Remembering OWU’s international connections

The University is to be congratulated on the idea that this is an international world, and that we had better begin to understand one another and become better neighbors (Leader’s Letter Spring 2019).

The reason I am writing is to tell you of my college experience. I had joined Alpha Gamma Delta. One of our members had a roommate from one of the Eastern countries whom she wanted to pledge to our sorority. Well, our Cleveland sorority advisors told us that it was unusual to have a member who was not an American. The result was that we had to get our national headquarters to OK it. How times have changed, and for the better, in this respect.

When I went back with my daughter to my last class reunion, I was the oldest one and got to lead the Parade of Classes in the golf cart, a thrill of a lifetime! (For photos from this year’s parade, see the OWU Reunion Weekend story).

Marilyn Nelson ’47

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