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Ohio Wesleyan Student Selected to Study at Oxford University

December 16, 2004

DELAWARE, OHIO -- Ohio Wesleyan University student Evan M. Reas will have the opportunity of a lifetime next year.

Reas, a sophomore from Middleton, Wis., was recently selected to be a visiting student at the prestigious New College of Oxford University. "This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity because I will work one on one with the top faculty in the world in the business and management fields," Reas said.

At Ohio Wesleyan, Reas is majoring in economics with a concentration in management. At Oxford, Reas will further his studies in economics, management, and entrepreneurship through the one-on-one tutorial style teaching system offered at Oxford.

Reas will attend New College as a visiting student with all university privileges for the 2005-06 academic year. He will have access to the Said Business School and will also be able to design his own course of study and classes.

"I see this as not only an honor for myself, but also for Ohio Wesleyan University, Reas said. "This is a wonderful example of the opportunities available at OWU. This also clearly shows that Ohio Wesleyan students can be the best in the world and compete with anyone in the top universities in the nation."

"New College does not take graduate or undergraduate Visiting Students except under very specific schemes," said Barbara Vardag, an official of New College.

The New College University of Oxford was founded in 1379, approximately 200 years after Oxford University was established. New College, along with Magdalen College and Christ College, are among the largest and the most prestigious colleges at Oxford University. These three colleges are considered the "grand colleges" of Oxford.