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Ohio Wesleyan students present research during the university’s 2018 Student Symposium.

Ohio Wesleyan students present research during the university’s 2018 Student Symposium.


News from Ashland University

Students Graduate from Ashland University

ASHLAND, OH (04/27/2018)— The following students completed their Ashland University degree requirements and graduated during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Daniel Bailey of Galena received a Bachelor of Science degree. Bailey is majoring in Accounting and Finance. He is the son of Todd and Melissa Bailey of Galena. Bailey is a 2014 graduate of Big Walnut High School. Bailey is graduating with Cum Laude and Gamma Alpha Kappa honors.

Brittany Barnhart of Westerville received a Master of Education degree. Barnhart is majoring in Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century. She is the daughter of Anthony and Teresa Barnhart of Westerville.

Alyssa Bashore of Westerville received a Master of Education degree. Bashore is majoring in Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century.

Madeline Bowen of Sunbury received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Bowen is majoring in Nursing. She is the daughter of Gordon and Lisa Bowen of Sunbury. Bowen is a 2014 graduate of Bishop Ready High School.

Christopher Brown of Galena received a Master of Business Administration degree. Brown is majoring in Executive Management.

Linda Derrow of Westerville received a Master of Education degree. Derrow is majoring in Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century.

Douglas Eisenbrown of Galena received a Doctor of Nursing degree. Eisenbrown is majoring in Nursing Practice.

Heather Giles of Westerville received a Master of Education degree. Giles is majoring in Educational Administration.

Michael Haugk of Westerville received a Master of Education degree. Haugk is majoring in Educational Administration.

Calvin Higdon of Westerville received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Higdon is majoring in Middle Grades Education. He is the son of Todd and Kathy Higdon of Westerville. Higdon is a 2014 graduate of Westerville South High School.

Emily Maurer of Galena received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Maurer is majoring in Nursing. She is the daughter of Raymond and Cathy Maurer of Galena. Maurer is a 2014 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School. Maurer is graduating with Cum Laude and Gamma Alpha Kappa honors.

John McLendon of Westerville received a Master of Business Administration degree. McLendon is majoring in Executive Management.

Joshua Nixon of Westerville received a Bachelor of Science degree. Nixon is majoring in Exercise Science. He is the son of James and Sandra Nixon of Westerville. Nixon is a 2014 graduate of Westerville Central High School.

Briana Pitroff of Westerville received a Master of Education degree. Pitroff is majoring in Curriculum and Instruction: Reading Literacy.

Meghan Teeple of Westerville received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree. Teeple is majoring in Early Childhood Education. Teeple is a 2012 graduate of Westerville South High School. Teeple is graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors.

Brittni Vasila of Galena received a Master of Education degree. Vasila is majoring in Educational Administration.

Westerville Resident Receives Award

(04/26/2018)— William Summers of Westerville recieved the Junior award for the Department of Religion at the Ashland University Academic Honors in Jack & Deb Miller Chapel on Sunday, April 22.

Summers is majoring in religion. Summers is a 2015 graduate of Westerville South High School.

The Departmental Awards are given to one sophomore, one junior and one senior from each department at the Academic Honors Convocation.

The criteria for the awards by Deparment are scholary achievement, completion of at least 30 credit hours over two semesters at Ashland University, and a GPA of 3.25 or above. To be recognized at the Academic Honors Convocation is a long standing honor in the history and traditions of Ashland University.

News from Ohio Wesleyan University

Kyle Davis Presents at 2018 Student Symposium

DELAWARE (04/20/2018) — Kyle Davis of Sunbury presented original research at Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2018 Student Symposium.

The fourth-annual event, held April 18, allowed students to share the breadth and depth of their Ohio Wesleyan academic work, hone their professional presentation skills, and foster communication about future research projects.

Davis presented “Size Change in an Invasive Species.” Davis was mentored by Ohio Wesleyan faculty member Dustin Reichard.

Undergraduate research, conducted under the mentorship of expert faculty, is a central component of The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan’s signature approach to learning.

Ohio Wesleyan’s curriculum works to link academic theory with real-world practice; cross academic department boundaries to support deeper, interconnected learning; and prepare students for global citizenship and leadership.

