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AGS Alumna Testimonial: Sharon Sharpe’s Success image

By Sharon Sharpe, ‘18

My career has been in the financial industry. Prior to enrolling at Ohio Christian University (OCU) to finish my higher education, I was branch manager at a large bank in Columbus, Ohio. My goal has been to move upward to higher management levels which require appropriate degrees.

I learned of Ohio Christian University from my husband and enrolled in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS) because it is attuned to helping working adults achieve their career goals. Above all, that OCU is a Christian university influenced my decision to enroll. In classes, I could talk about Christ and not feel others might be offended if they did not share my faith perspective. Secondly, I wanted to be in a suitable business program. OCU accepted my earned college credits, and I completed my degree in two years with a major in business management.

Ohio Christian suits working adults. I gained value from discussing course topics with my peers, confirming and enhancing my learning. Experienced professors helped me learn to express myself and to think critically, enabling me to research and write well, as I was led by the Holy Spirit.

OCU courses pack a lot of material into short periods, providing impetus to continue. Each course builds on the one before it. My program covered everything, especially preparing me for my final project in the Capstone course. And, I valued greatly participating in the weekly devotions. The biggest takeaway for me is God is concerned and wants to be involved with every area of our lives—our jobs, careers, and passions.

I am now branch manager for The Union Bank Company in Gahanna, Ohio.  Also, with God’s help, I am starting “Queen Bees Ministries”, a non-profit group whose mission is based on Proverbs 31. Our first “Women’s Financial Empowerment Summit” focuses on empowering women through better personal finance management. Workshop topics include Credit, Homeownership, Investment Real Estate, Savings and Investment, and Entrepreneurship.

Articles of Interest

Yeshua's Thief by R.E. Addison - Book Cover

Alumnus Publishes Book

Yeshua's Thief by R.E. Addison - Book Cover

Published: October 26, 2021

On November 10-11, 2021, Ohio Christian University will host R.E. Addison, Class of 2021, on campus after the release of his book, Yeshua's Thief. Set in 28 A.D., Yeshua’s Thief is the story of the family of a thief on the cross who was forgiven. It is a story of sacrifice, redemption, and romance.  Ohio Christian University President Jon Kulaga states “being able to celebrate the success of our students is a joy and a privilege.  R.E. is fulfilling his calling as a pastor, enjoying success as a husband and father, and now as a writer.  Ohio Christian University’s Christ-Centered
On November 10-11, 2021, Ohio Christian University will host R.E. Addison, Class of 2021, on campus after the release of his book, Yeshua's Thief. Set in 28 A.D., Yeshua’s Thief is the story of the family of a thief on the cross who was forgiven. It is a story of sacrifice, redemption, and romance.  Ohio Christian University President Jon Kulaga states “being able to celebrate the success
On November 10-11, 2021, Ohio Christian University will host R.E. Addison, Class of 2021, on campus after the release of his book, Yeshua's Thief. Set in 28 A.D., Yeshua’s Thief is the story of the
OCU Summer Celebration Photo

2021 Summer Celebration Picnic

OCU Summer Celebration Photo

Published: August 6, 2021

Ohio Christian University held its first ever Summer Celebration Picnic on Friday, July 16, 2021. This was a time for OCU Alumni, donor partners and community members to get together and enjoy Food, Friends and Fellowship. In spite of some scattered storms, many people of all ages gathered together. Matt Hunnell, VP of University Advancement commented: “Despite a little rain, we had a great turn out.  It was wonderful to see smiling faces on campus, and our friends enjoying music, a good meal, and time together.  We look forward to many more events and gatherings on campus in the
Ohio Christian University held its first ever Summer Celebration Picnic on Friday, July 16, 2021. This was a time for OCU Alumni, donor partners and community members to get together and enjoy Food, Friends and Fellowship. In spite of some scattered storms, many people of all ages gathered together. Matt Hunnell, VP of University Advancement commented: “Despite a little rain, we had a great
Ohio Christian University held its first ever Summer Celebration Picnic on Friday, July 16, 2021. This was a time for OCU Alumni, donor partners and community members to get together and enjoy Food
Dr. Melvin Maxwell - photo by Tom F Watson, used with permission

Dr. Melvin Maxwell Graduates to Glory

Dr. Melvin Maxwell - photo by Tom F Watson, used with permission

Published: July 4, 2020

Melvin Maxwell was known as a powerful man of God and prayer warrior by those who knew him. On Saturday, July 4, 2020, Dr. Maxwell graduated from this life to his eternal home and was united with his Savior whom he loved. He was born in Georgetown, Ohio, on November 15, 1921, and grew up during the Great Depression. Though his mother died at an early age, his father was a godly man and raised him and his brother Millard to follow Christ no matter how hard the situation. On August 25, 1942, Maxwell married his wife, Laura. They had three children together: Lawrence (Larry), John, and
Melvin Maxwell was known as a powerful man of God and prayer warrior by those who knew him. On Saturday, July 4, 2020, Dr. Maxwell graduated from this life to his eternal home and was united with his Savior whom he loved. He was born in Georgetown, Ohio, on November 15, 1921, and grew up during the Great Depression. Though his mother died at an early age, his father was a godly man and
Melvin Maxwell was known as a powerful man of God and prayer warrior by those who knew him. On Saturday, July 4, 2020, Dr. Maxwell graduated from this life to his eternal home and was united with

