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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 University has the opportunity to deepen their ministries while in college and the financial support of the donors enables them to do just that.

Da Silva, from Brazil, talked about the grace God extended in order for him to be able to attend a school like OCU. He shared that the donors’ contributions were a tangible hope and evidence of the grace God had shown him. McCrary, a team leader in OCU’s Worship Collective, shared how thankful she is for a school that allows her to do ministry work even now, as she prepares for her future. President Jon S. Kulaga spoke at the end of the evening, taking the time to share about the students’ callings and how missions in today’s world is very different from how we once thought.

Kulaga underscored that today, students are more called to ‘go’ into the world, using their vocation and industry, field or expertise as their ministry as opposed to previous generations who would give up their education to do mission work. Kulaga further stated that OCU is helping prepare students who want to make a difference in the lives of those around them, in the lives of those with whom they work, in the country in which they live, and in every industry they choose to enter. General Superintendent of the Churches of Christ in Christian Union Reverend Mike Holbrook (’78) closed the evening with a benediction of gratitude for all the donors who made an impact. OCU is thankful for every donation and for prayer support as it is through these that many students are able to receive a Christian education.

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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
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Audition Day for Performing Arts Scholarships

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Published: January 28, 2020

The Ohio Christian University Department of Music is holding a Performing Arts Audition Day following Scholars Day on February 29th to allow prospective students to audition for a Performing Arts Scholarship. High school seniors and juniors and incoming transfer students planning to major in one of the Music programs or those who just plan to participate in Band, Orchestra, Choir and/or Theater are all invited to audition. “We are proud to offer significant scholarships to music and worship leadership majors, and to any student who participates in our performing arts activities,” said...
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The Ohio Christian University Department of Music is holding a Performing Arts Audition Day following Scholars Day on February 29th to allow prospective students to audition for a Performing Arts Scholarship. High school seniors and juniors and incoming transfer students planning to major in one of the Music programs or those who just plan to participate in Band, Orchestra, Choir and/or ... Read More
The Ohio Christian University Department of Music is holding a Performing Arts Audition Day following Scholars Day on February 29th to allow prospective students to audition for a Performing Arts ... Read More
Hannah Pratt - Previous Scholar's Day Winner

Incoming Students to Compete for Top Scholarships during Scholars Day

Hannah Pratt - Previous Scholar's Day Winner

Published: January 17, 2020

Ohio Christian University’s Scholars Day is an annual competition for incoming students to the Campus Undergraduate Program. The university will be awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships to the academic competitors this day. All the scholarships are based on the following criteria: Academics: Minimum qualification of 22 ACT (or SAT equivalent) and 3.3 GPA Character, service and leadership activities including a recommendation letter Interview with the scholarship committee Only available for new students enrolling in the Undergraduate Campus Program for the Fall 2020 Semester...
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Ohio Christian University’s Scholars Day is an annual competition for incoming students to the Campus Undergraduate Program. The university will be awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships to the academic competitors this day. All the scholarships are based on the following criteria: Academics: Minimum qualification of 22 ACT (or SAT equivalent) and 3.3 GPA Character, service and ... Read More
Ohio Christian University’s Scholars Day is an annual competition for incoming students to the Campus Undergraduate Program. The university will be awarding more than $300,000 in scholarships to ... Read More
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Ohio Christian Welcomes David Uhl

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Published: January 3, 2020

Ohio Christian University is pleased to introduce David Uhl (‘03) as the incoming Assistant Vice President of Advancement. Uhl graduated from Ohio Christian and will return to his alma mater on January 6. In his new role, Uhl will be involved in fundraising, community engagement, and alumni and church relations. Uhl obtained his bachelor’s in Business and Ministry from Ohio Christian in 2003. He later obtained his master’s in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University in 2005 and a Ph.D in Organizational Management and Leadership from the same institution in 2010. “We...
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Ohio Christian University is pleased to introduce David Uhl (‘03) as the incoming Assistant Vice President of Advancement. Uhl graduated from Ohio Christian and will return to his alma mater on January 6. In his new role, Uhl will be involved in fundraising, community engagement, and alumni and church relations. Uhl obtained his bachelor’s in Business and Ministry from Ohio Christian in ... Read More
Ohio Christian University is pleased to introduce David Uhl (‘03) as the incoming Assistant Vice President of Advancement. Uhl graduated from Ohio Christian and will return to his alma mater on ... Read More
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Festival of Carols Shares Message of Christ

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Published: December 10, 2019

The Ohio Christian University Music Department shared an impactful message of Christ’s birth in its annual Christmas concert, Festival of Carols. The concert presented this story of glory to audiences of almost 500 on both Dec. 7 and 8 in the Ministry...
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The Ohio Christian University Music Department shared an impactful message of Christ’s birth in its annual Christmas concert, Festival of Carols. The concert presented this story of glory to audiences of almost 500 on both Dec. 7 and 8 in the Ministry ... Read More
The Ohio Christian University Music Department shared an impactful message of Christ’s birth in its annual Christmas concert, Festival of Carols. The concert presented this story of glory to ... Read More
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Band and Vocal Students Among the 'Stars and the Moon'

