Oklahoma Christian University Building on excellence
2011 Presidentâ€™s Report
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President’s Letter Building on Excellence
Dear Friends of Oklahoma Christian University, As you may know, I will step away from the presidency May 31 at the end of 10 wonderful years at Oklahoma Christian. I want to thank you for the prayers, support and friendships that Nancy and I have enjoyed during our time at OC. We have been blessed beyond measure. As we look back, it is amazing what the OC family – alumni, trustees, friends, faculty and staff – has accomplished in such a short time through God’s rich blessings. This annual report will chronicle many, many blessings during these 10 years. However, our most important accomplishment has been to maintain and strengthen the faith foundation upon which Oklahoma Christian was built. Though many universities founded by faith communities have become more and more secular while chasing academic reputation, Oklahoma Christian remains true to its mission while achieving true academic excellence. As the Disney motto says so effectively, “Everything Speaks,” and thus everything undertaken at OC is done for the glory of God, to make the world a better place, and to transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service. Throughout my tenure, the focus has been on the students – providing a better physical environment, a more beautiful campus, a more enlightening Christian experience and a rigorous, world-class academic program. The past 10 years have witnessed a tremendous surge of energy, enthusiasm, and progress – academically, spiritually, financially and physically. Because of the exceptional quality of the “OC experience,” we are attracting outstanding young men and women from all walks of life and from all over the world who recognize the benefits of an exceptional education in a spiritually uplifting and challenging environment. As you will see in this report, our students regularly earn national and regional honors in numerous areas, including advertising, business, education, engineering, free enterprise, graphic design, history, language and literature, mass communication, management, music, art, psychology, science, and athletics. Of equal importance is that OC students have a holistic experience that includes service to others and exposure to the global economy and cultures from around the world.
Our most important accomplishment has been to maintain and strengthen the faith foundation upon which Oklahoma Christian was built.
Richard and Pat Lawson, Former Governor Brad Henry, Jose Freede, Wanda McGraw and President Mike O’Neal.
We are very pleased that most of our students devote time and resources in service projects locally, nationally and internationally, quite literally making our world a better and safer place. The University, under the guidance of an extraordinary Board of Trustees, has taken very aggressive steps over the past 10 years to ensure the long-term vitality of Oklahoma Christian, moving steadily toward a sustainable financial model, more than tripling endowment, and restructuring debt for the long term. Additionally, in contrast to the problems besetting our nation, OC has operated very conservatively, holding the line on costs, living within our means, and keeping tuition increases well below most institutions of higher education, all the while making major upgrades to faculty, staff, academic programs and the campus. The next administration will face a number of challenges that will test our ability to continue providing an affordable, high-quality Christian education, and I hope you will continue to provide them your support and prayers. Endowment and annual support will be even more important in the years to come. Nancy and I consider it one of the greatest blessings of our lives to have served this great University and the many generous, talented and faithful people associated with it. We are deeply grateful for your love, your encouragement and your support. May God and Christ always be glorified in the work of Oklahoma Christian University. In His Service,
Mike E. O’Neal, President
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OC At A Glance OC Presidents Decade In Review Academic Accomplishments Recent Highlights Financial Accomplishments Planned Giving Endowment Funds Donor Bill Of Rights Honor Roll Of Donors Board Of Trustees
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Dear Alumni and Friends, What a great time at Oklahoma Christian University! Your university continues to experience its golden age on many fronts. The campus has never looked better or felt more vibrant. Highlights include: • the renovation of hundreds of on-campus residences, including the Honors House at the new-again Reba Davisson Hall; • the expansion of our science facilities with the beautiful and functional Noble Science Wing (augmenting the renovated Herold Science Hall and Mabee Labs at Vose Hall); • the remodel of the heavily-used first floor of the Tom and Ada Beam Library; • the opening of the Bobby Murcer Indoor Training Facility for our new-again baseball program; and • the creation of the Jackson Family Fields – the best intramural playing fields around! On the financial front, the University has never been in better shape. The endowment is larger than ever before in our 62-year history. OC’s prudent financial operating model is providing increased scholarship support for our students and additional financial resources to enable our first-rate faculty to teach, research and travel to provide one of the best, most rigorous Christian academic environments anywhere. This environment is further enhanced by our distinguished speaker events, giving our students and community members alike the opportunity to learn from the real-world experiences of some of the most brilliant minds, accomplished professionals and renowned speakers of our time. Folks like Sherri Coale (’87, OU women’s basketball coach), Alice McDermott (novelist and winner of the National Book Award), and David Kinnaman (president of the Barna Group) have all recently graced our campus. This mentorship and OC’s top-notch academic programs
are preparing our students for further success in life and their professional journeys after they don the cap and gown. Our students are out there achieving great things and bringing the light of Christ to the world. For instance, the prestigious Teach for America organization recently tapped the talents of 2011 OC grads Henson Adams and Wil Norton for the classroom in an urban, underserved school. Our supporters – alumni, friends, parents, and business partners – are helping extend this golden age. Your prayers, your encouragement, your sharing the good news about this university, and your financial commitment are invaluable to us. I hope you enjoy this report. Read about the achievements of this extraordinary university community – the faculty and students who are making a difference worldwide. Check out our budget summary, which shows a healthy and vibrant financial picture for OC. Peruse the listing of named endowments that people just like you have created over the university’s first 60+ years – people who believe in our mission to transform lives and make a difference in the world. They provide consistent, annual income for student scholarships and other worthy programs. Finally, if you haven’t been back to campus recently, I hope this annual report motivates you to visit. You will be amazed by the progress of your university. Thanks for all the ways you are helping to make this OC’s Golden Age. Sincerely,
John deSteiguer ~ Senior Vice President for Advancement
CONTRIBUTORS President: Dr. Mike E. O’Neal (68)
Editor: Wes McKinzie (98)
Senior Vice President for Advancement: Dr. John deSteiguer
Designers: Judson Copeland (02), Jonathan Curtis (03), Scott Hill (08), Rachel O’Donnell (02)
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs: Dr. Allison Garrett (84)
Photography: Judson Copeland (02), Steven Christy (01), Esther Havens
Vice President for Communications: Ron Frost
Contributors: Jana Miller (09), Dawn Shelton (90), Allison Shumate (05)
© Oklahoma Christian University 2011 Oklahoma Christian University admits students of any race, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, handicap, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
OC at a Glance
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Graduate degrees include the Master of Arts in Ministry, the Master of Divinity, the Master of Business Administration, and the Master of Science in Engineering. The newly-renovated Beam Library contains more than 110,000 books and media, almost 30,000 electronic books, and access to more than 8,000 periodicals in electronic or print format.
• More than 1,100 undergraduate students (60 percent) involved in ongoing service and ministry opportunities. • More than 40 student service and ministry opportunities. • 500 students, faculty, and staff members participate in mission opportunities each year. Countries served include Australia, Austria, China, Croatia, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Rwanda, Switzerland, and the United States.
Athletics & Scholar-Athletes
Oklahoma Christian University is a higher learning community that transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service.
What began in 1950 as Central Christian College (with an enrollment of 97) has grown into a comprehensive Christian university serving more than 2,100 students. Affiliated with the churches of Christ, OC welcomes all students who respect the university’s commitment to academic and spiritual excellence as a Christ-centered institution of higher learning.
Location & Campus
OC’s 200 plus-acre campus is located in northeast Oklahoma City, the state capital of Oklahoma. The university borders the city of Edmond. Students enjoy the academic, cultural and recreational benefits of a big city in a safe and comfortable suburban atmosphere.
• Best University - Master’s in the western region (U.S. News and World Report - America’s Best Colleges) • Best Western College (The Princeton Review)
Academic Points of Pride
• Oklahoma Christian University: Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools • School of Business Administration: Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs • School of Education: National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education • School of Engineering: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology • Interior Design Program: Council for Interior Design Accreditation • Department of Music: National Association of Schools of Music • Nursing Program: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Accreditation
• One of only two members of the 111-school Council for Christian Colleges and Universities with ABET national accreditation for three engineering programs • Gaming and animation program selected as one of the top programs by The Princeton Review and GamePro magazine • National History Honor Society named a “Best Chapter” among all U.S. universities with 3,000 or fewer students for 16 straight years • 100 percent of history and political science graduates who applied to history or political science graduate programs or to law school have been accepted in the last five years • 100 percent graduate school acceptance rate for Honors Program graduates in 2010 and 2011 • 95 percent medical school and graduate school acceptance rate for biology graduates • 95 percent job placement rate for interior design graduates
• 90 percent graduate and law school placement rate for language and literature graduates • 90 percent job placement rate for communication design (graphic design) graduates
• Council for Christian Colleges and Universities • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities • Christian Higher Education Foundation • Oklahoma Independent Colleges and Universities
• 112 full-time faculty and staff • 100 percent Christian • Most faculty hold terminal degrees • 13-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio • 88 percent of classes/course sections contain fewer than 30 students
Undergraduate Areas of Study
14 academic departments operate in one of three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Biblical Studies, and the College of Professional Studies. Students choose from more than 60 majors and 30 additional areas of study.
Service & Missions
• All full-time OC students receive a MacBook laptop computer. Current students use their smartphones and mobile technology on OC’s wireless campus. • Information Technology’s Help Desk provides more than 60 hours per week of staffed office hours plus 24/7 online support. IT responds to support requests with same-day resolution in most cases.
Student Demographics & Enrollment
• Total Students Enrolled: 2,193 - Undergraduate: 1,854 - Graduate: 340 • 49 percent women, 51 percent men • Countries represented: 61 • States represented: 42 • Undergraduate students from: - Oklahoma: 38 percent - Texas: 22 percent - Kansas: 4 percent - Colorado: 4 percent - Missouri: 2 percent - California: 3 percent - Oregon: 2 percent - Washington: 2 percent - Other states and countries: 23 percent • Undergraduate ethnic minorities: 28 percent
• 95 percent of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
Scholarships & grants • • • •
Institutional: $15,069,317 Federal: $2,451,905 State: $742,642 Other external awards: $1,467,368
Student Life • • • •
• OC competes in Division I of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). • More than 250 students participate in 14 sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and track and field. • OC has won 41 national championships, including the 2003 men’s tennis and 2009 and 2011 men’s golf titles, and many individual and relay crowns in track and field. Sixteen of OC’s national championships have come in the past three years. • Placed in the top 10 in the national all-sports standings the past two years. • 3.2 cumulative GPA for the entire athletic department. • Named an NAIA Champions of Character institution for sportsmanship and service to the community.
60 student organizations. Almost 1,000 students compete in 16 intramural sports. 80 percent of students live on campus. Recently completed $34 million housing project. Almost 1,800 living spaces available on campus in 11 residence halls and nine apartment complexes; more than 850 new or renovated spaces available.
• Student Loans: $8,487,076 • Parent Loans: $3,420,284 • Work Study: $939,862
Costs per year
• Tuition and Fees: $18,456 • Room and Board: $6,625
Study Abroad Opportunities
• 20 study abroad and off-campus learning options, including the following: - European Fall Program - Pacific Rim Fall Program - European Summer Program - HonduraServe Healthcare Missions Program - Ibaraki (Japan) Long-Term Exchange - Canada Shakespeare Tour - Costa Rica Spanish Immersion Program • About 120 students study abroad each year. • 25 percent of graduating seniors have participated in a study abroad program.
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Williams-Branch Center for Biblical Studies Lawson Commons Freede Centennial Tower McGraw Pavilion
In the past six decades, Oklahoma Christian has transformed from a two-year college with 207 students in Bartlesville, Okla., to a comprehensive, four-year, accredited university with more than 2,000 students and four graduate programs in Oklahoma City. Overall, Oklahoma Christian is now home to three colleges (Arts and Sciences, Biblical Studies, and Professional Studies), 14 academic departments, 60 majors plus 30 additional study areas, four graduate programs (Ministry, Divinity, Business Administration, and Engineering), and 20 study-abroad and offcampus learning options. While the name, location and curriculum have changed significantly in a half-century, the motivation and ideals have remained intact.
“The motivation and ideals have remained intact.”
Great leadership is another aspect that remains the same. James O. Baird was president of the university during the move from Bartlesville, and was instrumental in the university’s success in Oklahoma City. As OC’s longest tenured president, J. Terry Johnson helped spearhead comprehensive growth that established the university as a major institution with far-reaching impact in the Oklahoma City community and beyond. Current president Mike O’Neal has continued that legacy over the past decade as Oklahoma Christian transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service. To see the progress OC has made under the leadership of its first five presidents is amazing. One can only imagine the great strides the university will continue to make in the future.
L.R. WILSON (1950-1954)
L.R. Wilson was president of Central Christian College from 1950 to Dr. L.R. Wilson 1954. Dr. Wilson led in the effort that brought the college into being and continued to serve as its chief administrator through its first four years of operation. No doubt, his determination and hard work were a major force in getting Central Christian College off the drawing board and into full operation.
JAMES O. BAIRD (1954-1974)
James O. Baird began his 20year tenure as president of Central Christian College in 1954. Among his many accomplishments as president, Dr. Baird led the effort to move the institution from junior to senior college status and to secure accreditation from the Dr. James O. Baird North Central Association in Chicago. Dr. Baird also raised millions of dollars to build the new campus in Oklahoma City.
J. TERRY JOHNSON (1974-1996) J. Terry Johnson began his 21-year tenure as president of Oklahoma Christian in 1974. Dr. Johnson guided the institution through its advancement to university status and led it to unprecedented growth in the areas of campus development, student enrollment and institutional endowment. In January 1996, Dr. Johnson handed over the presidential gavel to Dr. Kevin E. Jacobs and became the university’s fourth chancellor.
Dr. Ter ry Johnson
KEVIN JACOBS (1996-2001)
Dr. Kevin Jacobs
Kevin Jacobs was president of Oklahoma Christian University from 1996 to 2001. He was one of the youngest university presidents in the United States. During his tenure, the university enjoyed tremendous growth in enrollment and academic programs. When Dr. Jacobs left the presidency in May 2001, he left the university in excellent shape spiritually and academically.
MIKE O’NEAL (2002-2012)
Mike O’Neal began his tenure as the fifth president of Oklahoma Christian University on June 17, 2002. Among his priorities as president was establishing new relationships with the university’s constituencies, including alumni, churches, students and parents, and longtime friends of Oklahoma Christian in the local business community. Dr. O’Neal will step down as president in 2012.
Dr. Mike E. O’Neal
“Soaring on Wings Like Eagles” Dr. Stafford North, distinguished professor of Bible, recently authored a book on OC’s history entitled “Soaring on Wings Like Eagles: A History of Oklahoma Christian University.” Order by phone: 405.425.5260 Order by mail: OC Bookstore 2501 E. Memorial Road Edmond, OK 73013 Order by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Order online: www.okchristianstore.com
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Oklahoma Christian’s strength and quality transcend bricks and mortar, but the physical growth of the campus over the last decade is testament to OC’s stability and vitality in tough economic times. In 2009, Oklahoma Christian completed the Higher Learning~Higher Calling campaign, raising $64.3 million from more than 7,000 supporters over a five-and-a-half-year period. OC reached the campaign goal early and exceeded the target by more than $4 million, no small feat in any economic environment. Proceeds from the campaign made the following possible as OC grows in its mission to transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service: • Addition of almost $50 million to the university’s endowment • 50 new or substantially increased endowed scholarships • 4 endowed faculty chairs (JJ Millican Chair in Accounting, Pat Lawson Chair in Arts and Sciences, Richard Lawson Chair in Professional Studies, anonymous chair in Biblical Studies) • 3 endowed centers (McBride Center for Faith and Literature, Fletcher Center for Music, Gaither Center for Biology) • Numerous academic and administrative endowment funds • Lawson Commons, an official Oklahoma Centennial Project, including the Jack and Wanda McGraw Pavilion and the Jose Freede Centennial Tower • Dramatic upgrades of all science facilities, including the new 13,000-square-foot Noble Science Wing • Dobson Field, OC’s new intercollegiate baseball facility • Multi-purpose Jackson Intramural Fields “Generations of OC students will benefit from the statement of faith in the university’s future by our alumni and friends who made this effort an overwhelming success,” President Dr. Mike O’Neal said. The decade also featured a comprehensive $34 million student residence project, with the construction of two new residence halls and two new apartment complexes, plus the renovation of most other student housing. The initiative coincided with a surge in student enrollment; the university set numerous enrollment records over the past 10 years, including seven straight of more than 2,000 students. The construction of a new physical plant facility and the Bobby Murcer Indoor Baseball Training Facility, plus the renovation of Hardeman Auditorium, the Dave Smith Athletic Center (known
as “The Barn”) and the Mabee Science Labs also enhanced OC’s campus. Funds were raised for the construction of a new softball stadium as well as a new walking trail around campus that will strengthen OC’s connection with the surrounding neighborhoods. A gift of 1,300 trees from the Apache Foundation and the Tree Bank Foundation also enhanced the beauty of the campus. The addition of the new Assisted Living Center to the Tealridge independent living retirement community furthered OC’s local impact. An extensive renovation of the Gaylord University Center in 2009 modernized that facility. A partnership with Texas Book Company revitalized the campus bookstore. Its expanded location in the Gaylord University Center and its increased variety and inventory serve the campus better than ever. That year also brought a partnership with United Dining that kept students’ meal costs down and better met the food service needs of the OC community and campus visitors. The university also made advancements in how it used the campus technologically. Long known as a leader in pedagogical technology with one of the first wireless campuses in the nation, Oklahoma Christian remained at the forefront by partnering with Apple in 2008. Students received MacBook laptop computers and their choice of an iPhone or iPod touch. OC added the iPad as an upgrade option after its launch by Apple. OC provided students with access to the latest software tools on multiple platforms (Mac OS and Windows), offered firstclass technical support with an onsite hardware repair center, and outfitted “smart classrooms” with the latest in projection technologies, interactive smart boards, and more.
Ribbon cutting for the Noble Science Wing.
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Governor dedicates Lawson Commons On a cold and windy March day in 2008, Oklahoma Christian University welcomed Governor Brad Henry and many other state and local dignitaries to the campus to dedicate Lawson Commons, which features the 100-foot Jose Freede Centennial Tower, the 8,000-square-foot Jack and Wanda McGraw Pavilion and extensive landscaping. During the dedication, Henry said he spent a lot of time during his freshman year of college in 1981 visiting his best friend, who attended Oklahoma Christian. The campus has only improved since then, he said. “This was a wonderful place to meet fabulous people,” Henry said. “It is so much more beautiful today.” Henry said private universities are a great complement to the public education system, and OC’s influence has spread beyond the campus into the world. “They provide an incredible economic benefit to our communities,” he said. “I cannot imagine the impact if Oklahoma Christian weren’t here.” The new three-tiered mall area connects facilities dedicated to learning, living, athletics, and social life – student residences on the west to the Mabee Learning Center on the east, and the Gaylord University Center on the south to the Payne Athletic Center on the north. Lawson Commons is named after two distinguished OC graduates, Richard (’66) and Pat Lawson (’67), who pledged $30
Student enjoys Lawson Commons.
million to the university in 2004, the largest current gift in OC’s history. The Lawsons applied what they learned at Oklahoma Christian to build a leading software company with global reach. More importantly, they recognized the value of their Christianbased education and have generously given back so future
generations can enjoy the benefits of a superb education from Oklahoma Christian. The Freede Centennial Tower at Lawson Commons, which now serves as a focal point on campus and the surrounding area, is named after Mrs. Jose Freede. Freede is a well-known Oklahoma City philanthropist and has raised millions of dollars for worthy causes around the world. She continues to volunteer her time and support to non-profit organizations, including Oklahoma Christian University. The McGraw Pavilion, named in honor of Jack and Wanda McGraw, serves as an outdoor space for events for students, alumni and friends of the university and was dedicated to the McGraws and their legacy of impacting young people at OC and beyond. Jack, a West Texas oil man from Midland, was a church elder for almost 30 years and served both as a director for the Midland Christian School and as a trustee for Oklahoma Christian University. He and his wife, Wanda, blessed literally thousands – missionaries, students, educators and the less fortunate – with their time, love and resources. “The Lawsons, McGraws, and Mrs. Freede are great examples of people who are helping Oklahoma Christian grow and prosper,” President Mike O’Neal said. “Their love and dedication allow us to continue to offer our students a strong education and more inviting campus.” Freede Centennial Tower
Ribbon cutting at Lawson Commons, March 28, 2008: James Pickel, Anthony McDermid, J. Blake Wade, Pat Lawson, Richard Lawson, Mike O’Neal, Governor Brad Henry, Jose Freede, Alfred Branch, Wanda McGraw, Lou Kerr, Don Millican, Lee Allan Smith, Larry Wallis, Ryan Smith.
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Oklahoma Christian has demonstrated a strong interest and commitment to international understanding and development since its beginning in 1950. And as a Christian university, we’ve had the additional incentive and joy to spread the gospel to all of the world in our travels and endeavors. In recent years, we’ve helped build water wells in Africa for the thirsty, hosted campus fundraising walks for a medical mission in Honduras, helped families becoming self-sustaining in the Philippines, continued to send hundreds of students on international programs to Europe and the Pacific Rim, and have rushed to the aid of the hurting after disasters in Japan and China. In 2006, we embarked on a very special relationship with the small East African nation of Rwanda. The country was seeking partnerships to assist the country’s VISION 2020 recovery from its tragic 1994 genocide. Through a business connection with board member and alumnus Richard Lawson, and his wife, Pat, Dr. Mike O’Neal was introduced to Rwandan President Paul Kagame. From that relationship, OC began partnering with Rwanda in a variety of ways: • Since 2006, The Rwandan Presidential Scholars Program has brought 10 to 20 of the brightest young men and women from Rwanda to OC each year. • OC helped begin the Peace Through Business program in Rwanda, which provides entrepreneurship training for female business owners, and the Kigali International Community School, which educates more than 300 Rwandan and expatriate children each year. • The Rwandans4Water and Wishing Well programs are student-led non-profit organizations that raise money for clean water projects in Rwanda and other impoverished locations in Africa.
