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For Immediate Release

Sept. 13, 2011

Contact: Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284

Ohio State Lima introduces new faculty and staff to campus

New faculty and staff welcomed throughout the year; introduced officially at Opening Day Meeting Sept. 19.

Margaret Anich, Lecturer, Theatre

Margaret (Margie) Anich joins Ohio State Lima as a lecturer in the Theatre Department. Her career path has included three years as a lecturer of Voice and Movement at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte; service as artistic director for a small theatre company in the mountains of West Virginia; and work as an ensemble member with Touchstone Theatre, a professional theatre company in Bethlehem, Pa. Margaret has been involved as a performer and director in more than 60 productions. She received her BA in Theatre from St. Louis University, her MA in Theatre from the University of Maine-Orono and her MFA in Acting from The Ohio State University. Margaret’s new position is made possible through the generosity of the late Martha W. Farmer, a former faculty member of the Ohio State Lima Theatre Department and a long-time patron of the arts at Ohio State Lima.

Kristina Healy, Academic Advisor

Kristina is an academic advisor at Ohio State Lima. She advises all pre-professional majors, plus students who have majors in the sciences and social sciences. A native of Wapakoneta, Kristina attended Wright State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and an MS in Business and Organizational Management Counseling. It was during her graduate work that Kristina first became familiar with Ohio State Lima, as she completed an internship in the Office of Career Services.

Rena Hunter, Assistant Professor of Library Sciences

Rena Hunter joined the Ohio State Lima in early 2011 as an Assistant Professor/Reference & Instruction Librarian. Rena brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate, public and academic libraries. Rena holds a BA in English from Dickinson College, a Master of Library Media from Georgia State University, a Master of Librarianship and Information Management from the University of Denver and a Master of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary. Rena is also an ordained American Baptist minister. She is completing work for a Doctor of Ministry degree, from Ashland University, with her doctoral studies focusing on library and research support for first-year seminary students. Her current Ohio State teaching and research areas are general library and research orientation, online learning possibilities to advance information literacy and library delivery systems for military veterans and nontraditional students. In addition to teaching, Rena serves on the Lima Campus Library Committee and Diversity Council.

Kelli MacDonald-Risner, Women’s Basketball Coach

Kelli MacDonald-Risner is the new Lady Barons Basketball coach. Kelli is a 1988 graduate of Bath High School. She played basketball for Urbana University prior to attending Ohio State Lima. While at Ohio State Lima, she led her women’s basketball team to their only ORC State Championship in 1991. Kelli scored more than 2,000 points for the Barons during her time on campus, and in 1992 set a Barons women’s scoring record that still stands. Kelli has been coaching several sports in the Allen East Youth Sports Alliance for the past seven years, including soccer, t-ball and basketball. Kelli is also employed by Procter & Gamble and is a student at Rhodes State College studying Environmental Health and Safety.

Nicholas Pittman, Men’s Basketball Coach

Nick Pittman is the newly appointed Men’s Basketball coach for the Barons. Nick comes to Ohio State Lima after seven years experience coaching basketball, baseball, and soccer at multiple grade levels at Miller City High School. Some of Coach Pittman’s career highlights include being named the 2008 Putnam County League’s Girls Soccer Coach of the Year and the 2010 Z Sports Live Girls Soccer Coach of the Year. Over his four-year tenure as the Miller City varsity girl’s soccer coach, his record is 36-14-12. Nick was a member of the 1999 Barons Men’s Baseball team.

Matthew Young, Lecturer, Music

Matt Young is Ohio State Lima’s new lecturer in the Music Department, where he will teach and serve as campus choral director. Matt holds a BA in Cello and Vocal Performance from Luther College in Iowa and a master’s degree in Music from Bowling Green State University. He is currently completing his PhD in Music Theory at the University of Texas in Austin. His research interests focus on film music, topic theory and form theory. Matt has presented papers at the Music and Moving Image conference at New York University, as well as the Graduate Music Conference at the University of California at Santa Barbara. An avid composer and arranger of choral music, Matt has seen his works performed by both high school and collegiate ensembles, including the Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus.