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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Jenny Hill 
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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:

Bethesda Magazine talks about Otterbein alum, Jocelyn Pierce, and the Mongol Derby

News - October 29, 2018
"The Ride of Her Life" Published in Bethesda Magazine website on Oct. 29, 2018

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NBC4 features Otterbein’s La Trice Washington’s views on the Brown and Renacci debate

News - October 20, 2018
"Political Science professors weigh-in on the Brown and Renacci debate" Published in NBC4 website on Oct. 20, 2018

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ThisWeek Community News reports on Otterbein’s sexual assault prevention program

News - October 16, 2018
"Preventing campus assaults: Otterbein addresses difficult subjects" Published in ThisWeek Community News website on Oct. 16, 2018

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abc6 & Otterbein’s La Trice Washington talk on Taylor Swift’s influence over young voters

News - October 9, 2018
"Taylor Swift's Instagram post encourages young people to register to vote" Published in abc6 website on Oct. 9, 2018

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10tv WBSN reports on increase in rape incidents on Ohio college campuses

News - October 4, 2018
"Reports of rape increase on Ohio college campuses" Published in 10tv WBSN website on Oct. 4, 2018

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