Archived Articles of Interest

OCU Graduate Update - Annie Edmonds image

OCU Graduate Update - Annie Edmonds

OCU Graduate Update - Annie Edmonds image

Published: October 24, 2016

OCU graduate Annie Edmonds shares this update from the field: I am currently working at New Beginnings Christian school  in Columbus Ohio, teaching first grade. There are countless times I refer back to my education while in the classroom. It is so encouraging to know that I still have a great support system at OCU, I know that if I ever needed anything they would be there in a heartbeat! I am thankful for each one of my professors that took time to help me achieve my goals and dreams!  
OCU graduate Annie Edmonds shares this update from the field: I am currently working at New Beginnings Christian school  in Columbus Ohio, teaching first grade. There are countless times I refer back to my education while in the classroom. It is so encouraging to know that I still have a great support system at OCU, I know that if I ever needed anything they would be there in a heartbeat! I
OCU graduate Annie Edmonds shares this update from the field: I am currently working at New Beginnings Christian school  in Columbus Ohio, teaching first grade. There are countless times I refer
Alum attributes success to time at OCU image

Alum attributes success to time at OCU

Alum attributes success to time at OCU image

Published: June 29, 2016

Latricia (Sullivan) Johnston, ’08, is a third generation Ohio Christian University alum who was recently was appointed Centennial Project Director for Fairfield Medical Center (FMC), where she will manage and coordinate a year-long celebration in honor of 100 years of existence of FMC.  Johnston has dedicated her professional life in the service of others with more than 23 years of non-profit, corporate, and higher education communications including grant writing, personal and legacy gift planning, fundraising events, physician and employee fundraising, marketing, event planning and
Latricia (Sullivan) Johnston, ’08, is a third generation Ohio Christian University alum who was recently was appointed Centennial Project Director for Fairfield Medical Center (FMC), where she will manage and coordinate a year-long celebration in honor of 100 years of existence of FMC.  Johnston has dedicated her professional life in the service of others with more than 23 years of non-
Latricia (Sullivan) Johnston, ’08, is a third generation Ohio Christian University alum who was recently was appointed Centennial Project Director for Fairfield Medical Center (FMC), where she will
One of OCU's recent RN-BSN graduates being pinned at a pinning ceremony last week.

Thank you, Nurses! - National Nurse Week

One of OCU's recent RN-BSN graduates being pinned at a pinning ceremony last week.

Published: May 6, 2016

National Nurse Week, sometimes known as National RN Recognition Day, begins today and runs from May 6- May 12, 2016, and since OCU graduated its first class of nurses at a pinning ceremony on April 30 — we'd like to thank all of the nurses out there for everything you do! Ohio Christian University wants to take this week to honor our nurses and our nursing students. If you see a nurse this week, thank them for their hard work and diligence in their field. Nurses—we couldn’t do it without you! National Nurse Week exists to acknowledge all nurses and their important role in society. The
National Nurse Week, sometimes known as National RN Recognition Day, begins today and runs from May 6- May 12, 2016, and since OCU graduated its first class of nurses at a pinning ceremony on April 30 — we'd like to thank all of the nurses out there for everything you do! Ohio Christian University wants to take this week to honor our nurses and our nursing students. If you see a nurse this
National Nurse Week, sometimes known as National RN Recognition Day, begins today and runs from May 6- May 12, 2016, and since OCU graduated its first class of nurses at a pinning ceremony on April
Jenna Wood Alumni

Successful Alumni Return for Business Roundtable

Jenna Wood Alumni

Published: April 12, 2016

Ohio Christian University’s School of Business and Government was pleased to invite former alumni to return for a panel discussion on April 12, 2016. The panel included 6 former students from diverse backgrounds, each with experience in their field. Students had the opportunity inquire of their past experiences and opinions of OCU. When asked about their favorite aspect of OCU, speakers looked back favorably upon their college classes. Jenna Wood,who majored in business management, said “I could always go to any of my professors for prayer; I was very comfortable talking with them
Ohio Christian University’s School of Business and Government was pleased to invite former alumni to return for a panel discussion on April 12, 2016. The panel included 6 former students from diverse backgrounds, each with experience in their field. Students had the opportunity inquire of their past experiences and opinions of OCU. When asked about their favorite aspect of OCU, speakers
Ohio Christian University’s School of Business and Government was pleased to invite former alumni to return for a panel discussion on April 12, 2016. The panel included 6 former students from
OCU Graduate Romy Nos and Family

Romy Nos on the OCU Experience

OCU Graduate Romy Nos and Family

Published: August 31, 2015

What did you like best about attending OCU? I enjoyed rubbing shoulders with other men and women who are passionate about their faith and their studies, and I loved how the professors truly cared about their subject matter and us as students. What program/location were you enrolled in? Masters in Ministry (Pastoral Counseling Program) onsite campus in Circleville Was there a class or professor that impacted your life? Professor Bill Ury (Theology of John Wesley) - He truly made Theology a delight to learn, and I could tell that he truly lives by what he believes.
What did you like best about attending OCU? I enjoyed rubbing shoulders with other men and women who are passionate about their faith and their studies, and I loved how the professors truly cared about their subject matter and us as students. What program/location were you enrolled in? Masters in Ministry (Pastoral Counseling Program) onsite campus in Circleville Was there a
What did you like best about attending OCU? I enjoyed rubbing shoulders with other men and women who are passionate about their faith and their studies, and I loved how the professors truly