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Staff Bios

Nicole Craven, Associate Director

  • Nicole earned a BA in English from The Ohio State University and an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University.
  • Nicole‚Äôs areas of responsibility include oversight of the FYE Peer Leader model, the First Year Success Series and managing data collection and analysis to support student retention and persistence.
  Nicole Craven

Natalie Meredith, Program Coordinator

  • Natalie earned a BS in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati and an MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green University.
  • Natalie collaboratively supervises FYE Peer Leaders and contributes to programs and initiatives geared toward students who would benefit most from support and resources in their first year; Natalie works most closely with the First Year Success Series.
  Natalie Meredith

Sydney Green, Program Coordinator

  • Sydney earned a BS in Human Development and Family Science and MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University.
  • Sydney collaboratively supervises FYE Peer Leaders and contributes to programs and initiatives geared toward students who would benefit most from support and resources in their first year; Sydney works most closely with the Land Grant Opportunity Scholars and the Focusing on the First Year conference.
  Sydney Green

Matthew Nolan, Program Coordinator

  • Matthew earned a BA in Psychology from Bowling Green State University and MS in Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University.
  • Matthew collaboratively supervises FYE Peer Leaders and contributes to programs and initiatives geared toward students who would benefit most from support and resources in their first year; Matthew works most closely with Peer Leader recruitment, selection and training.
  Matthew Nolan

Jenny Osborn, Associate Director

  • Jenny earned a BS in Psychology from The Ohio State University and an MEd in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina.
  • Jenny's areas of responsibility include developing and coordinating University Orientation, Land Grant Opportunity Scholars and collaboration with colleagues in academic units.
  Jenny Osborn