalism. Co-founded Ology Magazine, a student-produced publication. Also a member of the Ohio State Raas team, where she participates in competitions around the nation featuring the Indian traditional dance known as “raas.”

Luke DeBruin: Graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. Researcher at Ohio State's Center For Automotive Research and is working on a project with the U.S. Department of Energy that has a goal of improving the fuel economy of passenger vehicles by 25 percent.

Alexander Chaitoff: Graduating with a degree in microbiology and political science. 2013 Marshall Scholar who co-founded of the Pure Water Access Project, a non-profit dedicated to alleviating the ills associated with local water crises around the world.

Andrew Spiegel: Graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. Worked on Ohio State's Eco-Car2 project and plays trombone in The Best Damn Band in the Land.

Zachary Bittinger: Graduating with a degree in biochemistry. University Host captain who has researched new ways to combat HIV.

Matt Fenstermaker: Graduating with a degree in art education. President of Student-Alumni Council and member of Sphinx Senior Class Honorary.

Kelsey Moran: Graduating with a degree in psychology. Holds the Ohio State school record in the 100 backstroke and participated in the 2013 Denman Research Forum studying the effects of exercise on responses to social rejection and aggression.

Suzie McMullen: Graduating with a degree in agriscience education. College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences ambassador and member of the 2012 homecoming court.

Alyssa Taylor: Graduating with a degree in regional planning. An Ohio State OWL Welcome Leader, served on the Ohio Union Activities Board, and the City & Regional Planning Student Association.

Charlie Baker: Graduating with a degree in international relations and diplomacy. 2013 Fulbright Scholar will study in Brazil and is a member of the Mount Leadership Society.

Dave Matthews: Graduating with a degree in pharmacy. Winner of the APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition, which was created to encourage student pharmacists in their efforts towards becoming better patient educators.

Kaitlyn McDowell: Graduating with a degree in nutrition. Denman Research Forum participant and special events chair at the Ohio Union Activities Board.

Adrienne Darah: Graduating with a degree in speech and hearing science. Participated in the College Mentors program at Linden Elementary School in Columbus.

Katie Ferman: Graduating with a degree in environmental sciences. Traveled to India to study the role gender plays in access to water.

Breanna Humbarger: Graduating with a degree in animal sciences. Denman Research Forum project explored the role climate change plays in spawning cycles for yellow perch.

Matt Lehrer: Graduating with a degree in exercise science education. President of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Denman Research Forum participant who studied student wellness.

John Tholen: Graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering. Two-time captain and member of Ohio State's 2012 men's national championship volleyball team who will be going to work for Mettler Toledo.

Lauren Reyes: Graduating with a degree in speech and hearing sciences. Member of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Undergraduate Recruitment Society and Real Life Student Ministry.