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OC students and alumni are among those leading the program, which provides milk, food and money – and teaches responsibility – through goat raising. OC also has grown and deepened its relationships in Asia. Through our four-decade relationship with Ibaraki Christian University and several congregations throughout Japan, our numbers of alumni have grown along with the numbers of students who are coming to study on our campus. Ben Langford In addition, our international recruiting efforts have drawn many students from China and 60 other countries. OC’s Study Abroad programs also have continued to flourish and grow (see page 27 for more information). In 2010, OC founded the Center for Global Missions to encourage students to become mission minded not only while they are students, but in their future careers and endeavors. “Our hope is that during their time here, students will get a sense of what God is doing in the world and will participate with Him in sharing the good news somewhere in the world,” said Ben Langford, Global Missions director.
Dr. O’Neal and President Kagame at the 2010 Spring Commencement.
In April 2010, when the first 10 Presidential Scholars graduated, President Kagame made his second visit to OC to deliver the commencement address. He said he appreciated Oklahoma Christian’s approach of “putting values at the center of education.” “Education is only as good as the character of the person who receives it,” he said. Education has an impact in the Philippines, where Give-AGoat is making a difference in the lives of impoverished villagers. OC alumnus Peter Cariga has helped many people in the Philippines through Give-A-Goat.
OC student Taylor Walling and Jean Bosco in Rwanda.
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That personal touch is integral to OC’s local alumni chapters. The North Texas Alumni Chapter, led by chapter president Pat Lawson, raised almost $150,000 in scholarship funds over the last eight years. New chapters are ramping up in Oklahoma City and Tulsa under the leadership of Eugene Howland and Kevin and Devin Lawrence, respectively. “Our job is to remind alumni how great this place is and was,” Allen said. “Over time, we forget our professors, Chapel, ballgames, retreats, mission trips. We want to rekindle that and mobilize alumni to continue to serve their communities, each other and their alma mater.”
Church Relations Team: Dr. Stafford North, Dr. Lawrence Murray, Bob Rowley, Kaye Wilkerson, Kent Allen and Dr. Alan Martin.
Although Oklahoma Christian has changed locations, names, faculty and leadership since it was founded in 1950, the university’s commitment to Christian character, community and values have remained central to its purpose. Three major initiatives in the past decade built on that commitment as Oklahoma Christian expanded its efforts in Church Relations, Alumni Relations and Community Engagement.
A three-person team composed of Vice President for Alumni Relations Kent Allen, Senior Advancement Officer Bob Rowley, and Distinguished Professor of Bible Dr. Stafford North lead the Office of Church Relations. These men work under Dr. Alan Martin, dean of the College of Biblical Studies, to oversee OC’s present church relations activities and initiate new ones (see the College of Biblical Studies’ new initiatives on page 26). Allen, Rowley, and North oversee the OC lectureship, now called Quest, and plan monthly luncheons for preachers held on the OC campus. They maintain contact with preachers and churches, and are seeking to increase the number of OC faculty and staff members who speak at congregations throughout the area. Recent Church Relations initiatives include the “Man of God” newsletter (aimed at encouraging young men to become preachers) and the “Good News” newsletter (which highlights local church service and evangelism). Another key function of OC’s church relations work is eBibleStudy (eBibleStudy.org); more than 14,000 people have downloaded 63,000 pieces of class material prepared by members of OC’s Bible faculty.
OC vice president for alumni relations Mike McDonald passed away in 2003. Alumni directors Dr. Stephen Eck, Michael Mitchell and Katy Roybal honored Mike’s legacy as they followed in his footsteps. In 2010, Kent Allen and Bob Lashley brought a unique combination of experience, enthusiasm and leadership to the alumni office that has already paid dividends for the university and its graduates. Allen is OC’s vice president for alumni relations. Lashley is the executive director. Their mission is to reconnect with thousands of OC alumni with their alma mater. Their leadership helped make Bob Lashley Homecoming 2011 one of OC’s biggest and best ever, with a sold-out alumni banquet, an outstanding musical featuring professional sets, and high attendance at a full slate of special events throughout the weekend. New services for alumni include: a discount card for campus events plus bookstore and dining purchases; new t-shirts, backsacks, lanyards and keychains for children of alumni; a new alumni directory; “Senior Sendoff ” activities for soon-to-be OC grads; and a program to generate more job leads for OC students and alumni. The alumni office, which also includes new hires Chris Adair and Dana Holley, is communicating with alumni in more ways, whether it be through social media, the “Eagle Excerpts” email newsletter or frequent face-to-face meetings and reunions that are becoming less common in the digital age.
Throughout OC’s history, the university has sought to promote the value of servant leadership and citizenship. In the past decade, Enterprise Square USA, the hub of OC’s promotion of these values and the free-market economic system in the 70s and 80s, became home to the university’s Academy for Leadership & Liberty, initially led by Dr. Nathan Mellor and now by Dr. Brian Bush. The Academy has made a significant impact through programs such as the Distinguished Speaker Series, Four Star Leadership: Developing Leaders with General Tommy Franks, the International Energy Policy Conference, the Oklahoma Leadership Academy, Opportunity Oklahoma, Complex Dialogues, Peace through Business-Rwanda, and the Southwest Youth Leadership Conference. The Academy also renewed the Libertas Award, presenting it to Truett Cathy (founder of Chick-fil-A) and posthumously to Ronald Reagan, former president of the United States. The Academy also has partnered with the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame to sponsor numerous programs that honor those who have fought for our liberty. Many of OC’s most distinguished guest speakers have visited campus through Academy programs. Truett and Dan Cathy, Mike Huckabee, Michael Reagan, Tony Snow and Kenneth W. Starr are just a few of the speakers who have raised OC’s profile and helped the university impact the community. The Academy’s most noteworthy program is Four Star Leadership: Developing Leaders with General Tommy Franks. The event, which brings some of the nation’s brightest high school students to OC’s campus, has been televised by Fox News and has been held overseas in the country of Jordan. Students had the opportunity to meet King Abdullah II of Jordan on that 2010 trip, then again in 2011 when the king visited Oklahoma during the program.
King Abdullah II of Jordan (right) with Dr. O’Neal and Tommy Franks.
Judge Kenneth W. Starr with OC students.
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OC Programs Feature National Leaders Oklahoma Christian is blessed to have the programs and impact to attract outstanding leaders to campus. These pages highlight some of those distinguished speakers and include their thoughts on OC’s leadership and influence. While Mike O’Neal is often the smartest guy in the room, he is also the nicest. I am proud of my former colleague and the progress my alma mater made during his significant tenure as president. He and Nancy were a blessing OC will never forget, and I am grateful.
Dr. Andrew K. Benton ~ President of Pepperdine University OC alumnus ’74
You’re doing great things at this university because the world needs leaders that have Christian values, and that’s what this university is all about. Dr. Ken Blanchard ~ Best-Selling Author Cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer The Ken Blanchard Companies
My heartfelt congratulations go out to President O’Neal for his 10 years of dedicated service at Oklahoma Christian University and the tremendous growth the community has experienced during his tenure. He has been a friend and passionate advocate of the founding principles that made America great. His Christcentered vision for the university and his love for serving others is the visible result of someone who knows what it means to follow in the footsteps of Jesus by practicing servant-leadership. He has laid the foundation for generations to come and for that we are truly grateful. I wish him the very best in his future endeavors.
Oklahoma Christian is all about competence. You don’t receive a degree here; you earn it. They make you dig, they make you think, they challenge you, they push you, and they do not allow you to settle. Here, you are challenged academically and intellectually on a daily basis. Here, you are challenged socially. Here, you are challenged spiritually. It’s not a niche that a school that has 60,000 students can fill. It’s not a niche that all public institutions can fill. But it’s a very special niche that has a great, great need. Nobody in the state of Oklahoma or across this country does a better job of being authentic than Oklahoma Christian.
OC has taken extraordinary strides in the last 10 years under Dr. O’Neal’s leadership. Graduates and professors are leading our state by volunteering on statewide boards and commissions, and by stepping up in the community. In Edmond, we needed “mentor” athletes to exemplify Christian service to our younger kids. OC had more than 100 athletes show up to our “Make a Difference” Day and work alongside our younger kids to make improvements to area parks. The younger kids were so impressed that these college students would take the time to work in our city.
President Mike O’Neal is unmatched in his dedication to the principles of liberty and servant leadership, and he has left an indelible mark on Oklahoma Christian University during his tenure. As the man who spearheaded the creation of the Academy of Leadership and Liberty, he labored to make sure those values were preserved and passed down to future generations. President O’Neal also reshaped OC’s campus and has helped set consecutive undergraduate and graduate enrollment records along the way. No one can doubt his leadership or his commitment to education.
Kirk Humphreys ~ Former Mayor of Oklahoma City
General Tommy Franks
Oklahoma has become home to so many of our people and the traction that has occurred as a result means that our lives are now intertwined and that lasting relationships have been forged. Our students in the Presidential Scholars program have courage and the unique responsibility of being Rwanda’s first ambassadors to Oklahoma. They will be Oklahoma ambassadors to Rwanda when they return home. We know that they have done us proud and that they will put to good use the knowledge and the skills they have acquired from here when they go back to Rwanda. I’d like to thank you most sincerely for welcoming them and, by extension, all of us Rwandans into your community, and assure you that we are always ready to reciprocate. H.E. Paul Kagame ~ President of the Republic of Rwanda
I have worked closely with Dr. Mike O’Neal for more than four years now, and I am proud to call him my friend. In that time, I have seen Oklahoma Christian continue to grow and strengthen in its enrollment, its endowment, and most importantly in its impact on the world. Pound for pound, there are few institutions that are making a difference the way OC is in America and around the world, and that is due in large part to Mike’s outstanding character and prayerful leadership. Speaking at the United Nations, working with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Sherri Coale
Dr. Mike O’Neal deserves the highest praise and congratulations for his strong tenure and excellent leadership of Oklahoma Christian University over the past 10 years. His service to the university improved the school through growth and strength. He has had a positive impact on students and faculty that has reached beyond Oklahoma to the rest of the world while setting Oklahoma Christian University on a track of success for years to come. Dr. O’Neal, your work, your legacy, and your example leave big shoes to fill. Jim Inhofe ~ U.S. Senator
Archie Manning ~ Former NFL Quarterback
I celebrate the advances for Christianity that this school continues to make because every time someone is influenced by OC to become a better Christian, that person becomes a better American, that person becomes a better neighbor, a better countryman, a better brother or sister for my children, and – God willing – someday my grandchildren.
President Paul Kagame
In today’s world, we hear a lot about the value of education. We probably need to stop and think about the education that comes with values. That’s what Oklahoma Christian provides its students.
Mary Fallin ~ Governor of Oklahoma
Sherri Coale ~ Head Women’s Basketball Coach University of Oklahoma OC alumna ’87
Gen. Tommy Franks ~ Former Commander-in-Chief United States Central Command (Retired)
inaugural class of Salt and Light Leadership Training and on the SALLT executive committee. University presidents will come and go, but Mike and Nancy O’Neal have made a lasting mark on our city because they took the time to reach out and build personal relationships with people across our city, including me. They are our friends – and our brother and sister in Christ. Thanks, Mike and Nancy, for touching our city!
Dr. Tom Coburn ~ U.S. Senator
Patrice Douglas ~ Oklahoma Corporation Commission Former Mayor of Edmond OC alumna ’83
or traveling with me to Jordan to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II, Mike O’Neal has not only made OC a better place in his time as president; he has made the world a better place.
Decade in Review
Mike O’Neal is a legacy leader. Everything that he has touched is enhanced. Everything that he has accomplished is accomplished with humility, goodness and a servant’s willingness to share credit. He uplifts and teaches in the spirit of optimism and hope and a determined commitment to truth. He is the quintessential educator and friend. There is no one better.
Michael Medved ~ Nationally-Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host and Best-Selling Author
Frank Keating ~ Former Governor of Oklahoma
During his tenure as president of Oklahoma Christian University, Dr. Mike O’Neal has led OC to a new level of involvement and prominence in the Oklahoma City community. Mike has built relationships across our community, reaching out to business leaders through his service on the board of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and cultivating relationships among the leadership of our Christian community as a member of the
Decade IN Review
Building on Excellence
H.E. Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda, spoke at OC’s 2010 spring commencement ceremony.
FAITH & LEARNING Building on Excellence
Dear OC Alumni and Friends,
Ambassador L. Paul Bremer III, former presidential envoy to Iraq.
Mike Duke, chief executive officer of Wal-Mart.
Dinesh D’Souza, senior domestic policy analyst for President Reagan.
Fred Gray. former attorney for Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mick Cornett, mayor of Oklahoma City.
Tom Ward, chairman and chief executive officer of Sandridge Energy.
I graduated from OC in 1984 and many of my family members have graduated from OC since its Central Christian days. I returned to OC more than four years ago after a long career in the corporate world and with another university, and I continue to marvel at the wonderful progress we have made in our academic programs. We have been able to make this progress because we truly drink from wells we did not dig. We stand on the shoulders of great faculty members like Bailey McBride, Howard Leftwich, Stafford North, Ron Bever, Raymond Kelcy and so many others. OC has continued its tradition of hiring faculty members of amazing talent and our students are blessed by their teaching abilities, scholarship, spiritual mentoring and friendship. Our faculty and students are recognized almost weekly for academic honors. Our programs continue to offer opportunities for full intellectual engagement by our students and masterful teaching that brings the Christian worldview into focus in every discipline. Among the many accomplishments and honors we have received in the past several years are the following, though a complete list would take up many pages: • Receipt of many regional and national awards for students in Art and Design, Communications, Psychology, Business and Engineering; • The History Honors Society’s receipt of the National Best Chapter Award for the 16th straight year among smaller universities, and recognition of its journal as one of the best in the nation; • Recognition of Soundings, our student literary journal, as one of the best in the nation twice in the last five years;
• Creation of a nursing program in which our students excel in the classroom and in service, traveling to Honduras each year on a medical mission trip; • Accreditation of the interior design program; • Creation of a Master’s of Science in Engineering to complement our growing master’s degree programs in business and Bible; • The growth of the Honors Program, including the creation of the Summer Honors Academy for talented high school students, and the creation of a new Honors House in which many of our Honors students live; • Recognition of the gaming and animation program as one of the nation’s best; and • Strong placement of Biology, Business, English, History and Political Science students into graduate programs at Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Chicago, Columbia University and other top schools. In the following pages you will find additional information about OC’s incredible academic programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Biblical Studies and the College of Professional Studies. You will also learn more about our graduate programs in the Graduate School of Business, the Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Theology. Please take the time to learn more about our programs. As always, we ask that you keep OC, its students and its staff and faculty in your prayers.
Dr. Allison D. Garrett (’84) Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Building on Excellence technical papers. He is on the Board of Editors of the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety. • Dr. Amanda Nichols was state chair for the American Chemical Society. • A gift from the Oklahoma Christian Women’s Association and other raised funds helped purchase an observatory dome.
Dr. Kathy Thompson’s string class.
Students were published in journals and magazines, won awards in international contests, appeared as TV panelists, and conducted research in a wide range of disciplines.
Department of Music
Department of Communication
College of Arts & Sciences Building on Excellence
The College of Arts & Sciences (COAS) is the heart of Oklahoma Christian University. The statement is both metaphorical and literal. COAS is the heart of the university’s liberal arts general education and also encompasses arts and sciences programs such as language and literature, where the heart is filled with the written word, plus nursing and pre-med, where the heart is taken care of medically. It includes psychology to evaluate the heart, history to reflect on it, art to feed it, and communication to connect one heart to another. As the heart of the university beats, every OC student flows through many of the eight COAS departments for core courses. Here are some of the recent COAS accomplishments:
Department of Art & Design
• OC‘s Gaming and Animation Program was named a top 50 program by the Princeton Review and GamePro magazine. • OC graphic design students received more awards than any of the 63 universities at the annual Brass Ring Awards. • Department chair David Crismon exhibited pieces at the Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, Texas. • Faculty member Jeff Price presented at the Oklahoma Game Developers Conference. • Faculty member Michael O’Keefe created new branding for several companies. • Student Lauren Craighead won a regional ADDY Award and students Laura Jacobs and Taylor Goad were published in Photography Forum and CMYK magazines, respectively.
Department of Biology
• More than 95 percent of graduates who applied to medical, graduate, and other professional schools over the last five years have been accepted. • Students Alyssa Casteel, Cody Bryant, Ryan Favre and Caleb King were involved in the highly competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program. • Student Thea Murray won first place in the Social Sciences section at the Oklahoma Academy of Sciences. • Student Clayton Love presented research at the regional American Society of Microbiology meeting. • Dr. Eric Phelps and Dr. Tim VanWagoner published papers and served in key roles at the Oklahoma Academy of Sciences Technical Meeting, the American Society of Microbiology. and the Christian Scholars’ Conference. • Faculty member Richard Trout published “Eclipse of the Jaguar,” the latest in his series of adventure novels.
Department of Chemistry & Physics
• Student Xuan Wang won first place in the Biomedical Sciences Section of the Oklahoma Academy of Science. • A high school student mentored by Dr. Howard Vogel placed fourth at the International Science and Engineering Fair. • Dr. Bill Luttrell was named a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, was an external reviewer for a National Academy of Sciences report, co-authored two technical papers with OC students, and authored two other
• Dr. Cami Agan, Dr. Willie Steele, Joe McCormack, and Merle Gatewood chaired panels at the Southwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. • Dr. Cami Agan presented a paper at the American Society for 18th Century Studies and published two book chapters. • Dr. Rebecca Briley presented at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference in Malta and Rome. • Dr. Scott LaMascus organized the annual McBride Lecture for Faith & Literature and presented at the Modern Language Association. • Dr. Willie Steele presented at NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture Conference and at the 22nd Symposium on Baseball & American Culture. He also was selected to attend a seminar at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.
• Dr. Barrett Huddleston is an editor of Ecumenica and was a panelist and presenter at the Christian Scholars’ Conference. • Dr. Philip Patterson coauthored “Media Ethics: Issues and Cases,” published by McGraw-Hill, was the private school representative on a task force for the National Assessment of Educational Progress, and serves as president of the National Christian School Association. • Josh Watson served on the website committee for the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Department of History & Political Science
• Tau Sigma, the OC chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (the National History Honor Society), received its 16th consecutive national Best Chapter Award. • The Oklahoma Christian University Journal of Historical Studies, Volume 19, placed third in a national competition. • Students Brandon McWaters, Tony Kajangwe, Ashley Weber, Aimee Furrie, Genesis Rodriguez, and Ben Peterson received awards at the Southwest Model Arab League Competition. McWaters was a student panelist with airtime on CSPAN. • Students Lynneth Miller and Stacie Beach worked as volunteers at the archaeological dig at Beth-Shemesh, Israel. • Dr. Gary Lindsey was as an ex officio board member of the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust. • Dr. John Maple was the Oklahoma District 5 Coordinator and director for the National History Day contest. • Dr. Matt McCook was a panelist at the Christian Scholars’ Conference, presented a paper at the Conference on Religion and the State, and received two fellowships.
Department of Language & Literature
• Soundings won honorable mention as Best Literary Journal from Sigma Tau Delta in 2010. • Students Cady Haas and Wil Norton had papers published in the Sigma Tau Delta scholarly journal. • Student Kaley White won best paper at the national conference of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. • Students Claudia Brazle, Cady Haas, Wil Norton, Matthew Miller and Ben Rawlins read papers at the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature. • OC sponsored the Christianity and Literature Southwest Regional Conference, directed by Merle Gatewood.
• The OC Jazz Ensemble hosted the OSSAA All-State Jazz Contest and performed at the Wichita Jazz Festival. • Dr. Ken Adams conducted a 20-performance run of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Pollard Theatre and directed the U.S. premiere of Ten Brides But No Groom. • Dr. John Fletcher conducted the Oklahoma Community Orchestra at a state conference, assisted with the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Honor Band, and was guest conductor for a Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence awards banquet. • Dr. Heath Jones, vice president of Oklahoma’s chapter of the Jazz Education Network, performed as a guest artist with the Harry James Orchestra, the Four Tops, the Oklahoma City Community Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra, the OC Jazz Band, the Temptations, the UCO Jazz Ensemble in France and Italy; and at the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He also presented a paper at the College of Music at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. • Dr. Kathy Thompson is a voting member of the accreditation proceedings of the National Association of Schools of Music. She presented a workshop for the Central Oklahoma Music Teachers Association and judged several competitions.
Faculty members were active as panelists and presenters at prestigious conferences and events all over the world. Department of Psychology & Family Studies • Students Stephanie Bertot, Kailee Davis, Cecilia Gramling, Melody Jones and Moran Richardson all placed in the top five at a Oklahoma Psychological Society research contest. • Dr. Scott Harper presented at a conference in China and at the National Council on Family Relations. • Dr. Ryan Newell chairs the Oklahoma Psychological Society. • Dr. Ryan Newell and Dr. Tina Winn presented at the American Psychological Association convention. • Dr. Tina Winn is serving as treasurer of the Oklahoma Psychological Society.
