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Big Give a Big Boost for OCU!

The Columbus Foundation 2017 Big Give campaign on October 11th gave a big boost to Ohio Christian University.

Generosity of contributors enables OCU to continue supporting student success and to sustain academic programs that are creating a new generation of faith-filled leaders in many fields of endeavor that contribute to bettering society in local communities and beyond.

The Columbus Foundation amplified the campaign gifts made in support of this work. Ohio Christian raised over $252,000 through your generosity!

OCU’s faculty, staff, and administration extend our heart-felt gratefulness to each of the many contributors in Greater Columbus and central Ohio who chose to support this worthy enterprise!  Thank you!

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Reunion 2022 to Culminate with OCU Night at Mount of Praise

Published: May 24, 2022

Ohio Christian University alumni, their family and friends are invited to Reunion2022: an all-day event on Saturday, June 25. Through alumni athletic games, class reunions, our Trailblazer Celebration and dinner, our goal is to build and cultivate stronger alumni engagement and relationships throughout the OCU community. The evening will culminate with OCU Night at Mount of Praise followed by our annual Ice Cream Social. “This is always an exciting event, where alumni and their friends get to celebrate the accomplishments and valuable contributions of Ohio Christian’s own. We’ve
Ohio Christian University alumni, their family and friends are invited to Reunion2022: an all-day event on Saturday, June 25. Through alumni athletic games, class reunions, our Trailblazer Celebration and dinner, our goal is to build and cultivate stronger alumni engagement and relationships throughout the OCU community. The evening will culminate with OCU Night at Mount of Praise followed
Ohio Christian University alumni, their family and friends are invited to Reunion2022: an all-day event on Saturday, June 25. Through alumni athletic games, class reunions, our Trailblazer
Max McLean As C.S. Lewis on Stage at OCU

C.S. Lewis is Coming to Ohio Christian University

Max McLean As C.S. Lewis on Stage at OCU

Published: December 22, 2021

Ohio Christian University is excited to bring “The Most Reluctant Convert” to its Circleville Campus. There will be one show only, on January 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the Ministry and Performing Arts Center (MPAC). This Fellowship for Performing Arts production has toured the United States from New York to California and played on campuses such as Princeton, Vanderbilt, Wheaton, UNC-Chapel Hill, and many other esteemed institutions of higher learning. Using C.S. Lewis’ own words, award-winning actor Max McLean brings the brilliant Oxford fellow to life, taking us on his extraordinary
Ohio Christian University is excited to bring “The Most Reluctant Convert” to its Circleville Campus. There will be one show only, on January 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the Ministry and Performing Arts Center (MPAC). This Fellowship for Performing Arts production has toured the United States from New York to California and played on campuses such as Princeton, Vanderbilt, Wheaton, UNC-Chapel
Ohio Christian University is excited to bring “The Most Reluctant Convert” to its Circleville Campus. There will be one show only, on January 15, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the Ministry and Performing
Columbus Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Spectacular at OCU

Columbus Symphony to Perform in Ministry & Performing Arts Center

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops Spectacular at OCU

Published: November 19, 2021

The beloved Columbus Symphony holiday tradition of Holiday Pops returns in 2021 with spectacular performances of popular holiday songs and classic carols. Conductor Ron Jenkins will lead the Columbus Symphony in performances of “Winter Wonderland,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “All I Want for Christmas is You,” and many more.  About The Columbus Symphony Orchestra: Since 1951, the Columbus Symphony (CSO) has been proud to serve as central Ohio’s flagship music performance organization. The CSO’s musicians, conductors, chorus, and world-renowned guest artists
The beloved Columbus Symphony holiday tradition of Holiday Pops returns in 2021 with spectacular performances of popular holiday songs and classic carols. Conductor Ron Jenkins will lead the Columbus Symphony in performances of “Winter Wonderland,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Sleigh Ride,” “All I Want for Christmas is You,” and many more.  About The Columbus Symphony Orchestra:
The beloved Columbus Symphony holiday tradition of Holiday Pops returns in 2021 with spectacular performances of popular holiday songs and classic carols. Conductor Ron Jenkins will lead 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. OCU’s on-site dining service, Simply Delicious by Hallmark, provided a wonderful picnic dinner, while guests enjoyed the music ministry of The Lore Family (Portsmouth, OH) and Richard Jordan (Nashville, TN). University faculty and staff members also stayed for the evening event. Worship
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. OCU’s on-site dining service, Simply Delicious by Hallmark, provided a wonderful picnic
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
OCU Staff with Sponsorship Thank-You Banner

