About

Dean's Circle

photo of the dean's circle

The Dean's Circle consists of undergraduate students who represent the college’s eight comprehensive departments. The Dean’s Circle will meet twice a month during fall and spring semesters to discuss college-related issues high on the minds of CoSM students. In addition to their major, the members of the Dean’s Circle are selected based on their interests, academic achievement, and leadership skills. 

Membership

The Dean’s Circle seeks applications from enthusiastic students who share the dean’s commitment to growing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), enhancing student success, advancing undergraduate experiential learning, and sharing our many successes with the Wright State communities. Appointed students will serve a two-year term beginning the Fall Semester of 2020. 

Students appointed to the Dean's Circle will:

  • Serve as liaisons between their classmates and the dean's office by bringing matters of importance before the group 
  • Promote awareness of CoSM programs and opportunities (such as the CoSM Mentor Circles) to both current and prospective students 
  • Represent CoSM at events such as Raider Open House, The STEM Experience, and other recruitment events  
  • Interact with CoSM faculty, staff, and administrators to help identify and address any challenges that may arise throughout the year 
  • Serve a two-year term (seniors appointed will serve only one year).  

Interested students should submit a completed CoSM Dean's Circle application online (Qualtrics survey) to be considered.

History

To learn more about the concerns of undergraduate students in the college, in 2008, Dean Wheatly established a new student advisory board called the Dean’s Circle.

Check out STEMulations, the presentation, and demonstration series presented by the Dean's Circle to highlight STEM fields with exciting and informative events.

2020-21 Members

Meghan Armocida

Psychology
Meghan Armocida is a junior honors student majoring in psychology with a clinical concentration. After completing her degree at Wright State, she aspires to attend graduate school and obtain a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in clinical psychology. Connect with Meghan on Instagram @meghanarm or Twitter @meghanarmo

Hannah Baumgardner

Biological Sciences
Hannah Baumgardner is a second-year honors student majoring in biological sciences and plans to attend medical school after undergrad. She is involved in the ASK program and is a lab assistant for STT 2640. Connect with her on Instagram @hannahhbaum

Mikah Chandler

Public Health
Mikah Chandler is a senior majoring in Public Health with a minor in Psychology. She plans to continue her education and attend medical school to become a pediatric trauma physician. She is involved in the Applying Scientific Knowledge (ASK) program at Wright State and is also an undergraduate assistant for Anatomy 2100/3100. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching Star Wars.

Nailah Ghouse

Neuroscience
Nailah Ghouse is a junior honors student majoring in neuroscience and minoring in psychology while on the pre-med track. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school to pursue a career as a physician. Connect with her on Instagram @nailah.g101

Fawaz Ghouse

Neuroscience
Fawaz Ghouse is a second-year student majoring in neuroscience and minoring in psychology. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in medicine to become a physician. He has gotten involved on campus as a learning assistant for general chemistry and will be a TA for SM 1010.

Nabaa Hmood

Biochemistry
Nabaa Hmood is third-year student majoring in neuroscience with a minor in biochemistry and molecular biology on a pre-med track. She looks forward to serving CoSM as a member of the Dean's Circle. Connect with her on Instagram @Nabaa_00

Al Awal Mohammed Jimah

Pre-med
Al Awal Mohammed Jimah is a senior pre-med student majoring in biological sciences with a minor in biochemistry and molecular biology.  He is an undergraduate research assistant in the labs of Dr. Leaman and Dr. Ola, and also, a teaching assistant and learning assistant for STT 2640 and BMB 4210 respectively. Instagram: @awaljimah Facebook: Awal Mohammed Jimah

Alana Mullins

Biological Sciences
Alana Mullins is a junior biology major with a minor in mathematics. She conducts research neuroscience in Dr. Elbasuony's lab. She aspires to attend medical school upon graduation. Catch her tutoring math in the Student Success Center in between classes! Connect with her on Instagram @alana_brookeee or Twitter @brookemullins_

Jeremiah Penick

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemistry
Jeremiah Penick is a dual major in biochemistry and molecular biology and chemistry. Outside of the classroom, he serves as president for the Residential Community Association, is a small group leader for Chi Alpha and is a part-time firefighter/EMT. Socials: @jdpenick12 (Instagram)

Gabby Ramos

Biological Sciences
Gabbie Ramos is a junior honors student majoring in biological sciences on a pre-med track. Currently, she is in the Applying Scientific Knowledge (ASK) program and is researching in Dr. Cipollini's lab on the invasive emerald ash borer. She is also involved in various activities, including the C.J. McLin Jr. Scholars, Compassion in Action, and Student Honors Association. After graduation, she aspires to attend medical school and pursue a career as an ER physician. Catch her watering plants in the greenhouse or passing time with friends at the Hangar! Connect with her on Instagram @gabbie_ramos

Rebecca Reese

Medical Lab Sciences
Rebecca Reese is a senior, majoring in medical laboratory science with a minor in biochemistry and molecular biology. She is currently is working on her Honors thesis which is focusing on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Lipin1 in Dr. Hongmei Ren's lab. She is also involved in a variety of activities on campus, including Alpha Xi Delta, C-SEMP Mentoring, Student Honors Association, and has worked as a supplemental instructor for BIO 1120. Connect with her on Instagram @rebecca_rayee

Alexandria Robertson

Biological Sciences

Alexandria Robertson is a senior majoring in biology. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician. Connect with her on Instagram @alyxx23 

Jeemi Shah, Co-chair

Biological Sciences
Jeemi Shah is a second-year Dean’s Circle member. She is a junior majoring in biological sciences and minoring in deaf studies. She hopes to pursue medical school after graduation. Currently, she conducts research on respiratory physiology in insects. She also works as a physics tutor at Tutoring Services. Connect with her on Twitter: @jeemi_shah

Chynna Spitler

Physics

Chynna Spitler is a junior majoring in physics.  Additionally, she is a learning assistant, ambassador, and undergraduate researcher within the physics department. 

Paige Wilms

Earth Science
Paige Wilms is a junior studying earth science and business management. After graduation, she plans to pursue a master's degree in vertebrate paleontology. She is involved in undergraduate research and is a TA for introductory earth science courses. She is also the Chief Operations Officer for the ReyRey Cafe. Connect with her on Instagram and Twitter @paigewilms

Sydney Woods

Mathematics
Sydney Woods is a third-year studying to earn a degree in mathematics. Sydney also holds the honor of being a Considine Scholar. She is currently looking into a career in cryptography or mathematics research after graduation. Connect with her on Twitter @SydneyWoods15