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Ohio Wesleyan University to Stop in 17 Cities as Part of ‘Colleges that Change Lives’ Tour


July 24, 2007

Ohio Wesleyan University, along with 39 other designated higher education institutions, will be in 17 cities nationwide as part of the Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) annual tour. Based on former New York Times education editor Loren Pope’s book, the colleges and universities are featured because of their overall impact on students’ educational experiences through unique undergraduate research opportunities, study abroad experiences, and emphasis on campus involvement.

“It’s important to showcase the institutions that leave a mark on future society leaders,” says Carol DelPropost, assistant vice president for admission and financial aid at Ohio Wesleyan University. “Determining the right ‘fit’ is vital during the college search process, and the CTCL organization is a primary catalyst in matching students’ needs with the appropriate institution.”

The CTCL tour starts Aug. 4 in Seattle, Wash., and runs through Sept. 13 in Phoenix, Ariz. All of the events, which are free to the public and do not require pre-registration, start with a panel presentation followed by a college fair where students and families can collect information from and speak directly with admission representatives from the colleges and universities included in Pope’s book, “Colleges That Change Lives.” More information and a complete schedule of events can be found at www.ctcl.com.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, dedicated to preparing students for a lifetime of learning, service, and leadership. Located in Delaware, Ohio, 20 miles north of the state capital, Ohio Wesleyan is a coeducational, residential, privately supported undergraduate institution. The university is ranked consistently by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 100 liberal arts colleges and is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives.” The faculty includes more than 135 educators, all of whom actively teach and hold either doctoral degrees or the highest recognized professional degrees in their fields. Approximately 1,850 students representing 44 states and 45 countries attend Ohio Wesleyan. More information is available at www.owu.edu.