The History of 澳门开奖现场

Otterbein stands for bold ideals.聽That is the hallmark of 澳门开奖现场 and those connected to this private, picturesque university perfectly situated in Westerville, Ohio, America鈥檚 fifth friendliest town (Forbes), just minutes from Columbus, the 15th largest city in the country.

Otterbein is committed to standing as a college of opportunity. This commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation鈥檚 first universities to welcome women and persons of color to its model community of teachers and learners. Otterbein was named for Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. Otterbein is believed to be one of the first colleges in the country founded as a coeducational institution enabling women to follow the same course of study as their male counterparts. The first graduating class consisted of two women, Sarah Miller and Mary Katherine Winter.

Early in its history, the University aligned itself with causes. University officials joined city founders in support of emancipation, and were active participants in assisting runaway slaves as Westerville became a station along the Underground Railroad. The town of Westerville was also home to the Anti-Saloon League.

Advancing the common good remains a mission-driven priority. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; finalist for the 2014聽President鈥檚 Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President鈥檚 Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list鈥檚 inception in 2006.

Curricular innovation has long been a hallmark of the University. The pioneering work of Dr. Lavelle Rosselot established the method of Foreign Language instruction that is still in use today. The聽Integrative Studies curriculum, a common course of study for all students, has garnered national recognition and serves as a model for many colleges and universities seeking to adopt similar programs.

Not only did women stand shoulder to shoulder with men as students, they also proudly served as faculty members from the school鈥檚 earliest days. Founded by an anti-slavery church, Otterbein is also believed to be one of the first in the nation to open to students of color.

In recent years, Otterbein is helping set the national conversation for its pioneering work in experiential learning. Academically, Otterbein is nationally recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. It consistently ranks in its category鈥檚 top 20 in聽U.S. News & World Report鈥檚聽guide to 鈥.鈥

The turbulence of the 1960s led to a reorganization of the University governance system. In the early 1970s, Otterbein became the first University in the nation to have students and faculty seated as permanent, voting members of its Board of Trustees. In 2014, the University governance system voted to create an independent Student Government, to reflect the changing needs of students.

Today 澳门开奖现场 enrolls approximately 2,600 traditional, adult and transfer undergraduate students, and 400 graduate students working in one of several master鈥檚 degree programs, and some towards a doctorate degree in nursing practice.

Integrity, humane values and an inherently just, moral compass have guided Otterbein鈥檚 forward-thinking vision and actions – from its curriculum to its responsibilities as a member of academic, regional and global communities.