Spotlight: Dianne Ohnstad

Every month we focus on an outstanding staff member of the BCM Family. This month, it’s Dianne Ohnstad with the Office of Student Affairs. Thanks to the entire office for all their hard work that prepares our students for graduation!

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Dianne Ohnstad

Name: Dianne Ohnstad

Title: Senior Academic Coordinator

Department: Office of Student Affairs

How long have you been at BCM? Four years in August; seven months in in the Office of Student Affairs

What’s your favorite thing about working at BCM? The people with whom I work and the BeWell program

Where were you born? San Antonio

What is your favorite kind of food? Fruit – love to make smoothies in the summer

What is your favorite restaurant in Houston, and at that restaurant your favorite dish? We don’t eat out often

What’s on your music playlist? WEVL Memphis, 60s, bluegrass, smooth jazz, classical – a variety!

What is your dream vacation? A European cruise

What is your favorite TV show? Anything British

Complete this sentence: Most people wouldn’t know that I … served in the U. S. Navy, six years active duty and 21 as a drilling reservist.

What are some of your personal hobbies? Reading, crossword puzzles, crocheting

Last book you read? “Brain on Fire”

Last movie you saw? “Darkest Hour”

Any kids? Pets? One son who just graduated from Mississippi State University

Favorite food on campus? Tuna salad and hummus from Morrison Cafe

Favorite BCM/Medical Center hangout? When it’s not too hot outside, the BCM courtyard