Holiday host biographies

Rolston Family

Irene Rolston is an instructor who will be sharing Thanksgiving with her 22-year-old son.  They are looking for 1 student to join them for dinner, conversation, and possibly games. 

Pets: 1 large Border Collie dog, 1 small Springer Spaniel puppy, and a medium size African Grey parrot

Time: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Menu: Salmon, chicken potatoes, salad or other green vegetable, pumpkin pie, wine/beer

Dress: Casual dress


Carmichael Family

David and Amanda Carmichael are an OSU electrician and a nurse who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 14-year-old daughter.  They are looking for up to 2 students to help them prepare traditional foods (by watching and helping if interested), converse at the table (everyone is asked to share something they are thankful for), play card/board games, and maybe take a walk.

Pets: 2 cats and 2 dogs

Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Menu: Turkey, ham, sweet and russet potatoes, broccoli, salad, mixed vegetables, pies

Dress: Casual comfortable dress, coat, hat, gloves in case weather permits a walk


Rosenlicht/Marley Family

Giovanna and Kevin are an instructor and researcher at OSU who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 16-year-old son.  They are looking for up to 2 students to join them for a casual Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Students should be prepared, there are pets and they are part of the family (not at the table!).

Pets: 1 large German Shepard dog, 1 VERY large Great Pyrenees dog, and 2 cats

Time: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Menu:  Traditional Thanksgiving meal

Dress: Dressy/Casual dress, jeans are fine if they are nice and clean


McElmurry Family

Diana and Darrell McElmurry are a client services representative at the veterinary teaching hospital and an instructional designer who will be sharing Thanksgiving with their 10-year-old son.  They are looking for up to 2 students to join share a traditional American Turkey dinner and conversation.  Darrell is a musician and would be happy if guests would like to join in music or play board/card games.  At dinner each person will express something they are thankful for and there will be a Christian prayer before the meal (students will not be required to participate, but are asked to be respectful).

Pets: 1 small dog and 1 cat

Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Menu: Traditional American Turkey Dinner with stuffing, gravy, potatoes/yams, vegetables, pie, sparkling cider or wine, tea/coffee.

Dress: Casual