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Counting Blessings

Not all members of OC’s Board of Trustees are alumni, but Phil Roe is a graduate who has served on OC’s governing board for the last eight years. And if you ask him, he’ll do anything for the team, even let us feature him in Vision. Instead of talking about himself...

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Running the Race

When the faculty and staff gathered in August to gear up for the new academic year, Executive Vice President Dr. Bill Goad handed each person a baton, the kind you use in a relay race. The baton prop reminded us to pass “it” on to the next runner in the long-distance relay...

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Man on a Mission

If they don’t go, they won’t go back.There’s power in the statement and you will hear it more and more through OC’s Center for Global Missions. The Center for Global Missions is a new program led by alumnus Ben Langford (98) who knows a thing or two about going...

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Young Alumna Honored for Work in Honduras

In a recent Vision story about OC alumni ministering in Honduras, Amber Foster (04) said, “I can imagine being hungry. I can imagine being thirsty. I can even imagine being on drugs. But I cannot imagine having no one who cares about you. There aren’t many things I do ...

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Third Generation Making its Mark at OC

Building a legacy takes time, vision and commitment. Seeing that legacy live out through your grandchildren must be one of God’s greatest blessings. And the blessing for Oklahoma Christian is that Dr. Charles and Sylvia Branch have lived a legacy not just for their family, but...

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All in the Family

When graduation rolls around each year, OC families come together to celebrate their students’ accomplishments. Occasionally, more than one child will graduate together. Even more rare is what happened to the Brotherton family in 2010. Sisters Amanda and Jenny were joined by...

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Forward Thinking

Planned giving is not always a hot topic for OC’s young alumni, especially for those fresh off the graduation stage. For OC graduates Barry (10) and Jill (Newell 09) Kelley, however, the timing could not be better to get a jumpstart on giving back to their alma mater. Still ...

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Benton's Work in Christian Education Nets Distinguished Alumnus Honor

Andy Benton is not in Kansas anymore. The journey that took him from his Kansas home didn’t lead to Oz, but to the close-knit campus at Oklahoma Christian, and eventually to Malibu, California, where he serves as president of Pepperdine University.While he isn’t at OC ...

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Acappella in Brazil

OC’s partnership with renowned Christian recording artist Acappella continues to bear fruit.In addition to promoting Oklahoma Christian at concerts throughout the United States, Acappella recently spread the word about OC on a seven-city tour of Brazil.Acappella sang and ministered...

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Italian Job

Oklahoma Christian University alumna Rebekah (Bruce) Parker was selected to perform in Italy over the summer in the prestigious program “Si Parla Si Canta.”“Living in Italy was an amazing experience, and I learned more than I could have imagined possible,” ...

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Invisible Oriole: OC Alumnus Ronnie Deck

Ronnie Deck pulls a Baltimore Orioles jersey over his head and straps on his shin guards every afternoon.The 1998 OC graduate is always one of the first guys on the field at Camden Yards. He gets heckled by opposing fans just like anyone else.Inside the clubhouse, Deck’s efforts...

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Jones Plays Jazz in Europe

OC Associate Professor of Music Dr. Heath Jones (94) had the opportunity to perform at jazz festivals in France and Italy over the summer.The accomplished saxophone player served as a guest soloist with the Jazz Ensemble from the University of Central Oklahoma. The ensemble, directed...

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Beloved Professor Becomes Honorary Alumnus

He’s been one of us for so long, it’s time to make it official. Dr. Howard Leftwich will become an Eagle at Homecoming this year. He’ll join his students – many of whom turned out to be CPAs, presidents, senators, chairmen, professors and ministers – ...