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Digital History at Ursinus

George L. Omwake: 1912-1936

George L. Omwake circa 1913

Inaugration Photo of President George L. Omwake


     George L. Omwake is the 8th president to serve at Ursinus College. His adminstration began in the year 1912 and ended in 1936. He was born in Greencastle PA. in 1871. He attented Ursinus College as a student, apart of the class of 1898. He was essential in the strengthing of Ursinus finically and structually, so that the school could continue flourishing in the liberal arts. 



Omwake Student Essay Cover Page

A student essay titled "The Orgin and Growth of the Psalter" by future Ursinus President George L. Omwake in 1901.

George L. Omwake attented Ursinus as a student. He was apart of the class of 1871. 

Ariel view of UC during science building construction Science Building Dedication Picture

Omwake assisted fund the creation of the Pfhlar Science building with campagins aimed at alumni.