- Cheri RussoCommunications and Marketing Manager
– Jordan Green, Roger Murphy and Cody Sarensen are the very definition of the
popular saying "three peas in a pod." The
three best friends, who have done almost everything together, are getting ready
to walk across the Ohio University Lancaster platform on May 3 to become
college graduates together.
that is not where the similarities end. All three graduated from Lancaster High
School together. They also are all graduating college with the same degree
which is a Bachelor's of Science in Communication. All three also have plans to go on to graduate
school at Muskingum University.
Murphy and Green went to
elementary school at Sanderson Elementary in Lancaster and
have known each other since kindergarten. They met Sarensen in 7th grade at Thomas Ewing Junior High School.
"We all wanted to go to school
close to home," said Green. 'We weren't the kind of people that wanted to go
"All three of us have gone on
vacation together over spring break twice," said Murphy. "I personally think
that is one of my favorite things about going to OUL together is that we got
the luxury of going on vacation together."
Sarensen will be speaking for the
students at the Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation on May 3. He is currently president of Alpha Phi Omega
and a member of the OUL Men's Basketball Team. Sarensen also started the "No Limits Basketball Camp." Sarensen worked
with on the camp which is held on
campus every summer and is for youth with and without disabilities.
"I will speak about how the
faculty, staff and administrators on campus have helped me achieve my goals and
how I was able to put on the basketball camp and coach kids and disabled
youth," said Sarensen. "I will also probably give a little shout out to my two
best friends who have supported me through it all."
Sarensen, Murphy and Green also
plan to seek the same graduate school degree. They all plan to pursue a special education degree to become
"I feel that graduate school is a
good opportunity for all three of us and we can't pass it up," said Murphy.
"We all want to help and teach
kids and help those with disabilities," said Green "And we're going to do that