Larry Reid, Paula Adkins, and Chris Patton

Frontline Heroes Keep Cedarville Going During Pandemic


by Mark Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Gary Phillips, electricianStudents have long departed campus because of the coronavirus pandemic. Faculty and staff are primarily working from their homes, but there are members of the Cedarville University family who continue serving the university from campus. They are our frontline heroes.

These employees are faithfully doing their jobs in many areas, including buildings and grounds, campus safety, mail services, and photography. Because of their work, as well as faithful colleagues working from home, the university is fully functioning and still serving students and each other well.

— Thomas White

“We have many incredible people serving at Cedarville University. These photos show a representative group that includes many others whose desire to serve Jesus and our students has been shining through during this difficult situation,” said Thomas White, President. “It takes all of us working together to accomplish our mission of academic excellence and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority." 

In recognition of the remaining few employees on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, photographer Scott Huck maintained 6-feet social distancing and photographed some of the work that has taken place in the past two weeks. With these photographs, staff from the marketing and communications division created a “We Are One in Christ” video montage. You will notice how nice the campus looks because of the work of the grounds team. Buildings are cleaned daily, and the mail is still being delivered.

To watch the Heroes of Cedarville video, click below:

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Master of Divinity program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit