Language and Literature Professor Retires Joe McCormack completed service in fall 2014

Language and Literature professor Joe McCormack (59) retired at the end of the fall semester.

Joe was a student at Central Christian/Oklahoma Christian in both Bartlesville and Oklahoma City. 

He returned to teach in 1967 and helped launch OC’s exchange program with Ibaraki Christian in Japan and our study abroad programs in Europe and the Pacific Rim. 

Joe also developed OC’s Teaching English as a Foreign Language degree, making Oklahoma Christian one of the few schools in the nation offering such a degree. 

He earned OC’s Merrick Teaching Award in 1987 and the Gaylord Chair of Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993. OC named him a Master Teacher in 2013.

He and his wife, Lottie, have four chlidren: Tim, Jeff (83), Steve (84), and Connie Penick (87). Jeff is the dean of OC’s College of Natural and Health Sciences.

Summer 2015

View more stories from the Summer 2015 issue of Vision magazine.