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  • Posted on: 16 July, 2015

    The East Central University Foundation received a generous donation of $216,500 from the estate of Essie Roark for its scholarship program. Pictured in front are (left to right) Shirley Pogue, chair of the ECU Foundation Scholarship Committee; Keywood Deese, vice president and trust officer for Vision Bank; Phyllis Danley, executive director of the ECU Foundation and ECU President John R. Hargrave. In back are (left to right) Vicky Petete, treasurer and chair of the audit and finance committees for the ECU Foundation and Russ Allen, trustee for the ECU Foundation.

  • Posted on: 15 July, 2015

    Dr. Katricia Pierson views strong relationships as the key to strengthening current programs and developing new ones.

    Those efforts have led to a successful run as assistant vice president for academic affairs at East Central University since 2011. Now, Pierson takes over as ECU’s provost and vice president for academic affairs, replacing the retiring Dr. Duane Anderson.

  • Posted on: 02 July, 2015

    Wendell Godwin, dean of East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, has been named president and chairman of the board for the Southwestern Council of Business Schools and Programs, it was recently announced.

    The Southwestern Council of Business Schools and Programs is under the umbrella of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Southwest Council encompasses the states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas.

  • Posted on: 02 July, 2015

    As an instructor in East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, Stacey Bolin’s classroom approach is creative and unconventional.

    By virtue of that, Bolin was one of only five college faculty from across the state to receive the prestigious Da Vinci Fellowship Award this past spring.

    These awards go to higher education faculty, whose accomplishments reflect creative and innovative approaches that have made a significant contribution to their academic discipline.

  • Posted on: 18 June, 2015

    By Cathie Harding

    When Duane Anderson moved from North Dakota to Oklahoma to begin his academic career, he left with his grandfather Anderson’s love of books and sense of civic and public duty to walk his own walk. His official walk with East Central University ends this summer.

    Dr.  Anderson, the longest-serving chief academic officer in Oklahoma, announced his retirement from ECU effective June 30.

  • Posted on: 27 May, 2015

    East Central University’s Pogue Art Gallery is serving as host of an ECU Alumni Art Exhibit from now until Aug. 21.

    All of the artists who are participating exhibit their work regularly through the region, have work in both public and private art collections and have had their work published.

    Participating artists include: Leslie Waugh Dallam, Verna Stonecipher Fuler, James D. Gaar, Stacey D. Miller, Zachary D. Presley, G. Patrick Riley, Paul Walsh, Carla Waugh and Vance Wingate.

  • Posted on: 08 May, 2015

    East Central University’s Veterans Upward Bound Program will be hosting Veterans and Military Appreciation Day Thursday, May 14, in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Activities begin at 9 a.m. with information tables. Various programs, organizations and businesses, who provide services for veterans and military service members, will be on hand to provide information until 1 p.m.

  • Posted on: 06 May, 2015

    Two distinguished alumni - Deborah Cornelison and Todd Graham – will be honored as East Central University conducts its annual Evening of Honors and Recognition at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in ECU’s Foundation Hall at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Cornelison, a National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee last June, will be the keynote speaker at ECU’s 10 a.m. commencement ceremony on May 9, while Graham, the head football coach at Arizona State University, will address the graduating candidates in the 2 p.m. ceremony that same day.


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