2019, About Me, blog, blog post, blogpost, myblog, personal

An unforgettable Valentine’s Day

Nate surprised me with an unforgettable Valentine’s Day. I feel so loved.

He picked me up after work and we drove to campus. The whole drive, I was trying to guess what we were doing and where we were going. We parked at Chadwick Arboretum, where we had a picnic on our second date. Nate told me he had an evening planned walking down memory lane. I started to tear up; it was just so thoughtful. We strolled around the pond at Chadwick, talking about who we were back then and how we were both so nervous and unsure where the relationship would go.

I remember that after the picnic, almost three years ago, we went to the Chocolate Café. So, on our walk down memory lane, that’s where we went next! Okay, we weren’t the only ones with the idea to go to the Chocolate Café on Valentine’s Day but the wait wasn’t that bad. I ordered the lobster bisque soup and a Dirty Girl Scout martini. Nate ordered a dirty martini, the special sandwich which was pulled pork, mango and habanero with a side of cream of mushroom soup. I never get tired of talking to Nate. We always find new things to learn about each other. We talked about our babysitters when we were little. I liked babysitters because they’d ask me what I wanted to do and Nate said he’d just walk over to a friend’s house and didn’t really have babysitters.

Nate warned me that the last thing on our itinerary had a set start time but it was okay if we were late. What could it be? He told me we’d been there before, there’d be food available, and it would probably end around 10pm. I had no clue. We drove back home and parked. That’s when I connected the dots that we were going to a Blue Jackets game. I’d get to see my other Valentine, Cam Atkinson! It was so sweet of Nate to surprise me with hockey tickets. We got there at the end of first period. The guy next to us had a thick British accent and kept yelling very British things like “rough ‘em up, lads!” and “Come on, lads.” I got a tub of popcorn at the end of the second period and ate about half of it. The Blue Jackets weren’t playing their best and lost 0-3 to the New York Islanders. Oh well.

I still had a memorable and romantic evening. We came home and watched some old Pixar shorts that I had on DVD.       

2018, About Me, Uncategorized

I’m a Board Member

I’m so excited to be joining the board of advisors for the Columbus Women in Digital chapter! Ever since hearing about the group 2+ years ago, I’ve wanted to get more involved and I can’t wait to help this amazing group grow and thrive even more. This powerful supportive network of women has changed my life and the lives of countless other women.  Learn more about Women in Digital: https://lnkd.in/gxnKtdX


About Me


Deborah Grace Gillum
Present Address: Denison University Slayter box 8259 • Granville, OH 43023
Permanent Address: 1041 Amity Road• Galloway, oh 43119 • Phone (614) 330-1920


Denison University                                                            May 2014                                    Granville, OH           
Bachelor of Arts, Major: English (Creative Writing) and Communication         GPA: 3.7
Current Recipient of the Founder’s Half- Tuition Scholarship
Hilliard Darby High School                                                May 2010                                    Hilliard, OH
Honors Diploma                                                                GPA: 4.1
Bryn Du Mansion                                                  Summer 2012                              Granville, OH
·  Marketing Intern: Oversaw Facebook and Twitter pages, gave tours, and created promotional materials
Michael T. Gunner Law Office                                     Summer 2012                                    Hilliard, OH
·  Intern: Shadowed him in court, observed client meetings, answered phones, sent out letters, and put files away.
The Columbus Children’s Theatre                                    Summer 2011                                    Columbus, OH
• Marketing Intern: Wrote press releases, planned a fund-raising party and managed social media.
William Howard Doane Library                        January 2011 – Present         Granville, OH
• Student Worker: Work at Circulation desk and Learning Commons desk shelving books and assisting students.
Pet Wellness Mobile Veterinary Clinic                2007- Present                        Hilliard, OH
• Veterinarian Assistant: Help with low-cost mobile vaccine clinic for dogs and cats at different Columbus locations.
2010 – Present                                                                                Granville, OH
The Denisonian
·      Arts and Life Editor Fall ’12, Forum Editor ’11-12 and Staff Writer ’10-11: Authored over 50 articles, columns, and features, taken photographs, drawn cartoons, designed page layout, and worked with writers.
·      Written two articles for the online news source for Denison.
The Granville Sentinel
·      Written four articles for the weekly Granville newspaper.
American Red Cross
·      Chair Fall ‘12: Organizing blood drives, encouraging people to sign up, and assist with registration.
Exile Literary Magazine
·      Prose Editor Spring ‘12: Reviewed fiction and nonfiction submissions and helped launch online version.
Denison Christian Community               
·      Treasurer for 2011 and 2012: Monitored finances, filled out and submitted budget to be approved.
Denison Quidditch Team
·      Treasurer for 2012: Active team player.
Member of Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honor Society)
Member of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)        
Denison Equestrian Team Member       
·      Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
·      Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Lightroom,  
·      Familiar with Spanish and Latin

About Me

About Me

I’m 20 years old and from Columbus, Ohio

Junior English and Communication double major at Denison University

Interested in a career in journalism, public relations, and writing

See examples of my work at The Denisonian here:  http://denisonian.com/

I was the Forum editor in 2011-12 and was the Arts and Life editor for fall semester 2012.

I’m currently abroad in Denmark.