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Meet the SeaL TEAM

photoHeather Borland, Assistant Director,

Heather began her career at Columbus State Community College in 1999 as the Head Women’s Cross Country Coach and Coordinator of Student and Recreational Activities in the Department of Student Activities and Athletics; in 2002, she became the supervisor of Student Activities and Wellness programs. Heather added the Student Ambassador Leadership Program to her position in 2004; during 2011 she was promoted into her current position, as the Assistant Director of Student Engagement and Leadership.  She earned a BA in Psychology and Exercise Science from Ohio Wesleyan University and a MS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University.   She is currently a member of the Ohio Academy for Leadership and Development and Ohio College Personnel Association.  Heather has a passion for wellness, sports, and working with students. She enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan and three children Colbi, Cale and Eli.

photoKimberly Rhyan, Director,

Kimberly Rhyan joined Columbus State Community College in April 2012 as the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership. Kimberly is excited about engaging students and developing student leaders at Columbus State! She earned her Master of Arts in Creative Art Therapy from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. She has been working in Higher Education for the past nine years; her passion is developing, facilitating and assessing leadership and service programs to nurture student success. Kimberly is an artist and received her B.A. in Fine Art from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Kimberly continually strives to live out the motto of her alma mater, “To seek to learn to seek to serve.” During her free-time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being an artist, and volunteering with ARTalum, a society she founded in 2002 to raise money for art scholarships.

Assistant, Delaware Campus
Michelle Weiser,

Michelle is thrilled to be a member of the SEaL team! Michelle joined Columbus State in December of 2013 and serves as the Community Service and Student Clubs Assistant in Student Engagement and Leadership. Michelle is excited to enhance student life through planning exciting new programs for clubs and engaging students through service opportunities in the community. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Fine arts in Acting from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Michelle also acts professionally; you may see her on several of central Ohio's stages in musicals, plays, and classical theatre. Michelle's passion is people, and she greatly enjoys working with students and hearing their unique stories. She is a strong believer that a smile can change someone's day for the better and is grateful for the opportunity to engage students in all the great opportunities offered at CSCC!

Assistant, Columbus Campus
Syreeta Edmondson,

Syreeta Mitchell began her career at Columbus State Community College in 2013 as a Student Ambassador. Planning programs and events quickly became a passion of hers. A few months into her ambassador journey Syreeta interviewed and was hired to work in the Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL) office as the Student Ambassador Leadership Program (SALP) assistant. She currently works a part time assistant in the SEaL office.

Syreeta has an endless hunger for learning. She received an A.A.S. in Small Business Management from CSCC in 2007, a Real Estate Pre- Licensure Certificate in 2012 and expects to receive an A.A.S. in Real Estate in the summer of 2014. She also intends to earn a B.S. in Business Administration from Franklin University in the near future.

When away from CSCC Syreeta works as a part-time local Realtor. In her spare time she enjoys arts, crafts and DIY projects with her husband Mitch, and her two children Yanni and Tree.

Senior Ambassadors, SALP@CSCC.EDU
Katrina de los Santos
Braydi McPherson
Connie Bunge

Community Service Assistant
Cora Kilcoyne

Marketing & Advertising Assistant
Pierce Freshwater,

Questions? Contact us:
Student Engagement and Leadership (SEaL)
Columbus State Community College
550 E. Spring St., Nestor Hall 116
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 287-2637   
Fax: (614) 287-3683