East Ohio College is excited to welcome the newest member of the East Ohio family, Jenason Dalrymple. Jenason joined East Ohio College as the campus’ Financial Aid Officer in December of 2021 and has quickly become an integral member of the team. She is on campus Monday through Friday and available to help current, former, and prospective students navigate the FAFSA, explore affordability options, and answer any financial questions that may arise.
Before starting with East Ohio College, Jenason worked at a local restaurant in Wellsville, Ohio, known as Some Place Else. “I read the job description, and although I didn’t have much experience in financial aid, I have always been very helpful and felt that this job would suit me well.” She went through training and onboarding quickly and has become a true financial aid wiz. She is also a recent graduate, having earned an A.A.B in Office Technology from Kent State University. Jenason is currently enrolled in the B.B.A in Business Management program at The University of Akron.
“My favorite part of working at East Ohio College is the coworkers that I have! Every person that I have met has been so nice and supportive. We have a good team here! My favorite memory would have to be my first day, meeting everyone and learning who I would be spending a lot of my time with. We have all started to create a special bond that really makes this place stick out from the rest.” She is also close to her mother while she is working on campus. “I am so proud of my mom. She chose to go back to school to become an RN, even after being out of school. Bonus points: she chose the best nursing school in the area.”
Jenason likes to spend time with friends and family outside of work while shopping, playing video games like Fortnite and Minecraft, or painting and drawing to express some creativity. When she is not shopping or gaming, Jenason likes to give back to the community and its residents. “I am huge on helping people! I have helped host a free Thanksgiving dinner for the community for the last six years. I also recently joined a Relay for Life team who are currently doing a lot of fundraisers to help the American Cancer Society.”
Jenason is a busy woman but is making choices today that her future self can be thankful for. “I am always motivated by my future situation. I make conscious decisions that will reflect my future self. When things get tough, I keep pushing because I know that I will thank my past self in the future. A word of advice- if you ever think that you can’t, remember that you can and you will. Anything can happen if you set your mind to it.”
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