Heart. Soul. Strength. Building on Excellence pulpit. This is yet another indication of our quest to develop the College of Biblical Studies. New Faculty The college was sad to lose Dr. Harold Shank at the end of the spring 2011 semester. However, we thank God that he can be of service to Ohio Valley University as president. With the loss of Dr. Shank, the administration allowed the College of Biblical Studies to hire two Old Testament professors. Dr. Charles Rix and Dr. Grant Testut are graduates of Drew University and Hebrew Union College, respectively. They were valuable finds and are already showing the vital signs of being “great fits” for our program and the broader OC family and constituency.
Center for Global Missions
College of Biblical Studies Building on Excellence
The College of Biblical Studies is as strong as ever. We continue to have steady growth and development. The past two years have provided opportunities for us that will pay great spiritual, academic and missions dividends well into the future. A sure sign of our health and growth was a recent reminder from Vice President of Enrollment Management Risa Forrester: “Entering freshmen (2011) majoring in the College of Biblical Studies increased by 61 percent. And the increase all came via better conversion from applicant to enrolled student – a direct link to applicant contact by professors.” The following areas speak to the growth in every facet of the life and development of OC’s College of Biblical Studies. Endowed Chair The year 2010 will be remembered for the College of Biblical Studies receiving the honor of establishing its first endowed chair. A generous anonymous donor blessed the college with a gift of $1.5 million to establish the Lynn & Joy McMillon Endowed Chair in Biblical Studies. Upon receiving this honor, Dr. McMillon said “this was a true sign of the maturing of the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University.” Since the establishment and inauguration of the endowed chair, the college has honored two endowed chair holders. The faculty insisted that Lynn McMillon be the first recipient of this great honor. He only agreed to accept the honor upon a
mutual understanding that he will serve as endowed chair holder for only one academic year. The honor for being chosen as an endowed chair holder has a two-year privilege and very stringent criteria attached to it. The next person chosen was Dr. William “Chip” Kooi, who will be the endowed chair holder for 2011-2013. New Academic Major At the undergraduate level, the College of Biblical Studies introduced a new major in fall 2011. The “Preaching Ministry” major is already showing its appeal to young men across our brotherhood. Several young men are currently enrolled within this major that has the distinct attraction to young men who seriously “want to fill the pulpit.” Information has been disseminated to hundreds of churches and prospective students across the nation, and many have been enticed to enroll in this major, which offers a “bigger than usual” scholarship package. Interest in this major is growing, and with much more scholarship help and the emphasis on the urgency of preaching the Gospel in our postmodern times, I am convinced that we can reverse the lack of interest in the pulpit within our fellowship. To further entice more young men into this major, we are seriously looking to establish the Endowed Chair of Preaching. Great efforts are underway to establish a fund that can support an individual who will champion pulpit preaching, teach homiletics classes, and mentor young men as they prepare and step into the
The College of Biblical Studies established the Center for Global Missions at Oklahoma Christian in 2010. This also is a first for the college and the university in its 62-year history. Ben Langford, an OC alumnus and former missionary to Uganda, is the center’s first director. Ben’s primary responsibility is to help foster a deeper level of awareness and more extensive missions involvement by the OC campus and area churches. To date, all the mission efforts within the College of Biblical Studies as well as those done in partnership with area churches have been independent efforts and have not been coordinated under one OC umbrella. The Center for Global Missions will help to have all the mission efforts well coordinated, documented, and executed. Oklahoma Christian has a rich history of sending out missionaries into national and foreign fields, and the Center for Global Missions was established to ensure the continuation of that history and enhance all missions interests and efforts. To foster the umbrella concept, we have moved all the missions staff into new offices.
Graduate School of Theology
Our Graduate School of Theology (GST) is growing steadily. Its new director, Dr. Richard Wright, and its new program director, Josh Bailey, are enhancing our graduate programs and recruiting well-qualified students. Even during our economic downturn, our numerical growth has not taken any major hits. There are plans underway to increase our M.A. degree offerings in several areas of demand. We have plans to increase our theological library holdings. We have plans to raise scholarship funds for both Church of Christ and non-Church of Christ students.
A new endowed chair, a new major and other new initiatives are signs of the College of Biblical Studies’ growth and development. The most exciting news is that the GST has been “approved to apply” for accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools. This may be a five-year process towards full membership, but just being invited to apply is the accomplishment of a great milestone. This will inform serious graduate school prospects that we are a program that is serious about the quality of graduate education. This step of progress is one more indicator of our maturing as a College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University.
Entering freshmen majoring in the College of Biblical Studies increased by 61 percent. Intergenerational Faith Center
Another first for the College of Biblical Studies and for Oklahoma Christian is the establishment of the Intergenerational Faith Center. Youth and family professor Dr. Dudley Chancey created the concept and serves as the center’s director. This center will be endowed over the next few years with gifts from multiple generous donors. The center’s purpose is to draw together multiple generations (especially within families) for the purpose of mutual understanding, faith transmission, and improving the tragic statistics regarding the loss of our young adult believers. Serious research is being done by the center, and the prognosis for its effectiveness to help families, churches and communities is looking very good. The center had its first inaugural address to the general public, churches and the OC community in October 2011. David Kinnaman, director of the Barna Research Group, presented the first lecture on “Why we are losing our young adults.”
Dr. Alan Martin, dean of the College of Biblical Studies.
Diana Kniffin uses her MCIS degree to help assure safety in NASA launches.
Heart. Soul. Strength. Building on Excellence • Dr. Darin Martin presented at the Associate of Christian Educator Preparation Programs conference. • Dr. Robyn Miller presented at the Center for Urban Education and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Edmond Public Schools Foundation. • Rhonda Morris presented at the Association of Christian Educator Preparation Programs conference and at the University of Oklahoma Graduate Student Research Showcase. • Dr. John Vincent has 14 years of service on the Professional Oklahoma Educators Board of Directors.
School Of Engineering
The School of Engineering continues to show strong growth and outstanding student success. Undergraduate enrollment now exceeds 300 students, which means about one in every six undergraduate OC students is in the School of Engineering. All three departments continue to attract the brightest Christian students from around the country and help them develop their gifts so they can serve God in technical areas. In 2004, OC became the first university to have three accredited engineering programs in the CCCU, and has retained that technical leadership.
College of Professional Studies Building on Excellence The College of Professional Studies is one of Oklahoma Christian University’s strengths. Popular degree programs include engineering, business and education. Students in the College of Professional Studies often have a specific career in mind, and benefit from the passion, expertise and wisdom of the faculty, who guide them to become accountants, educators, mathematicians or engineers. “I try to inspire faculty to dream big about the future, believing the best is yet to be. I have been effective in casting a vision and motivating the business faculty to succeed beyond expectations,” said Dr. Phil Lewis, dean of the College of Professional Studies. The College of Professional Studies continues to grow and achieve higher success as evidenced by the many recent accomplishments of its faculty and students.
School Of Business Administration
Recent activities by the SOBA faculty include: • Mickey Cowan, CPA, taught 16 professional workshops. • Dr. Don Drew was appointed Dean of Graduate Programs, presented a conference paper, and consulted on five projects. • Elaine Kelly, CPA, consulted on three projects. • Dr. Phil Lewis presented two papers and published one book – From Boardroom to Whiteboard: A New Age of Leadership. He is president-elect for Region 6 of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. • Dr. Ken Miller was elected Oklahoma State Treasurer. • Dr. Kimberly Merritt presented 15 papers and published five
articles. She also was named a DaVinci Institute Fellow. • Joseph Paul consulted on two projects. • Dr. Kerianne Roper presented one paper, published one paper, and consulted on one project. • Dr. Jeffrey Simmons consulted on two projects. • Dr. Burt Smith, CME, CQM, PCM, consulted on one project and received three honors, including his recognition by the Oklahoma City Chapter of the American Marketing Association through the creation of the Dr. Burt Smith Lifetime Achievement Award.
School Of Education
The summer of 2011 was heavily focused on the Specialty Program Areas reports for national accreditation. The next site visit is in spring 2013. Here are recent accomplishments in the School of Education: • Dr. Allison Cassady presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference. • Dr. Dwayne Cleveland presented at the Association of Christian Educator Preparation Programs conference and served on the Program Review Advisory Board through the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation from 2003 to 2010. • Dr. Caren Feuerhelm served as conference chair and board member for the Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma and as a committee member for the Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness Professional Development and Workforce Workgroup.
Electrical and Computer Engineering • The ECE department has grown to more than 100 undergraduates and graduated its largest-ever senior class last year. • Seniors formed five teams and completed projects in areas in robotics, renewable energy, and prosthetics. • Supervisors from the local engineering community rated ECE alumni well in all six qualities they evaluated. • Students earned three first-place awards, three second-place awards, and one finalist recognition in collegiate competitions. • Students Nate West and Asa Blackerby won second place in the design category at the regional IEEE contest. West also was the only student to win two oscilloscopes with his entry in a national contest sponsored by Tektronix Corporation.
The College of Professional Studies continues to grow and succeed, as evidenced by the accomplishments of its faculty and students. Mechanical Engineering • The Society of Automotive Engineers Aero Design team won first place in its category at the 2010 collegiate competition. • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Competition team won second place overall at the 2010 collegiate competition. • The SAE Aero Design team won fourth place overall at the 2011 collegiate competition. • Student Lara Killingsworth presented at the 2011 ASME Regional Conference. • Dr. David Cassel and Dr. Wayne Whaley served on the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam National Committee. Dr. Whaley served for the 16th year at the Oklahoma Odyssey of the Mind student competition.
• Dr. Byron Newberry had two papers accepted for publication at the 2011 ASEE National Conference and had two articles published. Dr. Newberry and Dr. Richard Miller completed the final year of a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant on enhancing the mathematics education and retention of engineering freshmen. • Dr. Bill Ryan completed his seventh year as director of the OKBest student robotics contest. His game design has been adopted for the 2011-12 competition.
Faculty members continue to be involved in their respective industries, giving students access to the latest innovations and to expert professionals in their fields. Mathematical, Computer, and Information Sciences • Hosted about 60 students from Christian Heritage Academy for a Mathematics Day competition. • Continued the American Fidelity Assurance Internship Program, which provides scholarships and paid internships for qualified mathematics and business students. • Two students were selected for paid internships at Remy Corporation to develop models for inventory and part life cycles. • Dr. Jennifer Bryan served as judge for the eighth year for eCybermission, an Army outreach for students, and received a grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. • Dr. Ray Hamlett presented at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and at the sectional meeting of the Mathematical Association of America. • Faculty members Andy Harbert and Don Leftwich developed state-of-the-art software used by building contractors and insurance companies to determine costs related to maintenance and replacement of these structures. • Faculty member Paul Howard presented along with Dr. Robyn Miller at the Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators fall conference and at the Christian Scholars Conference. • Dr. Craig Johnson created a blog related to faith and learning (www.integratingfaithandlearning.blogspot.com) and authored a paper for The Informer, the Oklahoma Home Educators Consociation magazine. • Faculty member Lindsay Prugh presented at the Research Council on Mathematics Learning conference and won the 2010 Merrick Award for Faculty Excellence.
2008 Pacific Rim Studies group at the Great Wall.
Dr. Scott LaMascus, director of OC’s Honors Program.
Honors Progr am Building on Excellence
Oklahoma Christian’s Honors Program has become one of the shining lights of the university under founding director Dr. Bailey McBride and current director Dr. Scott LaMascus. The program is what the National Collegiate Honors Council calls the “most robust” model for Honors programs – a coherent, four-year experience built around integrated core courses designed exclusively for Honors students and taught by exceptional teacher-scholars. OC Honors students take award-winning courses such as “The Bible, Science, and Human Values,” which is co-taught by two professors, an Oxford-trained theologian (Dr. Jim Baird) and OC’s resident rocket scientist (Dr. Len Feuerhelm). The average ACT score for OC Honors students is 31, and more than a quarter of them are National Merit Scholars. The program has more than 100 students and is truly interdisciplinary, with every college and academic department represented. Retention for Honors students is near 100 percent. OC Honors alumni have gone on to attain professional degrees in business, law and medicine, and many others have received scholarships to prestigious doctorate and post-doctorate programs like Boston University, Stanford University, Washington University and the University of Texas. The program has a 100 percent acceptance rate into graduate schools the past two years. Oklahoma Christian also operates an Honors Summer Academy for outstanding high school students from across the
nation (www.oc.edu/summeracademy). All of the seniors who participated in the 2010 academy applied to Oklahoma Christian, with seven of the nine pursuing their degrees here. This year saw the introduction of the First Year Adventure program. The event connected classroom learning and community engagement, taking students to metro-area sites such as the Oklahoma Land Run Memorial, the Oklahoma River, the Bricktown Canal, Deep Deuce and the Oklahoma City National Memorial to victims of the 1995 Murrah Federal Building bombing. This year also featured the opening of Honors House at Reba Davisson. The completely-renovated residence hall integrates housing with academics, ensuring a smooth transition to the Honors curriculum and a successful first year at Oklahoma Christian. Honors House also features resident mentors who are successful junior or senior Honors students. “The National Collegiate Honors Council is quite explicit in its recommendations for housing options for honors students across the nation,” Dr. LaMascus said. “These should be places where academic achievers find a community designed specifically to enhance excellence in academics and all university activities. This new space communicates Oklahoma Christian’s dynamic dedication to our many outstanding students. We are offering a new housing option that is intentional about banishing any notion that dorms are a retreat from learning.”
Heart. Soul. Strength.
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS Building on Excellence
Oklahoma Christian’s Study Abroad program celebrated its 45th year this year. President Mike O’Neal and trustee Richard Lawson went on OC’s first overseas program in 1966. OC’s European Studies Program provides students with great opportunities to experience firsthand much of the history and culture that Europe has to offer. Students receive college credit as they study and travel overseas in one of the oldest and most important cultures in the world. Oklahoma Christian continues to offer the European Studies Program in both the fall and summer, giving students the option to study, travel and serve throughout an entire semester or during a six-week period in the summer. OC’s Pacific Rim Studies Program takes students to several countries across the globe each fall, beginning in China, continuing in Japan (including a month living with a host family and attending classes at Ibaraki Christian University), and ending in New Zealand and Australia. OC’s relationship with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities continues to be valuable for our students seeking to engage globally. OC’s Ben Peterson, a former European Studies participant, was accepted into the CCCU’s highly competitive Middle East Studies Program. He spent fall 2010 in Cairo, Egypt, then was selected to serve as an intern with the program this year. International students continue to grow and flourish at Oklahoma Christian, with more than 60 countries represented on
the OC campus. The second class of graduates from the Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program earned their degrees in May. A large group of Chinese students also graduated this year. Oklahoma Christian 2010 European Studies group in Ital y. rallied around exchange students from Japan when earthquakes and tsunamis ravaged their country in March. The quakes struck the day before the students were scheduled to return home from Oklahoma Christian. The OC community cared for them and held several special events to raise funds for many Japanese people impacted by the tragedy. Oklahoma Christian has a long history and tradition with Japan. For almost 40 years, OC has shared a strong sister-school relationship with Ibaraki Christian University. This year also saw the launch of OC’s People to People International chapter, the first in the state of Oklahoma. Started in 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower, PTPI seeks to enhance international understanding and friendship through educational, cultural and humanitarian activities. It has a presence in 135 countries with more than 80,000 participants. The current chair of PTPI is OC alumnus and trustee Mark Stansberry.
Building on Excellence Graduate School of Business
We equip our students with superior tools to address the moral and economic challenges of today and tomorrow. We do this because it helps students improve the trajectory of their lives and businesses. Students are challenged to advance their careers with an accelerated Master of Business Administration program that is tailored to fit the busy lives of working adults. By attending classes one or two nights a week, in class or online, students earn their graduate degrees while balancing busy work schedules, families, and other activities. Highly motivated students can complete the program in 12-16 months. Students who prefer to take only one class per week can earn their MBA in two years. The strength of the curriculum is its emphasis on ethics, practical knowledge, and real-world application. Courses in communication, economics, finance, global perspectives, leadership, management, marketing, organizational issues, and technology are taught by faculty members who bring a wealth of business experience and academic preparation to the classroom.
Gr aduate Progr ams Building on Excellence
MASTERS OF PURPOSE Oklahoma Christian University graduate programs are united in a single vision: to produce high quality, student-centered advanced education programs that equip our students with the tools needed to craft lives of meaning and purpose. Each program is uniquely designed to ensure excellence in academic design and content, provide superior service for student’s needs, and assist them in finding meaning in their work or vocation. Each is accredited and continually assessed to ensure quality. We’re big enough to offer an excellent education, but small enough to care about our students’ unique needs. What can a graduate student expect to find at Oklahoma Christian University? • Graduate students can expect to be part of a learning team. Students learn under experienced and academically qualified teachers, but share responsibility for their own learning, as well as that of others. Graduate learning is more than content consumption; real learning comes from participation. • Graduate students can expect their degree to have value. As in most areas of life, it’s not what you know, but how you use what you know. Whether they earn their masters in business, engineering, or theology, they will earn it and be better in their chosen field of work or advanced study because of it. • Graduate students can expect to be respected. All of our graduate programs have been designed to meet the changing
needs of the student communities they serve. All are different, yet each is committed to the learner’s success.
Fourth largest MBA program in Oklahoma. OC’s MBA students are tested against the best programs in a nationwide performance test.
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We provide our students with knowledge to engineer a more positive future for themselves and their society. We do this because it makes the world a better and more hopeful place. Our Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) program provides a broad selection of classes that enhances the abilities of new engineering graduates and practicing professionals who aspire to make significant contributions in technology innovation and productivity. Designed to allow students to select areas that will add depth and breadth to his or her technical and business knowledge, their plan of study can be customized based on their background and career goals. Oklahoma Christian has produced ABET-accredited undergraduate engineers since 1991. Courses are offered during the day and evening, and are Internet-streamed, so students can keep working while pursuing their degree part-time or full-time.
Our MSE, with specializations in electrical and mechanical engineering, has grown by more than 50 percent each year for the past two years. Graduate School of Theology
We prepare people to enhance their ministry and change the world. We do this because there are people in need and the challenges of ministry are great. Our Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Ministry degrees are real and practical. On-campus faculty provide rich insight into God’s word and prepare students for the challenges at work. Whether students are completing their bachelor’s degree, have been called to serve God from another career, or are currently working in ministry, OC’s Graduate School of Theology allows students to advance their ministry training and preparation. The Graduate School of Theology welcomes all students who honor the university’s commitment to academic and spiritual excellence, and who respect the academic and spiritual pursuits of their fellow students. All students who desire a superior graduate level education in biblical studies, theology, and practical ministry are welcome. The majority of fall and spring semester courses are taught on Tuesdays for the convenience of student travel. Many of our students commute from Tulsa and Altus, while others live as far away as Wichita, Kansas, Dallas, Texas, and Ft. Smith, Arkansas. They are able to study at Oklahoma Christian because they only have to make the trip to campus once a week. In addition to our regular semester format, we offer online courses and weeklong and weekend intensives to make education as flexible and accessible as possible.
Our MDiv program has four unique tracks and is an Oklahoma leader in preparing students for serving as U.S. military chaplains. President’s report
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OC EMBARKS ON PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH
The nationwide search for Oklahoma Christian’s sixth president officially began in July 2011 with a call for nominations. Candidates were asked to have required materials submitted by the end of September. To prepare for the search, the board of trustees and the presidential search committee benefitted from the input of faculty, staff, students, alumni and others who participated in “town hall discussions” and online surveys about the future president, his or her desired leadership attributes, and their hopes for OC’s future. The 10-member presidential search committee was selected by groups that represent the board, faculty, staff, alumni and students. The committee members are: Lyle Campbell, Senior Network Administrator, OC; Dr. John Harrison, Professor of New Testament, OC; Eugene Howland, Business Development, Wilson – A Schlumberger Company; Pat Jones, CFO, Petra Industries, Inc.; Elaine Kelly, Associate Professor of Accounting, Chair of the Accounting and Finance Department, OC; Dr. Scott LaMascus, Professor of Language & Literature and Director of the Honors Program, OC; Blake Mullins, OC senior; Mark Stansberry, Chairman and CEO, the GTD Group; Michelle Stephens, Attorney, Presidential Search Committee Chairperson; and Ray Vaughn, Attorney and Oklahoma County Commissioner. Kerri Cunningham is serving as the board liaison as a non-voting committee member. After the application and interview process, the committee will present its top candidates to the Board of Trustees.
KING OF JORDAN SPEAKS AT FOUR STAR DEBATE
King Abdullah II from the nation of Jordan spoke to gifted high school students at Four Star Debate, hosted by OC’s Academy of Leadership & Liberty. The event, also sponsored by the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum and the National Center for Policy Analysis, develops the leadership skills of America’s finest student leaders while giving them a platform to left) ullah II (second from share their views of major public King Abd issues. Students present their ideas in a debate with celebrity judges on OC’s campus. OC president Dr. Mike O’Neal described the visit with King Abdullah II of Jordan “an experience these 48 students will never forget. Such encounters with people who come from a different culture and perspective are a critical element of what we try to do with our Academy of Leadership & Liberty programs.”
