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Pickerington Center

Welcome to Ohio University Pickerington Center!


As an integral part of the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, the Pickerington Center was established to serve the Northwest quadrant of Fairfield County and the greater Columbus area.  Students choose to attend the Pickerington Center for a number of reasons.  Whether you are a recent high school graduate who wants to attend a school close to home or a working adult wanting to complete a degree, the Pickerington Center may be just the place for you!


Students attending the Pickerington Center of the Lancaster Campus can begin their college career with the intent of re-locating to the Lancaster or Athens Campus.  Students may complete a limited number of Associates or Bachelor's degrees without leaving the center.  The center is also host to a number of graduate degree programs. (For specific information concerning graduate programs, contact University Outreach.)  Students attending the Pickerington Center are Lancaster Campus students and can participate in any or all activities, events and athletics at either campus.


Ohio University Pickerington Center is proud to serve this area on behalf of the Lancaster Campus.  Stop in and see us.  We will be happy to talk with you about reaching your educational goals!

Leigh Atkinson, Ph. D.

Director, Pickerington Center

Jason Kallimanis

Jason Kallimanis is one of the April Students of the Month at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington. Kallimanis is majoring in early childhood education. He has been the PTO president at Chieftain Elementary School in Logan for the past four years.

Angela Clarke

Angela Clarke is one of the Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Students of the Month for April. Her major is Law Enforcement Technology. Angela has been on OUL's dean's list and works to raise awareness of human trafficking.

Therion Thacker 2

Therion Thacker is an adult, non-traditional student at the Pickerington Center.  He decided to return to school after losing his job due to a manufacturing plant shut down. Thacker is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and hopes to eventually work toward a Master’s Degree after re-establishing his career. It has been 14 years since he sat in a classroom, but Thacker is enjoying being back in school.

Melanie Garrabrant

Melanie Garrabrant is the coordinator for the Testing Center and proctors and schedules exams for students. In addition to her testing responsibilities, she assists with recruiting and retaining adult, non-traditional students to the Pickerington Center.

Mark Nevin

Dr. Mark Nevin, assistant professor of history, presentied at the Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference in Irvine, California. He gave a paper entitled "Taking Democracy off the Streets: Elites, Polls, and the Making of the Silent Majority." 

Leigh Atkinson

Leigh Atkinson is the director of the Pickerington Center. She has a Ph. D. in higher education from Ohio University. Atkinson is also the chairperson for the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators Conference.

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April 24, 2014
healing art

Students at Ohio University Lancaster are marking both Mental Health Awareness Month and Substance Abuse Awareness Month with messages of hope and healing.

April 23, 2014
Daryl Presson

22-year-old Daryl Presson has known since she was a little girl that she was destined to make history.

April 22, 2014
lancaster men's chorus

The Lancaster Men’s Chorus will present its annual “Ham and Eggs” program to celebrate the show’s 43rd Anniversary on May 7, 8, 9 and 10 at 8:00 p.m. in the Jeffrey Wagner Theatre at Ohio University Lancaster.

April 21, 2014
Ping-Yuan Wang

Ohio University Lancaster Assistant Professor of History Ping-Yuan Wang is headed to Belgium this summer to continue research funded by an Ohio University Research Committee grant.

April 17, 2014
disposal day

The Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off event is being held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on Saturday, April 26. The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

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