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Category: School of Education Stories

  • Bald and Beautiful - Alum writes books to help kids with cancer


    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 of two children’s books finds that day humorous. “I really thought I didn’t have any story to tell, and that I probably wouldn’t have one in the future to tell,” Brianne said. A few years ...

  • 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...

  • 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; ...

  • Oklahoma Christian earns reaccreditation from NCATE


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) has earned reaccreditation for the next seven years from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. NCATE’s professional accreditation reflects that OC’s School of Education met rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community. Those standards ensure that OC graduates are among the most prepared in the country to teach students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. “We are ...

  • 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 ...

  • Longtime OC professor, coach Dobson honored at Thunder game


    OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 31, 2012) – Longtime Oklahoma Christian University physical education professor, coach and administrator Max Dobson was honored as a Devon Community Hero on Monday for his decades of work with special-needs children. Dobson was presented with the honor at Chesapeake Energy Arena during the Oklahoma City Thunder-Phoenix Suns game. The Devon Community Hero award is presented by the Thunder and is designed to honor outstanding Oklahomans who are making a significant ...

  • White earns church service award


    OC director of special projects Chuck White earned the Ambassador’s Award from Edmond Church of Christ earlier this month. Dale Hartman from Eastside Church of Christ in Midwest City, where White served as an elder and deacon, presented White with the award for his service to the church and the Kingdom through his years of service and mentoring others. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by my brothers in Christ. I certainly was not expecting such an honor; I am ...

  • 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...

  • CVS Caremark assists iPad tutoring program

    Oklahoma Christian University announced today that it has received a $500 CVS Caremark Community Grant. The grant from CVS Caremark will help purchase iPads that students from OC’s School of Education will use to help tutor children from Edmond Public Schools. OC’s education majors conduct a weekly reading clinic for students in second through fifth grades. As part of this free tutoring initiative, OC’s students use iPad applications to help get the children up to the ...

  • OC Academic Highlights - September 25, 2012

    OC is producing leaders: School of Business Administration alumnus Shawn Gieger has been promoted to Partner at the Oklahoma City Ernst & Young office.  OC is networking: In September, the Department of Accounting and Finance hosted the following firms for luncheon sessions with OC students: BKD Ernst & Young Hogan Taylor Eide Baily Devon On Sept. 20-21, the School of Business Administration hosted the Oklahoma Accountancy Board for its September meeting. The events began with a ...

  • New Faculty Bring Diverse Talents to OC

    From a gifted world pianist to a two-time Appalachian Trail hiker, Oklahoma Christian University’s new faculty bring diverse experiences and scholarship to the classroom this fall. “We are incredibly honored to add these highly accomplished individuals to our university,” said Oklahoma Christian President Mike O’Neal. “Each of these faculty are dedicated to scholarship and service in the classroom. They will enhance our students’ abilities to positively affect...

  • OC Alum A Finalist For Teacher of the Year

    The following story about OC alumnus Anthony Rose, written by Patty Miller, ran in the Aug. 2 edition of The Edmond Sun. Edmond teacher moves up as state finalist Edmond Public Schools’ 2011 Teacher of the Year Anthony Rose has been included in the list of the 12 teacher finalists from across Oklahoma to be chosen as the state’s Teacher of the Year. “I was at the school working when Superintendent Janet Barresi called and told me I was now one of the 12 being considered for ...

  • 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. “...

  • OC Alum, Associates Speaker Wins UN Peace Award

    Sherri Coale, a 1987 OC graduate, was selected for a United Nations peace award in the coaching category yesterday. Coale, who coaches the women’s basketball team at the University of Oklahoma, was nominated after taking her team to Haiti to assist with aid following the devastating earthquake that struck there last year. On April 7 of this year, Coale will be the featured speaker at OC’s annual Associates Dinner. Below is an announcement of Coale’s nomination from ...

  • OC Receives $1,500 CVS Caremark Community Grant

    Oklahoma Christian announced today that it has received a $1,500 CVS Caremark Community Grant. Grants were awarded to organizations that share a common vision with CVS Caremark’s All Kids Can program, which strives to make life easier for children with disabilities. “This grant will be used to enhance education professor Max Dobson’s program for special needs children from Edmond Public Schools,” said Jo Griffin, OC’s director of foundation and corporate ...