From the President
It’s hard to believe the 2015-2016 school year has ended. It seems like yesterday we were helping students move into Martin and Bennett Halls. Now that commencement ceremonies are complete at all our campuses, I sit back and reflect on another successful year and find myself reenergized as we forge ahead, continuing to advance the mission of Ottawa University.
As this year comes to a close, we wrapped up our Advancing the Vision campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Ottawa University. Because of you, we raised more than $26 million in gifts and pledges. We have made great strides in ensuring our students have all the tools necessary to go out into the world and make a significant impact.
Everyday, we are helping young minds develop and grow in powerful ways. We continue to keep an eye on the changing demands of society and are exploring new programs that will meet the needs of current and future OU students. We are also currently evaluating existing programs and taking inventory of our classes and coursework to ensure that we are preparing students to enter an even more challenging workforce.
As we look ahead to the 2016-2017 year, we have seen an increase in inquiries and signed letters for the fall. Word is spreading about the high quality education and the top-notch faculty in the classroom here at OU. We are optimistic about our fall enrollment numbers, especially at The College in Kansas.
I hope that as you read the spring issue of Spirit Magazine you are proud of all Ottawa University has accomplished and the role that you have played in our history. We count on you to be advocates of the University. I cannot thank you enough for your continued support and commitment to expanding the Ottawa spirit.
In the Ottawa spirit,
Kevin C. Eichner ’73, MBA, LLD ’08
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni
When you’re in the fight of your life, for your life, you will do anything to win. Some would describe John Rhode ’06 AZ as a tenacious competitor on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, and Rhode himself would agree. “I was fierce,” he said. “I thought my competitive...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, "business degree", "business school", "Current Students", Events, "School of Business", "The College", Uncategorized
The Angell Snyder School of Business continues to lead the University in enrollments and is being bolstered by a number of initiatives. “Guided by principles of continuous improvement and reinvention, The Angell Snyder School of Business is progressing on multiple fronts,” says Dean...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, Athletics, BAHOF, Events, "Hall of Fame", "The College"
Four-year starter on the Braves football team, Jeff Hull (1984-88), and long-time Braves Basketball Coach Andy Carrier were both inducted into the Ottawa University Braves Athletic Hall of Fame on October 20 during Homecoming weekend. Jeff Hull ’88
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "Academic Programs", Aiden, "Current Students", internship, music, "rock music", Uncategorized
When Shyla Shank first heard the band Aiden playing, she never imagined the places she would go or the people she would meet as a result. Shank heard the heavy metal band play for the first time in the summer of 2006. She became good friends with the members, keeping in touch with them and...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, "Current Students", Events, "The College", Uncategorized
Ottawa University played an integral part in the EMHE building project for the Hills. A slideshow of photos from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's trip to Ottawa. Not only did OU have many student, staff and faculty volunteers who helped with the build, but OU also provided lodging for...