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FYE Staff
Gail Nelson

I was born in Maria Stein and graduated from Marion Local High School. In 2006 I graduated from The Ohio State University with my Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work and worked for Harmony Reins, Inc. as a Licensed Social worker. While completing my undergraduate degree I worked in the Admissions office at OSU Lima for 4 years. In 2007 I returned to OSU Lima as an admissions counselor. Shortly, after returning I began to provide behavioral health services to students and became a student advocate. In 2009, I was given the opportunity to become the Coordinator of First Year Experience. In 2010 I received my Masters of Social Work from The Ohio State University.

Currently my role in First Year Experience includes coordinating new student orientation, teaching the undergraduate survey course, and coordinating the Passport to Lima program. I continue to advocate for students on campus which was established to help students navigate through their campus experiences. I answer students’ questions, direct them to the appropriate departments and people, familiarize them with university policies and procedures, and give students guidance as they look at ways to solve problems and make choices. Meanwhile, providing behavioral health services through OSU Lima Counseling and Consultation Services.