OC RANKED BY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT
Oklahoma Christian was ranked 44th among master’s degree institutions in the western region of the United States in the college guidebook, “America’s Best Colleges, 2011 Edition.” It was the 12th consecutive year that U.S. News & World Report ranked Oklahoma Christian in its guidebook. “We are honored to be ranked above 62 percent of regional
assigned to Oklahoma City by Teach for America. They will devote the next two years to teaching in the Oklahoma City School District. Only 11 percent were accepted out of the more than 48,000 students who applied to Teach for America nationwide. “Many of the students in this program come from Ivy League schools and give up potential six-figure salaries to teach in underserved areas. It’s a great honor to have these OC students chosen,” said Dr. Cami Agan, professor and chair of OC’s Department of Language and Literature.
universities in the western region,” President Dr. Mike O’Neal said. “This is a reflection of the hard work of our dedicated faculty, staff and students, as well as the generosity of our alumni and other supporters.” U.S. News bases its regional university rankings on academic reputation, peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Oklahoma Christian is well represented in these categories.
OC HONORED BY PRINCETON REVIEW
The Princeton Review also honored Oklahoma Christian as one of the best colleges in the West. The university was among 121 institutions from 15 western states – and just six in the state of Oklahoma – recommended by the Review. “We’re pleased to recommend Oklahoma Christian to users of our site as one of the best schools to earn their degree,” said Robert Franek, the Review’s senior vice president of publishing. “We chose it mainly for its excellent academic programs.” The Review produces the rankings to help raise awareness of academically excellent colleges for students looking to study within a specific geographic area. “Our students continue to excel in their academic disciplines, often outperforming students at much larger institutions,” said Dr. Allison Garrett, OC’s senior vice president of academic affairs. “The faculty and staff are incredibly dedicated to helping prepare students to achieve and sustain success.”
OC FEATURED IN COLLEGE ACCESS & OPPORTUNITY GUIDE
OC was one of just two colleges in Oklahoma to be recognized in the Center for Student Opportunity’s 2011 College Access & Opportunity Guide, which highlights supportive college environments for low-income, first generation students. OC’s Bridge Program helps students whose secondary education has not fully prepared them for college. It provides these students with special tutoring, developmental classes, instruction in time management and study skills, career counseling, guidance and mentoring. Oklahoma Christian also offers tutoring for all students in other areas. The guidebook also highlighted that many students, faculty and staff at Oklahoma Christian spend thousands of hours each semester in local, national and global volunteer work.
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life, and something that you thoroughly enjoy, you’re going to be very good at it, you’re going to excel and you’re going to be at the top of your game with those gifts that God has given you and the purpose that He has in your life,” Wheelock said.
OC OFFERS iPADS TO STUDENTS
OC became the first university in Oklahoma to offer the iPad, the newest mobile device from Apple, to all new undergraduate students. Fulltime undergraduate students already receive a MacBook laptop and their choice of an iPhone or iPod touch. As an alternative to the latter devices, undergraduate students can now choose to pay an upgrade cost and receive an iPad. “The impetus for us to add this device is that there are potential advantages for students. The e-book reader is very advanced. If publishers adopt this technology and develop content for it, I believe students will have better access to course content as well as see potential cost savings over traditional textbooks,” said John Hermes, OC vice president for information technology. Oklahoma Christian is a longtime leader in integrating technology into the academic environment. It was the one of the first universities in the country to offer laptops to all students and to offer a completely wireless campus.
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NEW CLASS RICH WITH SCHOLAR HONORS
Eleven National Merit Finalists were among OC’s incoming class for 2011-12, setting a school record. Nineteen returning students also earned that distinction, giving Oklahoma Christian 30 National Merit Finalists on campus. National Merit Finalists receive full tuition, mandatory fees, room and board at Oklahoma Christian. This year is OC’s seventh straight with an enrollment of more than 2,000 students, including the second-highest enrollment in school history (2,194 students) in 2010-11. In addition, Courtney Saffell, a freshman from Fort Worth Christian School, received scholar recognition in the Gates Millennial Scholarship Program. This is a first for an incoming OC student.
INTERIOR DESIGN PROGRAM ACCREDITED
OC EXPERIENCES ‘SPACE CHAPELS’
Astronaut Doug Wheelock spoke in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium in October after returning to earth from his duties as commander of the International Space Station. He also spoke in classes for the second straight year. While he was in space, Col. Wheelock spoke via live video feed from the space station in a “Space Chapel” that was the first of its kind anywhere. Wheelock, who spoke at the 2010 Associates Dinner, encouraged students to set firm goals and discover what God has in store for them. “When you seek and pursue those goals and dreams for your
FORMER SGA PRESIDENTS ACCEPTED TO TEACH FOR AMERICA
OC 2011 graduates Henson Adams and Wil Norton were among a select group accepted to the prestigious Teach for America program this fall. Adams and Norton, who both served as president of OC’s Student Government Association, were two of just 50 students
The Council for Interior Design Accreditation granted a sixyear accreditation to OC’s interior design program. Oklahoma Christian is just the third school in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities to have an accredited interior design program, and is one of a just a few accredited programs in Oklahoma. According to CIDA, accredited programs help ensure that interior design students are prepared, responsible, informed and skilled at creating attractive, safe and comfortable spaces that respect the earth and its resources. “Accredited programs are held to the highest standards of quality in the profession. This translates to better prepared graduates, especially in regard to applying for and taking the national certification exam,” interior design professor Amy Beauchamp said.
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HISTORY STUDENTS WIN NATIONAL AWARD ... AGAIN!
OC’s history honor society received a national Best Chapter award for the 16th consecutive year and 17th time overall. “We continue to be incredibly proud of our students’ outstanding performance in chapter activities,” said Dr. John Maple, the group’s sponsor and chair of the department of history and political science. “The students truly earned this excellent achievement.” OC’s chapter is a member of Phi Alpha Theta, an honor society for college history students and professors in the United States. The society hosts regional and national conferences in which more than 350,000 students from 860 chapters compete. The OC chapter, known as Tau Sigma, competed against other universities that had won five or more Best Chapter awards, and that have up to 3,000 students. The Best Chapter honor comes with a $250 stipend. “By winning this competition so many times, our history students have earned $4,000 to help fund library purchases here at Oklahoma Christian,” Maple said.
OC HONORED FOR SOCIAL MEDIA INITIATIVES
Oklahoma Christian recently earned high rankings on two distinguished lists of schools using social media. Among all universities in the United States, OC ranks 43rd for using social media platforms by Student Advisor, a Washington Post organization. Measured interaction includes fans on Facebook, followers on Twitter, YouTube videos and more. OC also is among “10 university twitter accounts to learn from,” compiled by Patrick Powers, a higher education social media specialist.
Follow us online www.oc.edu/connect BEAM LIBRARY RECEIVES $100,000 GIFT
Members of the former North Irving Church of Christ in Irving, Texas, contributed $100,000 to establish an endowment fund for OC’s Beam Library. “We are so grateful to the members of the North Irving church for their generosity and foresight in providing this important gift for our library,” library director Tamie Willis said. “The endowment will continue to make a substantial difference in our goal to provide the finest environment and scholarly resources for our students in their pursuit of academic learning and the development of their faith while at OC.” The library underwent a renovation in the summer of 2011 to further enhance the study environment and the services it provides to OC students, faculty and staff.
“This program could not have been possible without the help and encouragement of so many people and organizations just like CVS,” said Dobson. “This will be a great benefit to the Edmond students we serve.”
waiting for the Oklahoma City or Edmond police. Officers went through extensive training as part of the transition. Campus Police director John Matlock is now certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.
OC HELPS LOWER WOMEN’S INCARCERATION RATE
OC APPOINTS NEW TRUSTEES
OC played a leading role in a new Oklahoma law aimed at reducing the number of women incarcerated in the state. Oklahoma leads the nation in the number of women sent to prison, with levels reaching almost twice the national average. (Ret.) j. Gen. LaRita Aragon The “Women’s Incarceration Ma Summit,” hosted by OC’s Academy of Leadership & Liberty last year, helped start the conversation that led to the new law. In partnership with the George Kaiser Family Foundation and Don and Donna Millican, this meeting was the first of OC’s Complex Dialogues series. The law will save the state an estimated $5 million and lead to alternatives for people otherwise headed for prison.
CAMPUS POLICE ENHANCE SAFETY
OC’s security department recently made the transition to a campus police department. OC officers now have access to more databases that allow them to run any license plate on campus. They also can handle petty crimes more efficiently instead of
Oklahoma Christian recently named alumni Dr. David Duncan and Michelle (Alcon) Eggleston to its Board of Trustees. OC’s board now includes 35 active members and 13 life trustees. “We continue to add talented and dedicated men and women to the Board of Trustees who will be in a position to guide the school into the next generation,” OC board chair Don Millican said. “We are blessed to have Michelle and David join us in this great endeavor.” Duncan has been the pulpit minister at Memorial Church of Christ in Houston, Texas, since 2006. Eggleston is a shareholder and attorney for Eggleston & Eggleston in Amarillo, Texas. She practices general business and corporate law, as well as estate planning.
OC PROFESSOR NAMED OVU PRESIDENT
Former Old Testament professor Dr. Harold Shank is the new president of Ohio Valley University. Shank graduated from Oklahoma Christian with a B.A. in Bible. He is a noted author and minister, with 32 years of service to Highland Church of Christ in Memphis, Tennessee. He returned to teach at OC in 2006. “The loss of Dr. and Mrs. Shank to the OC family is a great one. Yet, we rejoice with them in this new opportunity to serve the kingdom in another role,” OC president Dr. Mike O’Neal said. “We can be extremely proud of these OC alumni and colleagues who continue to have such a profound impact.”
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MBA PROGRAM CELEBRATES 1,000TH GRAD
The December 2010 graduating class included the 1,000th graduate of OC’s Master of Business Administration program. The program, which completed its 10th year in August 2010, set a record with 236 students enrolled during the summer semester. “In spite of the fierce competition for students in the graduate school market, I am optimistic about the next 10 years of the OC MBA program,” said Dr. Ken Johnson, chair of graduate business studies at Oklahoma Christian. “I believe there are exciting opportunities ahead as we continue to improve the curriculum, expand our online presence, and remain flexible in meeting the education and career needs of our students.” OC recently began offering all MBA courses online; online courses make up 30 percent of OC’s total MBA course offerings.
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OC RECEIVES $1,500 GRANT FOR SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM
Oklahoma Christian recently received a $1,500 CVS Caremark Community Grant. The grant will be used to enhance Dr. Max Dobson’s program for special needs children from Edmond Public Schools. Dobson, a former athletic director, baseball coach and women’s basketball coach at OC, has taught a class for special needs children each year since 1976. More than 1,500 OC students have participated in the program through the years, helping touch and change many lives.
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HAYS, FINDLEY BECOME STATE’S WINNINGEST BASKETBALL COACHES
OC’s longtime basketball coaches furthered their legends over the past year. Both women’s head coach Stephanie Findley and men’s head coach Dan Hays became the all-time winningest coaches in Oklahoma collegiate basketball history. The university renamed the Eagles’ Nest floor “Dan Hays Court” while the awards wing in the Payne Athletic Center lobby was renamed the “Stephanie Findley Hall of Honor.” Coach Dan Hays
FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS BOOST ATHLETIC PROGRAMS
OC’s golf team won the national championship for the second time in three years.
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HELP OC RESIDE AMONG BEST OVERALL PROGRAMS
Oklahoma Christian is riding strong momentum as one of the best athletic programs in the NAIA. OC placed eighth in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup national all-sports standings in 2009-10 and 10th in 2010-11.
Oscar Stark and Jack Nicklaus
Seventeen of OC’s 42 NAIA national championships have come in the last three years, highlighted by the 2009 and 2011
men’s golf crowns and Silas Kisorio’s 10 individual titles in men’s cross country and track and field. Denise Mattoon won a combined three track and field championships in 2010 and 2011 while Oscar Stark led the national champion Eagles by winning the 2011 individual
After a six-year hiatus, the tradition-rich baseball program returned in 2008, qualifying for the postseason in 2011 and moving into two beautiful facilities: Dobson Field and the Bobby Murcer Indoor Practice Facility. Recent enhancements have improved the Payne Athletic Center and the OC soccer field, with the construction of a new, multimillion-dollar softball stadium set to begin in 2012. The renovation of the Dave Smith Athletic Center (the historic “Barn”) and construction of the Jackson Family Intramural Fields have further enhanced OC’s athletic and recreational facilities. Funds also have been raised to build a new softball stadium. Construction is slated to begin in 2012.
ATHLETIC TEAMS EARN ACADEMIC SUCCESS
In 2010-11, Oklahoma Christian had 11 of its 13 athletic teams claim NAIA Scholar Team honors, designating a cumulative team GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The honored teams included baseball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s soccer, softball, and men’s and women’s tennis. The men’s tennis team had OC’s highest cumulative GPA for OC at 3.73, ranking 10th among all teams and all sports in the NAIA.
championship in men’s golf. Stark also earned the Jack Nicklaus Award as the GCAA Collegiate Player of the Year for the NAIA. Golf coach David Lynn was named the GCAA National Coach of the Year. Eagle tennis launched this golden age in OC Athletics with the university’s first team national championship in 2003. That year also marked the first top-10 finish in the national allsports standings (seventh) since the origin of the Director’s Cup. The past decade has seen all but two of OC’s athletic programs qualify for national tournament competition, with the other two programs (baseball, which returned in 2008, and women’s golf, which began in 2011) enjoying successful launches.
Ribbon cutting for the Bobby Murcer Indoor Training Facility.
Building on Excellence The office space I work in each day has a prestigious list of past occupants. James O. Baird, J. Terry Johnson, Kevin Jacobs, and Alfred Branch have each called this square footage in the Northwest Corner of Benson Hall their campus home. As Dr. O’Neal leads from the President’s Office Suite in the Mabee Learning Center, I’m blessed to currently occupy this historically significant room in Benson Hall. While electronically archiving some of the university’s old files this past summer, I had the opportunity to review a wealth of history in our collection of financial records. From this collection, I selected a few items that mean a great deal to me to display on the office bookshelf. W.O. Beeman’s history book, Oklahoma Christian College, Stafford North’s Soaring On Wings Like Eagles, an original early 20th century deed of trust from the Davisson Ranch donation, and a copy of the 1969 “Green Bar” budget report (generated by Business Manager Gary Fields on his mainframe computer) all occupy space on the shelf today. One of my favorite pieces, though, is a copy of a handwritten financial memo by former Executive Vice President Alfred Branch, entitled “God’s Whitepaper on How We Made It.” For more than 60 years, Oklahoma Christian has been blessed with financial resources to sustain and enhance the pursuit of its mission of “transforming lives for faith, scholarship, and service.” This has never been more evident than in the past decade. These are volatile times in the financial arena. As the decade of the 2000’s began, OC’s total assets were just more than $81 million. Today, they total more than $130 million. Investment funds serving as endowment were about $20 million in 2000; today, they exceed $70 million. The accounting basis for the campus was $46 million in 2000; today, it is recorded at $68 million, but was recently appraised at more than $100 million. This increased asset base gives the university a stronger foundation for working in and making progress through such volatile times. Oklahoma Christian remains dependent on student enrollment to support operations. Progress has been made in reducing that dependency over the years through growth in endowment resources, but net tuition revenues accounted for 56% of total operating revenues during the 2011 fiscal year. Total student revenues (tuition, fees, and room and board) accounted for 79% of total operating revenues. At the same time, private gifts and grants provide funding for student scholarships, new facilities construction and renovation projects, and additional endowment resources to support the operating budget. The campus has benefited from the recent completion of the exciting Noble Science Wing and the Bobby Murcer Indoor Training Baseball Facility. Fiscal 2010-2011 was another year of blessing for Oklahoma Christian University. Contributions from foundations and individuals for things like student scholarships, capital projects, and new endowment exceeded $15 million in total collections. Enrollment was the second highest on record at 2,208, with
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another record enrollment in graduate students in our MBA, graduate Bible, and the new Master of Science in Engineering program. Affordability of Christian higher education is one of the major issues of our time, and endowment gifts help Oklahoma Christian keep our costs for students lower than most comparable universities. The capital and investment markets remain some of the most volatile in our university’s history. During this timeframe, the university’s total investment portfolio of stocks, bonds, money market funds, mineral interests, and real estate returned a conservative 10.9%. While the S&P 500 and other global stock indexes were up by larger double-digit percentage gains during this same timeframe, they have suffered more dramatically than OC’s endowment during the recent downturn. In addition to the net return in excess of a 5% endowment spending rate plus inflation, the endowment continues to grow through generous gifts from individuals, estates, and foundations. Debt obligations decreased from the prior year by $5.1 million as a result of regular monthly payments. The university’s improving capital structure is evidenced by the ability in the past year to refinance our long-term bond debt during the volatile financial market environment to a more traditional and less expensive term loan with a local bank. Improving academic quality and a growing enrollment demand a conservative and disciplined approach to budgeting. As our enrollment has grown by almost a third over the past decade, the university has been able to increase the percentage of our budget allocated to student instruction from 38% to more than 46%. God continues to bless your university. We seek to be good stewards of the blessings He has provided to Oklahoma Christian, and are grateful for your continued trust and support.
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LIFE INCOME GIFTS
Transformational giving is the product of deeply examining your most cherished values. Often, transforming gifts grow out of a genuine longing to impact the world beyond one’s own lifetime. Planned and estate giving techniques that utilize financial, tax and estate planning strategies are merely the means by which these deeply held values are expressed through a transforming act of philanthropy. For many donors who have supported OC’s annual scholarship fund for decades, an estate gift is the ultimate expression of their love for the mission of Christian higher education. Planned and estate gifts are different from critical annual scholarship support. By using planned or estate gifts, donors can make significant, institution-shaping ultimate gifts that advance the university’s mission in ways that might be impossible otherwise. Because of the planning involved and the timing of the distribution of these types of gifts, usually occurring at the death of the donor, planned and estate gifts are ultimate gifts. These ultimate gifts are larger in size than annual scholarship gifts and involve an examination of family needs, the core values of the donors, and the desire to make a significant impact in the lives of worthy Christian students. As a result, these gifts truly are transformational. They not only help make transformation possible in the lives of young students, but they transform the giver as well. The process of thinking through the ultimate distribution of the blessings God has given you transforms the way you think about life, and our role in the world. With proper planning and discussion, you can craft a transforming gift that will directly impact the university’s mission in ways that affirm your beliefs about life, family and eternity. Collaboratively structured endowment agreements will ensure your ultimate gift will be used for the specific purpose, program or scholarship you designate in perpetuity. At Oklahoma Christian University, we strive to never forget
those who have made selfless and sacrificial gifts that truly transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service. If you are interested in discussing possibilities for a planned or estate gift, never hesitate to call the planned and estate giving team at (405) 425-5118.
This type of ultimate, transformational giving can be easily accomplished through your estate plan. You can leave a percentage or portion of your estate through your will or trust, or even through life insurance or retirement plan beneficiary designations. These types of gifts are generally called bequests. Bequests are further broken down by type and have different results on your estate plan based on what you give and how you give it to charity. General bequests give a specific dollar amount to OC, while a specific bequest would leave a specific asset. A residuary bequest leaves a portion or percentage of the residue of your estate to OC after all expenses and other gifts to family have been made. When making gifts through life insurance or retirement plan beneficiary designation forms, donors often name Oklahoma Christian as a contingent beneficiary. Generally, the primary beneficiary is the spouse of the retirement account owner, or the insured on insurance policies, and Oklahoma Christian is named as one contingent beneficiary to receive a portion of the proceeds only after the death of the spouse. There are a few technicalities that need to be addressed when doing this through a retirement plan. If you are interested in thinking through an estate or planned gift, we encourage you to visit with your own financial or legal advisors. If our estate and planned giving team can be of service in any way, please call.
One of the wonderful aspects of giving through your estate is that the gift takes place when you do not need the money any longer. But life-income gifts actually provide income to you during your life. There are several different versions of life income arrangements, with different variations that allow you to structure a gift specific to your needs and desires. However, all life income gifts have a very simple general structure. You make a gift to Oklahoma Christian, and in exchange for that gift, Oklahoma Christian pays you a percentage of that amount for the remainder of your lifetime. These gifts also can be structured so payments are made to both a husband and wife for two lives. In addition to the lifetime income payments, you also receive a charitable income tax deduction for a portion of the gift, and the income payments you receive are tax preferred. Tax preferred simply means that a portion of the income that Oklahoma Christian pays to you will be income tax-free. Depending on the type of asset you give to OC, a portion of the income stream may also qualify for a preferential capital gain tax rate. Both charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts are considered life income gifts. In both arrangements, the donor retains the right to an income interest from the gift for life before the gift can be used for its charitable purposes.
