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Cail Known for Laughter, Love

James Cail has been called a living legend at Oklahoma Christian. A popular and humorous professor of psychology, Cail will be honored as one of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni at this year’s Homecoming. He has received many awards for his teaching and family seminars, and...

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McMillion Making a Difference

Few Oklahoma Christian graduates have received as many honors as distinguished professor of Bible Lynn McMillon. He will be recognized as the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus at this year’s Homecoming. McMillon graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1963, then earned a doctorate degree...

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McBrides Lead With Loving Example

As Bailey and Joyce McBride receive the Legacy award at Homecoming, we are grateful they made OC home back in 1966. With his adoring bride and young family, Bailey set out on a track that took him from his faculty post to academic dean, vice president, provost, director of the...

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OC Students Help Fight Fire in Tanzania

A group of Oklahoma Christian students became impromptu fire fighters when a catastrophe occurred during their summer mission trip to Tanzania, Africa. Ben Langford (98), director of OC’s Center for Global Missions, said he and 10 undergraduate students became part of a ...

In building his administrative team, President John deSteiguer named alumni Dr. Don Drew as associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of graduate schools, Stephen Eck as vice president and general counsel, and Risa Forrester as vice president for admissions and marketing...

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Seven-Figure Support

Jill and Cary Brown of Midland, Texas, gave Oklahoma Christian $1 million to fund student scholarships and renovate OC’s historic Benson Hall. The renovation will include the Terry (64) and Marty (Mitchell 71) Johnson Administrative Suite. It will be named in honor of Jill...

Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences stayed busy this summer by presenting at conferences across the country. Willie Steele, professor of English, chaired two sessions and served as a moderator on baseball literature at the 24th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American...

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Alum Wins Emmy Award

OC alumnus Lucas Ross won an Emmy Award for his work on the “2 Movie Guys’ Intergalactic Holiday Showdown.” The show, produced and directed by Ross and fellow “movie guy” Ryan Bellgardt, won in the “Arts/Entertainment - Program/Special” category...

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$1 Million gift Funds Athletic Endowment

The grandparents of OC basketball player Andee Wayne gave $1 million to the university to fund an endowment for an academic program that will assist OC student-athletes. Mo and Richard Anderson of Austin, Texas, presented the gift to fund what will be known as the Anderson Endowment...

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Jurney Named Interim VPAA

Dr. Larry Jurney is filling one of OC’s most important positions on an interim basis this fall. At the request of President John deSteiguer, Jurney agreed to be the vice president for academic affairs until the new hire begins in January. “Dr. Jurney has decades of...

The new 5K Eagle Trail honoring Tom and Judy Boker and Mack and Sue Wedel is nearing completion. The side-by-side asphalt and crushed granite paths will feature lighting, landscaping and security phones. The trail will connect with the growing Edmond trails system and, eventually,...

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OC Opens New Texas Office

Building on its strong Texas student and alumni bases, Oklahoma Christian University recently opened an office in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The Texas office, on the sixth floor of Las Colinas Tower One at 201 East John Carpenter Freeway in Irving, serves as a local hub for...

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Adams, Norton Breaking Stereotypes, Building Bright Futures

On a hot September day, a parent walks through the doors of a small classroom, wanting to know “what’s up” with her daughter. “Well, I haven’t had her in class lately because she’s been in Peace,” Wil Norton (11) said. Peace is the in-school...

President Emeritus Mike O’Neal and basketball coaches Stephanie (Stark 82) Findley and Dan Hays were honored with citations by the Oklahoma House of Representatives in April. As the citations were read in the House chamber, Rep. Randy Grau and Rep. Mike Sanders (97) stood with...

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Tom Heath Field at Lawson Plaza Under Construction

Construction is moving quickly on a new on-campus softball stadium that will be completed next year. Ricky and Kelly Lawson provided the seven-figure anchor gift for the stadium, which will be named “Tom Heath Field at Lawson Plaza.” When completed, the stadium...

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Honorary Grandmother Embraced by OC

She’s the honorary grandmother to our new president, so wouldn’t it be nice to make her an official Eagle, too? Oklahoma City philanthropist Josephine Freede will be named an honorary OC alumna at Homecoming. Mrs. Freede’s generous support of Oklahoma Christian...

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The Big Day

Pomp, gifts, speeches and regalia. That's what makes up inaugurations for new university presidents. At Oklahoma Christian, prayer, scripture and blessing were added to the big day. Along with Poptarts and ping-pong. John deSteiguer is not an OC alumnus. He did not play on the...

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Committed to Connecting

That’s how Susie (Patterson) Jackson describes her involvement with her alma mater. Susie graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1979 with a degree in elementary education. She’s spent her post-OC years teaching kindergarten, serving children with disabilities, and reaching...

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Devotion Down Under

Kent Hartman’s “Missions Minute” closes a Chapel service at Oklahoma Christian every week. Kent, a 1977 Oklahoma Christian graduate, informs the student body about the role and influence of OC students in mission points around the world. It’s a continuation...

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Norths Point People in the Right Direction

Stafford and Joanne North’s legacy to their family and to Oklahoma Christian can be summed up in two words: Be There. The “there” is heaven, of course, and it’s where they want all of us to be. When the Norths receive the Legacy Award at Homecoming, they...

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The First Mom

When “John R” and his little sisters, their spouses, and the nine grandchildren get together at Mom deSteiguer’s Edmond home, you can count on a few laughs, a few pranks and a lot of fun. “They are still my little kids,” said Mary Jo deSteiguer about...