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  • Posted on: 23 June, 2011

    The dean of students of an Arkansas university will become vice president for student development July 1 at East Central University in Ada.

    The appointment of Dr. Jerry Forbes was approved at the June meeting of the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma.

  • Posted on: 22 June, 2011
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    From the time she was a 15-year-old candy striper at Weatherford Regional Hospital, Rita J. Baumgartner, the daughter of Bob and Jo Ramsey of Weatherford, knew she wanted to work in the health care environment. Over the years she continued to work in hospitals in various capacities.“When I considered advancing my education,” she said, “I felt I had waited too long. However, my biggest advocate, (husband) Richard, advised me that whether I went to college or not, life would continue to pass by.”

  • Posted on: 22 June, 2011
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    An award-winning East Central University graduate who has worked in the field of human resources and deafness for more than 25 years has been named the 2011 recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award in Human Services Counseling by ECU’s Human Resources Department.

    R. René Ryan of Tulsa received the award at the department’s awards and recognition program this spring in Ada. She has been the executive director of TSHA (Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access) in Tulsa for 18 years.

  • Posted on: 22 June, 2011

    Dr. Dan Denny, a recently retired associate professor of human resources at East Central University and coordinator of ECU’s Criminal Justice Program, has been named the Human Resources Department’s Distinguished Alumnus in Criminal Justice for 2011.

  • Posted on: 22 June, 2011

    Eleven East Central University students or recent graduates have been accepted into medical and professional schools. Ten are from ECU’s Biology Department and one is a graduate of the Physics Program. Ten additional students have been selected to participate in prestigious summer internship programs.

    The students were recognized by Dr. Nicholas Cheper, chair of ECU’s Biology Department, at the College of Health and Sciences Awards Ceremony.

  • Posted on: 17 June, 2011
    East Central University pre-medicine major Alison Siweckyj (right) of Checotah accepts the Dr. Jim G. Duckett Scholarship from Dr. Terry Cluck, professor of biology. The scholarship is awarded to a student preferably in the pre-med field. The presentation was made at the ECU College of Health and Sciences awards ceremony this spring.
  • Posted on: 08 June, 2011
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    Susan Ingram of Ada has been awarded the first Dr. Marvin Kroeker Annual Best Historical Research Paper Award at East Central University.

    Kroeker, a retired ECU professor of history, established the $300 cash award last year to be presented annually to the ECU student who prepares the best paper in history and/or Native American studies.

  • Posted on: 06 June, 2011
    Allen High School’s outstanding seniors wear the medallions and display the certificates they received at the Recognition of Excellence Honors Ceremony held at East Central University. Honored from Allen were Autumn McNeely (front row, left) and Carley Collard for academic excellence and Jordyn Mills (back row) and Jamie Lassiter for class leadership. Corporate sponsor for the annual event that honors outstanding high school seniors is First United Bank and Trust Company.</body></html>


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