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, Athletics, "The College"
The Ottawa University Braves baseball team has welcomed several new coaches to the roster. Cory Blaine ’88 was hired as the new head baseball coach in December, and Freddie Adamson and Joe Malin were enlisted as assistant coaches at the start of the new year. Blaine was a four-year letter...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Athletics, "Current Students", "The College"
Lance Lysaught was hired in early fall to resurrect the Ottawa University men’s tennis team after more than 20 years of dormancy. The men’s tennis team was in existence from the fall of 1889 to 1944, but was cut in 1944 because of World War II. The program resumed in 1947, but was...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in "business club", Community, "Current Students", DECA, Events, "School of Business", "The College"
Ottawa University’s first-ever business club, DECA, used a muscle to make a difference in October during its first annual Haunted Hike 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The run marked the first event sponsored by the University’s newly founded DECA chapter...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, Events, "Roy Reiman", "South Suburban Chamber", "The Business Journal"
In October, Ottawa University – Wisconsin faculty and staff participated in a “Lunch-N-Lecture” program at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Franklin, Wisconsin. The event was sponsored by Ottawa University, the South Suburban Chamber and The Business Journal of Milwaukee. Roy...
Posted by cservaes on March 12, 2012 in Alumni, Events, Wisconsin
OU-Wisconsin alumni gathered in the fall for the first annual Wisconsin Alumni Association Awards Celebration, hosted at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Willie G. Davidson, grandson of co-founder William A. Davidson, provided a private tour for guests prior to the ceremony.