30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Raises Over $40,000 for Students

OCU Staff with Sponsorship Thank-You Banner

Published: July 1, 2021

Ohio Christian University's 30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 19th, at the Pickaway Country Club Golf Course. Four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf, raising over $40,000 to fund scholarships for current students. These OCU Scholarships are awarded to current campus students each year at the Annual Scholarship Banquet. "The annual OCU golf tournament is one of our major fundraising events for student scholarships – and is also a great way to connect with donors who love golf and love our students", explained OCU President Dr. Jon Kulaga. "With over
Ohio Christian University's 30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 19th, at the Pickaway Country Club Golf Course. Four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf, raising over $40,000 to fund scholarships for current students. These OCU Scholarships are awarded to current campus students each year at the Annual Scholarship Banquet. "The annual OCU golf tournament is
Ohio Christian University's 30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, June 19th, at the Pickaway Country Club Golf Course. Four-person teams enjoyed a round of golf, raising

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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
Dr. Ben Carson - Scholar and Research Scientist image

Dr. Ben Carson - Scholar and Research Scientist

Dr. Ben Carson - Scholar and Research Scientist image

Published: January 28, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson is one of the world’s leading research scientists. A "voracious reader of the medical and scientific literature," he has written more than 120 major scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, 38 books and book chapters, and been the recipient of many grant awards. His achievements have earned him more than 60 honorary doctorates, including those from Yale and Columbia Universities.“Knowledge is the key that unlocks all the doors. You can be green-skinned with yellow polka dots and come from Mars, but if you have knowledge that people need, instead of beating you
Dr. Ben Carson is one of the world’s leading research scientists. A "voracious reader of the medical and scientific literature," he has written more than 120 major scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, 38 books and book chapters, and been the recipient of many grant awards. His achievements have earned him more than 60 honorary doctorates, including those from Yale and Columbia
Dr. Ben Carson is one of the world’s leading research scientists. A "voracious reader of the medical and scientific literature," he has written more than 120 major scientific publications in peer-
Dr. Ben Carson - From Tough, Urban Beginnings to World Renowned Surgeon image

Dr. Ben Carson - From Tough, Urban Beginnings to World Renowned Surgeon

Dr. Ben Carson - From Tough, Urban Beginnings to World Renowned Surgeon image

Published: January 22, 2014

The son of a single mother growing up in a tough, inner-city, Detroit neighborhood, Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Challenges such as dire poverty, a single parent home, poor grades, and low self-esteem, appeared to preclude the realization of that dream. Yet his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered and became a full professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he directed pediatric neurosurgery at
The son of a single mother growing up in a tough, inner-city, Detroit neighborhood, Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Challenges such as dire poverty, a single parent home, poor grades, and low self-esteem, appeared to preclude the realization of that dream. Yet his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for
The son of a single mother growing up in a tough, inner-city, Detroit neighborhood, Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Challenges such as dire poverty, a
OCU's 8th Annual Christmas Program ~ A Gift to the Community image

OCU's 8th Annual Christmas Program ~ A Gift to the Community

OCU's 8th Annual Christmas Program ~ A Gift to the Community image

Published: December 11, 2013

Ohio Christian University hosted its eighth Annual Festival of Carols and Messiah on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, in the beautifully decorated Maxwell Center.  Guests were treated to the artistry of the OCU Chorale, joined by members of the Circleville Community Choir and an excellent 40-piece orchestra including OCU students, faculty members and area musicians. In the spirit of season, the Festival was the university’s gift to the community with one request. Guests were asked to bring canned food items to share with local ministries who support needy families in the area.Dr.
Ohio Christian University hosted its eighth Annual Festival of Carols and Messiah on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, in the beautifully decorated Maxwell Center.  Guests were treated to the artistry of the OCU Chorale, joined by members of the Circleville Community Choir and an excellent 40-piece orchestra including OCU students, faculty members and area musicians. In the spirit of season
Ohio Christian University hosted its eighth Annual Festival of Carols and Messiah on Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, in the beautifully decorated Maxwell Center.  Guests were treated to the