Heroes come in all forms. They serve in harm's way in distant lands to protect our freedoms. They put their lives on the line by rushing into burning buildings or confronting crime. They raise us from the time we're babies. They lend a helping hand, even when no one's watching. They...

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Life Lessons

“Savor every moment you have together. Today, she might be crawling around the house in diapers. Tomorrow, you’re handing her the keys to the car, and before you know it, you’re walking her down the aisle.” There’s plenty to savor in the new book by ...

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Nursing the World Over

Reagan Hightower is one of the growing number of OC alumni who are addressing the nursing shortage in the United States and abroad. For this 2011 grad, her work as an emergency room nurse at Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City is a labor of love. But she isn’t content to punch...

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Turning Tragedy into Triumph

Salvador Cariaga (83) is the executive director of ministries for Shepherd’s Hill International. OC president emeritus Mike O’Neal (68) is on the board of trustees for the ministry, which includes the Give A Goat initiative in Salavdor’s home country, the Philippines...

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Investing in our Youth

Allen England does some of his best thinking in the deer stand and some of his best discussing with his wife, Valerie, on the long drive from their Oklahoma City home to their hobby farm in Turkey, Texas. A lot of the thinking and discussing involves thanking God for their blessings...

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Nanny and Papa's Gift

No sooner had their youngest child graduated from OC did Alfred (84) and Judy (Lovejoy 85) Branch offer a new scholarship to students in dire financial need. Dawn Shelton (90) interviewed them about their gift. What led you to establish this new scholarship? Al: My parents, Charles...

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Getting to the Bottom of a 500-Year-Old Mystery

Amelia Hamrick never expected to become famous for discovering and recording a line of music hidden in a 500-year-old painting. But funny things happen to college students in the middle of the night. The discovery occurred in February on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University...

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Enthusiastic Spectators

Like everyone else at McCasland Field House on Nov. 4, Sherri (Buben 87) Coale heard Oklahoma Christian’s loud, boisterous fan section when the Eagles faced Oklahoma in an exhibition game. It was impossible not to. As OC raced to a 41-38 halftime lead and played the Sooners...

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Homeward Pride

Alumni participation rates are going down nationwide. Fewer and fewer graduates are giving back to their alma maters each year … except at Oklahoma Christian. In 2012-2013, Eagles bucked the trend through Homeward. A record-shattering 1,479 grad givers grew OC’s alumni...

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Alumni Activities & Rewards

LEGACY PROGRAM The Office of Alumni Relations would like to recognize your children at key times in their development with these gifts. Birth – Li’l Eagle toddler shirt – Sent when you notify our office about your child’s birth. Start of School – OC...

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Spreading the Word Through Technology

Earlier this year, Oklahoma Christian connected with a popular Bible app for a technological approach to Bible study. Many OC students, faculty and administrators read the Bible together through the popular YouVersion Bible app. “WORD: OC’s 60-Day New Testament Plan...

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Billion-Dollar Brilliance

A 4.0 grade-point average, magna cum laude Harvard Law graduate, and renowned corporate mergers and acquisitions lawyer are just a few of the notable things on Jay Tabor’s resume. Jay (86) recently represented Kinder Morgan in its $38 billion acquisition of El Paso Corporation...

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Charles Branch Leaves a Legacy

Dr. Charles Branch, Sr., one of the most cherished members of the OC family, passed away in San Antonio on December 6 at age 87. Charles and his wife Sylvia are the patriarch and matriarch of a family in its fifth decade of leadership and involvement with OC. The Branch children...

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OC Grad Lost on Malaysia Flight

OC alumnus Philip Wood (85) was on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that went missing in March and is presumed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean. Philip, who graduated from Oklahoma Christian with a degree in computer science, was the only adult American on board. Philip had recently...

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90 Years and Counting

For his 90th birthday, Dr. Harold Fletcher’s children and grandchildren threw a party for him in OC’s McIntosh Conservatory. Everyone came. It was on a Sunday afternoon, the weekend of Thanksgiving. While of course, “everyone” did not attend, hundreds did...

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Professor's Wife Shows Heart, Gives Kidney

Professor of Electrical Engineering Joe Watson may sit halfway down a church pew from Kara Johnson, but he certainly didn’t expect her response when his kidney began to fail. Three years ago, after numerous visits to the doctor, Joe was directed to a kidney specialist. ...

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OC Mourns Elmo Hall's Passing

Professor Emeritus Dr. Elmo Hall, 83, passed away on May 13 with his loving family at his side. He came to Oklahoma Christian in 1967 and taught English and literature classes for hundreds of OC students over the next four decades. He also was integrally involved in campus life,...

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Rwandan Memories

Last Christmas in Kigali, Rwanda, Keli (Hopkins 92) Shreck set her table with napkins bought more than 20 years ago, when she was an OC student on the Vienna Studies Program, at the renowned “Christkindl” market. They were a present for her mom, who thought they were...

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Bald and Beautiful

Brianne (Lytton 01) Banning will always remember an education class with Dr. Robyn Miller (85). Brianne learned about writing a children’s story, but didn’t think she had the creativity to achieve it. Today, inspired by her daughter’s cancer battles, the author...