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<br /> Spirit<br /> Ottawa<br /> world a place to be woven into<br /> an Ottawa University publication | Summer 09<br /> This edition of Ottawa Spirit celebrates the commencement ceremonies held at<br /> each of our campuses and highlights just a few of the unique and amazing stories<br /> behind all of our graduates. I had the privilege of participating in each one of our<br /> commencements and sharing in the celebration of our graduates’ achievements with<br /> friends and family. It is indeed a thrill to observe what has been accomplished and<br /> be reminded of how Ottawa University’s mission impacts lives. I am confident you<br /> will feel the same way after reading this issue.<br /> A look at Reunion Celebration is also included. What a great weekend that was<br /> in early May as OU alumni gathered here at The College to rekindle friendships<br /> and share what is going on in their lives. As part of the weekend’s festivities, I had<br /> the privil<a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=1"> Spirit Ottawa world a </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=2"> This edition of Ottawa Spirit celebrates the comm</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=3"> Contents Opt In to “Green” Ottawa Spirit Offers </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=4"> OU Commencement 2008-09 We all face milestones in</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=5"> JjeunsntitfweroHyeadrsleoel’ds,fatnhderatdtiehdeo</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=6"> Turning Pain Into Gain Commencement here a</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=7"> Giego also leads the procession during commenceme</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=8"> Turning Pain Into Gain Commencement </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=9"> Life as Inspiration Life experiences affect each</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=10"> ladder a way up</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=11"> W riting parking</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=12"> Keeping the Peace Commencement here and the</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=13"> Room to Grow Valerie Potter had worked at Washin</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=14"> T hey made a distinguis</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=15"> Parsh Mishra has lived in the United States for 1</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=16"> Common Thread, Common Spirit Commencement h</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=17"> In Your Own Backyard Growing up two blocks from </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=18"> boat a way over</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=19"> W e’ve probably all b</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=20"> Trading Up Commencement (cont.) There, </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=21"> here and there Crossing the Virtual Finish Line </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=22"> Trading Up Commencement Guess Who’s in th</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=23"> save the date Homecoming and Fall Family Weekend</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=24"> Reunion Celebration Commencement Esther Ru</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=25"> Outstanding Achievement Award Awarded to individu</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=26"> Reunion Celebration Commencement Distingui</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=27"> all names listed from left to right Class of 1</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=28"> Reunion Celebration Commencement Class of </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=29"> Class of 1954 The Golden Club </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=30"> Athletics Commencement letics Ath Pitch Man</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=31"> Track and Field Honors OU freshman javelin throwe</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=32"> Advancement Commencement Advancement You may </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=33"> Class of 1959 Library Endowed Fund The Class of </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=34"> Advancement Commencement </a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=35"> Chair Mr. Jeff L. Hull ’</a> <a title="Ottawa Spirit _August 2009 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c824946a?page=36"> 1001 South Cedar Street, #81 Ottawa, KS 66067-339</a>