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  • Posted on: 13 October, 2012

    Here is the 2012 East Central University Homecoming Court as Kaitlin Moore and Zubair Khan were crowned queen and king respectively at halftime of the Tigers’ home football game with Northwestern Oklahoma State on Saturday, Oct. 6. The junior attendants in front are Jaylyn Issacs (from left) and Brayden Volyes.

  • Posted on: 13 October, 2012

    East Central University cheerleader Alicia Shakelford (center) is recognized during homecoming festivities with the James and Glenna Cranford $2,000 Scholarship Award. The award, which is given annually at homecoming to a member of the ECU cheerleading squad, was established by James Cranford in memory of his wife Glenna, a former ECU cheerleader. James passed away this past summer and the award was renamed in honor of both James and Glenna. Presenting the award was James and Glenna’s son, Mike Cranford (second from right).

  • Posted on: 10 October, 2012

    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: 05 October, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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