POINTS of PRIDE
Founded in 1946, Ohio
University-Chillicothe is the first regional campus in the
state. For more than 60 years, OU-C has remained true to its
mission of preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow and
additionally providing service to the region.
is in the fortunate position of being part of a great, national
university and an engaged member of the Chillicothe/Ross County
A total of 513 students earned
their associate bachelor’s and masters degrees from Ohio
University while attending OU-C during the 2012-13 academic
year, he highest number in the history of the campus’
‘Recognition of Graduation’ event.
The Technology and Business
Development Center, which became operational in January 2012,
supports economic development efforts by providing access to the
resources and supports that students and area residents need to
put their own concepts in motion and possibly launch their own
Writing Center Coordinator and English faculty member Deb
Nickles earned the Ohio Council for Teachers of English Language
Arts Outstanding Language Arts Educator Award in the Special
Distinction Category. The award recognizes educators who
demonstrate excellence inside and outside of the classroom.
The Hilltoper volleyball team
won the 2012 Ohio Regional Campus Conference state championship,
the first state title for the volleyball program.
psychology student teams won 2 first-place awards in the 2013
Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.
faculty member Lisa Wallace was been named a 2011 Presidential
Teacher Award recipient by Ohio University. The award honors
professors who have made a substantial, positive contribution to
the learning experience at Ohio University, both in and out of
the classroom. She is one of four awardees and the only faculty
member from a regional campus in 2011.
faculty member Mike Lafreniere received a highly competitive
1804 Grant. The grant will fund the development of a ‘collaboratory,’
which utilizes technology to engage faculty across the
curriculum with students in an interactive way that enhances
students’ learning experience. He has spoken at conferences
nationwide about this endeavor, which utilizes innovative
methods to support the campus’ mission of offering an
exceptional educational to students.
The Student Success Center has
been a big hit in offering students the resources they need to
realize their potential and have successful college careers.
The campus is experiencing a
time of tremendous growth. Fall quarter 2010 enrollment of 2,558
students is the highest enrollment on record at OU-C, making it
the largest of Ohio University’s five regional campuses. The
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) enrollment of 2,008 is also the
highest on record.
The completion of the Parkway
Project transforms the exterior of the Chillicothe Campus that
reflects the quality of the OU-C educational experience. The
campus now has more of the appearance associated with a small
A grant from the Appalachian
Regional Commission, which was secured in the summer of 2008, is
allowing the library to utilize technology so that students from
the region are better prepared to compete in an increasingly
partnered with eight area high schools as an Early Adopter pilot
program for the “Seniors to Sophomores” program. This University
System of Ohio initiative allows qualified high school students
to get an early jump on their college careers by earning college
credit during their senior year in high school.
University-Chillicothe/Berger Collaborative Nursing Program was
awarded the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training
Administration’s Recognition of Excellence honor in the highly
competitive “Educating America’s 21st
Century Workplace” category, one of the five accolades for
successful programs and practices.
The Learning Commons in
Stevenson Center, which opened in fall 2006, represents an
initiative that creatively and efficiently utilizes space in a
manner that advances the campus’ educational mission and best
meets the needs of OU-C students. The Learning Commons consists
of Quinn Library, the Writing Center, the Math Center and the
computer lab and was designed with input from students and
faculty. The commons helps establish a sense of community.
Through various outreach
efforts, the campus is committed to providing an educational
experience that offers students real-world experience and
benefits the region. The nursing program’s health fairs in area
schools and volunteerism efforts by campus organizations such as
the Human Services Association are some examples.