In addition to gifts made from your estate plan, or life income gifts, each of which provide a benefit to Oklahoma Christian in the future, there are additional tax preferred ways to make immediate gifts to OC right now. Of course, gifts of cash provide an immediate benefit to Oklahoma Christian. Donors generally are entitled to a charitable income tax deduction of up to 50 percent of the donor’s adjusted gross income. Charitable income tax deductions in excess of 50 percent of the donors’ adjusted gross income can be carried forward for an additional five years beyond the year the gift was made. Gifts of corporate stock are a tremendous way to make an immediate gift to Oklahoma Christian. The tax code allows for
a charitable income tax deduction of up to 30 percent of the donors’ adjusted gross income for gifts of capital gain assets. In addition to this charitable income tax deduction, the donor is not subject to the capital gain tax that would be due on the sale of the stock, if the stock is given directly to Oklahoma Christian, which then sells the stock. Gifts of corporate stock can be used to minimize tax implications of selling other appreciated stocks and are a wonderful way of making an immediate impact on the mission of Oklahoma Christian University. A gift of real property, like land or homes, is another wonderfully creative way to make a lasting impact in the lives of OC students. While there are some technicalities to complete a gift of land to Oklahoma Christian, the planned and estate giving team can make this process simple for you and your advisors. The title to the property is transferred to Oklahoma Christian University, the charitable income tax deduction that is allowed is based on the fair market value of the property, as determined and reported on IRS Form 8283. OC’s estate and planned giving team will take the lead in helping you and your advisors complete all the requirements to make sure your gift qualifies for the charitable income tax deduction it deserves. The most important aspect of charitable gifts to Oklahoma Christian is that these gifts truly are transformative. They transform the donor as we come face to face with realities of stewardship, mortality and our place in God’s work on this earth. But, of equal importance, these kinds of gifts transform young Christian students who are daily challenged to inculcate their faith in God into the realities of their daily life. If the Oklahoma Christian University Estate and Planned Giving team can assist you in any way, do not hesitate to call. For more information, please contact: Dr. Stephen Eck Vice President for Estate and Planned Giving Oklahoma Christian University P.O. Box 11000 Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1100 405.425.5118 email@example.com
Oklahoma Christian University’s spectacular future will be realized through estate and planned gifts. During this University’s 61-year history, the gifts that have shaped academic programs and inspired mere ideas into life-changing realities have frequently been funded through estate or planned gifts. OC respectfully asks you to seriously and prayerfully consider how a gift of a portion of your estate will launch OC forward in its quest to become a world-shaping, life-changing, institution of higher learning.
What is an endowment? Quite simply, it is a perpetual fund that provides annual income to support one or more scholarships or academic programs. The endowments listed below exist because of the generosity and commitment of Oklahoma Christian alumni and friends. These permanent funds are critical to OC’s success in recruiting and retaining top quality students and in providing a first-rate academic education. 20th Century Christian Endowment This general scholarship endowment was set up by the 20th Century Bookstore in 1991.
Beulah LaMascus Memorial This general student scholarship was established by the LaMascus family in 1993 to honor Beulah LaMascus on her 100th birthday.
Al and Freddie Hildebrand Scholarship Editha Hildebrand created this scholarship supporting students from western Oklahoma in memory of her husband, Al, and her son, Freddie, who was killed in the Vietnam War.
Bill and Marilyn Simpson Scholarship This Bible scholarship endowment was established in 1994 by long-time trustee Bill Simpson and his wife, Marilyn.
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Alexander Christian Service Scholarship Glenn and Kay Alexander established this endowment in 1982 to fund a scholarship for upperclassmen that possess leadership qualities in the area of Christian service.
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know when it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leaving a Lasting Legacy Endowments
Allen Shepherd Endowment In 2004, alumnus Allen Shepherd and his wife, Stephanie, established this general endowment. Allen, a successful entrepreneur and businessman in the construction industry, was a U.S. fighter pilot who was shot down during the Vietnam War and survived overnight in enemy territory before his rescue. He credits his success in life to his time at Oklahoma Christian and his service in the military.
Enable Perpetual Support
Alyce Olmstead Memorial This endowment, providing aid to Texas students, was established by family and friends in memory of Alyce Olmstead in 2005.
Building on Excellence
When you establish an endowment with Oklahoma Christian University, you … With your gift towards an endowment fund, you create perpetual support for students, faculty and programs that will have an impact every year.
Ensure a Strong Future
Your endowed fund is an investment in OC’s future. As endowments grow with time, the university gains additional support.
Enact a Lasting Legacy
An endowed fund is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a family member, loved one, classmate or professor. Endowed funds are created in perpetuity and will have a lasting legacy at Oklahoma Christian. Endowed funds are reminders of the great support provided by those that came before. For more information, call 405.425.5094 or e-mail john.desteiguer@ oc.edu.
Arbuckle Academy of Achievement Funded in 2007 in honor of Ken Arbuckle, founder of the Academy of Achievement, an arm of the Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI), this endowment supports the permanent recognition of past outstanding sales and marketing leaders and teachers.
Bill and Sue Antwine Endowment for Nursing Created in 2007 by Bill and Sue Antwine, this endowment provides scholarships for Christian male students enrolled in the nursing program. Bill and Willie Beeman Scholarship The Bill and Willie D. Beeman Scholarship Endowment has been made possible through a generous bequest in Bill Beeman’s estate plan, which was transferred to the University in Spring 2011. The donor intentionally left the awarding criteria open for the best use and benefit of the students at OC. Bill Jones Scholarship The Bill Jones scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy students showing outstanding spiritual development. Bob and Karen Harmon Endowed Scholarship This scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy OC students. Recipients must be in good standing. Bob Hope Fund for Fine Arts The legendary entertainer Bob Hope donated money to the university in 1979 during his work with Enterprise Square USA. His gift funded an endowment providing scholarships for students in the communications and fine arts departments.
ATF and Gladys Seal Scholarship This general student scholarship endowment was created in 2007 by an estate gift from the Seals. Basil Drymon Scholarship This scholarship was created by Basil and Aline Drymon in 1999 and supports Bible majors with financial need. Bertie M. Carl Endowment This general scholarship was funded in 1996 by Bertie M. Carl through a gift from her estate.
Bob Sheets Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up in memory of Bob Sheets by his father, Riley Sheets, in 1976. Bobby John Davenport Bible Scholarship Created by Bobby John Davenport in 1996, this scholarship endowment supports students majoring in Bible with an active interest in mission work. Boswell Christian Leadership Scholarship Sisters Sylvia Branch and JoAnne North and their families established this endowment in 1994 in memory of their parents, Lee Warren Boswell and Margaret Boswell. The scholarship is initially given to first-time college students who are active and committed Christians displaying leadership. Broadhurst Scholarship This scholarship was originally set up by William E. Broadhurst in August 1974. This scholarship endowment is designed to provide meaningful financial support for OC students studying Bible. Carrie J. Shelton Endowment This general endowment was set up by Carrie J. Shelton through her trust in 1997. Chaffin Family Engineering Scholarship In 2001, OC trustee Dwain Chaffin and his wife, Loretta, started this scholarship for worthy students majoring in electrical or computer engineering or computer science. Charles and Lesa Branch Endowment OC alumni Charlie and Lesa Branch established this general scholarship endowment in 2004. Charles and Sylvia Branch Scholarship Begun in 2002 by Dr. Charles Branch and his wife, Sylvia, this scholarship supports students majoring in science-related or English-related disciplines with a 3.0 grade point average, with preference given to students from the San Antonio area. Charles Norwood Gunn Scholarship This general scholarship was created by the estate of Charles Norwood Gunn in 1989 for students with financial need. Chatlos Graduate Bible Scholarship This scholarship is a result of a generous grant given to Oklahoma Christian by the Chatlos Foundation in 2005. The scholarship is for students who are in the graduate program in the College of Biblical Studies. Childers Leadership Scholarship This scholarship is given to students majoring in pre-law, political science or related areas of study. Terry and Essie Childers started the scholarship in 1999.
Claude and Inez Mathis Scholarship Endowment This general scholarship endowment was set up in 1974 by the daughters of Claude and Inez Mathis. It aids students from Washita County, Oklahoma. Clearwater Bible Scholarship Clifford and Donna Caywood created this scholarship in 1996 to help Bible majors with high moral character and integrity. Clifford Johnson Scholarship This scholarship was made possible by Tim E. and Michelle Johnson. It is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy OC students.
Dennis and Bonnie Young Scholarship Established in 2005 by Dennis and Bonnie Young, this endowment provides support to students majoring in a sciencerelated discipline, with preference given to students participating in OC’s drama program. Deryl and Nadine Gotcher Scholarship Funded by Robert Ingold in 1998 in honor of his dear friend and longtime OC trustee Deryl Gotcher and his wife, Nadine, this endowment funds scholarships for Christians from the Tulsa area who might not be able to afford a private higher education.
Codner Family Foreign Student Scholarship This scholarship fund, created in 1990 by Gene and Nancy Codner, assists international students at OC.
Don and Kay Ziegler Scholarship Don and Kay Ziegler established this scholarship to help worthy students pursue a degree from a Christian institution of higher education. Preference is given to applicants from Kansas and Oklahoma who are majoring in Early Childhood Education.
Crehan Foundation Scholarship This scholarship was created by the John P. and Joan Crehan Foundation in 1993 to provide scholarships to students in good standing that reside on campus.
Don and Nettie Glaspie Scholarship Created in 1999 by Don and Nettie Glaspie, this endowment is designed to assist students raised in households without two parents.
Dale Cropp Scholarship This scholarship endowment provides annual scholarship monies to one or more full-time OC students. The endowment was funded by two charitable gift annuities established by Dale Cropp in 2007.
Dr. Neil Lightfoot Preaching Lecture Endowment This endowment was created to support the funding of preacheroriented programs like Preacher’s Day. Funds are used to bring in scholars with extensive preaching experience to share expertise on preaching-specific scripture-to pay honoraria, travel expenses, and other related expenses.
Daniel W. and Faye Hogan Scholarship This general student scholarship was created in 1975. David and Nora Grace Sawatzky Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up by Nora Sawatzky in memory of her husband David Sawatzky in 1986. Delta Chabino Scholarship This endowment was established in 1990 by Darrell and Marynel Chabino in memory of Darrell’s deceased brother, Delta, and provides support to business students. Delta Gamma Sigma Endowed Scholarship This endowment was created to provide annual scholarships to one or more full-time students in Delta Gamma Sigma. In 2007, Delta alumni established this endowment to assist current students, benefit the University, and strengthen the bonds between Delta alumni, current members, and OC.
“Only love can be divided endlessly and still not diminish.”
Ann Morrow Lindbergh
Duane and Elsie McMullen Engineering Scholarship The scholarship was created in 2001 by Denise Cutbirth and Ed McMullen in memory of their parents. It supports students studying engineering. Duncan Scholarship J.W. and Jeanell Bradley created this endowment in 1992 with preference for students from Stephens County, Oklahoma. E.A. and Gatha Hudson and Edna Hudson Letts Memorial Scholarship This scholarship, set up in 1997, is awarded to students studying for ministry. Earl and Annetah Harms Family Life Scholarship Established in 1984 by Lyle and Mary Harms, in memory of Lyle’s parents, Earl and Annetah, this scholarship supports female students studying family life. Edna McNally Scholarship Endowment This general scholarship endowment was funded in 2007 from the principal of charitable gift annuities established by Edna McNally. That same year, a state-of-the-art apartment-style residence hall was named the Vernon and Edna McNally House to honor the memory of these generous and committed supporters.
E.K. and Inez Gaylord Endowment This general endowment was set up by Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord in 1969. The Gaylords were among the earliest and most significant supporters of the University. Mr. Gaylord in particular was instrumental in providing leadership and support to make the 1958 move from Bartlesville to Oklahoma City a reality. Engineering Advisory Council Scholarship This endowment was created for the purpose of helping engineering majors. This endowment provides long-term scholarship support for worthy OC students. Erin Rowlett Scholarship Annual scholarship to one or more full-time students in good standing who are majoring in a science-related field. Ernest Miller Scholarship This scholarship endowment for economically underprivileged students was set up by Mr. Miller through a bequest in his will in 1984. Esther Cox Bonham Scholarship Students who possess honor, integrity and dependability, have demonstrated potential for learning, and have shown progress toward a goal, benefit from this scholarship founded in 1986 by Esther Bonham. Eunice Dean Scholarship Created by a gift of insurance in 2004 following Mrs. Dean’s passing, this endowment was created to support full-time students majoring in ministry, with preference to students from Cushing, Oklahoma.
“The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.” Henry Ford Everette Baird Scholarship This scholarship is designed to provide meaningful scholarship support for OC students. The primary emphasis of this scholarship endowment is to fund scholarship awards to students in the area of history. Files/Felt Memorial Scholarship In 1994, this scholarship was created by Ray and Marcheta Felts in honor of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Files, and supports students hailing from Hope Harbor (formerly Turley Children’s Home) or other Christian children’s homes. Fletcher Center for Music Endowment This endowment was founded in 2004 by family, friends and admirers of Dr. Harold Fletcher and his late wife, Mary Helon. It provides general support for the Department of Music and its programs, scholarships and activities.
Georgia Christian Scholarship In 1988, Gene and Nancy Codner created this scholarship for children of current or past educators of Greater Atlanta Christian Schools. Glenda Stamper Scholarship This scholarship endowment supporting students in the fields of education and/or business was established in 1991 by friends and relatives of Glenda Stamper. Greater-Phoenix Area Scholarship This scholarship endowment supports full-time students from the Phoenix, Arizona, area attending OC. Preference is given to members of churches of Christ. Further preference is given to students from the Camelback church of Christ. Fletcher Dailey Endowment This general endowment was set up in 1997 by Fletcher Dailey through a gift from his estate. Florence O. Wilson Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up by Florence Wilson through a bequest in her will in 1979. Foy and Helen Johnson Scholarship This scholarship endowment supporting Bible students was set up in 1989 by Foy and Helen Johnson, active and committed leaders of the nation-wide Sojourners. Frank and Ruth Lively Bible Scholarship This Bible scholarship endowment was set up by Ruth Lively through a bequest in her will in 1978. Fred and Erma Shope Memorial Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was created in 2001 and was significantly grown with a gift of the family homestead in Edmond by three children of Fred and Erma Shope, Truman Shope, Freda Coyner, and Helen Chase in memory of their parents. Frueauff Faculty Scholarship This endowment, set up to provide special support for faculty enhancement efforts, was established in 1990 by the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation, based in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Frueauff Foundation has been generous for many years in connection with numerous capital projects on campus. George and Mayola Kerr Bible Scholarship This scholarship endowment was created in 1990 by Mayola Kerr Tippens Morgan to assist worthy students majoring in Bible. George and Naomi Huckaby Scholarship Students from Westview Boys Home, Tipton Children’s Home and the Northeast congregation of the church of Christ in Sentinel, Oklahoma, have benefitted from this scholarship, created by George and Naomi Huckaby in 1983.
Harms Engineering Scholarship This endowment was created in 1987 by Lyle and Mary Harms. The purpose of this endowment is to fund scholarships for worthy engineering students. Harold and Mary Helon Fletcher Scholarship This endowment was created in 1987 in honor of the University’s first faculty member, Dr. Harold Fletcher, and his wife, Mary Helon, through a gift of real property by Melvin and Mary Jones. This permanent scholarship endowment provides financial assistance to worthy students studying music. Harrell Q. Lilly Endowment This general endowment was set up by Mr. Harrell Q. Lilly through a gift from his estate. Harry and Brenda Patterson Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was established in 2007 by longtime OC trustee Harry Patterson and his wife, Brenda.
“A man has made a least a start of discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” Elton Trublood Harvey Business Building Endowment This general endowment was created by Ralph and Maxine Harvey in 1980 to support and maintain the Harvey Business Center, which houses the University’s business programs. Harvey Collins Engineering Scholarship Created by Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Collins in 1989, this scholarship assists engineering students. Haskell Taylor Scholarship This endowment was created to benefit students majoring in the fields of special education, health sciences or social work.
Helen O. Hartman Scholarship The estate of Helen O. Hartman established this general student scholarship in 1990. Helen Wright Scholarship This scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy students studying music at OC. Henry and Blanch Rollman Memorial Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up by the Rollmans’ son, Kent Rollman, in 1990. Herbert R. and Katherine A. Sherrow Scholarship This endowed scholarship was created in 2001 by Herbert and Katherine Sherrow, and supports students studying in the College of Biblical Studies and preparing for ministry. Herman and LaDonna Meinders Scholarship This scholarship endowment was established by Herman and LaDonna Meinders to bless worthy students needing financial support in the pursuit of their education at OC. Herman E. (Buck) Holmes Engineering Scholarship This student scholarship endowment, begun in 1997 by Flora Ellen Holmes, aids engineering majors. Holmes Engineering Scholarship This scholarship endowment was established to help engineering majors earning superior grades in high school and/or college, showing academic progress and good behavioral records and financial need. Homer Duggins Memorial Endowed Scholarship This endowment was established to assist students who are Bible majors, especially those young Christian men preparing themselves for a life of service in preaching and teaching the message of Christ. Hoyt and Rosa Lee Carruth Scholarship This general scholarship was created in 1979, and is added to each year by a donor desiring anonymity.
“We do not inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” Native American proverb Hudkins Family Scholarship The Jack and Doug Hudkins families established this general student scholarship in 1998. Hugo McCord Scholarship Friends of longtime Bible faculty member and preacher Hugo McCord created this Bible scholarship in 1977 to honor his commitment to preaching and encouraging young preachers.
Ivey Maxey Prock Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1986 by Norma Prock Cable and is awarded to students intending to preach. Preference is given to students from the Tipton or Hope Harbor (formerly Turley) Children’s Homes. Jack and Barbara Rowe Academic Enhancement Fund This endowment was created in 2006 by longtime OC trustee Jack Rowe and his wife, Barbara, to provide support for special academic efforts that make a great difference in the lives of faculty and their students. Jack and Wanda McGraw Scholarship Longtime trustee and champion of Christian education Jack McGraw and his wife, Wanda, established this scholarship endowment supporting children of missionaries by a gift from Jack’s estate following his passing in 2004. In 2008, the beautiful and functional McGraw Pavilion at Lawson Commons was named after this wonderful couple. James O. Baird and S.F. Morrow Endowment Created in honor of former OC president James O. Baird and S.F. Morrow in July 1986, this scholarship supports students training to become ministers. Mr. Morrow is President Baird’s grandfather. Jerald Parker Scholarship for Engineering This scholarship endowment was established in 1995 to assist outstanding engineering students following their freshman year. J.E. Wright Scholarship This scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy OC students. J.G. Stratton Endowment This general endowment was set up by J.G. Stratton through an estate bequest in 1991. J.J. Millican Chair in Accounting This endowed chair was created in 2004 by OC board chair Don Millican and his wife, Donna, in memory of Don’s father, Joe (J.J.) Millican. The endowment supports the needs of the University, with particular emphasis on the efforts, programs, activities, faculty, staff and students related to the accounting discipline in the College of Professional Studies. The annual J.J. Millican Lecture Series has become a well-respected event, drawing accountingrelated experts and national figures to the OC campus. Joe F. and Dorothy Kelsey Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up in 1972. Joe McCormack Endowment for International Studies In 2005, this endowment was established by friends and former students of Joe McCormack, under whose leadership OC’s international programs were developed and grew. This endowment provides scholarship support for students who participate and make a difference in international study.
Leo and Mabel Scott Scholarship This student scholarship endowment was created by an estate gift from Leo and Mabel Scott in 2003. The Scotts, from Thackerville, Oklahoma, were generous and dedicated supporters of OC. The beautiful Scott Chapel on the second floor of the WilliamsBranch Biblical Studies Center is named in their honor. Leon and Beula Wall Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up by Leon and Beula Wall in 1992. Leon and Myra Lugar Business Scholarship Endowment In 2007, Leon and Myra Lugar’s estate funded two scholarship endowments, one created to support students majoring in a business-related discipline, and the other a general scholarship. Lester and Jean Stafford Endowment The Staffords set up this general endowment in 1991. Lille Teague Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up by a gift from the estate of Lille Teague in 1990. Lionel & Tommie Jo Walker Graduate Bible Scholarship This endowment assists graduate Bible students at OC through scholarship funding. It was founded by Lionel and Tommie Jo Walker. Lloyd B. and Nancy Mitchell Endowment This general endowment was set up by Mr. Lloyd Mitchell in 1995 through a gift of real estate. Lo Ree Murrell Ewing Endowment This scholarship endowment was created by the generosity of LoRee Murrell Ewing. It was put in place to help deserving young men and women obtain a quality education at OC. Lorlene Patterson Scholarship Established in 2003 by her children Harry Patterson and Susie Patterson Jackson, in honor of their mother, Lorlene, this general scholarship endowment was designed to assist students in a variety of disciplines.
John R. and Berta Elva McRay Scholarship This scholarship was established by the McRay family in 1986 to encourage and benefit students studying ministry. Joseph and Beatrice Hargis Scholarship Created in 1991 by Joseph and Beatrice Hargis, this scholarship is given to outstanding OC business students who show potential to become leaders in the business community. Ken and Sharron Davidson Scholarship Created in 2004 by OC trustee Ken Davidson and his wife, Sharron, this endowment funds a scholarship for full-time students from South Yukon church of Christ in Yukon, Oklahoma.
Laurence and Loyce Youngblood Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was created in 2007 by a generous gift by Oklahoma City businesswoman and philanthropist Loyce Youngblood. Leftwich Business Scholarship Longtime accounting professor Howard Leftwich began funding this endowment in 1980 to provide financial assistance to deserving business students. Leo and Alice Harmon Scholarship Leo and Alice Harmon began this general student scholarship in 1984.
Louis W. and Bertha Mae Beck Scholarship This scholarship is designed to provide meaningful scholarship support for an OC student studying pre-law. This scholarship was established to encourage excellence among students in the prelaw program; it was established by the Louie Beck family.
