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  • Posted on: 25 April, 2018

    As the recipient of East Central University’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1980, Dr. R. Darryl Fisher has made a constant impact on his alma mater.

    By virtue of his generosity and passion for the university, Fisher has been named the recipient of ECU’s Distinguished Service Award for 2018. He will receive the award on May 11 at ECU’s Evening of Honors and Recognition.

  • Posted on: 20 April, 2018

    East Central University’s Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies Program has been named as the Best in the State of Oklahoma by PARALEGALEDU.org and it has been ranked fourth nationally for Best Paralegal Studies Degrees by collegechoice.net.

    “The ECU Legal Studies Program is unique in the state. Because we work closely with the local legal community, our students are trained to be the best paralegals and legal professionals as possible,” said Dr. Christine Pappas, professor and chair of the ECU Political Science and Legal Studies Department.

  • Posted on: 19 April, 2018

    A qualifying and life member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 40 years, East Central University alumnus Michael O. Brown will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award on Friday, May 11, at the 2018 Evening of Honors and Recognition in ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Brown will also address candidates for bachelor’s and master’s degrees on Saturday, May 12, at 10 a.m. in the Kerr Activities Center.

  • Posted on: 19 April, 2018

    In hopes of curtailing prescription drug abuse, the East Central University Campus Suicide Prevention Grant, Pontotoc County Drug Free Coalition and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics is hosting an event in which citizens can get rid of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the 10Box Cost-Plus store at 1716 N. Mississippi in Ada.

    The event is being held in conjunction with National Prescription Take Back Day. This service is free and anonymous as no questions will be asked.

  • Posted on: 18 April, 2018

    Cultural enrichment for students, faculty, staff and the community has led to a beneficial partnership between Oklahoma Heritage Bank and East Central University.

    Because of those efforts, Oklahoma Heritage Bank was recently recognized with the Regents Business Partnership Excellence Award from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

    The OHB-ECU partnership was one of 27 business and higher education partnerships throughout the state which were recognized as innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce.

  • Posted on: 18 April, 2018

    Dr. Bill Chapman, who held the title of Boswell Professor of Business and chair of the Oscar Parker Ethics Center, will be honored with East Central University’s Distinguished Former Faculty Award on May, 11, at ECU’s 2018 Evening of Honors and Recognition.

    Chapman became the chair of ECU’s Department of Business Administration and Accounting in 1973 and over the next 14 years, the student enrollment and the number of business faculty more than doubled.

  • Posted on: 17 April, 2018

    Fourteen East Central University business students have been announced as Class of 2018 Scholar Leaders by the ECU Stonecipher School of Business, it was recently revealed.

    The program is geared toward junior and senior business majors who demonstrate academic excellence and are looking for a way to better themselves through student engagement and cultural enrichment.

    In order to be a part of the Business Scholar Leaders program, students must have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average, be able to volunteer for special projects and participate in the Dean’s Leadership Council.

  • Posted on: 17 April, 2018

    East Central University student Kendall Hargis recently learned that she passed the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) examination, one of the premier certifications in the fields of accounting and finance.

    The CTP certification requires those sitting for the exam to demonstrate mastery of knowledge domains pertinent to corporate treasury management.

    Hargis, a senior accounting major from Ada, is expected to graduate with both a bachelor of science with a major in accounting and a certificate in accounting with a concentration in treasury management in December 2018.

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