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Wheelers Say 'Yes' to Oklahoma Christian

Lauren Wheeler still gets a personalized tour when she walks around campus with her parents, Heather (Weber 85) and Carl Wheeler (85). “Well, Mom always takes a few minutes to point out the first place she saw Dad, where they first talked, first kissed, and where he proposed...

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The Great Adventure

He is a professor by day and an author by night. Richard Trout (72) joined the OC faculty last fall as an associate professor of biology, opening a new chapter in his storied career, in a setting where his college career began. Professor Trout has been around the world, under the...

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Scholar. Coach. Christian. Citizen.

Natalya Nikitina-Helvey (03) is one of the most decorated female student-athletes in OC history. When she arrived on campus in 1999 from her native Uzbekistan, she became OC’s No. 1 tennis player in both singles and doubles, and went on to be a three-time NAIA All-American and...

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Centennial Celebration

More than 400 people attended Oklahoma Christian University’s Libertas celebration, honoring President Ronald Reagan and celebrating his 100th birthday. The event, spearheaded by OC’s Academy of Leadership & Liberty, was held on January 20. President Reagan’...

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The Written Word

Soaring on Wings Like Eagles Dr. Stafford North Dr. Stafford North’s book, “Soaring on Wings Like Eagles: A History of Oklahoma Christian University,” traces Oklahoma Christian from its beginning in 1950 as a 97-student junior college in Bartlesville, Oklahoma...

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Threads of Compassion

Jessica Estes, OC’s housing coordinator, is the driving force behind a local branch of Threads of Compassion, which provides scarves and comfort to victims of sexual abuse. Through Threads of Compassion, volunteers knit and crochet scarves that are given to survivors of sexual...

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Amazing Race

Finish and finish strong. That’s how Bill Allen (78) and his friend, Mike Larson, finished the Kiawah Island marathon in South Carolina last December. They also finished it together. Bill, a minister at the South Fork Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is an ...

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Experiencing Egypt Firsthand

The recent events shaking the Arab world, and especially Egypt, will have huge impacts on a lot of people. I am not an expert on the situation; all I really know is what I can learn from the same news outlets anybody has access to and from a few people that I know in Egypt. Those...

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Out of This World

Astronaut Doug Wheelock gave OC students a truly out-of-this-world encounter during one of the university’s daily Chapel services in October. Col. Wheelock spoke live via video feed from the International Space Station, where he is serving as the commander of its six-person...

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Big and Small Ways

One comes from a family with a long history at Oklahoma Christian University, and the other was the first in her family to attend, but together Luke and Kate Hartman (01) make an alumni dream team. The Hartman extended family has been deeply involved in OC life for decades. Dale ...