People To People International Comes to OC

Oklahoma Christian University is proud to announce that it now has the first chapter of People To People International in the state of Oklahoma.

“We are thrilled to welcome OC’s chapter,” said Sarah Houston, PTPI’s managing director of student programs. “They will make an excellent addition to our university chapter network.”

PTPI’s university chapters are year-round, membership-based organizations, which give college students opportunities to learn leadership skills, gain professional and global experience and to promote peace and understanding on campuses.

“We have plans for future chapter projects, such as a cultural week on campus, a study abroad retreat and an international bake sale, just to name a few,” said the chapter’s advisor, Don Drew, a business professor and dean of graduate programs at OC. “I am looking forward to working with our student president, Jared Scism, on developing new, international opportunities for our students.”

Started in 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower, PTPI seeks to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities. It seeks to create peace through understanding by exchanging ideas and experiences among people of different countries and cultures. PTPI has a presence in 135 countries with more than 80,000 participants.