Wendell Godwin, dean of the East Central University School of Business, received the 2013 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award, it was recently announced.
Godwin achieved the award by virtue of his outstanding contributions to the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Ada. He has chaired the Fire Station Committee, served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and has volunteered to serve on the Leadership Committee for Career Discovery Day for Pontotoc County eighth graders.
The McNair Scholars Program at East Central University is receiving funding for five more years, it was recently announced.
The McNair Scholars Program, located on the ECU campus since 1991, prepares qualified undergraduates for entrance to doctoral degree programs in science and math. The goals of the program are to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students in doctoral degree programs, and ultimately, to diversify the faculty in colleges and universities across the country.
R. Alan Marcum (center) receives the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award from East Central University President John R. Hargrave (left) during “An Evening of Honors and Recognition” banquet. Also pictured is Alan’s son, Hunter Marcum. Alan Marcum has served as executive vice president of administration at Devon Energy since 2008 and is one of eight members of the company’s executive committee.
Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby (right) receives East Central University’s 2013 Distinguished Philanthropist Award on behalf of the Chickasaw Nation from ECU President John R. Hargrave during the recent Evening of Honors and Recognition. The Chickasaw Nation has been a vital partner with ECU, particularly with the current construction of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center and sponsorship of the new football field turf at Norris Field. Anoatubby has served as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation since 1997 and was lieutenant governor from 1979-97.
Outstanding academic work during the 2013 spring semester has earned listings on the President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s Honor Roll for students at East Central University.
The President’s Honor Roll is reserved for students who earned A's in all their courses for a perfect 4.0 grade point average. The Deans’ Honor Roll lists students who have at least a 3.33 grade point average with no grade lower than a C. At least 12 credit hours must be completed successfully during the semester to be included on either honor roll.
In an effort to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths and injury, the leading killer of children under 14, Safe Kids Oklahoma, East Central University’s Smart Start South Central program and the Pontotoc County Health Department is sponsoring a car seat checkup event on Wednesday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pontotoc County Health Department.
Philip Todd (center), assistant professor for mass communication at East Central University, received a graduate paper award at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in San Antonio, Texas in March.
East Central University student Brent Biddy, of Seminole, was chosen to represent ECU at Research Day, held recently at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. Twenty undergraduate students representing 15 Oklahoma colleges and universities presented competitive scientific research posters to the State Legislature and the public during this annual event sponsored by Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation.