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Honors Summer Academy - OC recently hosted its two-week summer program for outstanding high school students. OC’s Honors Program was begun by Dr. Bailey McBride in 1996. The summer academy program was started by Dr. Scott Lamascus (84) five years ago and is now under the direction of Dr. Jim Baird (78). The summer program has, from the beginning, been a resounding success, and our busting-at-the-seams attendance led us to expand from one week to two weeks this summer. To get more details on the Honors Summer Academy and how your son or daughter might apply in the future, go to www.oc.edu/summeracademy.

Global Reunion - One of the great organizations serving missionary families is this program originated by two of OC’s own, Kent (77) and Nancy (77) Hartman, The Global Reunion is aimed at helping the children of missionaries adjust to being in a foreign field or making the adjustment of coming to (or back to) the states after extended times abroad. The growth of the program over its nine-year history is a great indication of its value to those kids and their families. This year’s Global Reunion is July 23-27 on the OC campus; it will host more than 150 Third Culture Kids with connections to 43 different countries. For more information, contact Nancy Hartman at nancy.hartman@oc.edu.

Alumni Chapter News:

  • North Texas Chapter - In cooperation with the OC Office of Texas Operations, the North Texas Alumni Chapter hosted “OC Night with the Texas Rangers” at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 26. Almost 350 tickets were purchased by area alumni, prospective students and families, and OC employees. Acappella sang the national anthem before the game between the Rangers and Detroit Tigers. The weather was perfect and it was an outstanding night. Our thanks to Alan Phillips (76) and Jill Denton (80) on making the arrangements for that evening. The North Texas Chapter also will host its annual Eagle Exit for ‘soon-to-be’ Eagles. If you’re an alum in that area, please consider coming and helping us send this group of high school grads off to OC. The event will be at the home of Richard and Pat Lawson, 14816 Winnwood, Dallas, TX, 75254, from 6:00-8:00 pm. No RSVP is necessary for this event.

  • Houston Chapter - The new Houston Chapter will host its Eagle Exit on Friday, August 1, at the Longwood Golf Course, 13300 Longwood Trace Dr., Cypress, TX, 77429. If you’re in the area and want to attend, we’d love to have you. If you have questions, contact Barbara Duncan (89) at dbduncan599@sbcglobal.net.

  • Tulsa Chapter - The Eagle Exit for the greater Tulsa Chapter will take place at Park Plaza Church of Christ at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, August 5. While no RSVPs are necessary, you can contact Karissa Parkhurst (11) with questions at karissa.parkhurst@gmail.com. We’d love to have a large number of alumni join us for that event.

OC Alum at the British Open - Former four-time All-American Rhein Gibson (08) made his major tournament debut at the British Open this month. Rhein brought OC international acclaim by making the cut and playing in a Saturday grouping with Tiger Woods. Congratulations to Rhein for his success as a professional golfer!

New OC Career Services Director - With Mark Chan (95) moving to another job, the Director of Career Services role has been filled by Candace Owens. She will transition from OC’s Admissions Office in August. If you have inquiries about off-campus openings, or have jobs you would like to list for alumni or students, you can contact her anytime at candace.owens@oc.edu or call 405.425.5052. We also encourage you to join our OC LinkedIn group for job listings and networking. We currently have more than 1,650 members within that network.

Stafford North’s Good News Newsletter - The July issue of Good News has stories of good things happening to convert people in the U.S., good news items from Africa, a marriage seminar conducted on the Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe, and a widely-used set of lessons available online. Also there is a note about the upcoming Oklahoma Christian University Lectureship. To see July’s Good News, go to www.oc.edu/goodnews. The next Good News newsletter will release in September. If you have a church list or personal list, please forward Good News to those contacts. We also need to hear YOUR good news story. Please send story ideas to stafford.north@oc.edu.

Don’t forget to keep your alumni records at alumni@oc.edu. Hope to see you at Homecoming. God Bless!


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