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The Search for Oklahoma Christian University's 6th President

Stephens is one of the alumni serving on the committee tasked with accepting nominations and interviewing candidates who seek to be OC’s sixth president. The committee was formed earlier this year following Dr. Mike O’Neal’s announcement he would retire in 2012 after...

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Body and Soul

He’d rather be riding, roping or running down bad guys. Instead, Dave Butts spends three days a week undergoing a grueling kidney dialysis. Obviously, he’s extremely grateful to be living after a near-fatal kidney failure 18 months ago. But everyone who knows Dave now,...

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Former SGA Presidents Accepted to Teach For America

OC graduates Henson Adams (11) and Wil Norton (11) were among a select group accepted to the prestigious Teach for America program this fall. Adams and Norton, who both served as president of OC’s Student Government Association, graduated in the spring. They were two of just...

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OC Microbiologist Serves in Philippine Village

OC microbiology professor Dr. Al Mikell recently went to a remote Philippine village in the northern tip of Cebu to install a bio-filtration device he developed. His system not only saves money, but saves lives. Water-born illness is one of the leading causes of child death and loss...

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Championship Pedigree

Colin White came to Oklahoma Christian as a baseball guy, having played that game all the way through junior college. He left OC as a softball coach. A decade out of college, Colin’s decision to embrace softball has proven fortuitous. At age 33, he’s already put together...

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New Services for Alumni

A bigger and better Homecoming is just one of many enhancements for OC alumni. The new Eagle Discount Card is a way for us to say “thank you” for your place in the OC family. These personalized discount cards provide 50% off home basketball game tickets in the regular ...

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Students, Professors Participate in Missions

Summer mission work is a widespread opportunity for OC students. From a mission trip to Australia with OC Missionary in Residence Kent Hartman to a summer with Associate Professor of Youth Ministry Dudley Chancey in Honduras, around 20 different groups participate in summer missions...

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Romance Remembered

Bud (52) and Sarah (Parker 51) McFarland have claim on many firsts in Oklahoma Christian history. Among the first 97 students to enroll at the new Central Christian College in Bartlesville in 1950, they were first-year class officers, sang in the first school chorale, and performed...

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Be Our Guest: Homecoming 2011

That’s more than this year’s Homecoming theme. It’s a signature song from one of the biggest productions to ever hit the OC stage. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, featuring the set and costumes from the production’s world regional premiere, will come to...

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Honorary Alumni 2011

They were pioneers. Though they earned their degrees elsewhere, their commitment to Oklahoma Christian helped our university become what it is today. This year’s group of 28 honorary alumni joined with CCC and OCC grads to elevate the school in its formative period, building...

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Stark Caps Sterling Career with Nicklaus Award

Being the best golfer in the nation has its perks. OC senior Oscar Stark had the chance to meet Jack Nicklaus after winning the 2011 NAIA championship and helping lead the Eagles to the national team title. The golf legend personally presented Stark with the 2011 Jack Nicklaus Award...

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Legacy Award: Richard and Pat Lawson

Richard (66) and Pat (Davidson 67) Lawson are the benefactors behind a gift to Oklahoma Christian that was one of the largest in the university’s history. They are active in OC’s growth and success through Richard’s roles on the Board of Trustees and Business ...

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Hearts to Help

March 11, 2011, started as many other Fridays do … stumbling out of bed, grabbing breakfast on the way to work, making the morning commute. But on this Friday, I caught several tweets and slivers of news indicating there had been an earthquake in Japan. “Japan has...

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Distinguished Young Alumni - Ben and Adam Langford

They shared the same smile, mission, and dreams, so it seems only fitting that brothers Ben and Adam Langford share the honor of being named OC’s Young Alumni of the Year. Asked when he knew he wanted to become a missionary, Ben Langford (98) laughs as he thinks back to his ...

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Summer Service

More than 100 OC students, faculty and staff members dedicated their summer vacations to mission work both domestically and internationally. Australia Marcus Black Katy Clift Chloe Dodson Emily Goff Kent & Nancy Hartman Kyle Keesee Daniel & Chelsey Lauer (HIM) Madison ...

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First Year Adventure

Back to campus not only means back to the books, but back to the city. Oklahoma City sites were the text for 40 students from across the United States and around the world as the OC Honors program launched its 2011 First Year Adventure. The event, which connects classroom learning...

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Q & A with Michelle Stephens

Catch her if you can. Michelle (Thompson) Stephens was really busy during her days at OC – leading student government, singing with Chorale, excelling in her courses. Her professional and adult life is even busier … and more fulfilling. A practicing attorney who worked...

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Golf Team Wins Second National Title

The OC men’s golf team won its second NAIA national championship in three years behind individual champion Oscar Stark and runner-up Axel Ochoa. The Eagles finished 22 strokes ahead of British Columbia to give head coach David Lynn (96) his first national title. Kelsey Cline...

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Distinguished Alumni: Terry and Marty Johnson

There’s something special about Terry Johnson. You can see it sitting in his living room in Horseshoe Bay, Texas. You can see it in casual conversation at the Blue Bonnet Café in nearby Marble Falls. You can see it in the way he looks at his wife, Marty (Mitchell ...