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At Otterbein, our president is focused on college affordability. Our professors are leading the way in curriculum development. Our Center for Community Engagement is winning awards for its dedication to serving others. These are only a few of the people and programs you’ll read about in our Newsroom.

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Jenny Hill 
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(614) 823-1284
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Otterbein Fast Facts:

Location: Westerville, Ohio
Founded: 1847
Control: Private not-for-profit
Carnegie Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities
Size & Setting: Four-year, small, highly residential
Enrollment: 3,000
President: John Comerford, Ph.D.
Colors: Tan and Cardinal
Mascot: Cardinal

News Stories:

Otterbein Partners with Central Ohio Employers to Offer Scholarships


News - March 29, 2021
Otterbein University is partnering with major employers in central Ohio to offer a special educational benefit — The Otterbein Advantage Scholarship. Through this exclusive program, employees of partnering organizations and their dependent children will qualify for a scholarship that provides the excellence of a private university education at public school prices.  “Most employers offer educational benefits for employees, but not to their dependents,” said Otterbein President John Comerford. “The Otterbein Advantage Scholarship allows companies to offer a benefit to both employees and their dependents and gives Otterbein access to a new group of prospective students.” …

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Otterbein’s President on the importance of affordability in higher education


News - March 28, 2021
https://www.columbusceo.com/business/20200625/affordability-is-way-to-fix-higher-ed-says-otterbein-president

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Team of brothers spotlight blue collar workers in an amazing sculpture show


News - March 28, 2021
https://www.dispatch.com/story/entertainment/arts/2020/10/04/brothers-spotlight-blue-collar-workers-urban-blacks-sculptures/3574958001/

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Otterbein launches racial healing initiative


News - March 28, 2021
https://www.columbusmonthly.com

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Otterbein President is all for a new urban center


News - March 28, 2021
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/10/07/new-westerville-urban-center-a-shot-at.html

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Otterbein proposes ‘Uptown West’ development


News - March 28, 2021
https://www.dispatch.com/story/business/real-estate/2020/10/09/otterbein-proposes-uptown-west-development-off-cooper-road/5928567002/

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Otterbein Coaches and Professors Teach Student-Athletes Life Lessons


News - March 25, 2021
Student-athletes at Otterbein spent their fall semester training for an uncertain sport season. Their coaches kept them on track with conditioning and training, and this semester, every student-athlete is getting a season of play.   As they dominate on the field, many student-athletes credit their coaches and professors with teaching them life lessons off the field. From an inspiring coach re-igniting a love for the game to classroom presentations instilling confidence, every athlete has a story to tell.   Sami Ange Junior Gates Mills, OH Health Communication and Public…

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How many college students are really testing positive for COVID-19


News - March 25, 2021
https://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2020/10/29/covid-cases-ohio-colleges.html

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How Westerville played a vital role in the 2020 election


News - March 25, 2021
https://www.toledoblade.com/local/politics/2020/10/31/2020-election-in-ohio-comes-down-to-the-suburbs/stories/20201030091

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Ohio universities to modify or drop spring break.


News - March 25, 2021
https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/education/2020/11/02/ohio-universities-cancel-spring-breaks-change-calendars-amid-pandemic/3753229001/

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