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Shelley Mann

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Shelley Mann

Shelley Mann ’03 has been a freelance writer for Ohio State Alumni Magazine since 2018. She’s a 2003 graduate of Ohio State University, where she earned a degree in journalism and served as editor-in-chief of The Lantern

Shelley spent 10 years as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor, including six years at The Dispatch Printing Co., where she served as editor of Columbus Alive and Crave magazine. 

She lives in Berwick with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing, she’s probably reading, gardening, crossword puzzling or collaging. 

Selected storytelling
Spirit & Sports
Homecoming, Welcome Week, storming the field…

Block O, commencement. Looking at the ’Shoe, Chantelle Porter ’03 instantly recalls some of the best days of her life.

Campus & Community
Kids programming parents can feel good about

Original shows, national series and local events provided by WOSU make for rich resources for families and teachers.

Campus & Community
Let’s go to the zoo! (The bug zoo, that is)

The Wooster insectarium helps visitors get comfortable with the crawly, hairy and many-legged creatures of our world.

Campus & Community
Determined to improve lives, safety and empathy

By connecting people without homes to the community, this social worker wants to show there’s nothing to be afraid of.

Campus & Community
10 ways you can help fight homelessness

College of Social Work Dean Tom Gregoire offers compassion, action and understanding to help those who don’t have homes.

Spirit & Sports
A delicate balance

Staying mentally prepared to cope, let alone compete, was an uphill climb during a pandemic that tossed aside schedules, training plans and other constants of college sports.

Our Alumni
Let’s use words to build up

Dwight Smith ’78, ’79 MBA, who co-founded My Special Word with his wife, Renée Stone Smith ’80, shares insights on communicating with kids.

Our Alumni
There’s a remedy in kindness

Amy Acton ’96 MPH may have formally left her role as director of the Ohio Department of Health, but she doesn’t consider her work in keeping Ohioans safe in a pandemic to be finished. Far from it.

Campus & Community
Ten majors you didn’t know you wanted to pursue

In the spirit of students who arrive on campus with no major in mind, here are smart but unusual options.

News You Can Use
Training tips from an Ohio State track star

Nick Gray bested Jesse Owens’ 100-meter dash record last year. Let him give you some training tips, just in time for a spring thaw.