The Ohio State University at Marion


Emily Christman shares her OSUM experience


Emily Christman from Anna Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Social Work

Q: What are your top 3 goals you’ve had for yourself since you’ve started school here? How has attending Ohio State Marion help you achieve those goals?

A: My major goal was to graduate in four years. I always knew that I was going to go to college, but I never would have thought that I would actually graduate. My older brothers attended college, but did not graduate and my goal was to be the first of my brothers and sister to graduate college. The feeling was overwhelming when I was walking into the stadium in front of hundreds of thousands of people and I was finally receiving my diploma from THE Ohio State University. I could not have achieved this goal if it weren’t for Ohio State Marion. Ohio State Marion pushed me to think critically, to act fiercely, and to dream boldly. If it weren’t for Ohio State Marion’s Academic Enrichment Center, I would have never been able to pass Math. If it weren’t for the musicals held on campus, I would have never found my lifelong friends. But most importantly, If it weren’t for Ohio State Marion, I would have never became a Buckeye.

Q: How has your experience here at the Ohio State Marion shape who you are today and who you want to be tomorrow?

A: My experience at Ohio State Marion has sparked many new values which is diversity and community. While attending Ohio State Marion, I was able to give back to my community. Whether it was to help plan events for our campus community, going out to volunteer at Salvation Army, or giving our local homeless shelters bags full of supplies for their tenants. Ohio State Marion has also shaped my values of diversity and helped me realized that there is a tremendous amount of value of being a part of a diverse group. These are experiences that will help me be successful in my work environment as well as humble my heart.

Q: In your opinion, what was the biggest benefit of going to school here?

A: The biggest benefit is being a part of the Buckeye Nation. I was able to get my education the way that I needed it and by attending Ohio State Marion I was able to get the one-on-one support while also being a part of the massive Buckeye community.

Q: How would you describe your Ohio State Marion college experience?

A: My Ohio State Marion college experience was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Without Ohio State Marion I would have never been able to receive a degree from The Ohio State University, I would have never had met some of my favorite people and I would not have been a part of the Buckeye Nation. Now, I can’t imagine how my life would be if I did not choose to attend Ohio State Marion.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now with the Ohio State diploma you have earned?

A: I see myself being the first of my family to obtain a Master’s degree from a four-year college. I see that I will stand out from the crowd because my diploma says, “The Ohio State University”.