“There are three kicks in every dollar. One when you make it. One when you save it. One when you give it away. And the last is the biggest of all.” William Allen White Lucille D. Aubrey Memorial Scholarship Judge David J. Aubrey started this endowment in 1997 to provide scholarships for students who attend the Walter, Oklahoma, Church of Christ or Camp LuJo Kismif, or who hail from Cotton County or elsewhere in southwestern Oklahoma. Lucinda Alice Treat Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up by an estate gift in 1974. Luther Gieger Scholarship This scholarship endowment, created in 1993 in honor of longtime minister Luther Gieger, is designed to provide financial assistance to students majoring in Bible. Lynn Nored Scholarship This endowment, funded by family, friends and grateful former students of Lynn Nored, was created in 2006 to fund scholarships for students majoring in electrical engineering, with preference to those who are specializing in communications. Lyle and Mary Harms Engineering Scholarship Created in 1987 by trustee Lyle Harms and his wife, Mary, this endowment funds scholarships for worthy engineering students. Lynn Tyler Engineering Scholarship This endowment was established by Lynn and Jan Tyler in 2002. This scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy OC students. Margie O’Neal Memorial Scholarship This memorial endowment was established in 2003 in memory of Mrs. Margie O’Neal by her family. Mabel G. Miles Scholarship This scholarship was set up in 1999 by Mr. Miles through a bequest in his will. It supports students preparing for a career in education. Mac Currey Scholarship Mildred Dotts and Paul Currey created this scholarship in 1995 for students from several children’s homes: Manuelito Navajo, Hope Harbor, Tipton and Westview Boys Home.
Malcom and Alice Hinckley Endowment This endowment was established to assist OC students studying in the Biblical Studies program. Math and Computer Science Scholarship Established in 1997 by alumni Jeff Dimick and Jonathan Junker, who studied math and computer science at the University, this endowment supports full-time math and/or computer science majors. Max Dobson Physical Education Scholarship In 1998, this scholarship was funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation in honor of longtime OC coach and athletic director Dr. Max Dobson to support students majoring in physical education or elementary or secondary education. Mayola Tippens Morgan Bible Scholarship This scholarship is designed to assist worthy students majoring in Bible. This scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy OC students.
“Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.” Anonymous McBride Center for Faith and Literature Endowment This fund was established in 2004 by a host of family, friends and admirers of Dr. and Mrs. Bailey McBride. Bailey and Joyce are known for their strong encouragement and love for generations of OC students. Among other things, this endowment funds a highly-respected annual lecture series and student scholarships. McBride Foundation Scholarship for Nursing The McBride Foundation Endowed Scholarship for Nursing will be funded with a gift from the McBride Foundation. The scholarship, for upper-division nursing students who maintain a high academic standard, is intended to support and enhance OC’s nursing program and address the nursing shortage in our state. McIntosh Scholarship This scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy OC engineering students. McMullen Engineering Scholarship This scholarship benefits full-time students who are candidates for engineering degrees. It was established by Denise Cutbirth, a longtime friend, and her husband Jim, a colleague of Robert and Ed McMullen. Melvin and Mary Jones Scholarship This general scholarship was established in 1987 by Melvin and Mary Jones.
Mercer and Aleta Gregory Education Scholarship This scholarship is used to fund scholarships exclusively in OC’s Department of Education. It benefits active members of a local church of Christ congregation. In honor of Mercer and Aleta and their lives of Christian influence, this endowment was funded by their daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Keith Beachler. Mike and Kathy McDonald Scholarship In 2004, family and friends of Mike McDonald created this general scholarship to honor an inspiring friend and colleague of many as a permanent endowment in his memory. Morris and Dorothy Fowler Scholarship This endowment provides scholarships to children of church of Christ ministers who wish to become church of Christ ministers themselves. Second preferences are given to students desiring to major in Bible, especially those wanting to enter pulpit ministry. Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Post Memorial Scholarship This scholarship, begun in 1982 by the Post family, aids students serving in Christian ministries. Myrtle V. Bailey Endowment This general endowment was established in 1984 by Myrtle Bailey through her charitable remainder unitrust. Nell A. Sutton Endowment This general endowment was set up through an estate bequest in 1978. Nellie M. Orf Scholarship Fund Established in 1994 by a stock gift from Mrs. Nellie M. Orf, this endowment funds scholarships for ministry students.
Norma Keller Henry Scholarship This scholarship endowment, which supports students in mathematics, physics, chemistry and home economics, was set up by Mrs. Henry through a bequest in her will in 2005.
Pat Lawson Chair for the College of Arts and Sciences Set up in 2005, this endowed chair honors Pat Lawson, one of the University’s most enthusiastic and effective volunteers and supporters.
North Irving Church of Christ Endowment The North Irving Church of Christ Endowment Fund is intended to support the University by providing annual funding and assistance for the Tom & Ada Beam Library in accordance with the library’s mission. The funds allow the library to develop additional resources and services that impact the faith and learning of OC students, and help support the church of Christ throughout the nation and the world.
Patsy J. Tippens Music Scholarship This scholarship endowment was created to provide annual scholarship monies to one or more full-time OC students who are pursuing a major related to music.
Oakcrest Scholarship This scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy OC students.
Paul and Jeanine Varner Language and Literature Endowment In 2007, this endowment honors longtime OC family members Dr. Paul Varner and Dr. Jeanine Varner. It provides scholarship support to students majoring in the literary arts.
OCWA Endowment Fund The Oklahoma Christian Women’s Association set up this general scholarship endowment in 2003. This endowment is entirely funded by OCWA members’ Second Mile membership gifts.
“No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.” Charles Dickens OG&E Honors Program Scholarship Endowment This endowment was created in 2004 by a generous six-year commitment from OGE Energy Corporation. It funds scholarships for OC Honors Program participants. Park Plaza Scholarship This scholarship endowment was created in 2004 by members of Park Plaza church of Christ in honor of three longtime elders and their wives: Charlie and Alma Mahaffey, Cline and Betty Mansur, and Frank and Maxine Owsley.
Paul and Inez Kelley Scholarship Created in 1997, this scholarship primarily assists seniors nearing graduation.
Paul Strasbaugh Scholarship This student scholarship was established in 2006 by friends and colleagues of longtime Oklahoma City leader Paul Strasbaugh. Perry McBroom Scholarship Endowment This endowment was created in 1989 by the family and friends of Perry McBroom, who was a math and science teacher. Phelps and Hazel Berry Scholarship This scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy OC students. Ralph and Maurine Fails Scholarship Maurine Fails created this endowment in memory of her husband, Ralph, in 1995. Preference is given to students from western Oklahoma.
Ralph and Wilene Disch Scholarship In 1989, Ralph and Wilene Disch created this scholarship for deserving students who are “diamonds in the rough,” with preference given to those who could not otherwise attend college.
Arts scholarship seeks to inspire and reward students who aspire to excellence in writing or publishing at the national level. The Music scholarship provides opportunities for students who are inspired to pursue a career in music.
Randall’s Food Market Scholarship This scholarship endowment was set up by chairman Robert and Mrs. Kay Onstead in 1985. It is awarded to business majors.
Robert and Anne Sherrod Scholarship A family member of the Sherrods set up this scholarship endowment in 1991 for students interested in Bible and pulpit preaching.
Ray H. and Omalee Warlick Scholarship This endowment was set up by an estate gift from the Ray and Omalee Warlick Trust in 1994 to support ministry students. R.E., Lottie S. and Augustine H. Warren Family Scholarship This student scholarship was established in 1994 by R.E. Warren to assist U.S.-born students, with preference for students from southeastern Oklahoma. R.E. and Grace Cogswell Scholarship This student scholarship was created in 1980 by Dr. R.E. Cogswell. OC also is home to Cogswell Hall, built in 1958, which was generously supported by R.E. and Grace. Reader’s Digest Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up in 1973 by DeWitt Wallace, the founder and co-chairman of Reader’s Digest. Rich and Renai McClanahan Scholarship Endowment This scholarship endowment was created by Rich and Renai McClanahan in 2006 to provide an annual scholarship to one or more full-time students at OC. Richard and Pat Lawson Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was established in 1989 by Richard and Pat Lawson, true alumni champions of Oklahoma Christian University. Richard Lawson Chair for the College of Professional Studies This endowed chair was created in 2005 and honors outstanding alumnus and trustee Richard Lawson for his difference-making support and leadership. Richard Greenwood Scholarship The Tulsa Christian Foundation created this endowment in 1998 in Richard Greenwood’s honor to award scholarships for accounting majors. Riley Sheets Scholarship This scholarship was set up to assist students who are international students majoring in the field of biology. Roaring Lambs Fellowship Endowment The Roaring Lambs Fellowship Endowment initiated and anonymously funded two scholarships in 2008. The Language
Robert Glenn Rapp Endowment for Music Scholarships Established in 2005 by a generous commitment from the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation in Oklahoma City, this scholarship assists students majoring in music or a music education-related discipline. Robert J. and Velma Wheeler Scholarship This scholarship endowment was set up in 1994 by the Velma Wheeler estate to assist ministry students. Robert McMillan Math Scholarship This endowed scholarship, funded by gifts from alumni and friends, supports math students. It was initiated in 2002 by his wife, Kay, along with her two daughters and their husbands, Robin and Dan Waugh, and Jana and John Newsom.
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” Henry Van Dyke Rose Taylor Scholarship This scholarship benefits students majoring in the area of language and literature who reside in Oklahoma, particularly in Bryant County. Rosemary Wilson Harrison Scholarship In 2003, the family of Rosemary Wilson Harrison created this scholarship in her memory. The scholarship provides annual scholarships to numerous students with a vocational ministry major. Royce and Mary Mires Scholarship This student scholarship endowment was created in 2005 by the Mires’ four daughters to honor the memory of their parents. The four sisters, Sue Antwine, Delores Hanna, Joan Chuesberg and Vida Walker, credit their parents for their love and support of Christian education. Strategic Endowment Fund This endowment was created in 2007 by anonymous donors to provide annual funds for strategic projects and efforts at the University. Sterling Varner Engineering Scholarship This scholarship was created in 1995 by Sterling and Paula Varner to assist worthy OC students studying engineering.
Thelma Gaylord Forum Endowment One of the most beautiful and functional outdoor areas on campus is the Thelma Gaylord Forum. This endowment was established in 1987 by Edward L. and Thelma Gaylord to maintain the Forum in an attractive and functional state. Thomas J. and Glenna K. Trimble This endowment was established to assist OC students from Arizona with financial need. Tina Ryan Scholarship This scholarship is designed to provide long-term scholarship support for worthy OC students. Proceeds from a book written by F. I. Stanley went to start this scholarship fund. Mr. Stanley set up the fund to honor Tina Ryan, who was killed in an auto accident in spring 1985. Tippens Family Scholarship This scholarship endowment was established in 1987 and supported by Ed Tippens and Mayola Tippens Kerr Morgan to benefit worthy students studying Bible. Tom and Ada Beam Scholarship In 2006, the elders of the Boston church of Christ established this scholarship in Tom and Ada’s memory to honor their lives of faith. Student recipients major in academic disciplines related to missions or political science. Tom and Ada Beam Service Scholarship This scholarship was set up by Tom and Ada Beam in 2001. Students must demonstrate a strong lifetime goal, desire and commitment to serve people as Jesus did. Tom and Ada Beam Service Scholarship Fund This scholarship fund was set up in 1996 by Mrs. Ada Beam in the memory of her husband, Tom, for service- and missionoriented students. Truman and Karen Shope Scholarship Truman and Karen Shope funded this general scholarship endowment in 2007 to carry out the OC mission of transforming lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service. VanWinkle Memorial Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up in 1997 by the Swanson Family Trust in memory of Rickey VanWinkle. Vera Symcox Scholarship This general scholarship endowment was set up by Raymond and Vera Symcox in 1986. Vernon McNally Scholarship This Bible scholarship endowment was established in 2005 by Edna McNally in honor of her husband. W.D. Chabino Scholarship Funded in 2004 by an estate gift from W.D. Chabino, this
scholarship is given to full-time students with high moral character and integrity. W.E. and Bonnie McIntosh Set up in 1988, Bill and Bonnie McIntosh fashioned this scholarship endowment to provide funds for many students each year. One of the University’s most beautiful indoor venues, the McIntosh Conservatory, is named after these generous supporters. William Davisson Endowment This endowment was created through the estate of Judge William Davisson in 1968. Davisson was a longtime supporter of the University, and gave significant gifts in 1962 for the Davisson American Heritage building and in 1975 for Davisson Hall to honor his late wife, Reba. W.O. and Lucille Beeman Scholarship This scholarship endowment was established in 1974 by W.O. and Lucille Beeman. W.O. served as the University’s first business manager. He authored the first historical account of the institution: Oklahoma Christian College – Dream to Reality, The Story of the First Twenty Years, 1950-1970. W.T. Payne Pool Maintenance Endowment In 1980, the University’s new athletic center was named after generous supporter W.T. Payne. This endowment maintains the facilities of the Payne Athletic Center, including the large pool available for community use.
NORTHWEST ENDOWMENT FUND The Northwest Endowment Fund was originally established with Cascade College endowed scholarship assets with the commitment that all scholarship funds will continue to be used as specified by the donors. The spendable income from the fund is used primarily to help provide Christian higher education for students from the region traditionally served by Cascade College, as well as for efforts to strengthen and nurture churches of Christ in the Northwest. The Northwest Endowment Fund has already helped 63 students from the Pacific Northwest attend Oklahoma Christian University with scholarships totaling $218,000. Additional information about the Northwest Endowment Fund, including scholarship applications and church enrichment grant applications, can be found at www.oc.edu/nwef. Annette Kelley Scholarship Endowment This scholarship endowment was established to honor Annette Kelley, the late wife of G. Howard Kelly. It provides scholarships to worthy students from the Pacific Northwest with preference given to students majoring in a field of Bible.
Evelyn Davis Endowed Scholarship This endowment was established through a generous gift from Evelyn Davis. The endowment provides scholarship dollars to worthy students from churches of Christ in the Pacific Northwest. Preference is given to students majoring in education. Forrest Anderson Endowment This endowment was funded by Forrest Anderson, longtime supporter of Christian education at Cascade College, Columbia Christian College, and Columbia Christian Schools. It provides funding for travel expenses for admitted students considering attending OC, and for travel and recruiting expenses to the Pacific Northwest for OC recruiters.
Bonnie Lee Williams Endowed Scholarship This endowment was established at Columbia Christian College through a 1992 testamentary gift by Bonnie Williams, for students preparing for mission work. Cascade College Scholarship Endowment This unrestricted scholarship is funded through the generosity of numerous donor families who loved Cascade College and sacrificially supported its mission. Central Church of Christ Endowed Scholarship This endowment, named to honor the legacy of the Central church of Christ and its longstanding relationship with Columbia Christian College and Cascade College, assists students from churches of Christ in the Pacific Northwest. Columbia Christian College Scholarship Endowment This unrestricted scholarship is funded through the generosity of numerous donor families who loved Columbia Christian College and sacrificially supported her mission. Don Gardner Scholarship Endowment This endowment honors the life and leadership of Dr. Don Gardner. His career in Christian higher education spanned several institutions, two of which he served as president. Gardner Scholars are worthy students from the Pacific Northwest who attend Oklahoma Christian University. Eugene Edmund Snyder Library Endowment This endowment was funded by Eugene Edmund Snyder, a longtime friend and financial supporter of higher education in the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of this endowment is to provide funding for the library.
Four-County California Endowed Scholarship This scholarship was established by Dr. William and Shirley Hunter of Redding, California. It provides scholarship dollars for students from the California counties of Merced, Monterey, Shasta or Stanislaus. Free Family Scholarship Endowment This endowment was established at Columbia Christian College by Women for Columbia (Treasure Valley Division, #22) to honor the life of Esther Free. It fosters worthy students from the Pacific Northwest who are active in campus life, attend a local church, have financial need, or demonstrate exceptional academic performance. Gene W. and Helen M. Hinds Scholarship Endowment This endowment was established through generous gifts from Hinds Instruments, Inc., and Gene and Helen Hinds. Hinds Family Scholars are worthy students from churches of Christ in the Pacific Northwest majoring in math, engineering, nursing, or the physical sciences. Heiko A. Mansholt Memorial Endowed Scholarship This scholarship was established in memory of Bud Mansholt. It primarily provides scholarships to students with financial need. Additional factors considered include current or former residents of the Pacific Northwest, or who are preparing to serve in either full-time ministry or a vocation directly meeting human needs (e.g. nurses, counselors, teachers, etc.). Homer Duggins Memorial Scholarship Endowment This endowment, which provides for OC students from the Pacific Northwest studying Bible, celebrates the legacy of service and leadership of Homer Duggins. Hugh A. Landreth Memorial Scholarship Endowment This endowment was established to honor the Landreth family, especially Hugh A. Landreth. It supports worthy students from churches of Christ in the Pacific Northwest, with priority given to students who have financial need.
James T. Biggers Scholarship Endowment This endowment was funded by James Biggers of Fresno, California, in 1994. It provides scholarship dollars for worthy students from the Pacific Northwest in good academic standing. Jim Boyd Endowed Scholarship This scholarship was established by friends of Mr. Boyd to honor his life while living, during his courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). The endowment provides scholarship dollars for students who have attended the Newberg Church of Christ in Oregon. Joyce Brown Endowed Scholarship This scholarship, funded by her husband Bruce Brown, honors the life and Christian example of Joyce Brown. Scholarship dollars are awarded to worthy Christian students who are graduates of Columbia Christian Schools, in Portland, Oregon, with a secondary preference given to education majors from the Pacific Northwest in general. J.P. and Gloria Sanders Endowed Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1989 at Columbia Christian College to perpetually honor the lives of Christian service of the late J.P. and Gloria Sanders. Sanders Scholars are students from churches of Christ in the Pacific Northwest, especially those seeking a degree in Biblical Studies with demonstrable financial need. June Breninger Scholarship Endowment This endowment is named in honor of a longtime beloved professor for Columbia Christian College and Cascade College. It provides scholarships for Pacific Northwest students attending Oklahoma Christian University who attend the church of Christ and plan to major in psychology. Monrovia Church of Christ Endowment This endowment was established by the Monrovia Church of Christ elders following dissolution of that congregation in 1984. Monrovia Church of Christ Scholars shall exhibit strong Christian commitment and financial need. Orville and Margaret Evans Scholarship Endowment This endowment, which honors Orville and Margaret Evans, provides perpetual scholarship dollars for worthy OC students from Idaho. Owen Dawson Endowed Scholarship This scholarship was established through the generous giving of Owen Dawson. Dawson Scholars are students who first demonstrate financial need, are married, who must work to afford university expenses, or who exhibit a strong work ethic. Pacific Northwest Ministry Endowment OC established this endowment to provide enrichment programs for churches of Christ in the northwest, as determined by the
Northwest Endowment Board. Travel stipends also may be awarded to students attending other church of Christ colleges. Pacific Northwest Scholarship Endowment This fund was established with existing general endowment assets of Cascade College. Additions to the fund may come from the disposition of assets of Cascade College or from donor contributions to the fund. Patrick Astafan Memorial Scholarship This endowment, known for a time as The Billy Bible Scholarship, was established by members of the Cordova Church of Christ in Rancho Cordova, California, in memory of Patrick Astafan. Students who are members of a capella churches of Christ in the Sacramento region and the Pacific Northwest are considered when no candidates from the Cordova Church of Christ are available. Paul and Fern King Endowed Scholarship This scholarship honors the exemplary lives and Christian service of Paul and Fern King. Scholarships are awarded to worthy students from churches of Christ in the Pacific Northwest. Ralph and Lois Hall Scholarship Endowment This endowment was created through an estate gift from Ralph and Lois Hall to provide annual scholarships to OC students from the Pacific Northwest. Ralph and Mary Lloyd Sanders Scholarship Endowment Ralph Sanders was the younger brother of the late Dr. J.P. Sanders. Ralph and Mary Lloyd were longtime supporters of Columbia Christian College and Cascade College. This scholarship was established through a generous unrestricted provision in their estate plan. Robert H. and Joye Rowland Endowed Scholarship This endowment was established by certain alumni of Columbia Christian College who love and appreciate Bob and Joye Rowland. Rowland Scholars are worthy students from churches of Christ in the Pacific Northwest regardless of their field of academic study. Walter and Lois Skelton Memorial Scholarship This scholarship was established in 1983 at Columbia Christian College. It is a tribute to a pioneer Northwest preacher, Walter Skelton, and his wife Lois. Skelton Scholars are worthy students from churches of Christ in the Pacific Northwest with demonstrable financial need. Every effort was made to ensure that this list of permanent endowments at Oklahoma Christian University is accurate and complete. However, we recognize that errors might have been made. If you wish to report an error, please contact the Office of Advancement at 405.425.5094 and we will do our best to make appropriate corrections.
