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VICTOR VAN BUCHEM
Class of 1989
Communications Coordinator / Ohio State University

van-buchem.1@osu.edu
typical day: As Communications Coordinator, I provide digital media and materials production support to the Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. My work includes website content development, brochure materials development, flyer design, presentation design, video and dvd production. Mainly I write, edit and shoot photos for the Ohio State HCS News site. This department news website publishes over 100 stories per year featuring the successes of our faculty, staff, students and alumni. I also host the Ohio State HCS News podcast (http://hcs.osu.edu/podcasts/podcast.xml).

I'm also a member of the Horticulture & Crop Science Digital Technology Team. Headed by Professor Tim Rhodus, this program supports and maintains the Horticulture & Crop Science In Virtual Perspective website (http://hcs.osu.edu) and all its resources. This team builds online resources, including photo databases, gardening FAQs, technical tips, educational videos and more. We deliver our content using RSS feeds, podcasts, distance learning, and DVDs. We also work closely with the American Society for Horticultural Science (http://ashs.org) and help develop and maintain its online presence.

One project we are especially proud of is the enPlant - Awesome Plant Science Careers website (http://enPlant.osu.edu) that profiles Ohio State graduates in ten different career categories. These exampls of real people in real jobs helps demonstrate the breadth and scope of the opportunities available to those who study and work with plants of all types.

I've been at OSU since May 2001.


(2006)