Diversity Peer Educator The DREAM Network/Marketing Coordinator
Tom, a Diversity Peer Educator of Global Diversity and Inclusion (GDI), began working with GDI as the departments Marketing Assistant in December of 2013. He still coordinates the departments Marketing and now, in his role as a DPE, he also coordinates The DREAM Network program. He has been a student at Columbus State since Fall 2013 and will be a Columbus State graduate at the end of Fall 2014 upon finishing his Arts degree. He is also currently completing a second degree, a Bachelors from The Ohio State University majoring in Public Affairs. Tom has been very involved on campus in many different ways. He is one of the founders of Columbus States student service organization, "Cougars For The Community" in addition to being the organizations President from 2013 to 2015, he has participated in PONO and is a SafeZone program facilitator. Tom was given the honor of helping to coordinate Columbus State's 24th and 25th Annual MLK Celebration. At the 24th Annual Celebration, he was invited to interview Ms. Donna Brazile in a Fireside Chat. Tom Capps has been invited to be part of many Columbus State committee's where he assisted in creating and/or developing campus life programs. Tom was a 2014 Civil Rights Heritage Tour Essay Scholarship recipient. He has also been nominated for and awarded a seat on a 2014 Campus Visit Leadership Panel and a 2014 Leadership Summit Panel. Additionally, he was invited to speak as a keynote at a 2014 Adult Learner Conference. He was nominated for the 2014 "MAN of the Year Award", was awarded Columbus States first ever 2014 "Legacy Award", Cougars for the Community's 2014 "Best Organization of the Year Award" and Cougars for the Community's 2014 "Community Service Award". Outside the college, Tom is also the Founder and President of the Columbus volunteer service group "S.E.V.A." (Service Engagement Volunteer Association). In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his fiance traveling, likes to find great hole-in-the-wall restaurants and enjoys working on computers/building websites.