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Ohio Wesleyan Begins New Academic Year

August 23, 2004

[ Convocation 2004 ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Ohio Wesleyan University begins its 162nd academic year by welcoming the Class of 2008-590 freshman and new transfer students representing 36 U.S. states and 21 countries.

OWU President Mark Huddleston addressed the group of new students and parents in his first opening Convocation program in Gray Chapel from the perspective of also being new to Ohio Wesleyan. "I feel like I'm sharing the start of an important journey in my life with 590 people who know exactly how I feel," he commented.

Huddleston emphasized to students that students from all walks of life are attracted to Ohio Wesleyan. "People love this institution because it lets you be who you want to be-it encourages you to be who you want to be," he said. Huddleston also urged students to focus on the development of the "whole person" and to "make full use of the things that make OWU distinctive."

[ Convocation 2004 ]The OWU Class of 2008 boasts an average grade point average of 3.4 with an average SAT score of 1210 and average ACT score of 27. In addition, 24 students were recognized at Convocation as Presidential Scholars, 41 as Trustee Scholars, and 62 as Faculty Scholars.

Also highlighting the 2004-2005 academic year at OWU is the addition of 10 new faculty members and several administrators.