ACEL Students Participate in Transition Day

March 26, 2015

The Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership hosted twelve students from Ohio State's regional campuses and ATI on Wednesday, March 25 as part of Regional Campus Transition Day.

The event is hosted by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences as an opportunity for students studying at regional campuses and ATI to visit the Columbus campus before their transition. Students were able to tour the CFAES campus, central campus, enjoy lunch at the Ohio Union, visit Ohio Stadium, and meet with faculty and staff in their departments. The day was concluded with an ice ceram reception.

During the time with our department, students met Dr. Gary Straquadine, Dr. Susie Whittington, Dr. Emily Buck, Dr. Annie Specht, Dr. Caryn Filson and Emily Wickham. Current undergraduate students who had transitioned from a regional campus or ATI served on an informal panel answering questions from a variety of topics on meal plans, housing, credit transfer, major courses, university size and student life. Ericka Priest (agriscience education), Ashley Rose (community leadership), Ashley Cromer (agriscience education), Justin Bower (agriscience education), and Justin Feltz (agriscience education) served on the student panel.

Students who begin their college education with Ohio State at a regional campus are eligible to transition to the Columbus campus after completing 30 credit hours. Regional campuses serve as a gateway to more than 170 majors at Ohio State, including the three majors in our department. For additional information on transitioning from a regional campus or ATI to the Columbus campus, please contact Emily Wickham at

Additional photos from the event can be found at