Ohio University Zanesville Turns 75

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Ohio University Zanesville has provided local residents with postsecondary education for several generations and is welcoming the public to its 75th anniversary celebration this Saturday, May 14. OUZ Director of Communications and External Relations Heather Sands-Davis hinted at what the celebration will have to offer.

“It’s not just for graduates of the university. It’s for community members, anyone from the area or region who would like to participate. We will have tons of activities for kids, also a cruise-in. So from 3-to-7, anyone can come anytime during that time. The cruise-in will take place in our parking lot, and then a kids activity trail will take place as well, including some campus tours,” Sands-Davis said.

The big announcement is the live music that will be performed by local performers. Matt Frampton from 3-to-4 and the Wayfarers from 4:30-to-6:30.

Sands-Davis discussed the purpose the campus serves and the reason the campus was created 75-years-ago.

“Throughout the region there was a need for additional higher-ed institutions and access to higher education. So we continued that tradition 75 years later here with students being able to get their start here at Ohio University Zanesville and continue on at the main campus or continue completing their degree here,” Sands-Davis said.

This Saturday’s event will offer many activities for all ages and is scheduled to take place on the Green but can easily be moved indoors. The event will have plenty of give-a-ways and Ohio University graduates can receive a gift at the alumni tent. For more information about this Saturday’s event you can visit their website.

Matthew Morris
Matt joined WHIZ in 2014 as a part-time radio board operator. In 2018, he graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism's Carr Van Anda program where he earned an Outstanding Entrepreneurship award for his Photo-Journalism work at area speedways. Matt is a native of Morgan County who is familiar with the layout and history of Southeastern Ohio.