I'm Bob Lashley, Oklahoma Christian Class of 1974 and the Executive Director of Alumni Relations here at OC.
Some of the most valuable assets we have as OC alumni are the friendships and relationships began while we were students here.
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OC Class of: 1997
Occupation: Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor
Employer: University of Arkansas for Medical SciencesEducation
- Bachelor of Science in Biology
- Master of Science in Physical Therapy
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Ed.D. Candidate in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
- Gamma Rho
- Other activities: Homecoming Director 1994, 1995; Earn Your Wings, Student Senate President 1996-97; Spring Sing – Hostess 1996; Homecoming Queen 1996
Professional Experinece: I worked for OC Admissions during the summer after graduation and before PT school. My first job as a Physical Therapist professional was with Texas Sports Medical Center near Houston, TX. Later, after several years directing therapy in a home health agency, I was hired along with the department chair to write the curriculum and develop the clinical education program for the new DPT program at UAMS. I am a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy and still see patients a few hours a week, but the majority of my time is spent in teaching PT students and in administration for the PT program.
Favorite thing about OC as a student:
I loved playing intramurals and doing club shows in Spring Sing each year. Spring Sing was such an exciting time on campus that involved almost everyone. It was one of those events that allowed you to strengthen friendships and get to know people in a different way outside of classes and other campus events. It’s hard to explain to someone that has never experienced it, but there is something about late night practices and dressing up in hilarious costumes that creates memories to last a lifetime!
Favorite thing about OC as an alum:
I love getting to come back for Homecoming and participating in chapel. As a student, you take for granted the break in your day for daily chapel. As a working adult, I would love to have a scheduled break in my day to gather with other Christians for chapel! You don’t get that off campus in the "real world” and you come to realize what an amazing gift it was to have during college. Now, I look back and realize those chapel times to reconnect with God and other Christians strengthened my personal faith in the very formative years as a young adult in college.
Best Advice for OC Students:
Enjoy your time while you are at OC, making lifelong friends! Take advantage of the awesome Christian professors you have, and learn not only from them in your courses, but in life, as well. Get involved in as many ways as you can to enrich your experience while you are here and make sure you get plugged into a local congregation.
I love OC because of the people I met there – both students, faculty and staff. It was my home away from home and I grew in my faith while I was there. I truly feel that I would not be the person I am today without the influence of so many people on the OC campus.