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The Power of Scholarship Brunch

Welcome Remarks

Jake Hostetler
Senior, Middle School Education/Intervention Specialist
Miamisburg, Ohio
Osher Reentry Scholarship Program
Will Mohr Memorial Scholarship

Invocation

Kayla Lenahan
Senior, Accounting
Avon Lake, Ohio
Alpha & Omega/Ray Ferrell Memorial Scholarship
K. Michael Geary Scholarship
Michael B. and Christine E. George Endowed Scholarship in Accounting

Brunch

President’s Remarks

Eric F. Spina

Scholarship Recipient Panel

Moderated by:

Jason Reinoehl, Ph.D. ’14
Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management

Keely Dryden
Junior, Civil Engineering
Bellbrook, Ohio
C. M. Pat Barnes Scholarship (1964)
George J. Igel Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Amira Fitzpatrick
Senior, Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies
Lake Villa, Illinois
Dr. Mary Jo Huth Endowed Scholarship
John E. Riley Endowed Scholarship
President’s Scholarship Fund

Jake Hostetler

Kayla Lenahan

Panelist bios
Keely Dryden

Keely Dryden is a junior civil engineering student from Bellbrook, Ohio. She is a member of the River Stewards and is heavily involved in the Women in Science and Engineering Integrated Learning-Living Community where she helps organize and run events for first-year female STEM majors. She has participated in a co-op at a local engineering firm for three semesters. Outside of classes, she enjoys hiking, reading and going on road trips.

Amira Fitzpatrick

Amira Fitzpatrick is a senior sociology and criminal justice studies double-major from Lake Villa, Illinois. Fitzpatrick is a lead supervisor for equipment and facilities at Campus Recreation, a resident assistant, an academic success ambassador, president of the Multicultural Programming Council a PEERS mentor and participates in the Core and Honors Programs. She is a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society and Black Action Through Unity. She is the oldest of five and loves spending her free time with friends, shopping, reading and watching Grey’s Anatomy, New Girl or Criminal Minds.

Jake Hostetler

Jake Hostetler is a senior middle school education/intervention specialist major from Miamisburg, Ohio. He is the father of two beautiful daughters, Riley and Alexandra, with a son on the way. He has been married to his wife, Caitlin, for almost a decade. He returned to college to follow his passion to mentor and help students. This led him to become the UD Sinclair Academy Student Ambassador to assist other students in achieving their goals. Hostetler believes in the philosophy that all students are teachable and loves this Hellen Keller quote: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Kayla Lenahan

Kayla Lenahan is a senior accounting major from Avon Lake, Ohio. She is a program assistant for the University of Dayton Community Corps through UD’s Fitz Center for Leadership in Community and a Mass coordinator for Campus Ministry. Lenahan is a member of the Chaminade Scholars Program through the University Honors Program and lives in the Honors House. She is also active in Students for University Advancement and Peer Discipleship Ministry, and she is a student representative for the SBA’s Catholic and Marianist Identity Committee, a retreat leader, and a member of many intramural sports teams.

Moderated by

Jason Reinoehl is vice president for strategic enrollment management. During his 18 years at UD, he has developed successful strategies through all aspects of enrollment management, placing special emphasis on enrollment growth, academic quality and student success. He has also implemented innovative approaches to price transparency, marketing and student engagement experiences that has helped the University promote greater access, equity, diversity and inclusion on campus. Reinoehl earned his doctorate in educational leadership from UD, an MBA from Valparaiso University and a dual undergraduate degree in accounting and computer science from Manchester University.