A Fork in the Road

Winter 2014

We all encounter them – those moments in life when we have a choice to make. Take the high road or the low road? Pursue this career or that career? Go for glory or integrity? Money or meaning? Comfort or courage?
 
These forks in the road often alter the very direction of our lives, determining what we do and who we become. They are the moments for which Ottawa University seeks to prepare its students from the instant they step on campus. By helping them explore all the dimensions of who they are and where they fit in an increasingly complex world, students leave equipped to examine decisions from a broader life perspective and expanded worldview. 
 
The stories in this issue of the Ottawa Spirit bear this out. As you read them, we hope you will identify with the life choices that have been made by current students, alumni and faculty who are leading lives of significance and helping others do the same.
 



OU Graduate Shows Support for Athletics, Scholarships

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, Community, "School of Business", "The College"

Dan Hinman graduated from Ottawa University in 1989. The business accounting major did not know he would one day be the owner of four Subway franchises. Hinman initially wanted to be an accountant while working towards his degree. He grew up in Concordia, Kansas, and was involved in the Baptist...

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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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A Great Idea Gone Bad

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, management, "School of Business", "The College"

William Spencer, Jr. ’06 has gone to a great deal of trouble to become a bona fide authority in the field of modern unionism. Chagrined to find that thirty-five years as a dues-paying member of both the International Transit Workers Union and The Teamsters didn’t gain respect for his...

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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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Kent Granger - In Memoriam

Posted by Paula Paine on May 23, 2011 in Alumni, "board of trustees", "The College"

Ottawa University Life Trustee Kent Granger passed away at the age of 74 on January 13, 2011, at his home in Punta Gorda, Florida. A memorial service was held at the OU™ Chapel on January 25. Granger graduated from Ottawa High School and spent one year at Ottawa University before graduating...

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