Alumni Activities & Rewards 2013 We love our alumni! To thank you for being an Eagle, we offer several benefits we hope you’ll enjoy.

Legacy Program

The Office of Alumni Relations would like to recognize your children at key times in their development with these gifts. 

Birth – Lil’ Eagle toddler shirt – Sent when you notify our office about your child’s birth.

Start of School – OC Eagle backsack – We scan our records in mid-summer for alumni children with birthdates that make them 5-6 years old.

Age of Mobility – Eagle lanyard and keychain – We scan our records monthly for alumni children with birthdates that make them 15-16 years old.

Be sure to help us keep your records complete and up to date. To update your contact info, use the ‘Manage Profile’ link after you’ve logged in at www.oc.edu/alumni. You also can email contact info updates to alumni@oc.edu.

  • Meagan (Ford 95) Begin and Jerry Freed (95) with their kids at OC’s Camp Impact.
Meagan (Ford 95) Begin and Jerry Freed (95) with their kids at OC’s Camp Impact.

Alumni Discount Card

Each alum receives a personalized discount card good for discounts on campus. Make sure you keep up with your card so you can use it when you come back home!

Alumni Job Network

Type in “Oklahoma Christian Alumni” at LinkedIn.com to connect with a network of alumni professionals across the country. This project, designed to serve new graduates and other alumni by giving them job leads in their desired geographical areas, is a cooperative effort with OC’s Office of Career Services. 

Eagle Excerpts

Our monthly online newsletter features recent stories and upcoming events. Between issues of Vision, it’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening at your alma mater. Subscribe to Eagle Excerpts by contacting us at alumni@oc.edu. 

EAGLE LANDING

You may remember our Homecoming announcement about a structure to be built on campus that will honor all of our Central Christian/Oklahoma Christian grads.

We want to make “Eagle Landing” a place on campus where people will gather to relax, study, visit, and have small outdoor classes and devotionals.

Thank you for your feedback and encouragement on this project. The new design will feature a garden look, with seating mixed among the water feature, large rocks and nameplates. 

To help verify your class and spelling for your nameplate, our goal is to mail all alumni a letter later this year. 

Much time has been spent over the last two years confirming our records from transcripts, but we know there may be discrepancies with your information. A method for confirming your records will be made available in the process.

Watch for the mailing!

Alumni Chapters

We expect more alumni chapters to be developed in the near future to join the chapters we have in North Texas, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Wichita. 

The objective of these chapters is to unify local alumni to advance OC’s work in their areas of the country. To check on how to start a chapter in your community, contact Bob Lashley at 405.425.5110 or at bob.lashley@oc.edu.

  • OC admissions counselor Aaron Askew (10) with alumni Kim Rhodes (10), Adam (07) and Karissa (Taylor 11) Parkhurst, and Drew (12) and Mandy (Hooper 13) Nevius along with current OC students from Tulsa.
OC admissions counselor Aaron Askew (10) with alumni Kim Rhodes (10), Adam (07) and Karissa (Taylor 11) Parkhurst, and Drew (12) and Mandy (Hooper 13) Nevius along with current OC students from Tulsa.

National Alumni Council

This select group of alumni functions as a sounding board regarding alumni programs and events, and as a conduit for OC alumni with questions, thoughts, and/or concerns about our alma mater. 

Feel free to contact members with questions, concerns, or ideas. Their info is available at www.oc.edu/NAC.

Alumni Finder

We can help you locate classmates from your OC days; check out our Alumni Directory at www.oc.edu/alumni! Contact us at alumni@oc.edu for assistance.

  • Bob Lashley (74) and OC trustee Don Ziegler (80) at an ice cream social for Wichita-area alumni at Northside Church of Christ.
Bob Lashley (74) and OC trustee Don Ziegler (80) at an ice cream social for Wichita-area alumni at Northside Church of Christ.

What You Can Do

Keep your info up to date with any changes by registering at www.oc.edu/alumni. You can update your records to continue receiving information about your alma mater and alumni perks, plus search for your friends and classmates who are on that site.

Watch for and join in alumni gatherings and activities in your area. Many cities host recruiting/alumni gatherings in alumni homes (Road Shows), summer sendoffs for OC students (Eagle Exits), and tailgate parties for away athletic games. 

Watch for info on Homecoming as well. This year’s event, scheduled for November 8-9, includes a reunion for 80’s alumni.

Consider helping us financially when you can, in order to pass on to current students the generosity that many passed on to us during our OC years. 

Even a few dollars a month by a large number of people can make a big difference. To find out how to get started, contact us at 405.425.5110 or go to www.oc.edu/homeward.



Fall 2013

View more stories from the Fall 2013 issue of Vision magazine.