The Ohio State University at Marion


Spring 17 graduates share their OSUM experience

NO MATTER WHICH CAMPUS YOU ATTEND...ALL ROADS LEAD TO AN OHIO STATE DEGREE.

A group of students who attended The Ohio State University at Marion for their undergraduate education recently shared their special memories of growth and affinity to the Marion campus and The Ohio State University. These newly minted alumni began in Marion, with all roads leading toward earning a degree in Ohio Stadium. On Sunday, May 7, 2017, their journey came to fruition. Ohio State’s largest graduating class ever came together for the university's 415th commencement. In total, 11,734 students from 88 countries and six continents graduated: 279 receiving doctorate degrees, 1,849 receiving master’s degrees and 8,739 receiving bachelor’s and associate’s degrees.

"My Ohio State Marion experience was life-changing in the sense that it made me the best version of myself. It made me a stronger, more independent woman with a knack for science and a heart that bleeds scarlet and grey."

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Michaela “Mickey” Rogers of Marblehead, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

"The feeling was overwhelming when I was walking into the stadium in front of hundreds of thousands of people and I was finally receiving my diploma from THE Ohio State University. I could not have achieved this goal if it weren’t for Ohio State Marion."

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Emily Christman of Anna, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Social Work


"While I may have started classes concerned with mainly earning my degree, I have come to learn that the best moments I remember from my time here involve being a part our close-knit campus family. I would not trade these four years for anything else in the world."

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Nathaniel McPherson of Morral, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a pre-medical focus

"My experience has been beyond amazing. It is incredible the amount of opportunities that I have gotten on this campus. Plus it is almost crazy to me to be a familiar face by many on campus. I have grown my network and have had the best time here. Very proud to be a Buckeye. It has been a fantastic experience."

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Taylor Hightower of Marion, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Social Work, minor psychology


"The biggest benefit of going to school at Ohio State Marion was not only the friends who impacted my life, but also the many faculty. I have found a second family."

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Cassandra Tooson of Dayton, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Social Work

"The best was afforded me. As a non-traditional student, I never felt unwelcome or out of place. My experience had very few 'bumps and bruises.' Even when I did have a tough situation to deal with, I was cared for in a kind and professional manner. I had a great time learning at Ohio State Marion."

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Cinderella S. Kelley Kroh of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bachelor of Science in Social Work, minor alcohol and drug misuse