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A Celebration 175 Years in the Making

October 25, 2017 – by Ohio Wesleyan University

President Rock Jones poses with OWU’s 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend royalty. The court includes (from left) Drew Singleton, king; Kienan O’Doherty, prince; Erin Greer, princess; and Kari Lynn Seymour, queen. Congratulations, everyone! (Photo by Paul Vernon)

Ohio Wesleyan celebrates its 175th birthday, launches the public phase of the Connect Today, Create Tomorrow capital campaign, and welcomes over 1,000 alumni, parents, and friends to campus for Homecoming and Family Weekend Oct. 20-22.

The OWU celebration also includes the dedication of the Gillespie Honors House, a Founders’ Circle Induction Ceremony, and even an Oct. 19 appearance from “The People's Shark,” entrepreneur and celebrity Daymond John.

Enjoy these photos as we relive “A Celebration 175 Years in the Making.”


175th OWU Birthday Party on the JAYwalk

175th OWU Birthday Party on the JAYwalk

October 20, 2017 | Photos by Sara Blake and Brian Rellinger


Homecoming Tailgate, Athletics Events, and Halftime Celebration

Homecoming Tailgate, Athletics Events, and Halftime Celebration

October 21, 2017 | Photos by Lisa DiGiacomo, Mark Schmitter ’12, and Paul Vernon


Homecoming Bonfire on the Hill

Homecoming Bonfire on the Hill

October 20, 2017 | Photos by Paul Vernon


Gillespie Honors House Dedication Celebration

Gillespie Honors House Dedication Celebration

October 19, 2017 | Photos by Sara Blake

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Founders’ Circle Induction Ceremony

Founders’ Circle Induction Ceremony

October 20, 2017 | Photos by Paul Vernon


Donors and Scholars Breakfast

Donors and Scholars Breakfast

October 21, 2017 | Photos by Paul Vernon


Milligan Lecture with ‘Shark Tank’ Investor Daymond John

Milligan Lecture with 'Shark Tank' Investor Daymond John

October 19, 2017 | Photos by Mark Schmitter ’12

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