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Published: November 8, 2019

In 1969, Apollo 11 launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying what would soon be the first men to ever set foot on the Moon. Ohio Christian University will celebrate this historic event with a concert titled Stars and the Moon, featuring Ohio Christian’s band and vocal students. The show will lift off on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ministry...
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In 1969, Apollo 11 launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying what would soon be the first men to ever set foot on the Moon. Ohio Christian University will celebrate this historic event with a concert titled Stars and the Moon, featuring Ohio Christian’s band and vocal students. The show will lift off on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Ministry ... Read More
In 1969, Apollo 11 launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying what would soon be the first men to ever set foot on the Moon. Ohio Christian University will celebrate this ... Read More
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Homecoming Celebration Hosts Warm Reception Despite Cold Day

Homecoming Celebration Hosts Warm Reception Despite Cold Day image

Published: October 16, 2019

Ohio Christian University’s Homecoming and Family Day 2019 welcomed over 400 alumni and their family members home on Oct. 12. The atmosphere was warm and lively despite the chilly fall weather that forced many of the events inside. The day started early with 74 participants shrugging off temperatures in the mid-40’s as they ran or walked in the 7th annual Josias Rodriguez 5k Run/Walk. The event is held in memory of a much-loved ministry student who tragically lost his life in a hiking accident. Josias Rodriguez’s mom spoke briefly at the start of the race with his dad firing the...
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Ohio Christian University’s Homecoming and Family Day 2019 welcomed over 400 alumni and their family members home on Oct. 12. The atmosphere was warm and lively despite the chilly fall weather that forced many of the events inside. The day started early with 74 participants shrugging off temperatures in the mid-40’s as they ran or walked in the 7th annual Josias Rodriguez 5k Run/Walk. The ... Read More
Ohio Christian University’s Homecoming and Family Day 2019 welcomed over 400 alumni and their family members home on Oct. 12. The atmosphere was warm and lively despite the chilly fall weather that ... Read More
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Mark Lee Performs on Campus

Mark Lee Performs on Campus image

Published: October 16, 2019

Mark Lee caught the attention of Ohio Christian University and the surrounding community with his witty sense of humor and passion for sharing Christ with others. Lee is a founding member and guitarist for popular Christian band Third Day. During his “An Evening with Mark Lee” concert on Sept. 16, Lee shared his music as well as stories from his own life. During the concert, Lee shared a part of his testimony from his recent book “Hurt Road.” Lee told the audience how his leg was badly injured as a result of an accident with a truck. It was during this down time as his leg was healing...
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Mark Lee caught the attention of Ohio Christian University and the surrounding community with his witty sense of humor and passion for sharing Christ with others. Lee is a founding member and guitarist for popular Christian band Third Day. During his “An Evening with Mark Lee” concert on Sept. 16, Lee shared his music as well as stories from his own life. During the concert, Lee shared a ... Read More
Mark Lee caught the attention of Ohio Christian University and the surrounding community with his witty sense of humor and passion for sharing Christ with others. Lee is a founding member and ... Read More
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University to Hold 7th Annual Josias Rodriguez 5K

University to Hold 7th Annual Josias Rodriguez 5K image

Published: October 16, 2019

Ohio Christian University will host the 7th annual Josias Rodriguez 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event is held in honor of Josias Rodriguez, a student who tragically lost his life in a hiking incident. Josias was known for his passion for Christ and for how he inspired the people around him. “Today, Josias’ example is one that has laid the foundation for future students to pursue their dreams of being in ministry and an example that reminds us of the race that we must also finish,” said Nancy Wilcox, a close friend of Josias. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Josias...
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Ohio Christian University will host the 7th annual Josias Rodriguez 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event is held in honor of Josias Rodriguez, a student who tragically lost his life in a hiking incident. Josias was known for his passion for Christ and for how he inspired the people around him. “Today, Josias’ example is one that has laid the foundation for future students to pursue ... Read More
Ohio Christian University will host the 7th annual Josias Rodriguez 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event is held in honor of Josias Rodriguez, a student who tragically lost his life in a ... Read More
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Carrollton To Perform at Ohio Christian

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Published: October 16, 2019

Carrollton will perform a concert in Ohio Christian University’s Ministry...
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Carrollton will perform a concert in Ohio Christian University’s Ministry ... Read More
Carrollton will perform a concert in Ohio Christian University’s Ministry ... Read More
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An Evening With Mark Lee

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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...
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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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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...
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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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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Transfer Students Get Scholarship Boost

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Published: November 1, 2018

Students transfer to Ohio Christian University (OCU) after visiting its Circleville campus. Experienced advisors and faculty understand their goals and interests and quickly establish rapport. Transfer students in good standing also receive $1,000-per semester scholarships and are eligible for many other OCU scholarships. An added convenience: the University provides free transcript reviews. Admissions counselors go the extra-mile top ensure the transfer experience is satisfying. Transfer students are serious about completing their degrees. They want to be well-prepared for careers....
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Students transfer to Ohio Christian University (OCU) after visiting its Circleville campus. Experienced advisors and faculty understand their goals and interests and quickly establish rapport. Transfer students in good standing also receive $1,000-per semester scholarships and are eligible for many other OCU scholarships. An added convenience: the University provides free transcript reviews ... Read More
Students transfer to Ohio Christian University (OCU) after visiting its Circleville campus. Experienced advisors and faculty understand their goals and interests and quickly establish rapport. ... Read More
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27th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Extends Fine Tradition

27th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Extends Fine Tradition image

Published: October 7, 2018

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