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125th Anniversary Celebration

Inspiring Greatness for 125 Years

This year marks a significant year as Cedarville celebrates its 125th anniversary. It is an especially poignant time to remember God's faithful to Cedarville these past 125 years and to affirm the committment to equipping students for leadership and service and inspiring Kingdom greatness.

Anniversary Celebrations

We will mark this anniversary with three key events in 2012.

  • 125th Anniversary Celebration at Alumni Basketball Weekend (January 26–28)
    We'll celebrate Cedarville's official birthday at Charter Day chapel on Thursday, January 26, with special guests and many familiar faces. Plan to join us for other activities such as An Evening at the Dayton Art Institute and our annual Alumni Basketball Weekend.
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  • Commencement (May 5)
    We'll be celebrating the 116th Commencement as we congratulate the class of 2012.
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  • Homecoming (October 5–6)
    Our annual homecoming weekend festivities will continue the celebration as we welcome back hundreds of alumni and their families. We will be hosting reunions for class years ending in 2 or 7.
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Anniversary Greeting

In 1887, five godly men were led to found Cedarville College. They envisioned an institution that would provide an outstanding education to equip graduates to serve God. Their purpose lives on in Cedarville University.

From a small college of under a hundred students to a growing comprehensive university of over 3,300, the mission has remained the same but the vision has grown.

We can look back and see God’s guidance in key decisions made by administrators and trustees that moved the University in fresh directions. We can thank the Lord for strategic partners who invested their gifts and talents to fund the vision. We can celebrate the important alliances with churches, businesses, and educational organizations that helped to broaden Cedarville’s impact. There is no doubt that God Himself, through His presence and provision, is the author and lead character in the writing of Cedarville’s history.

Our theme for 2011–12 is “Sharpening the Christ-Centered Mind.” But this is really the theme of 125 years of sacrifice and service for all of those who have worked and taught at Cedarville and of the more than 20,000 former students who are making a difference for Christ around the world.

William E. Brown
William E. Brown, Ph.D.
President, Cedarville University