Our people and programs are making news every day.


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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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:

Megan Carey ’22 Receives Army ROTC Scholarship, Otterbein Award to Continue Education

News - March 13, 2019
  Otterbein offers students the opportunity to pursue a passion to serve their country without the burden of student debt. The Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) allows students to obtain an officer’s commission with a bachelor's degree in their preferred field. On Monday, March 11, Megan Carey, a first-year athletic training major and hurdler on the track and field team, received a three and a half year scholarship valued at over $128,000 from Army ROTC, which covers the cost of full…

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United Methodist affiliated colleges and universities in Ohio jointly affirm continued commitment to inclusivity in joint letter

News - March 8, 2019
  Dear Friends and Colleagues, The work of the United Methodist Church and its members has left an indelible and positive imprint on our communities, state, nation, and world. Included in that legacy here in Ohio is the very existence and development of our five institutions. Through the dedication and faith of our founders, and generations of faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends, we have grown and prospered together to now serve nearly 13,000 students. Throughout our histories, our five…

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Otterbein believes we are a better, stronger, more meaningful community when we open doors for anyone and everyone who is ready to learn and to work with the aim of advancing the public good.

News - March 7, 2019
Our university has always been a leader in ensuring all have full access to a world-class education. That is why women were admitted as students on equal footing as their male counterparts and why women served as faculty members right from the start. It is why we admitted students of color before the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s why we admitted students from Japanese internment camps. Even today, we are building on this legacy by attracting the most diverse class in our…

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Columbus CEO features story on Columbus native Corrine Burger

News - February 25, 2019
"JPMorgan Chase’s Corrine Burger is the best-connected Columbus exec you probably haven’t met" Published on the Columbus CEO website on Feb. 25, 2019

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Columbus CEO announces Healthcare Achievement Award winners

News - February 25, 2019
"2019 Healthcare Achievement Awards" Published in Columbus CEO website on Feb. 25, 2019

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WOSU talks about Otterbein’s stance on marijuana on campus

News - January 24, 2019
"Medical Or Not, Ohio Universities Won't Let Pot On Campus" Published in WOSU website on Jan. 24, 2019

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Business Wire features story on impacts of Otterbein-Chase partnership

News - January 23, 2019
"Partnerships and Research Bring Ohio to the Forefront of Technology Innovation" Published in Business Wire website on Jan. 23, 2019

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abc6 consults Otterbein’s La Trice Washington surrounding Trump’s stance on boarder protection

News - January 8, 2019
"Trump considers declaring national emergency for border wall" Published in abc6 website on Jan. 8, 2019

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Only Otterbein: We are 21st century excellence

News - December 21, 2018
Be a part of a new movement to impact higher education in America. Otterbein University believes higher education needs a shake-up. It’s time to reinvent what it means to be the smartest way to learn while providing greater access to higher education excellence and commitment to our values established in 1847. “Otterbein is ready to try a few bold things. We don’t want to look like other colleges and universities. We want to be unique, distinct and different,” said President…

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News Nation consults Otterbein’s Noam Shpancer about the #MeToo movement

News - December 15, 2018
"#MeToo movement: Men should talk" Published in News Nation website on Dec. 15, 2018

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