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Student Symposium and read 2018 abstracts at www.owu.edu/studentsymposium.

Students Serve Others during Spring Break Interfaith Service Week

(04/03/2018) — Nearly 40 Ohio Wesleyan University students traveled to five sites in the United States and Mexico recently as part of OWU’s 2018 spring break Interfaith Service week.

The students and their faculty-staff advisers traveled to Houston and New Orleans to repair hurricane-damaged homes; to the Lakota Nation in South Dakota to help rebuild Lakota-Anglo relationships and support Native American youth; to Philadelphia to explore multiple faith traditions; and to Mexico to examine the economics of social responsibility and sustainable practices.

Rachel Bush of Radnor traveled to Lakota Nation, South Dakota, as part of the student-created “Building and Rebuilding” team.

Sydney Quinn of Ostrander traveled to Bucerias, Mexico, as part of the student-created “Connecting with the Community” team.

During their trips, the teams were guided by the program’s “essential pillars” of restorative justice, transformative reflection, substantive community, and conscientious leadership.

Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s Interfaith Service program at www.owu.edu/InterfaithService.

News from Davenport University

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (03/26/2018)— Davenport University announced that Terrance Wall of Westerville has officially completed a degree in business, technology, health professions or urban education at the end of the Fall 2017 semester.

Founded in 1866, Davenport is a private, non-profit university serving about 7,500 students at campuses across Michigan and online. With tuition among the lowest of all private universities in the state, Davenport provides high academic quality, small class sizes, conveniently located campuses, faculty with real-world experience and more than 60 dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs addressing in-demand careers in business, technology, health professions and urban education. Visit www.davenport.edu for more information.

News from DePauw University

GREENCASTLE, IN (03/20/2018)— Sarah Ramsey, from Westerville a member of DePauw Lacrosse team, has been named to the Tiger Pride Honor Roll.

Ramsey is one of 205 DePauw student-athletes named to the Tiger Pride Honor Roll for achieving at least a 3.40 grade point average for the 2017 fall semester.

The Honor Roll, started in the 2012 fall semester by Stevie Baker-Watson, DePauw’s Associate Vice President for Campus Wellness and Theodore Katula Director of Athletics and Recreational Sports, recognizes DePauw student-athletes who are members of an NCAA varsity athletics team and have a semester grade point average of 3.40 or higher.

Founded in 1837, DePauw University is a top-ranked, 100% residential, private liberal arts university in Greencastle, Ind. Through its College of Liberal Arts and School of Music, DePauw provides highly personalized education in small classes, with 95% of its graduates employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation. DePauw is ranked 4th for study abroad, and 80% of students receive academic credit for off-campus study, including internships, independent projects and service work. The university is ranked in the top 20 for both graduate salaries and internship opportunities among private institutions, 8th for Fulbright Scholars, 8th for producing top business executives, 8th for graduate salaries, and 2nd for Teach For America employees. Our graduates have a 90% acceptance rate for medical school and an 80% acceptance rate for law school, both well above the national average.

News from University of Findlay

FINDLAY (04/10/2018)— Jordyn Conley, of Westerville (43082), recently participated in the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers annual spring concert. The “Birds in Spring” repertoire included various choral music about birds and love. Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” was performed in celebration of the composer’s 100th birthday. The performance was conducted by SeaHwa Jung, director of choral activites and assistant professor of music at UF.

News from John Carroll University

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS (05/01/2018) — Klaire Mathews of Westerville (43082) is among five John Carroll University students chosen for Catholic Community Connection’s 2018 Summer Fellows Program. The collaborative provides college students a real-world paid work experience at a Northeast Ohio Catholic ministry.

Mathews, a Theology and Religious Studies major, will work at a Catholic ministry for 10 weeks. Summer Fellows are partnered with an onsite mentor to provide support and guidance, and learn the legacy of the ministry. The competitive fellowship offers positions in the fields of marketing, communications, development, and nonprofit management.

