Alumni Office Change - In our last issue of Eagle Excerpts, I reported that after 44+ years, Bob Rowley, OC ’70, was retiring on December 31. Bob and I have worked closely together at OC for 41 of those years (my current tenure). While Bob is/was not an official part of the Alumni Office staff, he helped us with most events and activities that we planned. I'll miss working with him.
In addition to Bob, I’m sad (but happy?) to announce that my longtime assistant and friend, Dana Holley, is now Dana Holley Hinkle, and will be moving away from Edmond at the end of this month with her husband, Barry. Dana has worked at OC for 16+ years, and has worked alongside me during most of that time. Like Bob Rowley, I will miss Dana’s work and ‘daily’ friendship. My personal best to them … and OC’s best as well. They’ve both made OC a much better place.
Graduation Changes - Due to our growing number of graduates, we will now host two commencement ceremonies per graduation day. The first ceremony will be at 10 am and the second at 2 pm. Graduates will be divided by colleges (based on numbers in each) to balance out the two ceremonies. This spring, on April 24, we will continue to offer a free lunch in between the two ceremonies. If you have a graduate this spring, watch for information about which ceremony they will attend.
Stafford North’s Good News Newsletter - The January issue of Good News shares a story about an amazing way to get responses to the invitation to be baptized. It also tells of a wide range of ways people are seeking to let their light shine to make contact with those outside the faith in order to have the opportunity to teach them. While not all these ideas would fit everyone, you’ll find it interesting to know what others are doing. To read the January Good News, go to www.oc.edu/goodnews. To submit a story for Good News, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Land Travels - Also, OC computer science teacher David North is getting together a two-week tour of biblical sites in Israel, Jordan, Greece and Turkey for June 13-29. Many of those going will be OC alumni. For more information, go to www.northtravels.com.