Honor Roll of Donors
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Anonymous Donors A-Corp Keith and Darlene Beachler (6) Charlie and Lesa Branch (11) Ken and Sharron Davidson (2) Todd and Dee Dobson (16) Freede Family Foundation Jose Freede (13) Freeman Family LLC Jim and Norma Freeman (10) Gaylord Foundation (10) Allen and Karen Goode (4) Paul and Dolores Hanna Ralph and Maxine Harvey (8) Terry and Marty Johnson (4) Richard and Pat Lawson (10) Woody and Crystal Loden (3) Don and Donna Millican (14) OG&E (27) Ken and Carole Parker (8) Phil and Melissa Roe (7) Leo and Mabel Scott Trust (7) The Meinders Foundation (10) Tom and Glenna Trimble (8) Lionel and Tommie Jo Walker (7) Lew and Myra Ward Greg and Valari Wedel (8)
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Anonymous Donors A-1 Freeman AT&T (5) Kaye Aaron (4) Ad Astra Foundation (5) American Fidelity Corporation (12) Richard and Mo Anderson Mike and Donna Sue Arnold (13) Bill Beeman (26) Richard and Ada Blankenship (37) Howard and Mary Blauvelt (10) Jeff and Natalie Bonney (17) Alfred and Judy Branch (11) Charles and Sylvia Branch (8) Broadhurst Foundation (34) Cary and Jill Brown (8) Darrell and Marynel Chabino (4) Dwain and Loretta Chaffin (11) Ralph and Darla Chain (19) J.B. and Helen Chase (12)
Chesapeake Energy (7) Chick-Fil-A (2) Carl and Linda Claxton (2) Conoco, Inc. (35) Consumercare Direct Rick and Carol Copeland (12) Marcus Cox (5) Pat Cox (9) Robert Denyer Gene and Heidi Dickens Jeff Dimick (19) Pauline Duncan E. Paul & Helen Buck Waggoner Foundation (8) Ernst & Young Foundation (2) Clyde and Carolyn Estes (7) Exxon Education Foundation (21) Ray and Marcheta Felts (7) David and Lynn Gaither (20) Brent and Valerie Gooden (7) Geoffrey and Janice Guymer (7) Keith and Susan Hall (12) Bob and Karen Harmon (12) Ryan and Allison Harms (3) Lyle Harms (7) Luke and Kate Hartman (8) Hatton W. Sumners Foundation (8) Kay Heinen (2) Sam and Jerry Hendrix (4) Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. Jack and Hallie Hudkins (14) John and Shirley Huser (19) J-Bar Ranch Mark and Susie Jackson (11) Greg and Mary Jia Farris Johnson (2) Kenny and Kathy Kaaiohelo (10) Howard and Suzanne Kauffmann (12) Kimray Inc. (6) Kirkpatrick Foundation Rick and Kelly Lawson (3) Dewey and Gina Leggett (12) Dale and Enid Lollar (5) Jerad and Brooklyn Lovett (2) Kerry and Karla Lowery (2) Marlin Oil Corporation Maschino, Hudelson and Associates (3) Bob and Sharon May (3) Charles and Ji McFarland (9) Tim and Terri McGraw (5) Travis and Donna McGraw (2) Mercy Health Center (4) Midcon Data Services, LLC (3) MidFirst Bank (8) Military Order of the World Wars (3)
Dan and Ellie Miller (12) Grant and Valda Newton (3) Mike and Nancy O’Neal (11) OCWA Oklahoma City Chapter OCWA Tulsa Chapter Oklahoma Humanities Council Oklahoma Independent Colleges & Universities Oklahoma RedHawks Harry and Brenda Patterson (15) Max and Kerry Pope (26) Jack and Barbara Rowe (12) SMEI Academy of Achievement Keven and Linda Sasser Charles and Linda Shackelford Southwestern Roofing & Metal Inc. (12) Mark and Nancy Stansberry (8) Richard and Anita Stevens Strech Suba (3) Texas Instruments Foundation (20) The Boeing Company (32) The Chatlos Foundation (6) The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation (3) Ed Tippens (8) Mike and Barbara Walker (5) Wayne and Sue Warren (16) Tom and Sharon Winkler (14) Lon and Jane Winton (8) Pen and Robin Woods (10) Don and Patrice Ziegler (8)
2010 Colleagues ($1,000-4,999)
Anonymous Donors A J Atkinson Trust Abbott Laboratories Fund (2) Aegon USA Charitable Foundation (10) Gloria Alesso (6) Alfredo’s Mexican Cafe Kent and Phyllis Allen (4) Bill and Sue Antwine (6) Neil and Joni Arter (12) Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Arvest Bank (5) Peter and Alice Astafan (2) Jonathan Ball (6) Chris and Beth Ballauer (8) BancFirst Mickey and Jane Banister (21) Bank of Oklahoma, N.A.
Kerry and Barbara Barnes Jeffrey and Karen Baskin (2) Nathan Batten (3) Gary and Vickie Baumwart (13) Chester and Debbie Beam (10) Stan and Sheila Bedford (6) Eric and Meagan Begin (6) Andy and Debby Benton Ron and Doris Bever (8) Ed Biggers Jeff and Sherry Bingham (16) David and Claudia Blanchard (3) Virgil Bond (13) Craig and Kelly Bradshaw (3) Cliff and Connell Branan Warren and Melissa Branch (11) William Brink (11) Steve and Gail Brookman (6) Peggy Browder (7) Tod and LeeAnn Brown (2) Tip and Robin Burch (8) Ralph and Gladys Burcham (7) CVS Pharmacy (2) Caciano Family Charitable & Educational Foundation M. and Nancy Calvert CampOC, Inc. Dudley and Vicki Chancey (5) Kevin and Brenda Chilcoat (7) Randy and Dianne Chitwood (8) Stan and Jan Claassen (4) Steve and Becky Clark (4) Glen and Tammy Clubb (2) Colgate Palmolive (4) Chris and Kristi Collins (3) Comanche Home Center (3) Glendon and Juanita Combs (4) Marc and Jody Compton Coppermark Bank (11) Roy and Debra Cowan (10) Doug and Cheryl Cox (12) Robert and Terri Cox Freda Coyner Arnelious Crenshaw (4) Cusack Meats (3) Norman Easter Law Firm DKG Enterprises, Inc. Devon Energy Corporation (7) John and Darla deSteiguer (8) Max and Marilyn Dobson (27) Gary Duncan Stephen and Megan Eck (8) Edmond OU Medical Center (3) Bob and Kathy Elliott (5) Dave and Shirlie Ellis (8)
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Evans & Davis Law Denise Exendine Gerd and Lucky Fecht (11) Gary and Dea Fields (11) Dean and Stephanie Findley (16) Marilyn Fisher (2) W.L. and Marilyn Fletcher Tim and Risa Forrester (15) Fort Gibson Public Schools (2) Fred Jones Family Foundation James and Dean Freie (4) Byron Fullerton (5) Betty Gainer Chip and Allison Garrett (9) Kent and Merle Gatewood (27) George Kaiser Family Foundation (2) Ann Gilliland Lori Gillin David and Krista Glover (8) Bill and Rita Goad (27) David and Sandy Goin (12) Gold Key Warranty Bill and Gale Goodwin Nadine Gotcher (5) Stuart and Darsi Graham (6) David and Cathy Gramling (4) Jay Gramling Grant Thornton Foundation (3) Grant Thornton LLP (6) Steve and Betty Gregg (15) Galen and Donna Groves HSPG & Associates, PC (6) Anthony and Laura Haney Ray Hardin (8) David Harley (2) Joel and Roxanne Harmon (8) Kathy Harmon (7) Larry and Paula Harms (14) Harold and Louise Harris (34) Cliff and Sandy Harris (7) Terry Harris Dorothy Hartman Trust (8) Kent and Nancy Hartman (4) Harold and Denise Hawkins (4) Dan and Jo Ann Hays (27) Heartland Church of Christ Brent and Andrea Heath (12) C.B. and Margie Heath (6) Cam and Andrea Henderson (2) Lisa Hendrick Josh and Kimberly Hensal Heritage Solutions (5) Heritage Trust Co. (7) Bill and Judi Herndon (11) Mike and Jolynn Herndon (13)
Dean and Jacque Hildebrand (14) Patrick and Laurie Hollingsworth (2) John and Donna Holmes Hope for Haiti’s Children Ministries Horti-Care Inc. (5) Image Net Inasmuch Foundation (3) Irving Orthopedics and Sports Medicine J&S Enterprises (6) J.P. Bridwell Farms (2) Phil Jackson Curtis and Kathryn Janz (12) Larry and Ann Johnson (23) Jay and Montine Jones (13) Ray and Marsha Jones Carey and Carol Joullian Larry and Nancy Jurney (4) Jared and Connie Kaaiohelo (2) Barry Kelley Jim Ketcherside (4) Carol King (6) Kirkpatrick Family Fund (5) Dan and Jimieanne Kite (3) Bill and Donna Knight Ken and Mary Knowles (4) Danny and Katy Knox (3) Jeff and Karla L’Hommedieu (9) Lasso Corporation LPL Financial Lakehoma Church of Christ (2) Robert and Donna Lamb (4) Lisa Landrum Chuck and Billye Gaye Lawrence (2) Howard and Marilyn Leftwich (9) James and Kate Leonard (3) Phil and Marilyn Lewis (12) Lidia Law Firm Danney and Janice Lidia (7) Neil and Marjorie Lightfoot Lorentz Oil & Gas, LLC Ray and Carolyn Lovejoy (2) Larry and Jane Luethke (3) Bill and Sarah Luttrell (6) MTM Recognition Quinton and Helen Martin (6) John and Tracy Matlock (2) Bailey and Joyce McBride (27) McClain-Chitwood Office Products Rich and Renai McClanahan (2) Leon and Harriett McQueen (10) Herman and Ladonna Meinders Nathan and Christie Mellor (3) Mid-Hudson Church of Christ Kris and Robyn Miller (12)
Jim and Connie Miller (16) Jack and Karen Millikan (4) Dennis and Phyllis Mitchell (7) Barry and Lynn Mitchell (9) John and Maxine Moore (2) Moriah Real Estate Company (2) Brad and Cindy Morris David and Linda Morton (9) John and Evelyn Mosley LaMoine and Mary Neal (6) New York Life Foundation (14) Curt and Deborah Niccum (5) Nonon Management, LLC Jay and Clari Norman (6) Lawrence and Carol Norris (27) Stafford and Jo Anne North (55) Foy and Lois Ann O’Neal OC Baseball Booster Club OCWA Seminole Chapter (19) OCWA Tahlequah Chapter Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Oklahoma Custom Coating LLC Oklahoma Department of Libraries Oklahoma Sports and Orthopedics Institute Mark and Sherry Olmstead Sandie Olson (4) Peter and Naomi Patton (2) Pfizer Inc. (3) Alan and Donna Phillips (15) Lou Phillips (7) Rhett Poindexter (2) Pointe Vista Development, LLC Kent and Kimberly Pope David and Kim Rainbolt Gene Rainbolt Lana Reynolds (26) Dusty and Nancy Rhodes Allen Richmond (16) Roberson Oil Bobby and Millie Roberson (8) David Robinson Kent and Norma Rollmann (12) Bart and Erin Rowlett (6) Bob and Lynne Rowley (27) John and Anita Royse (5) Rwanda Outreach and Community Partners Brent and Barbara Saffell (7) Clem and Jayna Santine (2) Mike and Sheryl Scherf (27) Mike and Linda Schlachter Keith and Debra Schofield
Russell and Jeanette Schoof (23) Scott Sabolich Prosthetics and Research Center Bruce and Sarah Scott (3) Scripps Howard Foundation (12) John and Sharon Scroggins (8) David and Mary Seat (20) Security State Bank (3) Shaw Financial Services, Inc. Aileen Sheets (2) Truman and Karen Shope (9) Yick Shum Dick and Jeannette Sias (3) Bill and Marilyn Simpson (23) Smith & Pickel Construction Inc. (2) Smith Orthopedics J.C. Smith (7) Gary and Linda Snow (8) Gregg Springer (3) Joe Stafford (17) Lester and Jean Stafford (4) Ron and Lindi Stangeland (27) State Farm (13) Brian and Michelle Stephens (14) John and Emily Stringer (3) Student Government Association (2) Nathan and Stephanie Teague Texas Patriotic Education Foundation (2) The Amelia Earhart Society The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation (7) The Economic Club of Oklahoma (5) The Houck Agency The Wedel Group Gregory and Kathleen Thomas (8) Bill and Kathy Thompson (17) Lonie and Mary Tresnak (18) Tulsa Christian Foundation (18) Lynn and Janet Tyler (19) Union Pacific Corporation (13) United Dining (2) United Healthcare Timothy and Aimee VanWagoner (2) Clint and Sheridan Vaughn (5) Ray and Suzanne Vaughn (8) WFF Facility Services (2) Brady and Jamie Walcott (10) Steve and Beth Walker Lori Walle (6) James and Jennifer Warren (5) Washington Foundation (10) Joe and Nancy Watson (19) Chuck and Marti White (6) Kevin White (7) Renee Wiggins
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Mitch and Shannon Wilburn Mark and Kathy Wiley David and Debra Williams Wayne and Beverly Williams (5) Jim and Anna Wilson Larry and Susan Wilson Windgate Charitable Foundation (2) Paul and Mary Lou Winkler (10) Wishing Well - OC chapter Alan and Billie Wonders Scott and Wendy Wrigley (9) Loyce Youngblood Estate (3)
2010 Supporters ($250-999)
Anonymous Donors Ron and Sharon Ackerman (7) Ken and Lindy Adams (27) Cami Agan (12) Air Assurance (2) Gayla Alexander (3) Ralph and Pauline Anderson (3) Kevin and Karen Archer (2) Gerry and Laura Armstrong (2) Meagan Armstrong (2) Carlton Ash John Austin Mark Austin Roberta Bachmann (9) Jo Bagnetto (3) James and Kela Baird Harrison Barbarick (2) Julie Barchers Baskin and Hadley Financial Services Otis and Maryann Baskin Eugene Beach Walter Beam (18) Michael and Jannel Becker Jeff and Lisa Bennett (8) Bevco, Inc. James Billingsley Bruce and Dorean Blackketter Blake and Kacee Blackwell (3) Will and Amy Blanchard (2) Gary and Brenda Bodine Joyce Boettcher (6) Steve and Charlotte Bounds (6) Richard Branum Gary and Mary Ellen Bridwell (3) Britton Road Church of Christ Britton Vision Associates Matt and Holly Brock (9) Bill Brooks (8) Gary and Michelle Brooks (4)
Joe and Teresa Bryan (2) Kinney and Joan Bryant (17) Doy and Patricia Burchel (7) Thomas Burkhard (13) Brian and Becca Bush (4) Travis Campbell Greg and Debra Carr Mike and Lisa Carroll (8) Carter Asset Management, Inc. Royce Carter Bill and Barbara Cathey (2) Chain Land and Cattle Company (3) Chris Smith Law, PLLC Corey and Carolyn Christensen (5) Citizen’s Bank of Edmond (5) Matt and Maria Clark (3) Brad and Heather Cleveland Coal Oil and Gas Company Gary and Lisa Cobb Randy and Stacy Cochran (7) Community Foundation of the Ozarks Judson and Amanda Copeland (6) Mickey and Vauda Cowan Jerry and Kay Cox Michael Crandall (2) Kirk and Kerri Cunningham Custom Growth Solutions LLC Delta Gamma Sigma (2) David Darrah Bryan Davis (4) James and Karen Davis Judy Davis (16) Ralph and Brenda DeBoard (26) Scott and Teresa DeBoard (6) Mary Jo deSteiguer (7) Michael Deweese (2) Terry and Sandra Dockins Brian and Laurie Dodd (3) Rex Donley Robert Douglas (2) Bill and Pat Downs (7) Don and Marcia Drew Scot and Dawn Eckhart (7) Edmond Church of Christ Edmond Sun Steve and Marcy Eldridge Jeremy Emack (4) Allen England (7) Gregory England Mark and Pam Estep Nelson and Penny Eubank (5) Cary and Laura Falling (12) Donald and Pam Ferguson (15) Len and Caren Feuerhelm (27) John and Nancy Flack (13)
Michael and Mandy Flaming (9) John and Cynthia Fletcher (12) Forrester Brothers Roofing (3) Foundation Management, Inc. Robert and Catharine Fricke Ron and Suzanne Frost (2) David and Beverly Fulbright Garry Fuller (2) Dale Gaither (6) Dane and Triva Gentzler (7) John and Susan Gibbs (2) Loren and Iola Gieger (27) Darrell and Robin Gingerich (11) Donnie and Terri Gipson Tom and Katherine Goforth (5) Larry and Diane Gordon (4) Deryl and Cathy Gotcher (5) Hubert Gragg (5) Jack and Rita Graham (4) Randy and Jennifer Gray (5) Green Country Event Center (2) Wesley and Janise Greenroyd Charles and Jenny Gregg (4) Jo Griffin (3) John Groendyke Brent and Debbie Groves (3) Amber Grubb (2) Geoff Hager Zac and Kellee Hager Hale & Company CPA (2) Walter and Dianna Hamilton (2) Troy and Melba Hamlett (6) Robert and Loretta Hamm (2) Glen and Pamela Hammonds (2) Bill Hamrick (6) Russ and Jan Hanan (3) Arthenia Haney (5) Richard and Marilyn Hankins (7) Andy and Lorie Harbert (6) Harding University L.O. and Marilyn Harrington (5) Charles and Mary Harris (13) Craig and Traca Haslam (3) Randy and Barbara Heath (27) Rick and Janice Hendricks (3) Keel and Nancy Hendricks (2) Craig and Marybeth Henson John and Mindy Hermes (11) Don and Wynn Heyen (8) Ann Hill Seth Hoffberg Dana Holley (13) Dwayne and D’Nisa Hoover-Simmons (2) Mark Hornbaker
Bradley and Lisa Hudson Robert Hughes Gary and Janell Huntsman Donald and Naomi Hurst J. and Gina Huser (3) Jim and Paula Hutton (18) Impact Church of Christ Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women Stephen and Amy Janzen (13) Jeff S. Jones, CPA, PC John Brown University Brian and Lisa Johnson Craig and Kara Johnson (6) Darrel Johnson Ken and Myrna Johnson (4) Roy and Addie Johnston (11) Craig and Heather Jones (3) Heath and Elizabeth Jones (11) Kevin Jones Pat and Carla Jones (5) Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. Journal Record Company Susan Jurney Kanza Bank Joseph Karch Tony and Betty Keesee Craig and Michelle Keiser (6) Dennis and Elaine Kelly (12) Bob and Ruth Kennedy (4) Lucy Kenslow (4) Kerr Foundation Inc. Lloyd and Melissa Kirk David and Jessica Knapp (8) Maurice and Jeanne Knight (9) Scott and Alice LaMascus (13) Clint and Marilyn LaRue (6) Lois Lanier (2) James and Vera Lankford (4) Bob and Judi Lashley (27) Andy and Summer Lashley (9) Alan Latta James and Sue Lauderdale (12) Tony and Terry Lea (4) Michael and Cheryl Lee (2) Don and Janie Leftwich (12) Tony and Marcia Lightsey Bill and Donna Little (5) Charlie and Polly Lockhart (23) David Loken (7) Mobile Giving Foundation Maestro Computer & Cable Services, Inc. Mac Maguire Steven and Lisa Maher (2)
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Cary and Tina Manek (2) John and Connie Maple (21) John and Amy Maple (4) Marc Heitz Chevrolet Alan and Linda Martin (2) Jason and Sara Martin Curt and Stephany Mast Wayman and Margaret Matlock Matthews Funeral Home Keith and Jennifer Mauck (3) Jerry and Dana Mayes (5) Jeff and Tina McCormack (5) Jean McCown (2) Mike and Kathy McDonald Wright (13) Bud and Sarah McFarland (3) Bill and Jennee McHenry (4) Wes and Delisa McKinzie (15) Scott and Kathy McLaughlin (3) Scott McManaman Jeff and Sydney McMillon (7) Lynn and Joy McMillon (27) James and Linda McWilliams Memorial Park Funeral Home (2) Memorial Road Church of Christ (4) Bobby and Christine Merideth (11) Malcolm and Kathy Milligan (6) Billy and Sallie Millspaugh Michael and Annaleise Mitchell (6) Dick and Jackie Morgan (4) Reece and Lareta Morrel Ryan Munson Jamey and Donna Murray Daryl and Gail Nash (13) Art and Jane Neece (21) Ryan and Tammy Newell (12) Paul and Diane Newhouse (5) Thomas and Helen Norris (6) Ted and Beverly Norton (2) Oren USA, Inc. Bradley and Diana Oglesby (2) Oklahoma City Community Foundation (6) Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma Flute Society Kevin and Linda Orr John and Kelly Osborne (11) P & M Industries (2) Pan American Railway Co. Brent Parr (6) Mike and Brenda Partain (10) Roy and Gina Paxton Steven Payne Dwayne Perkins Audrey Phillips
John Pivarnik Steve and Jan Plumlee (2) Richard Poe Jeremy and Jeanese Poole Nathan Pope (2) Phillip and Nancy Prosser (4) Pumps of Oklahoma Mark and Jennifer Raschke (4) Jason and Kathy Ray David and Kimberly Reiter (4) Calvin and Ann Reneau (5) Dee and Kim Renshaw Pat Roberson Randy Robertson (2) Don and Nancy Robinson (6) Ray and Mary Robinson (4) Roofscapes of Oklahoma (4) Randy and Kerianne Roper (7) Roy and Janet Rose Mike and Beverly Rowlett Paul and Jeanne Rowlett Bryan and Katy Roybal (6) Sean and Janet Salisbury Donald and Patricia Sanders (2) Peggy Saylor Greg and Carrie Schaefer (2) Donald and Carol Scott Rob and Katie Seat (4) Harold and Sally Shank (5) Stan and Dawn Shelton Brady Shumate (2) Kurt and Marilyn Siebold (10) Jeff and Pattie Simmons (2) Smith Medical David and Linda Smith (4) Pamela Smith (10) Pat and Virginia Smith (2) Phil and Donna Smith (7) Gerald Snyder (2) Southlake PSE, Inc. Jim and Crevza Squires (2) Tom Stafford (23) Beatrice Steen (3) Grant Stevens (3) Robert and Karen Stevens (12) Tom and Rebekah Story Mary Ann Sudbury (6) Carl Supon Texas Book Company - OC Bookstore April Tate (8) Steve and Angie Thatcher (6) The Williams Companies Inc. (7) Jim and Jennifer Theisen (5) Darin and Jean Thomas Steve and Nancy Thomas
