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The 2018 Homecoming Weekend celebrates the 70th anniversary of the school with alumni of Ohio Christian University (Mount of Praise Bible College 1948-1954, Circleville Bible College 1954-2006).

Our “A Future with a History” theme highlights the importance of recognizing who we are and acknowledging from where we come.

The gathering, supported by the Alumni Association and Student Government Association, builds on our evolving traditions.  Highlights include:

Follow runners, leading the Torch Run and Parade, carrying a trailblazing torch that represents the Light that God through Christ brings into the world.

Participate in the Scholarship Golf Tournament and support student scholars through an 18-hole scramble with lunch and prizes.

Catch up with former players and classmates at the Men's and Women’s Alumni Basketball Games.

Join the Josias Rodriguez 5K Run and Walk to raise money for the Josias Rodriguez Ministry Scholarship Fund.

Breakfast with Departments is for networking and hearing alumni share their accomplishments, expertise, and advice.

Attend the Legacy Chapel worship service with alumnus and new CCCU General Superintendent Mike Holbrook.

Watch the Soccer Games and Crowning Homecoming King and Queen where the Trailblazers face Carlow University’s Celtics and the Student Government Association crowns Homecoming King and Queen.

Attend the Presidential Awards ceremony where President Kulaga presents new awards for Alumni of the Year, Young Alumni of the Year, Ministry Impact, and Faculty Member of the Year. Three alumni and one celebrated faculty member are being recognized. They are being singled out for their accomplishments in supporting the University’s mission of preparing students to serve effectively in the church and society.

Awardees met these criteria: 1) successful in their field, 2) respected and influential among peers, and 3) give back in time, talents, or treasure. They are:

Alumni of the Year - Mike Tipton ’04

Young Alumni of the Year – Taylor Prusinksi ’14

Ministry Impact Award - TBD

Faculty Award – Dr. Jim Smith

For the Events Schedule and to Register for events, click here.

Articles of Interest

An Evening With Mark Lee image

An Evening With Mark Lee

An Evening With Mark Lee image

Published: October 16, 2019

Ohio Christian University is excited to host an upcoming concert, “An Evening with Mark Lee,” organized by Living by Faith Ministries. Lee is a founding member and guitarist for popular Christian rock band Third Day. The concert will be taking place on Sept. 16 from 7:00-8:30 pm, with doors opening at 6:00. Lee will perform songs from Third Day and his album Unshakeable Heart. He will also share about his book, “Hurt Road,” in which he writes about the hardships he has faced throughout his life. The concert will include a Q
Ohio Christian University is excited to host an upcoming concert, “An Evening with Mark Lee,” organized by Living by Faith Ministries. Lee is a founding member and guitarist for popular Christian rock band Third Day. The concert will be taking place on Sept. 16 from 7:00-8:30 pm, with doors opening at 6:00. Lee will perform songs from Third Day and his album Unshakeable Heart. He will also
Ohio Christian University is excited to host an upcoming concert, “An Evening with Mark Lee,” organized by Living by Faith Ministries. Lee is a founding member and guitarist for popular Christian
Overlook of the 25th Annual Quilt Show held in 2018

Campus Hosting 26th Annual Quilt Show

Overlook of the 25th Annual Quilt Show held in 2018

Published: July 25, 2019

Ohio Christian University is delighted to welcome the Goodtime Quilters Guild to campus for the fourth year in a row. The guild will be holding their 26th annual Quilt Show in the Maxwell Center on August 1-3. One of the organizers and president of the guild Judy Clifton expects the show to attract over 1,300 guests. “The quilt show is something we do to be an entertainment and to show what we do,” Clifton said. “We’ll hang 180 to 200 quilts. The talent of these ladies is just phenomenal, they just do fabulous work.” The show is the 145-member guild’s biggest event of the year. It
Ohio Christian University is delighted to welcome the Goodtime Quilters Guild to campus for the fourth year in a row. The guild will be holding their 26th annual Quilt Show in the Maxwell Center on August 1-3. One of the organizers and president of the guild Judy Clifton expects the show to attract over 1,300 guests. “The quilt show is something we do to be an entertainment and to show what
Ohio Christian University is delighted to welcome the Goodtime Quilters Guild to campus for the fourth year in a row. The guild will be holding their 26th annual Quilt Show in the Maxwell Center on
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Engage Conference 2019

Engage Conference 2019  image

Published: April 12, 2019

Engage: Evangelism at the Intersection of Faith
Engage: Evangelism at the Intersection of Faith
Engage: Evangelism at the Intersection of Faith
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Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference

Second Annual Youth Leadership Conference   image

Published: April 5, 2019

Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the conference was met with engaging and relevant information applicable to those in attendance. The subject of the day was the importance of actively engaging youth with the reality of Biblical Truth in these formative years. Dr. Walt Mueller, expert in youth culture and President of the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding, began the conference with a dive into youth culture and practical ways
Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the conference was met with engaging and relevant information applicable to those in attendance. The subject of the day was the importance of actively engaging youth with the reality of Biblical Truth
Over fifty youth leaders from more than thirty churches and organizations converged on the Ohio Christian University campus for the second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Anticipation for the
Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success image

Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success

Annual Scholarship Banquet a Success image

Published: March 28, 2019

Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000 in scholarships from 68 separate donors were awarded to students in attendance. Parents of recipients were encouraged to attend the banquet and meet the donors supporting their children’s education. Students Hannah Reager (’20), Davi Da Silva (’19), and Marissa McCrary (’20) all shared with those in attendance the impact that the donors had on them individually. Each student at Ohio Christian
Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000 in scholarships from 68 separate donors were awarded to students in attendance. Parents of recipients were encouraged to attend the banquet and meet the donors supporting their children’s education
Ohio Christian University (OCU) hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet on Tuesday, March 26th where donors were celebrated and thanked for their contributions to the students of OCU. Over $100,000

Archived Articles of Interest

Dr. Ben Carson - Independent Thinker image

Dr. Ben Carson - Independent Thinker

Dr. Ben Carson - Independent Thinker image

Published: February 18, 2014

Carson Dares to Deviatefrom Politically Correct Narrative Carson does not currently belong to any political party. "If I were part of one, it would be called the 'Logic party', and it would be dedicated to commonsense approaches we all should be able to see.”In his book America the Beautiful, Carson explains his rationale for political involvement: "I believe it is a very good idea for physicians, scientists, engineers, and others trained to make decisions based on facts and empirical data to get involved in the political arena and help guide our country."“The Johns Hopkins
Carson Dares to Deviatefrom Politically Correct Narrative Carson does not currently belong to any political party. "If I were part of one, it would be called the 'Logic party', and it would be dedicated to commonsense approaches we all should be able to see.”In his book America the Beautiful, Carson explains his rationale for political involvement: "I believe it is a very good idea for
Carson Dares to Deviatefrom Politically Correct Narrative Carson does not currently belong to any political party. "If I were part of one, it would be called the 'Logic party', and it would be
Dr. Ben Carson - Esteemed Intellectual image

Dr. Ben Carson - Esteemed Intellectual

Dr. Ben Carson - Esteemed Intellectual image

Published: February 13, 2014

Dr. Carson holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. He holds membership in many prestigious organizations including the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans. He sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including Kellogg Company, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the Academy of Achievement, and is an Emeritus Fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing body of Yale University.“God has given us more than fourteen
Dr. Carson holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. He holds membership in many prestigious organizations including the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Horatio Alger Society of Distinguished Americans. He sits on the board of directors of numerous organizations, including
Dr. Carson holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees and dozens of national merit citations. He holds membership in many prestigious organizations including the National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ben Carson - Youngest Major Division Director in Johns Hopkins History image

Dr. Ben Carson - Youngest Major Division Director in Johns Hopkins History

Dr. Ben Carson - Youngest Major Division Director in Johns Hopkins History image

Published: February 7, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson was a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics; and at age 33 became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital; the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history.“If we recognize our talents and use them appropriately, and choose a field that uses those talents, we will rise to the top of our field.” ― Ben CarsonDr. Carson will be featured at Ohio Christian University's 2014 Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014.Seating is limited so get your tickets today at www.OhioChristian.edu! 
Dr. Ben Carson was a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics; and at age 33 became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital; the youngest major division director in Johns Hopkins history.“If we recognize our talents and use them appropriately, and choose a field that uses those talents, we will rise to the top of our field.” ― Ben CarsonDr.
Dr. Ben Carson was a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics; and at age 33 became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital; the youngest major
Dr. Ben Carson - Highly Acclaimed Speaker image

Dr. Ben Carson - Highly Acclaimed Speaker

Dr. Ben Carson - Highly Acclaimed Speaker image

Published: February 6, 2014

National Prayer Breakfast Address Captured Nations AttentionDr. Ben Carson delivered the keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. The highly publicized speech catapulted him into the national spotlight as one who speaks for many. Click here to view his speech.“If we acknowledge our need for God, he will help us.” Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence Dr. Carson will be featured at Ohio Christian University's 2014 Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014.Seating is limited so get your tickets today at www.OhioChristian.edu! 
National Prayer Breakfast Address Captured Nations AttentionDr. Ben Carson delivered the keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. The highly publicized speech catapulted him into the national spotlight as one who speaks for many. Click here to view his speech.“If we acknowledge our need for God, he will help us.” Ben Carson, Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence 
National Prayer Breakfast Address Captured Nations AttentionDr. Ben Carson delivered the keynote address at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast. The highly publicized speech catapulted him into the
Dr. Ben Carson - Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient image

Dr. Ben Carson - Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient

Dr. Ben Carson - Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient image

Published: January 30, 2014

 In 2008, Dr. Ben Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. The medal is the nation's highest civilian honor and is awarded to those individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors" (Executive Order 9586, signed July 6, 1945; Federal Register 10 FR 8523, July 10, 1945).“If we make every attempt to increase our knowledge in order to use it for human good, it will make a difference in us and in our
 In 2008, Dr. Ben Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. The medal is the nation's highest civilian honor and is awarded to those individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors" (Executive Order 9586,
 In 2008, Dr. Ben Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. The medal is the nation's highest civilian honor and is awarded to those individuals who have