"The best part about being an admission counselor is getting to know people from all over, and getting glimpses of their life stories. After meeting and reading the essays of so many students, I’m still amazed and touched by these encounters."

Ellen Erikson

Associate Director of Admission

 

Hometown

Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Graduate Of

University of Illinois, Urbana (both bachelor’s and master’s degrees).

Major

Anthropology, with history and geology minors; master’s in urban and regional planning.

A Little Bit About Me

I’ve lived in Brooklyn, NY, Boston, Illinois, Ohio, and North Yorkshire, England.  I have two sons, and have been through the college search process from the other side as a parent.

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Contact Info

Location

Office of Admission
Slocum Hall
Delaware, Ohio 43015
P 740-368-3019
F 740-368-3314
E meerikso@owu.edu

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We are so impressed with Bishops who chose to spend their spring breaks volunteering. Here is the Hurricane Harvey relief team, posing with the homeowners of a house they're rebuilding in Houston!🔨🏠 #OhWooo

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OWU seniors have been "growing the flock" on Mowry's front lawn! Each flamingo = senior who has given, with more being added through tomorrow! #OhWooo

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❤️Whether it be your someone special, your roommates turned best friends, or your favorite campus hangout... on this #ValentinesDay, we ask you: What do you love about OWU? #OhWooo

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