Ohio Christian University was pleased to welcome 69 students to Orientation Day 2019 on June 14. Incoming students started the morning doing activities together where they had the opportunity to meet their fellow classmates.
After the students settled down, OCU Provost, Dr. Bradford Sample and Dr. Valerie Jones, Teacher Education Department Chair, encouraged the new students to pursue academic excellence and to, above all, grow in Christ.
Jones also gave a warm welcome to the students saying, “We here are family, and your faculty members here truly care about you the student and parents, your children.”
Later, students and their parents were guided to the various locations they needed to be for registration, financial aid and photographs. The Maxwell Center was bustling with the excited chatter of new students as they lined up for photos while their parents flocked to the bookstore to show their OCU pride.
Incoming student Nana Sharpong, a business major and soccer player from Columbus, OH, said he liked how peaceful and calm the campus was and all the happy faces. His father, Paul Sharpong, said “bringing up children to a Christian life is very important and I’m happy with that priority here. I love this college for my child.”
Molly Taylor, an incoming early education major from Lucasville, OH, was also excited as both her parents are alumni. “[OCU] just kind of felt more like a home to me, the people were so welcoming to me, it just felt like a good fit for me. I wasn’t worried about anything else; it was mainly about making myself happy and doing what God has called me to do.”
Orientation Day 2019 was made successful by the dedicated admissions team who organized the event and showed servant-hearted leadership as they directed everyone to where they needed to be.
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