Only Otterbein – The Otterbein Way

Posted Apr 15, 2020

I can only say, and want to share with you, how proud I am to be part of the Otterbein community. Otterbein has stepped up in every way during this community crisis to assure ongoing operations with full support to students, faculty, staff and our community!

Please know that Otterbein is in full operations. Even with classes being taught remotely and with most office personnel also working off-campus, we continue to provide all student services. We are finding new and creative ways to teach and maintain relationships with students and each other. The Graduate School is no exception. All graduate classes are now online! The last couple of weeks have been a true adventure. Faculty and students have adjusted well, as our high quality of education continues. Students will graduate on time in early May, and recruitment continues as new students will start their exciting adventure as graduate students this summer!

In addition to supporting students, faculty and staff, Otterbein continues to support the central Ohio community. Examples of Otterbein graciousness and caring can be seen through students providing childcare to the families of Westerville firefighters, The Point producing much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and Otterbein donating available PPE to local health care institutions. The on-campus student led resource center, the Promise House, continues to assure food and essentials to those in need.

Graduate students and Graduate School alumni are contributing every day. Whether it is a vital service in healthcare, performing essential jobs in industry and manufacturing, or home schooling the next generation of needed scholars, each of you are contributing in a very important way. Thank you for your work!

All that Otterbein has done and will do is only possible with your ongoing support. If you wish to contribute to our efforts to support students in immediate need during these difficult and chaotic times, please donate to the “Cardinals Care” fund.
From one Cardinal to another, THANK YOU!

-Dean of The Graduate School Barbara Schaffner