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  • Posted on: 13 September, 2011
    Photo of Melissa York
    Melissa York of Ada, a senior at East Central University majoring in psychology with a legal studies minor, has been awarded a $1,500 Alfred H. Nolle Scholarship from Alpha Chi national college honor society.  She is one of only 10 winners nationwide. 
    York's award-winning research, “Emotional Timeline: Expectations Regarding the Emotional Reactions of Sexual Assault Victims,” was presented at the Alpha Chi convention in San Diego last March. The convention featured scholarly and creative presentations by more than 260 students.
  • Posted on: 09 September, 2011
    endell Godwin (left), dean of the School of Business at East Central University, and Jim Hamby (second from right), CEO of Vision Bank, hold a $25,000 check, part of the bank’s $100,000 gift to ECU for the construction of a new business and conference center.
    A $100,000 gift to East Central University from an Ada bank will go toward the
    construction of a new Business and Conference Center and School of Business on the Ada
    Vision Bank combined a direct gift of $75,000 with a $25,000 economic development
    grant it received from Federal Home Loan Bank for the gift to ECU.
    The FHL Bank, a wholesale financial institution, awarded the grant to Vision Bank
    through its Joint Opportunities for Building Success (JOBS) program. JOBS helps financial
  • Posted on: 07 September, 2011
    With drug and alcohol abuse now considered the top health issue in Oklahoma, a new organization has developed a 12-step plan that involves the community in the fight to prevent abuse and help people who are addicted to find a lasting recovery.
  • Posted on: 07 September, 2011
    The East Central University Athletics Department is partnering with McDonald’s in Arlington Center on September 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. for ECU Athletics Night.
    Not only will athletes and coaches from numerous sports be working at the restaurant to raise funds for their department but they will also be participating in a pep-rally at 7 p.m. in the Arlington Center parking lot.
  • Posted on: 07 September, 2011
    One of the hottest comedians, magicians and ventriloquists performing today will bring his “Mind Boggling” variety show to East Central University Thursday [SEPT. 15] for the opening of ECU’s Fine Arts Season.
  • Posted on: 06 September, 2011

    Smart Start South Central has begun a fundraising campaign to help keep Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library alive in Pontotoc County.

    As is the case with most state-supported agencies, said Trish Little, SSSC community coordinator, Smart Start South Central’s funding has taken a big hit this year, leaving very few funds to keep the Imagination Library program in operation. The program sends a free, age-appropriate book to any Pontotoc County child who registers, up to age 5. It costs $28 per year to fund each child enrolled in DPIL.

  • Posted on: 01 September, 2011
    Bennett and Bliss Henson look over some of the books Smart Start South Central donated for the waiting area
    While waiting at the Pontotoc County Health Department, Bennett and Bliss Henson look over some of the books Smart Start South Central donated for the waiting area. Smart Start has donated numerous books to area pediatricians so that young children may look at quality reading materials while they spend time in waiting rooms. Smart Start South Central, which is based at East Central University, focuses on family support, health, child care and school readiness.
  • Posted on: 01 September, 2011
    An Ada restaurant will sponsor a dinner Sept. 20 [TUESDAY] for the Guard Officer Leadership Development (GOLD) Program at East Central University. Santa Fe Cattle Company will provide a steak/chicken dinner with sides, salads, and drinks at 6:30 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Agriplex.
     The ECU GOLD Program is a military leadership training program co-sponsored by the ECU School of Business and the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Successful completion of the program leads to a commission in the Oklahoma Army National Guard.


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