Follow Christ, Lead the Way
Homecoming Celebration Hosts Warm Reception Despite Cold Day image

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 starting pistol.

Following the 5k, hundreds of alumni flocked to the Ministry & Performing Arts for the main event, the Trailblazer Celebration, formerly known as Legacy Chapel. The event provided a time of worship, heartfelt reflection of years past, and a recognition of the 2019 Alumni Awardees. This year’s awardees were Brenda (Mason) Young (’74), Alumna of the Year; Anthony Wilson (’10), Online Alumnus of the Year; and Tim Moore, Ministry Alumnus of the Year.

After the Celebration, guests enjoyed free Buffalo Wild Wings in Ohio Christian’s beautiful cafeteria and a tasty treat from Kingdom Realty Sno-Cones. The day was also filled with activities for visitors of all ages. While some alumni preferred to sit at The Blaze as they remembered old times over a cup of coffee or tea, those with children enjoyed games of cornhole as their kids squealed with delight as they jumped around in the bounce houses. Many alumni also cheered on the Lady Trailblazers volleyball team as they played a home game against Carlow University, winning in a straight sweep.

The 2019 Homecoming was a wonderful time of celebration and reminiscing as the returning alumni reconnected with old friends and remembered days long past but not forgotten. Ohio Christian University is eager to welcome OCU family members home once more in 2020 on Oct. 2 & 3 for next year’s Homecoming.

Articles of Interest

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

Archived Articles of Interest

Rick Santorum Joining OCU's Leadership Forum image

Rick Santorum Joining OCU's Leadership Forum

Rick Santorum Joining OCU's Leadership Forum image

Published: February 26, 2014

Senator Richard Santorum will be a featured speaker at OCU’s Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014. Santorum will be joining world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson; internationally acclaimed leadership expert, Dr. John Maxwell; and founder and senior pastor of Grace Outreach Center in Plano, TX, Dr. Gerald Brooks.Seating is limited so get your tickets today!Richard Santorum is an attorney by profession, but served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007, and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican from 2001 until 2007. He ran for the 2012 Republican
Senator Richard Santorum will be a featured speaker at OCU’s Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014. Santorum will be joining world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson; internationally acclaimed leadership expert, Dr. John Maxwell; and founder and senior pastor of Grace Outreach Center in Plano, TX, Dr. Gerald Brooks.Seating is limited so get your tickets today!Richard Santorum is an attorney
Senator Richard Santorum will be a featured speaker at OCU’s Leadership Forum on April 21, 2014. Santorum will be joining world renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson; internationally acclaimed
Dr. Ben Carson - One of America's Best image

Dr. Ben Carson - One of America's Best

Dr. Ben Carson - One of America's Best image

Published: February 25, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson was selected by CNN and Time Magazine as one of the nation's top 20 physicians and scientists, and by the Library of Congress as one of 89 "living-legends." A graduate of Yale and the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Ben Carson was rated by Time Magazine in an issue titled "America's Best" as a "super surgeon."“Successful people don't have fewer problems. They have determined that nothing will stop them from going forward.” ― Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson StoryDr. Carson will be featured at Ohio Christian University's 2014 Leadership Forum on April
Dr. Ben Carson was selected by CNN and Time Magazine as one of the nation's top 20 physicians and scientists, and by the Library of Congress as one of 89 "living-legends." A graduate of Yale and the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Ben Carson was rated by Time Magazine in an issue titled "America's Best" as a "super surgeon."“Successful people don't have fewer problems. They have
Dr. Ben Carson was selected by CNN and Time Magazine as one of the nation's top 20 physicians and scientists, and by the Library of Congress as one of 89 "living-legends." A graduate of Yale and
Dr. Ben Carson - Extraordinary Surgeon image

Dr. Ben Carson - Extraordinary Surgeon

Dr. Ben Carson - Extraordinary Surgeon image

Published: February 20, 2014

In June 2013 Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. performed his last surgery, retiring as director of pediatric neurosurgery at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Throughout his 40 years of medical endeavors he performed as many as 17,000 surgeries on children both here in the United States and around the world, averaging around 350 a year --- with a career peak of 500 surgeries in one year.“I have to come to realize that God does not want to punish us, but rather, to fulfill our lives. God created us, loves us and wants to help us to realize our potential so that we can be useful to
In June 2013 Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. performed his last surgery, retiring as director of pediatric neurosurgery at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Throughout his 40 years of medical endeavors he performed as many as 17,000 surgeries on children both here in the United States and around the world, averaging around 350 a year --- with a career peak of 500 surgeries in one year.“I
In June 2013 Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr. performed his last surgery, retiring as director of pediatric neurosurgery at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore. Throughout his 40 years of medical
OCU to Host Conservative Women's Conference image

OCU to Host Conservative Women's Conference

OCU to Host Conservative Women's Conference image

Published: February 19, 2014

On April 10th, 2014 the Ohio Christian University School of Business
On April 10th, 2014 the Ohio Christian University School of Business
On April 10th, 2014 the Ohio Christian University School of Business
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