Milestones

1963

Lewis and Linda (Todd) Armstrong met at OCC in 1959-60 as freshmen and celebrated their 54th anniversary on June 1. They have published Todd Family and Friends Cookbook containing 430 recipes.

  • Lewis and Linda Armstrong
Lewis and Linda Armstrong

1971

Steven Wicker was recently re-elected as an elder at First Christian Church in Roseburg, OR. Ten years ago, he retired from 27 years of teaching high school history, English, and journalism. He also retired from seven years of work as editor of The Douglas County Mail. 

  • Steven Wicker
Steven Wicker

1989

Taylor Cave has been hired as the pulpit minister for South Walker Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. South Walker sponsored Taylor and Connie (Hanks 90) Cave is in her 15th year teaching kindergarten at Oklahoma Christian Academy. 

  • Taylor and Connie Cave
Taylor and Connie Cave

1993

Donna (Thompson) Crowe earned her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Central Oklahoma. She graduated with honors (4.0 GPA). She has accepted a position with Yukon Public Schools. Donna and Russell (92) celebrated their 20th anniversary last October. They are the proud parents of three boys: Ryan, Devin, and Brennen.

  • The Crowe Family
The Crowe Family

1996

Tim Schwamb is retiring as a colonel in U.S. Air Force after 21 years of service.

1997

Christopher and Maryjane Norcross announce the birth of their son, Cruz Allen Norcross, on April 23, 2017.

2000

Krystal (Rawls) Bybee was named president of the Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Marketers of Professional Services. She also was certified as a Professional Services Marketer. Krystal is business manager for The Rios Group, Inc., an engineering firm.

  • Krystal Bybee
Krystal Bybee

2001

Three of Frank and Alecia Johnson’s children sang a cover The Temptations’ “My Girl” on NBC’s Little Big Shots in June. The Johnson family performs at venues across the southern United States.

Jessica (Jackson) Olson was elected president of the Montana State Music Teachers Association in November 2016. She owns a private piano studio in Bozeman, where she lives with her husband, Matt (01), and 14-year-old twin daughters, Olivia and Sophia.

  • Jessica (Jackson) Olson
Jessica (Jackson) Olson

2003

Clay and Tara (Lytton) Symes announce the birth of Trevor Scott Symes on December 15, 2016. The Symes live in Edmond.

  • Trevor Symes
Trevor Symes

2004 

David and Chelsea (Staudinger 05) Sparks announce the birth of their son, Pierson, on June 15, 2017. His proud brothers are Kallan and Luke. The Sparks live in The Woodlands, Texas, area. 

  • Pierson Sparks
Pierson Sparks

2008

Ryan James Morris was born July 15. He weighed 7 lb. and was 19.5 inches long. The proud parents are Josh (09) and Lindsey (Addington 08) Morris. 

2011 

Nick Conley (pictured below) graduated from Meharry Medical College. He is completing a Family Medicine residency.

2012

Drew and Mandy (Hooper 13) Nevius announce the birth of their son, Cedar Michael Nevius, on April 25. He weighed 7 lb., 7 oz., and was 20.5 inches long.

  • Cedar Michael Nevius
Cedar Michael Nevius

2013

Bryan Willis graduated from Meharry Medical College. He is completing a residency in Pediatrics.

  • Nick Conley and Bryan Willis
Nick Conley and Bryan Willis

Jacob and Kara (Ruff) Wayland announce their Li’l Eagle, Everly Belle Wayland, on January 30, 2017.

  • Everly Belle Wayland
Everly Belle Wayland

2014

Tyler and Jamie (Sneed) Jones announce the birth of their daughter, Maggie Jones, on November 25, 2016.

  • Maggie Jones
Maggie Jones


Fall 2017

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