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Dear Alumni and friends of Ottawa University,

What a thrill to be a part of the Ottawa University family that started in 1865, that became a pioneer in adult learning in the 1970s with Ottawa’s Arizona adult focused campus opening in 1977, which now has more than 8,000 alumni, and most recently the launch of Ottawa’s second residential campus in Surprise, Arizona in 2017. 

Now in the fifth year of a growing residential student body in Surprise, 900 residential students, and a thriving adult degree completion, graduate and online campus and offerings, Ottawa Arizona is truly becoming OUAZ, an integrated and robust University in Arizona that is part of the overall Ottawa University family.

As Ottawa alums, more opportunities are available to you than ever before. In addition to the special events around the Phoenix metro, there will be special events at the Surprise campus including speakers, athletic events, or join us to worship with us at Spirit Life on Wednesdays, plug into our Personal Growth Day Workshops for personal and professional growth, or volunteer to serve your alma mater.

Your financial support is also impactful to the University and our students. If you would like to make a gift to Ottawa University (and thank you for your support), please click here. Within the Advancing the Experience, Arizona Capital Campaign, you can support scholarships, programs, join the OUAZ 1000, or name something that will demonstrate your support for Ottawa in perpetuity.  We could not do this without you and are most appreciative of your thoughtful participation. 

Please visit anytime and reach out to us whenever we can be of service. Please see the Advancement Staff page for contacts for our University-wide staff, and the staff person assigned to OUAZ for Advancement will be Wynndee Lee who will be on campus with the most regularity.

In the Ottawa Spirit,

Janet Peters
Vice President of Advancement

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