July 2017

ECU DEPARMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING CAPTURES SEVEN OCPRA AWARDS

East Central University’s Department of Communications and Marketing captured seven awards during the 2017 Oklahoma College Public Relations Association’s yearly awards ceremony at its annual convention held at the Downstream Resort and Conference Center in Quapaw, Oklahoma, July 17.

ECU achieved one first-place, two second-place and three third-place awards, along with one honorable mention.

ECU ALUMNUS CHRIS BUCHANAN NOW DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INDIAN HEALTH SERVICES FOR U.S. PUBLIC HEATH SERVICE

Chris Buchanan, East Central University alumnus and a member of the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS), was recently promoted to the flag-officer rank of Rear Admiral and appointed Deputy Director of Indian Health Services.

Buchanan also recently served six months as acting director.

ECU TO PROVIDE BUSINESS CERTIFICATE IN PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING

East Central University has registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide the means of awarding a new business certificate diploma for personal financial planning.

This certificate compliments the current business administration in finance concentration degree.

ECU BUSINESS SCHOLARS PROGRAM EXPECTED TO ENHANCE HULL’S PURSUIT OF ACCOUNTING DEGREE

Chloe Hull aspires to be an accountant and being a part of East Central University’s Business Scholars Program can only enhance her confidence.

Hull, a 2015 Moore High School graduate, was recently picked for the exclusive program for not only her solid academic achievements, but her ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS SETS O’DELL ON PATH OF BEING AN ECU BUSINESS SCHOLAR

Problem-solving skills is something that Shelby O’Dell has developed as a student at East Central University.

It has also enhanced her scholastic growth and has set her on a path of being named a member of ECU’s prestigious Business Scholars Program. She was recently selected for the exclusive program for not only her solid academic achievements, but her ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

ECU BUSINESS SCHOLARS PROGRAM EXPECTED TO ENHANCE McDONALD’S PURSUIT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-MARKETING DEGREE

Jacey McDonald has learned there’s more to obtaining a business degree than just learning material for the sole purpose of passing an exam.

The East Central University business administration-marketing student, from Blanchard, has recently been picked to be a part of ECU’s prestigious and exclusive Business Scholars program, for not only her solid academic achievements, but her ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

ECU BUSINESS SCHOLARS PROGRAM ENHANCES EDUCATIONAL GROWTH OF SCHWAKE

Being a Business Scholar at East Central University enhances the educational growth of students in the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

Such is the case with Jon Schwake, an accounting student from Sulphur.

Schwake was recently selected for ECU’s exclusive Business Scholars Program for not only his solid academic achievements, but his ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Stonecipher School of Business.

TAYLOR SELECTED TO BE A PART OF ECU’S BUSINESS SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Emily Taylor understands the importance of communication and how it applies to business.

Taylor, a 2015 McAlester High School graduate, was recently selected to be a part of East Central University’s Business Scholars Program by virtue of her ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

KENNEDY PAYNE RECENTLY SELECTED TO ECU’S BUSINESS SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Kennedy Payne has a passion for horses and is hoping to take that love and parlay into a marketing position in that industry.

Payne was recently selected to be a part of the exclusive East Central University Business Scholars Program, not only because of her academic achievements, but her ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

ECU BUSINESS SCHOLARS PROGRAM EXPECTED TO ENHANCE JOLLY’S PURSUIT OF ACCOUNTING DEGREE

Being a part of East Central University’s Business Scholars Program is a way of giving back for Ryan Jolly.

Jolly, a Stonewall resident who was homeschooled throughout high school, was recently picked for the exclusive program for not only his solid academic achievements, but his ability to show leadership skills in a manner of being an extension of the university’s faculty through the Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business.

He experienced firsthand why the program is so valued.

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