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<br /> Inspiring<br /> Flourishing<br /> an Ottawa University® publication<br /> Spring 2017<br /> From the President<br /> Welcome to our spring Spirit magazine! It is difficult to believe we are getting<br /> ready for yet another commencement celebration season as this academic year moves to a<br /> close in a few weeks. It is always a time to remember why we do what we do as graduates of<br /> extraordinarily diverse ages and backgrounds take that special walk to pick up their hard-<br /> earned diploma from Ottawa University. It is a walk that folks have taken for 152 years!<br /> Moving on to current events and observations, on February 17, we officially announced our<br /> plans to open a brand new residential campus in Surprise, AZ, which will welcome its first<br /> students this coming fall. This is both a missional and strategic move for our institution, an<br /> initiative which has been under consideration for over five years. 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