NAC Spotlight A Closer Look at National Alumni Council Members
NAME: CAROL COPELAND (74)
Current Job: Manager of Charge Services for Nebraska Methodist Health System
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Childhood Ambition: To be a doctor
Fondest Memory: Thinking of our daughters as infants and little girls
Wildest Dream: Climbing Mount Everest
Alarm Clock: HATE IT!!!
Favorite OC Bible Class: “Acts” taught by Raymond Kelcy
Proudest Moment: The graduation days of our two daughters and one son-in-law from OC
Biggest Challenge: Accepting life after the death of my parents – I don’t want to be “the next generation” :)
Perfect Day: Rick and I on an airplane away from phones and computers!
Indulgence: Too many slices of pizza
Inspiration: My LIFElong friends – Joy McMillon and Iris Smith Welch
My Life: Has been blessed beyond what words could describe
My School: OC brought me to my husband, to my career and to lifelong friends, plus a wonderful education. What more could I glean?
Name: Chris Adair (01)
Current Job: Senior claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance
Hometown: Edmond, OK
Childhood Ambition: Pro baseball player
Fondest Memory: Waking up to cool mountain air through my bedroom window and the sound of Mom playing her piano
Wildest Dream: Multiple generations of Adairs being influenced by OC
Alarm Clock: 6:00 am
Favorite OC Bible Class: “History of the Christian Church” taught by Clyde Antwine
Proudest Moment: Every day with my wife and twins
Biggest Challenge: Embracing change
Perfect Day: No schedule; just friends and family
Inspiration: A life well-lived, a race well-run, a fight well-fought, and a spot at the finish line
My Life: A series of well-timed collisions with the right people and the right ideas
My School: OC became my family and influence 700 miles from home. Attending OC is the best decision I ever made. NEVER underestimate the power of surrounding yourself with the right people.
View more stories from the Summer 2010 issue of Vision magazine.