December 2014

ECU SENIOR MITCHELL CAPTURES FIRST PLACE IN TIGER TANK PITCH COMPETITION

Miles Mitchell, Tiger Tank First Place Award, College Division

ADA – East Central University senior Miles Mitchell, a business administration major from Louisville, Ky., took first place in the college division of ECU’s Tiger Tank Pitch Competition. Mitchell’s winning pitch was called SuiteSeat, an app to be used in stadiums for concession and souvenir delivery. The pitch competition was held in conjunction with ECU’s Annual Leonard Limes Lecture on Nov. 19. Presenting the $250 award to Mitchell was Mike Southard (right), president and CEO of the Ada Jobs Foundation, and Stacey Bolin, director of the Wilburn L. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship.

TURPEN TO ADDRESS 2014 ECU FALL GRADUATES ON DEC. 13

Mike Turpen

Mike Turpen, chair of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, will be the keynote speaker at East Central University’s 2014 fall commencement exercises at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Kerr Activities Center.

Bachelor’s degrees will be awarded to 232 students while 95 others will obtain their master’s degrees during the ceremony.

Turpen, a champion for education in Oklahoma, is perhaps best known for his weekly appearances as a political analyst on “Flashpoint with Turpen and Humphreys,” which can be seen on KFOR, channel 4, in Oklahoma City.

LOCAL DANCERS TO PERFORM IN OKLAHOMA CITY BALLET’S PRODUCTION OF “THE NUTCRACKER” ON SATURDAY

Nutcracker

Several local dancers will be performing in the Oklahoma City Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” set for Saturday [Dec. 6] at the Ataloa Theatre of East Central University’s Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. Two performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available at tickets.ecok.edu or at Gem Jewelers, 101 W. Main in Ada. For additional information, contact the ECU Box Office at 580-559-5751.