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  • Posted on: 12 December, 2017

    Rhonda Pruett is hoping to turn a heartbreaking situation into an exciting one as she prepares to attend East Central University this spring.

    Pruett, a non-traditional student, resident of Lexington, Oklahoma and an elementary special education teacher for the Bethel Schools in the Shawnee area, was working hard on a master’s of counseling degree at St. Gregory’s University when she was blindsided by some awful news on Nov. 8.

  • Posted on: 12 December, 2017

    East Central University Director of Athletics Dr. Jeff Williams has announced the hiring of Al Johnson as the 19th head coach for the Tiger football program and just the fourth in the NCAA era, since 1997.

  • Posted on: 01 December, 2017

    East Central University double-major Diego Cifuentes is embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this spring.

    The native of Miami, Florida and resident of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, is going to do an internship for U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida, representing the 27th District which encompasses most of Miami and Coral Gables) in Washington D.C., while earning 15 hours of college credit to kick off 2018.

  • Posted on: 29 November, 2017

    Craig T. Scheef, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Texas Security Bank and East Central University alumnus, will address 203 candidates for bachelor’s degrees and 88 for master’s degrees during ECU’s Fall 2017 Commencement Exercises on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Kerr Activities Center.

    Under Scheef’s leadership, Texas Security Bank, with $420 million, is one of the fastest growing and most profitable independent banks in the United States.

  • Posted on: 29 November, 2017

    The memory of early childhood educator Tina Hope Davis was recognized as Donna Cox and LaDona Hill, of Tina’s Legacy Committee, presented a $21,000 check to the ECU Foundation, Inc. in establishing a Centennial Endowment Scholarship at East Central University.

    Davis, who passed away in 2015, attended ECU and earned her bachelor’s degree in education in 1984 and later earned her master’s degree in special education. As a student at ECU, Davis was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and also served as a Tiger mascot for the cheerleading squad.

  • Posted on: 29 November, 2017

    East Central University’s College Mock Trial Team took third place during the University of Oklahoma’s Sooner Invitational at the OU College of Law last weekend.

    The competition featured 10 teams from various universities in the region. The ECU team competed in two preliminary rounds, one against a team from the University of Texas-Arlington and the other from the University of Houston.

  • Posted on: 28 November, 2017

    East Central University English majors Avery Stevens, of Ada, and Karina Tarpey, of Seminole, presented papers at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Undergraduate Language and Linguistics Conference on Nov. 11.

    Stevens’ paper was entitled “The Rhetoric of Reason in Religious Context: Forgiveness as a Necessary Limit on God.” In his essay, Avery proposed an effective counterargument to Anne C. Minas, who contends that given the traditional traits associated with God, it is logically impossible for God to forgive.

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2017

    Two East Central University English majors – Sidney Lewis and Daniel Bonar – presented insightful papers at the recent 12th Native American Symposium, a professional academic conference held at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

    Lewis, from Velma, Oklahoma and a member of the Choctaw Nation, presented “Stead as a Beating Drum,” which dealt with patterns of presentation of Native Americans in film.

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