A Fork in the Road
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.
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "The College"
William H. Gossard has a passion for saving lives. And that’s what he, a senior program manager with the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), has spent his life doing. Gossard ’67 recently was added to the National Safe Boating Council’s Boating Safety Hall of Fame....
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Athletics, Faculty/Staff, "The College"
Ronald Clair Yingling’s family has a rich history with Ottawa University. More than 32 of Yingling’s relatives have attended OU over the years – the first back in 1893. Yingling, who passed away May 8 at the age of 76, dedicated many years of service to the school, both as a...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "Other News", "The College"
Richard Bannon retired from 26 years of public service in the parks and recreation field in 2002. Before that, he spent 14 years using his Ottawa University education in physical education as a coach and teacher. Like everything else in his life, Bannon gave retirement his all. He truly attempted...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "Current Students"
Russell Amburn always thought he’d retire as a dairy farmer. “The most wonderful sights and sounds were watching a cow and newborn calf,” Amburn says. “Watching this miracle of new life somehow made everything in the world seem OK for a moment.” Amburn spent most of...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in "Academic Programs", Alumni, Community, "Current Students", Faculty/Staff, "The College"
Ottawa University’s LinkedIn profile has more than 450 followers. Some are current students. Some are alumni. Some are faculty members. And some are friends of the University. Followers of OU’s LinkedIn profile can stay up-to-date with University happenings, visit with former...