News from Trevecca Nazarene University

NASHVILLE, TN (03/23/2018)— Trevecca Nazarene University recently announced the Fall 2017 Dean’s List. More than 600 traditional and non-traditional students were named to the list. The University congratulates the students on this achievement.

Leighanne Ford of Sunbury has been named to Trevecca’s Fall 2017 Dean’s List.

To be named to the Dean’s List, each non-traditional undergraduate student must have completed 12 or more hours between July 1 and December 31, 2017. Students must also have attained a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale during that time frame.

News from Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA (04/18/2018)— Abigail Louisin of Westerville (43081) was one of 41 kindhearted Baldwin Wallace University students who dedicated their 2018 spring break to making a difference through the BW Alternative Break service program. The program facilitated five diverse community engagement projects with student volunteers traveling to Waco, Texas, Clarkston, Georgia, San Francisco, Miami and Washington. Each experience was led by a BW student with a University faculty or staff adviser providing support.

Louisin, a graduate of Thomas Worthington High School majoring in religion, volunteered to take part in the alternative break experience in Clarkston. This was the second year BW has partnered with Something New to address the issues of human rights and refugee resettlement. The BW sophomore participated in “New Way” nonviolence training, helped host a refugee family for dinner, deep cleaned the Clarkston Community Health Center and tutored students at local elementary schools. The group also had the opportunity to visit the Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center and the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. The trip was led by BW student Chelsea Seward with support from staff adviser Grace Adams.

The BW Alternative Break service program provides students with opportunities to make a difference, travel to another area, learn new skills and meet people with similar interests. Participants commit to a six-week, pre-trip curriculum including issue education, organization orientation, team building and a full-day retreat on social justice and cultural competency. Alternative Break is one of many community service programs organized by the David & Frances Brain Center for Community Engagement to support BW’s mission of empowering students to become contributing, compassionate citizens. Community groups interested in partnering with BW can contact the Center at 440-826-2403 or BrainCenter@bw.edu.

17th Dance Marathon

Blake Lewis of Westerville (43081) was among 65 students who participated in the 17th Annual Dance Marathon at Baldwin Wallace University. As the largest philanthropy organization on campus, Dance Marathon brings together the community, students and sponsors. The 12-hour marathon consists of performers, dancing and HIV/AIDS education. This year’s Marathon raised over $23,000 for the cause.

Lewis, a graduate of Westerville North High School majoring in public health, danced from noon to midnight, raising money and awareness in the fight against pediatric HIV/AIDS through Up 4 the Fight, a collegiate fundraising program. All proceeds went to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which seeks to educate and reduce the transmission and cases of pediatric AIDS worldwide.

Baldwin Wallace University, founded in 1845, was one of the first colleges to admit students without regard to race or gender. An independent, coeducational university of 4,000 students, BW offers coursework in the liberal arts tradition in more than 80 academic areas. Located in Berea, 12 miles from downtown Cleveland, BW offers students the cultural, educational and business advantages of a major metropolitan area.

News from Coastal Carolina University

CONWAY, SC (04/03/2018)— Keiona Houser, a exercise and sport science major of Delaware, OH, was inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for freshmen, on Tuesday, April 3, in the Johnson Auditorium at Coastal Carolina University.

Phi Eta Sigma is a presigious national honor society that inducts first-year students after they have completed one full semester of college with outstanding academic performance. To be eligible, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA. The society is chartered on 378 different college campuses across the nation, and was founded in 1923. This year’s ceremony inducted 135 new members.

Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic, public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, just minutes from the resort area of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Coastal Carolina University offers baccalaureate degrees in 74 major fields of study. Among CCU’s 21 graduate-level programs are 18 master’s degrees, two educational specialist degrees, and the Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The most popular undergraduate majors are marine science, management, exercise and sport science, communication and psychology. CCU boasts a growing array of internship, research and international opportunities for students, as well as numerous online programs through Coastal Online.

More than 10,600 students from across the country and around the world interact with a world-class faculty, and enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA I athletic program, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 160 student clubs and organizations. Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College and became an independent state university in 1993. For more information, visit coastal.edu.

Ohio Wesleyan students present research during the university’s 2018 Student Symposium.
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