OC grads named runners-up for CCCU Young Alumni Award

Recent OC grads were named runners-up for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities' Young Alumni Award.
Recent OC grads were named runners-up for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities' Young Alumni Award.

Oklahoma Christian University's student-led VisuALS project continues to receive national recognition. Engineering alumni Preston Kemp and Tyler Sriver were named runners-up for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities' Young Alumni Award. The two helped lead the team that developed an affordable eye-tracking program to allow ALS patients to speak again. The program uses eye-tracking technology and text-to-speech functionality; the first recipient, Carl (who has since passed away), was featured in national news reports including "The Today Show."

The CCCU is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world. Its Young Alumni Award is presented to individuals who have graduated within the last 10 years and have achieved uncommon leadership or success in a way that reflects the values of Christian higher education. This year's winner was Angie Thomas, author of the New York Times No.1 best-selling book "The Hate U Give." Another runner-up was Delana Small, who was recognized for her work as a U.S. Army chaplain. 

"We continue to be proud of the recognition and life-changing work that OC students have done through the VisuALS program," OC President John deSteiguer said. "They are an example for our students today of how Christian scholars and servants can make the world a better place."

Visit the OC website to learn more about the VisuALS student team and how they won the 2017 Love's Entrepreneur's Cup statewide competition. To learn more about the VisuALS program and business today, visit https://visuals.tech