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April 30, 2013 : Three Long-Time Best Friends Graduate From OUL Together
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager

Lancaster – 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.

 

But 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 away."

 

"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 Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities 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 intervention specialists.

 

"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 together."