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  • Posted on: 05 May, 2016

    East Central University’s Veterans Upward Bound Program, in the spirit of “A Day of Remembrance,” will host Veterans and Military Appreciation Day at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Events actually begin at 9 a.m. with vendor tables.

    The program will feature guest speaker Waco Blakely, OEF/OIF veteran, who is transition patient advocate at the Oklahoma City V.A. Medical Center and president of “Honoring America’s Warriors.” Also on the program will be the presentation of the Bret D. Isenhower Scholarship.

  • Posted on: 05 May, 2016

    The East Central University College Republicans, working with Chair of the Pontotoc County Republicans Tara Mullins, is hosting a forum for State Senate District 13 candidates on Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center. The forum, open to the public, will include the three Republican candidates – Jet McCoy, Greg McCortney and Shawn Howard. A meet and greet session will take place prior to event at 5 p.m.



  • Posted on: 29 April, 2016

    East Central University will conduct its annual “Evening of Honors and Recognition” on Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Honored will be the 2016 distinguished alums, distinguished former faculty, distinguished service and distinguished family, along with recognition of centennial endowments.




  • Posted on: 29 April, 2016

    Showing the successful ability in conducting research, some East Central University biology students were honored at the recent Tri Beta South Central Regional Convention in Cedar Hills, Texas. Morgan Mackey, of Choctaw, took first place for her oral presentation and Kimberly Condry, of Wagoner, placed second in the poster competition. Melissa Penton, of Porter, was named region secretary for Tri-Beta. There were a total of 180 students from about 30 colleges and universities from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

  • Posted on: 29 April, 2016

    East Central University senior Tyler Rowsey has earned the Robert W. Sledge and H.Y. Benedict Fellowship, it was announced recently at the National Alpha Chi Convention in Alexandria, Va.

    Rowsey, from Allen, Oklahoma, claimed the award after placing first at the convention for his presented paper on “Investigating the Mechanism of Action of a Novel Antifungal.”

  • Posted on: 27 April, 2016

    Two outstanding East Central University senior students – Delaney Lippard and Linzi Thompson – have been named co-winners of the prestigious George Nigh Award for 2016.

    Lippard, of Pauls Valley, and Thompson, of Sulphur, were two of the five finalists selected for the awards which were presented Wednesday at a luncheon in Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The other three finalists were Kimberly Condry, of Wagoner; Caroline Harris, Ada and Anna Talkington, Pauls Valley.

  • Posted on: 22 April, 2016

    Chase Tillar of Ada was selected to represent East Central University at Research Day held recently at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Twenty-four undergraduate students representing 18 Oklahoma colleges and universities presented competitive scientific research posters to the state Legislature and the public during this annual event sponsored by Oklahoma EPSCoR, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation. The event is designed to raise awareness of the outstanding research taking place at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities.

  • Posted on: 22 April, 2016

    Ways to improve airline and back seats were the innovative entrepreneur ideas that took first and second place for East Central University teams at the 2016 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, Thursday, April 14.

    Air-Ez, led by ECU freshman Larisa Bolin of Ada, and team member, ECU senior Breanna Ragan of McAlester, took first place in the Small Business Division. Air-Ez is an easily attachable system that turns a typical airline seat into a safe and comfortable seat for handicapped and mobility impaired individuals.


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