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  • Posted on: 26 April, 2018

    Srijita Dia Ghosh, an entrepreneurship specialist, active student and faithful volunteer, has been named the winner of the 2018 George Nigh Award at East Central University.

    The award, presented to a top ECU senior at a luncheon Tuesday, April 24, is named in honor of George Nigh, the former governor of Oklahoma and ECU alumnus. Nigh served four terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, four as lieutenant governor and two as governor. He was also president of the University of Central Oklahoma.

  • Posted on: 26 April, 2018

    Janice L. Gray has successfully navigated through many challenges in her life and has never forgotten her alma mater East Central University in the process.

    From working her way through ECU while raising three children to managing a firm of certified public accountants, Gray exemplifies caring and determination.

    Because of her drive toward excellence, Gray will be honored with ECU’s Distinguished Alumni Award on May, 11, at an Evening of Honors of Recognition. She will also address graduates at one of ECU’s two commencement ceremonies on May 12.

  • 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.

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