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The Ohio Christian University (OCU) 2018 Scholarship Golf Tournament occurred on Oct. 5 at Cooks Creek Golf Course continuing a decades-long tradition of the scholarship endowment fund for worthy students.

A cool breeze braced 25 foursomes who—in high spirits—tackled the intriguing Huzdan & Fry-designed course for this annual charity fundraiser.

The best-ball scramble provided plenty of best-shot opportunities for the enthusiastic competitors.  After the round, OCU Vice President of Advancement Bill Pugh recounted the hitting highlights as players enjoyed a luncheon that Buffalo Wild Wings provided in the course clubhouse.

Pugh noted, in good humor to the players’ amusement and laughter, that “the last half hour of play was pretty spectacular. I saw some of the most amazing shots in my lifetime. Particularly, the big tree on the par-three 15th hole proved to have an invaluable role in assisting one shooter’s ball to land within feet of the hole, which he then tapped in for a birdy.”

Pugh acknowledged each of the tournament’s many corporate sponsors, recognizing especially the course hosts Jim and Kathy Cook, along with Buster and Pam Tucker, and Jonah and Donna Mitchell for their long-time dedication in supporting this important charity event. Jonah, an OCU alumna, gave everyone a copy of her new inspirational book, The Rocks Come with the Farm:  How to Prepare for, Plow through, and Profit from Touch Times.

OCU President Jon Kulaga expressed the University’s appreciation to all the supporters, sharing that “this is a great foundation to build on. Thank you all. At OCU, we are meeting the challenge for Christian higher education to continue to provide the best spiritual formation. We compete in providing career enhancement, job training, and raising their standard of living. Where we are excelling is in providing Christian spiritual formation with a quality education that enables graduates to live fully-Christian lives well. Like a farm tractor that pulls plows to produce crops, OCU is a tractor that provides quality majors that enable our graduates to contribute productively to society while spreading the ‘salt and light’ of Christianity. ”

Circleville Mayor McIlroy led the top-performing team. Buster Tucker made the longest drive.  Jonah Mitchell hit closest to the pin.  While Craig Yates made the longest putt.

Ohio Christian University greatly appreciates the continuing generosity, camaraderie, and goodwill of this tournament’s sponsors and donors!

Articles of Interest

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...
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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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Zach Mason

Published: May 9, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – After graduating from Ohio Christian in 2018, Zach Mason was still unsure the plan God had for him. A four year member of the Trailblazer baseball program, Mason graduated with a bachelor's in psychology, but would soon be called to a different opportunity. ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – After graduating from Ohio Christian in 2018, Zach Mason was still unsure the plan God had for him. A four year member of the Trailblazer baseball program, Mason graduated with a bachelor's in psychology, but would soon be called to a different opportunity. ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – After graduating from Ohio Christian in 2018, Zach Mason was still unsure the plan God had for him. A four year member of the Trailblazer baseball program, Mason graduated with a ... Read More

Trailblazer Baseball Hosts Local Student Battling Cancer

Published: April 8, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Back in February, the Ohio Christian Baseball team helped host a local student battling cancer in the community. Sam, who currenlty has spinal ependymoma, came to campus on February 24th to hang out with the team and experience a practice. ...
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CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Back in February, the Ohio Christian Baseball team helped host a local student battling cancer in the community. Sam, who currenlty has spinal ependymoma, came to campus on February 24th to hang out with the team and experience a practice. ... Read More
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Back in February, the Ohio Christian Baseball team helped host a local student battling cancer in the community. Sam, who currenlty has spinal ependymoma, came to campus on ... Read More
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Scholars Day 2020 Has Big Winners!

Scholars Day 2020 Has Big Winners! image

Published: March 27, 2020

Ohio Christian University’s 3rd annual Scholar’s Day Competition took place on Saturday, Feb. 29th and brought in 36 qualifying participants to compete for our $50,000 scholarships and full-tuition Distinguished Trailblazer Scholarship.  Ohio Christian awards six $50,000 scholarships, which include paid internship opportunities on campus. These scholarships, named the Creative Communities, Homeschool Excellence, and Ohio’s Future Scholarships, focus on three different areas: small population high school students, homeschool students, and students of diversity. The Distinguished...
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Ohio Christian University’s 3rd annual Scholar’s Day Competition took place on Saturday, Feb. 29th and brought in 36 qualifying participants to compete for our $50,000 scholarships and full-tuition Distinguished Trailblazer Scholarship.  Ohio Christian awards six $50,000 scholarships, which include paid internship opportunities on campus. These scholarships, named the Creative Communities, ... Read More
Ohio Christian University’s 3rd annual Scholar’s Day Competition took place on Saturday, Feb. 29th and brought in 36 qualifying participants to compete for our $50,000 scholarships and full-tuition ... Read More
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Engage Conference 2020 POSTPONED (due to COVID-19 concerns)

Engage Conference 2020 POSTPONED (due to COVID-19 concerns) image

Published: January 26, 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS In compliance with Governor DeWine's announcement (3/12/20) concerning coronavirus precautions and a ban prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 100 people, Ohio Christian University has postponed (Fall) the Engage Conference that was scheduled in the Ministry...
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS In compliance with Governor DeWine's announcement (3/12/20) concerning coronavirus precautions and a ban prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 100 people, Ohio Christian University has postponed (Fall) the Engage Conference that was scheduled in the Ministry ... Read More
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS In compliance with Governor DeWine's announcement (3/12/20) concerning coronavirus precautions and a ban prohibiting mass gatherings of more ... Read More

