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  • Posted on: 10 October, 2012
    Group photo of scholarship recipients

    A third and final group of East Central University students have been awarded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarships in mathematics worth $30,000 each.

    The 10 students receive $10,000 for up to three years while they work toward bachelor’s degrees in mathematics with a secondary teacher certification option.

  • Posted on: 10 October, 2012
    Bethany Beachel (left), a biology major and graduate student from Henryetta, meets with McNair Scholars Program Director Pat Sutton.

    Bethany Beachel (left), a biology major and graduate student from Henryetta, meets with McNair Scholars Program Director Pat Sutton.

  • Posted on: 05 October, 2012
    Photo of actors in Chickasaw Tales

    Passing down culture is an important value of the Chickasaw Nation and that expression can be experienced through East Central University’s rendition of ‘Chickasaw Tales’ on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

    Around the world, key components of cultures are passed down from generations in a number of ways. One of the most important avenues to transmit lessons to posterity is through indigenous stories. Humans have told stories all the way back through recorded history.

  • Posted on: 02 October, 2012
    Student working on computers in Upward Bound Office

    The East Central University Veterans Upward Bound Program has been approved for a new five-year grant cycle of $275,153, it was recently announced.

    The ECU VUB program is designed to provide academic and supportive services to eligible veterans in an effort to generate the skills and motivation necessary to enter and succeed in a program of post-secondary education, whether it be through a vocational or technical school or through a two or four-year college or university.

  • Posted on: 01 October, 2012
    Photo of Maxine Davenports book

    Maxine Davenport has written a fiction book which chronicles the other side of John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath.

    The East Central University graduate will be in Ada during ECU homecoming festivities on Saturday, Oct. 6, to sign copies of her book, Saturday Matinee. The book signing is set for 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with a break to follow for the annual Golden Tiger Brunch. Following the brunch, she will resume her book signing.

  • Posted on: 01 October, 2012
    Photo of Loren Dunnam in D.C.

    East Central University student Loren Dunnam has been serving as a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador.

    Dunnam, a junior accounting major from Coalgate and an enrolled member of the Creek Nation, is one of 51 Youth Ambassadors (each selected from the 50 states and Washington D.C.), who have received funding and training to lead a campaign called ‘Kids 4 Kids’, which will provide clothing and supplies to the children of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.

    She was selected for the project by Youth Service America (YSA) and the Festival of Children Foundation.

  • Posted on: 28 September, 2012
    Photo of Ramadan Family

    A $250,000 gift from the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Foundation in Oklahoma City will help fulfill one of East Central University’s long-time goals providing a state-of-the-art research facility and program for undergraduate students.

    That gift and a $701,100 grant from a Native American Serving Nontribal Institutions Program will provide the bulk of the funding for the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Center for Undergraduate Research and Learning that will include two undergraduate research labs for biology and one each for chemistry, environmental health science and psychology.

  • Posted on: 24 September, 2012

    Two big events, hosted by the East Central University Alumni Association, will take place during ‘A Super Tiger Homecoming 2012’ weekend on Oct. 5-6.

    The annual homecoming golf tournament, a four-person scramble, is scheduled for the Oak Hills Golf and Country Club in Ada on Friday, Oct. 5. The entry fee is $125 per person with a $5 mulligan fee (limit of four mulligans per team).


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