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  • OC lands on U.S. News ‘Best Regional University’ and A+ lists

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) ranks among the top 40 regional universities in the western United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges 2015” guidebook. Oklahoma Christian rose to No. 40 in this year’s 15-state western rankings and is the No. 2 Oklahoma school in the “Best Regional Universities” category. In addition to having the most National Merit Finalists per capita of all Church of ...

  • OC receives $1 million gift for College of Engineering and Computer Science


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – For the second year in a row, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) is the beneficiary of a seven-figure gift from a special couple in Houston, Texas. This week, OC announced a $1 million gift from Benton and Paula Baugh to serve as startup capital for the university’s newly reorganized College of Engineering and Computer Science. Just last year, the Baughs gave $1.7 million to endow a preaching chair in OC’s College of Biblical Studies. “Our society ...

  • OC awards degrees at Spring Commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 198 undergraduate degrees and 39 graduate degrees at its spring commencement ceremonies on April 25-26.The undergraduate ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Friday in OC’s Payne Athletic Center. The graduate ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium.The undergraduate degree candidates, including 21 graduates from OC’s Honors Program, come from 28 states and 11 countries. They majored in...

  • Eagles on Wall Street class visits New York City


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Oklahoma Christian University’s Eagles on Wall Street class left for New York City on March 14. During the university’s spring break, 15 students and two professors will experience the Big Apple as part of OC’s Topics in Finance course. Students attend the Global Asset Management Education Forum, interact with Wall Street leaders and learn best practices in investment management. The event is one of the largest student investment conferences in the world ...

  • OC grad lost in Malaysia Airlines tragedy


    Oklahoma Christian University graduate Philip Wood was on the Malaysia Airlines flight that is presumed to have crashed Saturday. "The Oklahoma Christian University community was shocked and saddened to learn yesterday that Philip was on this flight," Executive Vice President Bill Goad said. "The thoughts and prayers of his many friends in the OC community are with the family at this time." Philip graduated with a degree in computer science in 1985. He recently moved from North Texas to Beijing,...

  • OC student gets to bottom of 500-year-old mystery


    Click here to watch Amelia featured on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. Click here to read a story and watch a video feature produced by The Oklahoman/NewsOK. Click here to watch a video feature from KFOR, Oklahoma City's NBC affiliate. Click here to watch a video feature from KWTV, Oklahoma City's CBS affiliate. OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) student Amelia Hamrick appears to have unlocked a 500-year-old musical mystery. The 20-year-old junior from ...

  • Academic departments honor outstanding alumni

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three academic colleges honored distinguished alumni during Homecoming weekend. OC’s College of Arts and Sciences, led by Dean David Lowry, recognized Dr. Randel Estep (’86) – Chemistry and Physics; Jason Leger (’00) – Art and Design; Matthew Loeber (’02) – Nursing; David Jones (’94) – Communication; Dr. Travis Montgomery (’02) – Language and Literature; Leah Ries (’83) – Music; ...

  • OC creates actuarial science program


    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In response to student and employer interest, Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has launched an actuarial science program. Associate Professor of Business Finance Jody Jones said the actuarial science industry is ranked as one of the best professions in the United States.   “Working as an actuary is consistently placed among the top four jobs in the Jobs Rated Almanac,” Jones said. “The profession offers high pay, high job security and low ...

  • OC holds undergraduate prices for second straight year


    Oklahoma Christian University (OC) officials announced today that undergraduate tuition will not increase for the 2013-14 academic year. The cost of attendance for OC undergraduate students also stayed the same from 2011-12 to 2012-13. “Affordability is a big deal to us because affordability is a big deal to students and their families,” OC president John deSteiguer said. “Holding our total price is the right thing to do again because we want students to get a first-rate ...

  • OC student wins Oklahoma Innovation Prize


    Oklahoma Christian University senior Yves Iradukunda won the Oklahoma Innovation Prize from Creative Oklahoma and Sandridge Energy at the State of Creativity Forum Tuesday. Iradukunda is pursuing a mathematics and computer science degree at Oklahoma Christian. He is president of OC’s chapter of Rwandans4Water and serves as executive officer of ELE Rwanda - Rwandan Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Last year, Iradukunda worked with other innovative students in Rwanda to build water ...

  • Academic colleges honor alumni at Homecoming

    Oklahoma Christian University’s three colleges honored distinguished alumni on Friday. The special ceremonies were part of OC’s annual Homecoming weekend. The honorees were: College of Arts and Sciences Scott Filleman (05) - MusicAmanda Gauthier (11) - NursingJennifer Hill (94) - Psychology and Family StudiesRussell Hill (93) - History and Political ScienceLisa Landrum (89) - Biological SciencesDana McMichael (83) - Language and LiteratureBrian Simmons (87) - CommunicationRoy Stevens...

  • OC has strong showing at top programming competition


    Oklahoma Christian University once again had a strong showing in one of the top competitions for computer science programming last week. OC was one of just six universities with two teams in the top 25 at the South Central Regional Association of Computing Machinery Computer Programming Contest. The other five were Baylor University, Louisiana State University, the University of Mississippi, the University of Texas-Austin, and the University of Texas-Dallas. “Our students had a remarkable ...

  • Longtime friend Bobby Roberson passes away


    The Oklahoma Christian University community mourns the passing of a dear friend, Bobby Roberson. Bobby passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the age of 81. His funeral service will take place this Friday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. in OC’s Scott Chapel. Bobby and his wife of 21 years, OC Life Trustee Millie Prince Roberson, are longtime supporters of Oklahoma Christian. Bobby would fondly recall attending the 1958 ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Pat Boone after the school moved from Bartlesville ...

  • OKC Bank Executive To Address OC Graduates

    Oklahoma City banking executive Patrick Rooney will deliver the commencement address at the summer graduation ceremony for Oklahoma Christian University. Graduation will take place Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10:30 a.m. in Hardeman Auditorium on campus. Rooney is chairman and controlling shareholder of First National Bank of Oklahoma. He is also extensively involved in the community, serving as president of the Last Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America and chairman of the Oklahoma Student Loan ...

  • OC Named "A Best in The West" College by The Princeton Review

    Oklahoma Christian University is one of the best colleges in the West according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.  It is one of 121 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the West” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region.” “We are honored to be ranked among the best universities in the West region,” said Mike O’Neal, president of Oklahoma Christian. “...