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By interacting with prospective students and their parents, Student Ambassadors play a crucial role in recruiting future ODU students.

Andrea Andrea, Class of 2016

Major: Early Childhood Education with a Generalist Endorsement and Intervention Specialist (Mild-Moderate)

Why I Choose ODU: After having 11 relatives attend Ohio Dominican, it is fitting that I attend the university. Once I started looking into ODU, I realized why my family loved the school. There was a spirit about ODU’s campus that was not present on other campuses. I am proud to say that I am a third generation Panther and Ohio Dominican is in my blood.

Advice for Incoming Students: Get to know your community! There are many great opportunities at Ohio Dominican, but you need to take the step to get involved. You will meet great people and share unforgettable experiences.

Austin Austin, Class of 2016

Major: Business

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Carrie Carrie, Class of 2016

Major: Business Administration & Public Relation

Hometown: Newark, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: I chose ODU because it felt like home. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, and the academics are great. I originally came because I loved the science program, but then fell in love with the business program.

Advice for Incoming Students: Incoming freshman should join clubs ASAP! They are a great way to get to know people and boost your resume as well. 

Cassady Detrick

Cassady, Class of 2018

Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Ashville, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: I chose ODU because I loved how welcoming Ohio Dominican students, staff and faculty were. Being a student at ODU now, I can attest that this is still true for me. I also chose ODU because of all the opportunity that Columbus could offer me. 

Advice for Incoming Students: My advice to incoming students is to get involved when you come to campus. Getting involved will give you a chance to meet new people and put yourself out there. 

Cassie Cassie, Class of 2016

Major: Early Childhood Education & Intervention Specialist Certification

Hometown: Wheelersburg, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: I chose ODU because of the small class sizes and the great Education program. 

Advice for Incoming Students: Be as involved and active as possible during college.

Chloe Chloe, Class of 2016

Major: Theology

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Clarissa, Class of 2015

Major: Middle Childhood Education

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: I chose ODU because it is a small school that is close to home and I felt welcomed. I graduated from a small high school, so I felt right at home. I love how easy it is for me to get access to resources, like the tutoring services or an advisor to talk to.

Advice for Incoming Students: I chose ODU because it is a small school that is close to home and I felt welcomed. I graduated from a small high school, so I felt right at home. I love how easy it is for me to get access to resources, like the tutoring services or an advisor to talk to.

Erin Erin, Class of 2016

Major: Biology. Minors: Chemistry & Psychology.

Hometown: Avon, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: When I went on my tour and I saw everyone saying "hi" to each other by name, it gave off this family feel. That is what I wanted in a school because, after all, it is your new home for four years! I like knowing a majority of the people on campus and due to its small size you are able to have close relationships with a lot of people, including your professors. 

Advice for Incoming Students: Come to college with an open mind. An open mind will allow you to get involved in activities that you have never tried before but may enjoy, and encourage you to accept and form new opinions in and out of classroom life. 

Hank, Class of 2016

Major: Integrated Social Studies Education

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: I chose ODU because of the small campus within Columbus, the football team and great Education program.

Advice for Incoming Students:  Enjoy your time in college! Get involved in something, whether it's sports, intramurals or clubs. Also, connect with your professors well because that could be the difference in them writing you a recommendation letter for grad school or a job. 

Kaitlin Kaitlin, Class of 2016

Major: Public Relations. Minors: Sport Management.

Hometown: Pataskala, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: When I went on my tour and I saw everyone saying "hi" to each other by name, it gave off this family feel. That is what I wanted in a school because, after all, it is your new home for four years! I like knowing a majority of the people on campus and due to its small size you are able to have close relationships with a lot of people, including your professors. 

Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved in clubs and organizations on campus. You'll meet people and make lifelong friends. Always embrace having the opportunity to go to college and getting an experience like this. “The only difference between you now and you five years from now is: the people you meet, the books you read, and the things you do.”

Katie Katie, Class of 2015

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: I chose ODU for the individualized attention both in the classroom as well as on the track. When I visited, the staff and the students were all very nice and down to Earth. The teachers here choose to teach here because they want the communication and personal connections with the students. Their teaching often goes far beyond the classroom. 

Advice for Incoming Students: Take advantage of every opportunity you can in college. It is a once in a lifetime experience. Get involved, take risks, study abroad, and make as many connections as possible. 

Nola Nola, Class of 2015

Major: Integrated Language Arts Education

Hometown: Galloway, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: I chose ODU because when I visited campus I had a sudden epiphany of what I wanted to do with my life: Education. I felt that ODU's campus was a direct cause of this insight so I refused to look elsewhere. I knew this university was the one for me. 

Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved! Being involved is a great way to meet new people and to grow not only as a student, but as a person.

Ryleigh Ryleigh, Class of 2015

Major: Public Relations & Marketing Communication. Minors: Business Administration, History. 

Hometown: Hillard, Ohio

Why I Choose ODU: I chose ODU because I liked the idea of going to a small school that was close to home. I was also undecided at the time and felt that ODU had a lot to offer when it came to picking a major.

Advice for Incoming Students: Get involved as soon as possible! You meet more people and it's a lot more fun when you keep yourself busy!