Greetings, Eagles! I'm Alan Phillips, Oklahoma Christian Class of 1976 and the Vice President for 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. This site is a way to stay connected with fellow alumni and with your alma mater.
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OC Class of: 1982
Current Residence: Girard, PA
Occupation: ESL teacher for 20 yearsEducation
- Bachelor of Arts in English/Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- Master of Arts in Bicultural-Bilingual Studies in Linguistics
- Worked on the newspaper
- Involved in Missions
- Part of Soundings Editorial Committee in '81
Professional Experinece: I am an educator, speaker & Christian author... After graduating my first full-time job was working as a receptionist at Catholic Social Services for the Refugee Program and volunteer English teacher to refugees.
I am passionate about teaching English to nonnatives, serving lunch at the City Mission, speaking at churches about how each of us has a testimony.
Professional/Personal Goals:I have had three inspirational memoirs published: Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith Book 1 Mobility Series (Oct 2014) - Indie Publishing Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility Book 2 Mobility Series (Nov 2016) - Ant Press Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss Book 1 Devotional Series (March 2018) Indie Publishing They are available in regular and large print paperback, ebook & audio.
Favorite thing about OC as a student:
My favorite things at OC were the Shakespearean movies at Dr. Daryl Tippens' house; being one of the editors for Soundings (literary magazine); studying Spanish (and Portuguese to prepare for a missions trip to Brazil with Mr. Howard and Jane Norton; and studying Linguistics under Dr. Joe McCormack.
Favorite thing about OC as an alum:
I loved OC and the English program and the mix of people I studied with. Of course, the faith element of the college was wonderful!
Best Advice for OC Students:
My best advice is to branch out of your comfort zone! Attempt new activities and definitely make new friends.