“It’s hard to articulate why giving is important, because I come from Otterbein. When you come from Otterbein, the call to give becomes baked into your DNA. Giving is what we do, with a purpose that defines the phrase, “We are called to plant trees, the shade from which we should never hope to enjoy.” But enjoy we do, because somewhere out there, there is a tree we planted. And it grew another, and it grew another, and in the end we understand kindness really does matter. And so we give.”
Jeff Wilson ’85,
Senior Regional Vice President and General Manager
Otterbein student Allison Cline works with 4th graders in Westerville on a Kindness Matters lesson as part of her PHED 2200 Early Childhood Health & Movement Activities class.
At Otterbein, we believe the kindness you show, the compassion you offer, the service you give — makes a difference. Kindness Matters at Otterbein.
Enjoy this brief message of kindness and know that Otterbein is grateful for the ways you share kindness. If you feel inspired, we invite you to tell us your story of kindness.
May the kindness you give be returned to you during the holidays and the New Year!
President Kathy A. Krendl
Food insecurity among college students is a hard concept for some to fathom, but the problem exists, and is more widespread than we might like to believe.