Abundantly Happy

Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, Arizona, Community

Dera, Ethiopia, is a hot, dry and dusty flat land. Just months prior to the arrival of Kim McCrady ’11 AZ, the children of Dera stood in line for hours, dripping with sweat, waiting for just a tiny serving of water. They carried large, yellow jerry cans in their tiny hands – empty...

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Administration - The Right Fit

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, education, Faculty/Staff, "School of Education"

It took a few years, but Dr. Paula Wolfe, the new director of education at Ottawa University-Arizona, has finally found the right job that is a great fit. More interested in the administrative side of her field, she was looking for a university “where running the program is my job,&rdquo...

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Classroom Veterans - Privileged to Serve

Posted by Paula Paine on May 25, 2011 in Alumni, Arizona, Online, "School of Business"

Soldiers and Students “At Camp Cook in Iraq, we were bombed three times a day. They do have a couple of bomb shelters, but I didn’t always use them. There were times where I slept through the bombing.

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Commencement 2011

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, Community, "Current Students", Events, Faculty/Staff, Indiana, "Kansyas City", Online, "The College", Wisconsin

View a slideshow of commencement photos.

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Dean of the School of Education

Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Arizona, Faculty/Staff, "School of Education", "The College"

Dr. David M. Barnes was recently named the dean of Ottawa University’s newly created School of Education. He will be responsible for building a nationally recognized education program offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Barnes previously served as president and...

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Dear Ottawa Family

Posted by Paula Paine on February 12, 2011 in Arizona, "Kansas City", "Other News"

As with many changes, there is a mix of joy and sadness. This is true with the news that five of our most cherished faculty colleagues recently retired from their long-time careers with Ottawa University. Peter Sandstrom, Mike Sancho, Jerry Malizia, Gus Breytspraak, and Paulette Krenke all...

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Dr. Kirk Wessel - Dean of the School of Business

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Arizona, Faculty/Staff, "Other News", "School of Business"

Ottawa University is pleased to announce that Dr. Kirk D. Wessel has accepted the position of Dean of its School of Business. Wessel brings to Ottawa more than 30 years of experience as an academic administrator, senior corporate executive, university professor, and senior naval officer, as well...

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Education Shake-up

Posted by Paula Paine on February 11, 2011 in Arizona, Communiversity, education, "School of Education"

Mover. Shaker. These are words that described Todd Aakhus ’00 AZ in a recent Phoenix area magazine article that featured him for his innovative work as director of community partnerships at Rio Salado College in Arizona. Aakhus definitely fulfills the meaning of those descriptors as he...

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EMBArking on a New Venture

Posted by Paula Paine on May 20, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Arizona, EMBA, MBA, "School of Business"

While Ottawa University has been offering an MBA degree for several years, it is taking the degree up a notch with the introduction of its Executive MBA (EMBA). Though similar to the traditional MBA program, the differences in the EMBA include audience, delivery, focus, and price. The EMBA...

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Enterprise

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Arizona, Events, Faculty/Staff, "Other News", "President Eichner", "School of Business"

President Eichner delivered the first of three workshops in the “Learning for Leaders” workshop series on March 23 at the Phoenix Country Club (pictured), with approximately 95 in attendance. Designed specifically for the Phoenix business community, the series is a joint venture...

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