Archived Articles of Interest

Eric Metaxas Speaks at OCU Leadership Forum

2018 Leadership Forum Offers Keen Insights

Eric Metaxas Speaks at OCU Leadership Forum

Published: May 8, 2018

President Jon S. Kulaga opened the University's annual Leadership Forum by welcoming the many attendees in the new Ministry and Performing Arts Center.  Underscoring the importance of character in leaders, Kulaga noted that the University strives to inculcate three habits in students through its Christ-centered higher education: 1) spiritual growth through practicing inner devotion, or holiness, 2) intellectual development through academic learning, and 3) keeping faith alive through community service—habits of the heart, head, and hands.  Then he introduced this year's three keynote...
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President Jon S. Kulaga opened the University's annual Leadership Forum by welcoming the many attendees in the new Ministry and Performing Arts Center.  Underscoring the importance of character in leaders, Kulaga noted that the University strives to inculcate three habits in students through its Christ-centered higher education: 1) spiritual growth through practicing inner devotion, or ... Read More
President Jon S. Kulaga opened the University's annual Leadership Forum by welcoming the many attendees in the new Ministry and Performing Arts Center.  Underscoring the importance of character in ... Read More
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2018 Scholarship Awardees Focus on Virtue, Faith, and Freedom

2018 Scholarship Awardees Focus on Virtue, Faith, and Freedom image

Published: April 17, 2018

On Thursday, April 12, sixty-nine students attended Ohio Christian University’s annual Scholarship Banquet.  Vice President for Advancement Bill Pugh hosted the event.  President Jon S. Kulaga presented scholarship awards. Scholarship recipients Kiirsten Truex, Samuel Church, and Samantha Roberts gave testimonials.  President Kulaga made remarks, posed for pictures with the scholarship recipients, and closed the ceremony. Kiirsten expressed her intention to continue into ministry.  Samuel noted the importance of Romans 12:1:  Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of...
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On Thursday, April 12, sixty-nine students attended Ohio Christian University’s annual Scholarship Banquet.  Vice President for Advancement Bill Pugh hosted the event.  President Jon S. Kulaga presented scholarship awards. Scholarship recipients Kiirsten Truex, Samuel Church, and Samantha Roberts gave testimonials.  President Kulaga made remarks, posed for pictures with the scholarship ... Read More
On Thursday, April 12, sixty-nine students attended Ohio Christian University’s annual Scholarship Banquet.  Vice President for Advancement Bill Pugh hosted the event.  President Jon S. Kulaga ... Read More
Raking yards during Community Action Day

2018 Community Action Day Delivers a Win-Win!

Raking yards during Community Action Day

Published: April 13, 2018

Ohio Christian University students practiced service-above-self on their Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day (CAD) again this year, vitalizing the University’s mission of benefiting others through acts of service that build and strengthen character. Students contributed their time and energy in 26 projects ranging from singing in nursing homes to clearing a golf course after the Scioto River flooded many of its fairways and holes. Student teams cleaned front yards, beatified parks and downtown streets, washed windows, mulched yards and flowerbeds, and cleaned out barns, creating a...
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Ohio Christian University students practiced service-above-self on their Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day (CAD) again this year, vitalizing the University’s mission of benefiting others through acts of service that build and strengthen character. Students contributed their time and energy in 26 projects ranging from singing in nursing homes to clearing a golf course after the Scioto ... Read More
Ohio Christian University students practiced service-above-self on their Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day (CAD) again this year, vitalizing the University’s mission of benefiting others ... Read More
OCU Scholars Day

OCU Scholars Day 2018 Has Big Winners!

OCU Scholars Day

Published: March 16, 2018

Each year Ohio Christian University conducts a Scholar’s Day where applicants compete for over $300,000 worth of scholarships. Scholars Day provides an opportunity to compete for the Creative Communities Scholarship, the Ohio's Future Scholarship and the Homeschool Excellence Scholarship, which are each worth $50,000 and guarantee a coveted internship position. Also awarded is OCU’s highest scholarship, the Distinguished Trailblazer Scholarship, which covers all tuition costs for a four year degree. During Scholars Day, students compete for the full-ride tuition scholarship to OCU...
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Each year Ohio Christian University conducts a Scholar’s Day where applicants compete for over $300,000 worth of scholarships. Scholars Day provides an opportunity to compete for the Creative Communities Scholarship, the Ohio's Future Scholarship and the Homeschool Excellence Scholarship, which are each worth $50,000 and guarantee a coveted internship position. Also awarded is OCU’s highest ... Read More
Each year Ohio Christian University conducts a Scholar’s Day where applicants compete for over $300,000 worth of scholarships. Scholars Day provides an opportunity to compete for the Creative ... Read More
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Hollyn Concert Fills MPAC To Capacity

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Published: December 19, 2017

Ohio Christian University hosted a capacity crowd that came to see Christian music artist Hollyn in their new Ministry...
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Ohio Christian University hosted a capacity crowd that came to see Christian music artist Hollyn in their new Ministry ... Read More
Ohio Christian University hosted a capacity crowd that came to see Christian music artist Hollyn in their new Ministry ... Read More