MTC Connections Center
What is the Connections Center?
The MTC Connections Center is located in Bryson Hall, room 143, and serves as a resource for students to receive assistance and support in combating challenges or personal situations that may impact their academic experience.
When is the Connections Center open?
What resources are available through the Connections Center?
In conjunction with the Buckeye Food Alliance and the Mid-Ohio Food Collective, the Connections Center houses a fully stocked and resourced Marion Campus Food Pantry available to all students and members of the Marion community. Additionally, our Student Resource Navigator (SRN) – Ryan Harper, is available throughout the week to provide assistance and resources to MTC students and employees.
Need immediate support from the connections center? Fill out the resource request form here (you may have to sign in with your MTC account information if prompted).
Connections Center Monthly Newsletters
How do I access the food pantry?
Food pantry hours will be posted outside of the Connections Center. Stop by at any time during hours of operation and there will be someone on staff to assist you in accessing any food you need from the pantry.
What is a Student Resource Navigator (SRN)?
The SRN is a free and confidential resource for students and employees responsible for providing on-site, face-to-face assistance and effective solutions to individuals confronted with challenges or personal situations. The SRN can provide direct advice and can also be a conduit to social services that provide fast relief for many issues; including but not limited to:
- College life navigation
- Childcare options
- Family challenges
- Professional attire/clothing
- Substance abuse/stabilization
- Financial literacy/budgeting
- Access to internet
Meet Student Resource Navigator
Ryan Harper is the Student Resource Navigator for the Employer Resource Network. He was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. In 2008, Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing. He has since worked in various roles throughout his adult life but has always had a service heart. After moving to Marion in 2019, he quickly fell in love with the town and the people who encompass it. Having learned about Marion Matters and the Employer Resource Network, he knew it was where he belonged. His passion is helping others to reach their greatest potential by inspiring them and encouraging them all while walking alongside them.
Ryan Harper, the SRN, is available to all MTC students, staff, and faculty.
When is Ryan available?
Student Resource Navigator, Ryan Harper, will be on-site every week:
- Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 1 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Location: BR143
What is the best way to contact Ryan?
By phone, text, or email.
You can also contact Ryan at this email as well firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Student Resource Navigator is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL resource for students and employees.
Meet the Food Pantry Coordinator
Contact Brandy by phone, or email.
You can support the Marion Campus Food Pantry just by shopping at Kroger through the
Community Rewards Program!
Organization Code: JF297 more information.
Our mission is to make healthy food readily available in the Campus Food Pantry to all students who need it.
Donations for the food pantry are greatly appreciated the following items are needed:
- Canned fruits (in light syrup or juice)
- Canned vegetables (low sodium if possible)
- Canned meats (preferably lean proteins, including tuna, chicken, salmon, chicken, salmon, chili with beans, etc.)
- Canned soup (best with vegetables and low sodium)
- Peanut butter (nut butters)
- Shelf-stable milk
- Pasta sauce
- Dried pasta
- Whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, farro, lentils, barley)
- Canned beans
- Dried fruit
Hours of operation:
Marion Campus Food Pantries
Organized and Operated by the Buckeye Food Alliance
Connections Center – 143 Bryson Hall
M-Th: 9 - 6 PMFridays: 10 - 4 PM
Alber Student Center Hours:
- Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
- Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Monday-Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm
- Friday: 8am-3pm