OCU Named 2012 Medical Mutual Pillar Award Winner

Ohio Christian University has been named a winner of the 2012 Pillar Award for Community Service. The Pillar Award, presented by Medical Mutual of Ohio and Smart Business Magazine, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contributions to their community. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable environment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. OCU will receive this prestigious award at the Pillar Award annual banquet held on Thursday, January 26, 2012.

OCU has been dedicated to making an impact on the community through programs such as Kids on Campus, Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Days, Christian service programming, serving on more than 100 community boards/committees/agencies, athletic camps for kids, as well as academic programs including an agricultural business degree and an emergency management and disaster recovery degree, both of which require OCU students to serve in the community in these respective degree fields. All of these programs have been designed to uphold the OCU mission of positively impacting the world around us.

“We are humbled by the honor of receiving this prestigious award,” said OCU President Mark Smith. “OCU is happy to serve our community and will continue to do so,” Smith added.

Ohio Christian University is one of the fastest growing universities in Ohio. Over the past six years enrollment has grown from 400 to 2,400. With a heritage dating back to 1948, Ohio Christian University offers a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families and in the world. Students enrolled in OCU’s traditional undergraduate program attend classes at its main campus in Circleville, Ohio. Students enrolled in OCU’s traditional undergraduate program attend classes at its main campus in Circleville, Ohio.  OCU’s AIM Adult Program offers several campus locations in central Ohio and near Atlanta, Georgia, as well as fully online degree programs.