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  • Posted on: 23 September, 2014

    Dr. Shelley Ross Hamby, East Central University’s assistant vice president for presidential projects and planning, has been named to The Journal Record’s 2014 Fifty Women Making a Difference.

    Hamby will be recognized at the 2014 Journal Record Woman of the Year awards gala on Thursday, Oct. 2 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

    The event honors 50 female business and community leaders from across the state.

  • Posted on: 23 September, 2014

    Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity recently honored East Central University President John Hargrave as a 2014 Alumni Award winner.

    Hargrave received the honor at the PIKE International Convention held July 31-Aug. 4, at Baltimore, Md. He was one of seven Pi Kappa Alpha alumni, from across the United States and Canada, honored at the convention with an award this year.

    Hargrave has served as president of his alma mater since 2009 and graduated with honors from ECU in 1977, majoring in speech and sociology, before earning his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1980.

  • Posted on: 23 September, 2014

    Seven East Central University students were awarded funding under the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program for the 2014-2015 academic year due to their creativity, initiative and motivation.

    Awards were presented in the form of scholarship and research stipends, ranging from $700 to $2,000 for the academic year.

  • Posted on: 19 September, 2014

    Tiffany Postoak has the heart, desire and passion to help foster children, particularly those within her own tribe of the Chickasaw Nation.

    The East Central University legal studies and political science major from Tupelo High School and a resident of Allen, traveled to Washington D.C. earlier this week as a National Child Awareness Month Ambassador.

    As the lone representative from the state of Oklahoma, Postoak served as a community leader, learned the ins and outs of setting up a community service project, and will raise public awareness and affect change.

  • Posted on: 19 September, 2014

    A traveling exhibit, entitled Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, is now on display until Oct. 31 in the Linscheid Library on the East Central University campus.

    Located on the second floor, the interactive exhibit is about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, and the obstacles he faced in a divided America and difficult time in U.S. history.

    It explores how President Lincoln used the Constitution to challenge three interwoven issues of the Civil War – the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties.

  • Posted on: 15 September, 2014
    Mike Turpen gives a review of his book, “Turpen Time,” at East Central University Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.

    Mike Turpen gives a review of his book, “Turpen Time,” at East Central University Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. The event raised more than $50,000 so far for the ECU Foundation Scholarship Fund, particularly the Nikki Stonecipher Memorial Fund. Turpen is currently the chairman of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and is a former attorney general for the state of Oklahoma. He appears weekly on Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR’s “Flashpoint with Turpen and Humphreys.”

  • Posted on: 10 September, 2014

    Dr. Karen A. Williams, an East Central University physics professor, was honored as one of the first American Association of Physics Teachers Fellows during a ceremony on July 28 in Minneapolis, Minn.

    The fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers and is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to AAPT’s mission to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.

    It was the inauguration cohort of the AAPT Fellowship Program.

  • Posted on: 10 September, 2014

    When fall classes began at East Central University for the 2014-15 academic year on Monday, Aug. 18, there were 27 new fulltime faculty members and one professional staff on board.


    Matthew W. Cole


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