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, "Kansas City"
In December 2006, Scott Roth was waiting for answers from a doctor. He was nervous and frightened. His soon-to-be-born son was in distress and the doctors wanted to go in for an emergency delivery. Then his phone rings, once, twice, three times. “I wouldn’t have answered, but they...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, Indiana
Walter Crox recently was named the new campus executive at Ottawa University’s Indiana campus. Crox began his career with OU in 2008 as a retention advisor, focusing on the student experience and degree planning. In 2010, he was appointed interim campus executive, and also served as dean of...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Alumni, "The College"
Longtime Ottawa University trustee Justus “Jud” O’Reilly passed away Sunday, July 3. O’Reilly, 98, was a member of the Board of Trustees since 1954. He was elected a life trustee in 2003. He attended Pittsburg State University for two years, where he was an accomplished...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Arizona, Faculty/Staff
Dr. Karen L. Mills has been named the new dean of instruction at Ottawa University-Arizona. Mills has more than 29 years of higher education experience with Maricopa County Community Colleges in Arizona. Her most recent position was as the vice president for academic affairs at Maricopa’s...
Posted by cservaes on September 19, 2011 in Faculty/Staff, "The College"
Dr. Teresa Kriley has accepted the position of director of the Adawe LifePlan Center. During her time at Ottawa University, Kriley has worked as an assistant professor of education and an Adawe advisor. She also has been heavily involved in the preparation of the Foundations of Excellence self...