Mark and Darci Thompson (11) Tinker Federal Credit Union Todd and Kathy Wright (2) Stanley and Louise Townsend (4) United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. John Valentine Chance and Jenny Vanover (5) Nathan Vaughan Vaughn Winton & Clark, PLLC Charles and Kay Villines (6) Wal-Mart Foundation Joe and Shirley Waldrop (10) Greg and Rachel Walker (5) Jeff and Bobbie Walker (13) Michael and Kimberly Walker (2) Vicki Wallace (27) Wendell and Rochelle Wardell (13) Tina Ware (12) Luke and Amanda Watson (5) Westwood Church of Christ Roy and Ethelene White Wayne and Kim Whitesell (2) Dick and Dorothy Whitley (12) Wayland and Millie Whitlow Kurt and Erin Whittington (2) Scott and Conchita Wilkerson (12) Ken Wilkins Charles and Joyce Williams Kirk and Tamie Willis (13) Tom and Ula Windle (16) Sam and Tara Winterbotham Doug Woolery (2) Steve and Lisa Wynn (8) Michael and Lynessa Yeats (4) Donald and Linda Young (9) Edward Zack (2)
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Jordan Alexander W.J. and Florence Alkire (3) Charles and Diane Allcorn (3) Harry and Lisadelle Allen (3) Delano and Reta Alley Ira and Pat Allison (3) Terry and Karen Alston Alva Roofing Co. H.G. Anderson (8) Steve and Julie Anderson (23) Ernest and Joyce Andreas (7) Clyde and Gwen Antwine (2) Andrew and Kristie Armstrong (6) David and Martha Arnold Jimmy and Holly Arter (3) Jimmie Asbill (3) Lyle and Carrie Asbill (8) Keith and Alicia Askew (2) Ryan and Heather Askew (5) Joyce Astafan (2) Louis and Mae Astafan (2) Bill Atkins Brooke Aus Brad Austin Steven and Melody Austin Billy and Jodeen Aven Howard and Nancy Avery Floyd and Sylvia Avery (2) David and Linda Axtell Bryan and Rene’ Axtell (3) Charles and Teresa Babb (4) Josh and Sarah Bailey (4) Ted and Teloris Baily (8) Jim and Yodi Baird (19) Ken and Betty Baird (6) Edna Baker (3) James and Sherry Baker Rollen and Margaret Baker (4) Michael and Linda Baker Austin and Sommer Baker Gary and Donna Balch (3) Mike and Barbara Baldwin (5) Bertha Ballard (3) Brent and Kayla Banister Donald and Patricia Bard Daryl and Cindy Barker (6) Ralph Barker Willie and Thelma Barkus (2) George and Bonnie Barnard Lyle and Judy Barnard Rory and Ronda Barneche Don and Marita Barnett (4) David and Terri Barr Carol Baxter (3) Paul Bayley
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Thelma Bayley Floyd and Myrna Beal (3) Ralph Beam Norman Bean (3) Marian Beavers (8) Dottie Beckloff (9) Kenneth and Pat Beckloff (11) James Bedner James and Lucy Bell (5) Gerry and Lorna Bell Ruth Bell (7) Stephen Bell (2) Danny and Linda Benefield Gary and Amanda Benefield James Bentley Richard and Amy Berry (2) Annabelle Best (3) Doyle and Geralyn Beverly (7) Louise Beyer Sabrina Bierman (3) Barry and Vicky Billings (3) Brent and Suzie Billingsley (3) Ronnie Billups Dean and Linda Bingham (4) James Binkley Ken and Wanda Bishop (2) Adam and Jennifer Blackerby Ralph and Vanna Blackerby (2) James and Chelsea Blake David and Angela Blankenship G.T. and Libby Blankenship (2) Larry and Carolan Bledsoe (2) Larry and Nanette Bledsoe Waylyn and Janette Blevins (2) Francis and Elaine Boda Michael and Debbie Bohn Irene Bolin Jim and Sue Bond John and Alta Bond (10) Tony and Kim Booth Luke Bost Don and Grace Boulton (7) Jane Bowden Timothy and Lenetta Bowling (3) Orville Box Todd Box Kenneth Boyd (5) Linda Boyd (3) Lyndon Boyer William and Carolyn Boykin Doug and Kristy Bradley (5) Durward and Alice Bradshaw (11) Joseph Brevetti McLee and Clara Brewer Tom and Cynthia Brewer
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Ray and Joy Downen (3) Dr. Garrick Shreck DO, PC John and Sue Draper Lloyd and Ramona Draper (12) Billie and Becky Drewery Tim and Karen Driskill (12) Dee and Linda Drumm Neill and Vickie Dubberstein Brian and Gina Duckwall George and Sherry Duncan Joanna Dunlap Thad and Dakota Dunn Riley Dunn Clay and Shyla Dwyer (5) Hershel Dyer (7) Ned Earnest (3) Jim and Gloria Easley Michael and Carol Ebert (2) David and Janice Ebert Kit and Lisa Eccles (3) Christopher Eckert Sharon Edd (2) Becky Edwards Jim and Sarah Eggleston David and Stephanie Ehlers Jim and Lynn Elkins (24) Edward Elko (7) Keith Ellingson Michael and Naomi Elliot Robert and Nova Elliott (9) Joy Ellis Max and Bonnie Ellis (7) Vernon Ellis (6) Bonnie Ellison (2) Barbara Elmore Jason and Erin Engelke (5) Jack and Pat English (7) Ward English (3) Ivonna Ervin (10) Leyla Esmen (2) Morgan and Jessica Estes (6) Kim Evans (3) Nancy Ewald (7) Experian Judith Ezzell Berlin Fang Karen Farmer Lucian and Luellen Farrar (6) Joe and Connie Faust Sue Felts (3) Larry and Deborah Ferguson Karen Fernandez Tom Finch Bob and Chloe Findley (3) Janet Fisher
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Jim and Hannah Hoffmeister (4) Marc and Margaret Hoffmeister (3) HoganTaylor LLP Harold Holland (2) Karen Holland Charles and Jacque Hollar Leland and Gena Holliday Teddy Hollis (4) Gary and Joye Holmes (5) Jerry and Dolores Holt Jerry and Veda Holt (5) Steven and Lisa Hopkins Harold and Irene Hornbaker (5) Sylvan and Helen Horne J.W. and Charlene Hosey (4) David Howard Dean and Loma Howard (2) Tim and Debbie Howard (2) Jack and Janis Howell Lorene Howell Verda Howie (2) Claudette Hudelson Doug and Linda Hudkins (3) Jack and Angelia Hudkins Carol Hughes Kevin and Carol Hughes Travis Hughes Vonda Hughes (3) Wendell and Gaye Hughes (2) Raymond and Paradee Hui (8) Alex Humphrey (3) Kirk and Danna Humphreys (2) Nan Hunt (3) Forrest and Dena Hunter (8) Robert Hurlocker Joy Hursh William and Jo Ann Hurst (11) Tyrone Hurst Jim and Jeannie Hutton (2) IBM (10) Alta Immell J. Peter Kierl, DDS, MS Ricky and Ronna Jackson (8) Thomas and Marylen Jackson (6) Bud and Gayle James (5) Bobby and Gayle Johns (3) Matt Johns (4) Wanda Johns (2) Annette Johnson (4) Thomas and Cindy Johnson (4) Darrell and Karen Johnson Edward and Mary Sue Johnson Elaine Johnson (4) Melinda Johnson Russell and Elizabeth Johnson
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Andrew Martony Beverly Martony Danny and Nancy Mason (6) Hugh and Joyce Matlock Michael and Mary Matlock (6) Glen and Winnie Matthews Don and Archie Mauck (3) Ron and Ginger Mauck Ruby Mayes Chris and Traci Mayfield (2) Linda Mayle David and Elaine Maynard (3) Jack and Ethel Maynard (3) Richard and Gwen McAlister (4) Brad and Sarah McBride (12) Nathaniel McBroom Thomas and SuAnne McBroom (4) Ray and Wilma McChristian (11) Mark and Linda McClain Mary McClain (3) Bruce and Bernice McClure (3) Steve McCormack Betty McCoy (7) Jesse and Amy McCracken (6) Walter and Sally McCutcheon (4) Carol McDonald Robert and Dorothy McDoniel Tessa McGee Patrick and Rita McGinnis (11) Terry and Betty McGrath (6) David McGuire (7) Delton and Valerie McGuire (6) Jeff and Teresa McIlroy (3) Bruce and Catherine McIntosh (2) Dale and Colleen McKean Terry and Terrie McKean John and Peggy McKee (10) Kieth and Elaine McKee Tim and Patricia McKeever (5) Joe McLain Doris McLeod Linda McMichael Kaye McMillan (7) Ronald McMillan (3) A.W. and Sue McMurray (6) Aubrey and Dorothy McNally (3) Harold and Evelyn McRay (6) Suzanne Mears Colin and Fawn Meeks Krishna Mentreddi (2) Ted and Margaret Merritt (3) Wesley and Janice Merritt (2) William and Julia Merry Michael Becker, MD, FACOG Patricia Middle
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Stephen Mikus Eric and Jill Milesi (8) Nancy Miller Sammy and Louise Miller Winona Miller (3) Barry and Deborah Milliner Treva Mincieli Danny and Leslie Minor (6) Herb Minor Anna Minyard (3) Wilbert Mires (5) Robert and Jane Mitchell (5) Karel Mitchell (5) Jane Mobley (7) Jacob and Linda Mogel (5) Ruby Molloy (3) Bob and Bebe Montgomery (5) Amy Moody Lora Moody Scott and Kimberley Moody Bob Mooneyham (3) Scott and Carla Moore Dorothy Moore (2) Sandra Moore Virginia Moore (6) Vivian Moore (3) Burke Mordy Christy Mordy Donnie and Marie Morgan (7) Billy and Irene Morgan Burt Morphis Joshua and Lindsey Morris Ron and Lori Morris (3) Pat Morse (4) Maxine Morton Richard and Emma Mosby Michael Mosley (19) David and Gwen Moss (6) Jon and Karen Mouser (2) Valerie Mudge Sharon Mundy Gary and Beth Murdock (3) Booker Murphy (4) Jim and Nancy Murray Dean and Laura Murray Morgan Nash Judy Nevius New Hope Church of Christ Julianne Newberry Marvin and Debbie Newberry (7) Mark Newey John and Jana Newsom Tony and Linda Nichols (8) James and Lizabeth Nicholson Beatrice Nielsen
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Joseph Smith (5) Lee and Wanda Smith (3) Mary Smith Paul and Betty Smith Robert and Nita Smith (4) Shon and Shannan Smith Steven Smith Wanda Smith (3) Mike and Linda Snodgrass (6) Sam and Molly Snyder Sue Sorrels Joe Spaulding (5) Henry and Connie Spencer Edward and Nancy Spencer Jen Spencer (3) Clint and Rachel Spencer Lola Spriggs (7) Phil and Regina Stacy Jim and Paula Stafford Robert and Linda Stalcup Tim Stamper Greg and Terri Stamps (7) Vint and Tisha Stamps (5) Keith and Susan Stanford (9) Gaines and Jean Stanley Gaines and Vickie Stanley Kenneth and Thearl Stanley (2) Sharon Stanley Bill and Betty Starks (2) Charles and Sharon Steele (2) Danny and Dixie Steele Jarrod Steele Mary Ann Steele Megan Stender Bob and Ridglea Stephens (4) Dorothy Stephens (3) Douglas Stephens Lindsey Stephenson Carl and Shawna Steplock (4) Ralph and Dorothy Steury James and Colleen Stevens (2) Lonnell Stewart (2) Ken and Marilyn Stewart Marvin and Loreta Stewart (2) Ray Stewart (2) Teresa Stewart Glenn Stinchcomb Chris and Connie Stinnett Dennis and Janice Stites (3) Joe Stockton (11) Duane and Colleen Stofan (3) Roy Stone Don and Kelly Stoneking Jack and Ruby Stout Christopher and Marianne Strande (5)
Carol Strickland (2) Frederick and Sondra Strietelmeier Gary Struck Gerald and Kathleen Struck Jean Sudbury (14) John Sudbury (14) Darrel and Madonna Sullivan (7) Michael and Sheila Sullivan (4) Summit Financial Group Jackie and Nancy Sutterfield Edith Swanson Kurt and Joyce Swanson (6) Robert and Teresa Swarb Terry Swisher Arthur Sykes (2) Marion and Frankie Tallon (2) Darcy Tate (4) Helen Tate (3) Bobbie and Opal Taylor Margaret Taylor Terrel and Charlotte Taylor Bill and Peggy Teague (3) Scott and Beth Tefft (5) David Terry Franklin and Marilyn Terry (6) George Terry (3) Joseph Tharp Michael and Traci Thatcher (3) Kevin and Janet Thie (5) Cullen and Mary Lou Thomas (2) Dale and Jeanette Thomas Trent and Fran Thomas Holly Thomas (2) Mark and Debbie Thomas (6) Jay Thompson Steve and Connie Thompson (6) Tommy Thompson (4) Paula Thornton Virgil and Mary Thurman (2) Ben and Dara Tinius (5) Terry and Donna Tippens Joe and Ruby Tobey (10) Charles and Phyllis Todd Joe and Dottie Togami (11) Jonathan and Laura Tokosh (4) Teri Tolbert (3) Nancy Toms Krista Tower Charles Townsend (2) Joe and Marsha Trammel (2) Allan and Courtney Trimble (2) Iona Trimble (3) Neil and Gwen Trowbridge (4) Andrew and Janet Trudgen Joe Trumbly
Pat Tucker (3) Steve and Linda Turkish (7) Kyle Turman Gene and Anita Turney (3) Ruth Tydings Ben and Kelly Tyson (3) Up-Lan, Inc. Daniel and Joanna Valdez (3) Joshua and Angelique Van Hooser (2) Linnea Van Winkle (4) Jessica Van Zandt (4) David and Carol Vanhooser (4) Jess and Harriett Vanhooser (7) Paula Varner (2) Michael and Anne Verner John and Marcia Vincent (6) Samuel Visalli (5) Rick and Valerie Visor Paul Vitale Doug and Jeanette Vrana Walter and Juanita Wagener Marlene Waitman (2) Gary Walcott (5) Peter and Kim Walden (2) David and Danielle Waldo (11) Nicole Walk Terry and Cheryl Walk Betty Walker Don and Sandra Walker (2) Dorothy Walker (14) Jean Walker Laura Walker (5) Julian Wallace Ron and Maria Wallace (4) James and Claire Walton (7) Richard and Susan Walton David and Carla Walulik David and Cynthia Walvoord (3) Sam and Crislyn Ward (2) Mona Ward Sylvia Ward (10) Mitchell and Emily Warren (4) Gary Warren Louis and Rebecca Warren Marshall Warren Jennifer Warrior Karen Watkins Jeff and Deanna Watson (3) Robert and Donna Watson Nancy Watts Joshua Wayland Timothy and Sharon Wayland Alayna Wearly (2) Ross Weaver Sarah Webb (7)
Board of Trustees
Honor Roll of Donors
Beatrice Weber (3) Robbie and Shari Weeden Gloria Wehrenberg John and Sandy Welfare John and Diane Welker Westside Church of Christ Benny and Margaret Whaley (14) Arlene Wheeler Leahman Whelchel Karl Whisennand Ann White Doug and Becky White (5) Stephen and Kathy White (4) Kris and Sherry White Heath and Tiffany Wiederstein Ralph and Janice Wilcoxson David and Angie Wilhite Charlotte Wilkerson (4) David Wilkinson Merle Wilkinson Ben and Belinda Williams Bryan and Delise Williams (12) Don and Elizabeth Williams Lee and Janet Williams Jeremy Williams K.C. and Kathy Williams Grover and Pamela Williams Bill and Dot Williamson (3) Billy and Kamilla Willis (7) Amy Wilson (6) Annette Wilson Bill and Linda Wilson (3) Jack Wilson Nell Wilson Ron and Terri Wilson (2) Aaron and Lynn Wiltshire (2) Amy Windell (2) Edgar and Nancy Winn Terry and Tina Winn (12) Ida Fay Winters Lawrence and Tami Wisniewski Gary and Tandy Witherspoon (4) Ronald and Bobbie Witten (5) Don and Sheryl Witten (8) Bill and Rose Wolf Clayton Wood Kevin and Christie Wood (3) Phil and Diana Wood (11) Ruby Wood (3) Linda Woodrow (8) Woods Dirt Contractors, Inc. Marvin Woody (3) Terrie Wooldridge Robert and Brenda Woolery Brent and Holly Worden (4)
Connie Wray (2) Anita Wright (2) David and Marsha Wright (2) Dick Wright (3) Laura Wright William and Linda Wright (9) Robert Wright Steve and Gwen Wright William Wright (3) Gene and Althea Yeats (10) Wayne and Cindy Yeats (6) James and Sue Yocum (2) Robert and Pam Yother George and Thelma Young Jimmy and Mary Young Riley and Beverly Young Robert and Anita Young Joe and Robyn Zammit Larry and Jeanette Zeller (5) Raymond Zetts Matthew and Rebecca Zimmerman
Matching Gift Donors 2010
2010 HONOR ROLL OF DONORS The Honor Roll of Donors is printed strictly to acknowledge donor gifts. Any other use is unauthorized. The Honor Roll includes the names of donors whose gifts were made between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2010. Gifts made after December 31, 2010, will be recognized in the 2011 Honor Roll of Donors. Although every effort has been made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the Honor Roll, weacknowledge that errors may have occurred. If you wish to report an error, please call (405) 4255094 or mail your correspondence to: Oklahoma Christian University Office for Advancement Box 11000 Oklahoma City, OK 73136-1100
Abbott Laboratories Fund Aegon USA Charitable Foundation Inc. American Fidelity Assurance Co. The Arthur J. Gallagher Foundation B.A.E. Systems Bernard Mcdonough Foundation The Boeing Gift Matching Program Colgate Palmolive ConocoPhillips dcp Midstream Devon Energy Corporation Ernst & Young Foundation Exxon Education Foundation Glaxosmithkline IBM International Foundation Lockheed Martin Corporation New York Life Foundation OG&E Pfizer Inc. Portland General Electric Progressive Insurance Foundation Raytheon Matching Gifts for Education Program Scripps Howard Foundation State Farm Texas Instruments Foundation Textron Matching Gift Program Union Pacific Corporation The Williams Companies Inc.
Michael D. Arnold Area President Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc. Houston, Texas Kerry Barnes Vice President of Retail Columbia Sportswear Vancouver, Washington Richard Blankenship, DVM Retired Veterinarian Edmond, Oklahoma Mark A. Brewer, PhD Vice-Chair Senior VP and CIO Seagate Technology, Inc. Edmond, Oklahoma
Todd A. Dobson Treasurer Chair, Finance Committee CFO/Executive Vice President MidFirst Bank Edmond, Oklahoma David Duncan, DMin Minister Memorial Church of Christ Houston, Texas Michelle Eggleston, JD Attorney Amarillo, Texas Susie Jackson Community Volunteer Ardmore, Oklahoma
David M. Seat Chair, Advancement Committee EVP and Regional Executive BancFirst Corporation Edmond, Oklahoma
Grant Newton, PhD Consultant/Executive Director AIRA Medford, Oregon
Mark A. Stansberry CEO & President The Global Trade & Development Corporation The Oklahoma Royalty Company Edmond, Oklahoma
Mike E. O’Neal, JD, CPA* President Oklahoma Christian University Edmond, Oklahoma Ken L. Parker Secretary Chair, Academic Affairs Committee CEO NextThought, LLC Noble, Oklahoma
Brad Britton, MD Britton Vision Associates Edmond, Oklahoma
Pat Jones, CPA CFO Petra Industries Luther, Oklahoma
L. Dwain Chaffin Retired Vice President Texas Instruments Sherman, Texas
James Ketcherside Retired CEO Farmers Alliance McPherson, Kansas
Ralph N. Chain Immediate Past Chair Rancher Canton, Oklahoma
H. Richard Lawson Founder/Retired Chairman Lawson Software Dallas, Texas
Carl Claxton, DO Chesterfield Family Medicine Springfield, Missouri
Dewey Leggett, JD Attorney Leggett and Clemons, PLLC Allen, Texas
Ken Davidson At-Large, Executive Committee Retired Senior Vice President Seagate Technology, Inc. Yukon, Oklahoma
Don P. Millican, CPA Chair CFO Kaiser-Francis Oil Company Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Kerry Lowery Executive Director Anesthesia Associates of New Mexico Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Michelle Stephens, JD At-Large, Executive Committee Attorney Weatherford, Oklahoma Raymond L. Vaughn, Jr., JD Oklahoma County Commissioner Edmond, Oklahoma
Harry E. Patterson Patterson Auto Center Wichita Falls, Texas
Greg Wedel, CPA Accountant Wedel Rahill & Associates CPAs Edmond, Oklahoma
Millie Prince Roberson Retired Chairman and CEO Prince Valve, Inc. Norman, Oklahoma
Marcus A. Wiley, PhD General Manager Wiley Consulting, LLC Centennial, Colorado
Phillip Roe Chair, Purpose Committee CPA/CFO Vanguard Health Systems Franklin, Tennessee
Lon Winton Chair, Resources Committee CIO SandRidge Energy Edmond, Oklahoma
William R. Simpson Pharmacist Paducah, Kentucky
Don W. Ziegler Chair, Student Life Committee Vice President Ziegler Electric Wichita, Kansas * ex officio
Jeffery A. Dimick Program Manager The Boeing Company Los Angeles, California
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Published on Jan 25, 2012