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
Tyler Shahan is one of the Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Students of the Month for September. Shahan is majoring in Deaf Studies and minoring in Theatre. He is a student employee in the OUL Theatre department and a member of the OUL Drama Club. Shahan has been a part of several recent OUL Theatre productions.
Holly Walton is one of the Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Students of the Month for September. Her major is Nursing. Holly is a student worker in the OUL Associate Dean's Office. She recently volunteered in a nursing department in Botswana, Africa. She also observed in a nursing department in Shandong, China.
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 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.
Dr. Mark Nevin, assistant professor of history, went to Tempe, Arizona over the summer. He conducted research on Barry Goldwater's role in Watergate.
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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