Thursday, November 13, 2014

Heritage Day event celebrates Chillicothe Campus’ legacy and community connections

The Chillicothe Campus celebrated its legacy during the recent annual Heritage Day event in the Stevenson Center Learning Commons.

Heritage Day is an undertaking that is unique to OU-C and captures the forward-thinking, creative approach that distinguishes the Chillicothe Campus. It is undertaken in the spirit and includes many of the trappings of a traditional college homecoming endeavor but is tailored to a regional, commuter campus and the constituencies it serves. Heritage Day offers an opportunity for former students and community members to visit campus and reconnect with former classmates and long-time friends as well as for current campus members to join the celebration.

Perhaps most significantly, the event provides an opportunity for the Chillicothe Campus to celebrate its community connections and say “thank you” to residents of this region for their continued support.

To capture that spirit the highlight of the evening was the presentation of the second annual community service awards. These awards are presented to current students and recent alumni who are making a special impact on their communities.

This year’s student community service award winners include:
•    Joanna Graham and Morgan Masters
•    Samantha Rearley
•    Edana (Dani) Sutherland

The recent alumni community service recipients are:
•    Kimberly Bowers
•    Sue Colley

Over the years, Heritage Day has grown to become the second-largest annual OU-C event, second only to the Recognition of Graduation ceremony, with attendance of approximately 125 individuals. Among those in attendance for the latest rendition were colleagues from throughout the university, as well as campus and community members.

Title IX, a student female a cappella group from the Athens campus, provided the musical interlude.

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