Community Stories

  • OC names Winn as new executive director


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has named veteran administrator Terry Winn as its new executive director of human resources. Winn comes to Oklahoma Christian from Edmond Public Schools, where he has served as human resources director for the past four years. He is certified as a senior professional in human resources by the HR Certification Institute. He has 25 years of experience in higher education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the University ...

  • OC mourns passing of Charles Branch


    Dr. Charles Branch, Sr., one of the most cherished members of the Oklahoma Christian University family, passed away Friday, Dec. 6 at age 87. He and his wife Sylvia recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She and other members of the Branch family were with Charles when God called him home. The memorial service will be held at MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Memorials may be sent to Oklahoma Christian University, in care of The Charles and ...

  • OC invites community to Winter Wonderland Week


    Oklahoma Christian University invites the community to celebrate the holiday season with its sixth-annual Winter Wonderland Week, beginning with the Lighting of the Commons on Dec. 3. The free family event includes pictures with Santa Claus, live music and horse-drawn carriage rides from 6 to 8 p.m. near the McGraw Pavilion at Lawson Commons. The holiday theme will continue Dec. 5 with OC’s 37th-annual gift to the community, “Cocoa and Carols,&...

  • Oklahoma Community Orchestra presents JFK remembrance

    The Oklahoma Community Orchestra will honor former president John F. Kennedy with its second concert of the 2013-14 season, scheduled for Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Oklahoma Christian University’s Hardeman Auditorium. This is the 30th season for the OCO, the university’s “orchestra-in-residence.” Several OC students, alumni and faculty perform in the orchestra. OC Professor of Music Dr. John Fletcher is in his 10th season as the OCO’s conductor. As many people ...

  • Former OC president, alumnus lead Philippines relief efforts

    Oklahoma Christian University alumnus Salvador Cariaga is helping lead the efforts to provide relief to the Philippines after Typhoon Yolanda hit on Nov. 8, claiming as many as 10,000 lives. Cariaga is the executive director of ministries for Shepherd's Hill International and Oklahoma Christian president emeritus Mike O'Neal is on the ministry's board of trustees. In the accompanying video, Cariaga appears on The Weather Channel to discuss the devastation and relief efforts in the Philippines. ...

  • Alumni Banquet kicks off Homecoming celebration

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Oklahoma Christian University will honor accomplished graduates and friends at the annual Alumni Banquet this Friday, Nov. 8. The honorees include: Lon and Jane Winton (Distinguished Alumni); Meagan Hawley (Distinguished Young Alumna); James and Frank Davis (Legacy Award); Pete, Mike, Paul and Mark Brazle (Missions Award); and Becky Durham and Carla Merideth (Honorary Alumni). The banquet, scheduled for 6 p.m. in OC’s Gaylord University Center, will help kick off ...

  • OC presents 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Following on the heels of last year’s vibrant production of Seussical, Oklahoma Christian University is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the annual Homecoming Musical Nov. 7-9. Each of the three performances will begin at 8 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Tickets cost $15, with discounts for groups, senior citizens and OC students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased online (click here) or on weekdays at ...

  • OC elects Compton to Board of Trustees


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University has elected Silicon Valley executive Marc Compton to its Board of Trustees. Compton, who graduated from Oklahoma Christian in 1986 with an engineering physics degree, is a managing director and market executive for U.S. Trust and Bank of America in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco East Bay. His professional background with Bank of America spans nearly a decade and includes several leadership roles, including regional executive for ...

  • OC women 3rd, OC men 4th at NCCAA golf championships


    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. – The Oklahoma Christian University women’s golf team earned its second-straight top-three national finish with a third-place showing at the National Christian College Athletic Association Invitational. Anna Arrese Cortadellas placed third individually to earn All-America honors for the second straight year. It was the 21st time in as many collegiate tournaments she has posted a top-10 finish. “Anna continues her string,” Coach Greg Lynn said. &...

  • Harold Hamm to speak at Oklahoma Christian


    Harold Hamm, chairman and chief executive officer of Continental Resources, will be the featured speaker at a special event hosted by Oklahoma Christian University on Oct. 24. “Harold Hamm: Lessons in Leadership” is an invitation-only event in OC’s “Conversations with the President” series. The program will include a presentation by Hamm and a question-and-answer session with Hamm and OC president John deSteiguer. With a net worth of $12.4 billion, Hamm is 33rd on &...