(Athens) — The first scholarship winners in the Ohio University Bobcats Get Vaxxed incentive have been announced.
Ohio University requires that every student, faculty, and staff member be vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 15, 2021.
The first regional campus scholarship winners are Sydney Spencer at OU-Chillicothe and Brevin Lambert at OU-Lancaster. Both receive $1,000 scholarships.
OHIO COVID Operations created the incentive program to help their student community reach their goal even sooner. Ohio University is offering incentives for newly vaccinated students, faculty, and staff who beat the November 15 deadline.
The dean of Ohio University-Chillicothe says the regional campus will continue to be a community partner on everything from general college education to being a resource for business.
Roberta Milliken was a special guest on #LitterMediaLIVE Special Edition on Thursday, speaking with interviewer Mike Smith.
Milliken detailed the continuing mission of Ohio University branch campuses and the commitment moving forward, after hearing from new OU President Hugh Sherman, who visited both the Chillicothe and Lancaster regional campuses over the last week. Milliken says there are distinct things about each regional campus, which President Sherman got to see first-hand.
While there about one dozen baccalaureate degrees still offered at OU-Chillicothe, Milliken says there seems to be more desire for post-graduate work from students that would take them on to the Athens campus.
OU-Chillicothe recently celebrated their 75th anniversary.
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