It is hard to believe that 2015 is here. The holidays and J-Term are behind us and the spring semester is well underway. Many things have transpired since our last edition of the OBU Magazine.
Homecoming was a tremendous success, with hundreds of OBU family members converging on Bison Hill to celebrate the traditions of our great University while reminiscing together. Winter Commencement saw 92 students receive degrees. Our football team completed an eight-win season in just their second year back in action. And for the first time, students moved into J.W. Jent Hall, our newest student residential facility.
While the fall semester saw many good things, this issue of the magazine takes a broader look at the impact of our University on our students and the world. As you turn the pages, you will note the theme of “legacy” throughout. We often hear that word and think only of the past; yet, in its very meaning, a legacy is established with future generations in mind.
As you explore the legacies established by numerous individuals on Bison Hill, I’m sure you will be impressed, as I am, by the depth of passion these individuals feel for our beloved University and by the way they live out our University’s great mission. May God bless you this year as He continues to bless OBU.
David Wesley Whitlock