I was introduced to Ms. Wingard while serving as a member of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences admissions committee. The Mandel School at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the top ten graduate schools of Social Work in the United States. While reviewing the essays and other supporting materials of numerous applicants, Monique stood out as a promising potential member of our student body.

Although her undergraduate major in Public Affairs Journalism was noticeably different from other applicants, I welcomed her enthusiasm to incorporate her experience, knowledge and passion into our program. I believed that a learning experience at MSASS would definitely complement her public affairs journalism expertise and experience.

She has a genuine and caring sprit, and truly wants to improve the lives of everyone who is fortunate enough to cross her path. Ms. Wingard is poised, focused, ambitious, and undoubtedly a future leader.

 Dr. G. Regina Nixon, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences


Monique was a graduate assistant, assisting me to teach and facilitate the first year undergraduate course “Media and the Creative Process” at Ohio University. Monique was a welcome addition to the team. She was professional, imaginative and worked exceptionally well with her students and with her colleagues. She understands the fundamentals of media production, and the theory to explain the practice. She is thoughtful in the way she approaches students, clear in her instruction to a class, and a great colleague when it comes to divvying work and responsibilities. All around, a great person to work with in the classroom!

 Eric Williams, Ohio University School of Media Arts & StudiesOhio University

Monique is a skilled media professional and academic, proficient in writing, editing, instruction, PowerPoint, and other applications. She is a good communicator and researcher and gets along well with others. Monique has a great work ethic and knows how to get things done. She is honest, responsible, and trustworthy. Monique is a diligent worker and would be an asset to any organization.

– Dr. Carolyn Lewis, Ohio UniversityOhio University

Monique is very passionate about community, youth development, and social change. She has strong research and writing abilities.

– Rebecca Kodysh, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland


I found Monique to be hard-working and thoughtful in her position with the Ohio Senate. I could always count on Monique to convey information in a timely and sensitive manner with an excellent attention to detail. I knew that she would always get the job done. It was a pleasure to work with her and I would recommend her to any prospective employer.

– Gregory Lestini, Attorney at Bricker & Eckler LLP