Monday, February 8, 2010

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Otterbein University

Otterbein College president Kathy Krendl announced that beginning with the Class of 2011, Otterbein College will become Otterbein University.

Otterbein, founded in 1847 as Otterbein University of Ohio by the United Brethren Church, transitioned from university to college in 1917 as its leaders wanted "to call the school by its right name." At the time its programs were focused exclusively on undergraduate liberal arts. The cornerstone of Otterbein University still remains embedded in the front of Towers Hall built in 1872 on Grove Street.

"Otterbein has the diversity of academic programs that define a university and has made enhancements to the academic structure by adding three schools, including the Graduate School," said President Kathy A. Krendl. "The alignment of our name and our mission communicates to national and international audiences that we are a comprehensive institution. Our integrative studies curriculum, award-winning community service opportunities, and study abroad programs are identifiers that distinguish Otterbein."

For more information, visit the Otterbein website - just click here.

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