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ONU receives grant to fund multicultural recruitment

Aug 18, 2008
Ohio Northern University has received a grant from the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) to support Vision Builders, a minority recruitment program aimed at increasing diversity at ONU. This is the second consecutive year that ONU has received this grant.

Vision Builders is a mentoring program that pairs ONU students with multicultural students from the School of Multiple Intelligences at Lima Senior High School. The program provides academic mentoring, college-preparation workshops and monthly activities at ONU and in the Lima community.

"It is an honor to again receive this grant from the OFIC to fund the Vision Builders program. It is a great opportunity to strengthen our relationship with the surrounding communities and bring attention to the diversity at ONU to attract a more diverse student body to the University," says Tabitha Courtney, assistant director of admissions and coordinator of alumni recruitment.

The grant will fund Vision Builders Day, which brings multicultural students from several Ohio high schools to ONU for a day to learn about the University. Three participants of last year's Vision Builders program are beginning their studies at ONU this fall.