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WELCOME FROM OUAZ ADVANCEMENT

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 1970’s with Ottawa’s Arizona adult focused campus opening in 1977, which now has over 8,000 alumni, and most recently the launch of Ottawa’s second residential campus in Surprise, Arizona in 2017.  Now in the second year of a growing residential student body in Surprise 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 regular events hosted at our Phoenix campus, you can now attend athletic events in Surprise, 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, as you can read more about on the Giving page.  With the launch of 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 me whenever I can be of service.

In the Ottawa Spirit,

David M. Barnes, EdD
Executive Director of Advancement and Church Relations, OUAZ

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