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  • Posted on: 01 October, 2012
    Photo of Loren Dunnam in D.C.

    East Central University student Loren Dunnam has been serving as a National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassador.

    Dunnam, a junior accounting major from Coalgate and an enrolled member of the Creek Nation, is one of 51 Youth Ambassadors (each selected from the 50 states and Washington D.C.), who have received funding and training to lead a campaign called ‘Kids 4 Kids’, which will provide clothing and supplies to the children of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma.

    She was selected for the project by Youth Service America (YSA) and the Festival of Children Foundation.

  • Posted on: 28 September, 2012
    Photo of Ramadan Family

    A $250,000 gift from the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Foundation in Oklahoma City will help fulfill one of East Central University’s long-time goals providing a state-of-the-art research facility and program for undergraduate students.

    That gift and a $701,100 grant from a Native American Serving Nontribal Institutions Program will provide the bulk of the funding for the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Center for Undergraduate Research and Learning that will include two undergraduate research labs for biology and one each for chemistry, environmental health science and psychology.

  • Posted on: 24 September, 2012

    Two big events, hosted by the East Central University Alumni Association, will take place during ‘A Super Tiger Homecoming 2012’ weekend on Oct. 5-6.

    The annual homecoming golf tournament, a four-person scramble, is scheduled for the Oak Hills Golf and Country Club in Ada on Friday, Oct. 5. The entry fee is $125 per person with a $5 mulligan fee (limit of four mulligans per team).

  • Posted on: 24 September, 2012

    Season passes are still on sale for the remaining 2012-2013 East Central University Fine Arts season.

    The four remaining feature performances include: Route 66: ‘Finding Nat King Cole’ performed by Jeff Obafemi Carr on Nov. 2, The Gilbert and Sullivan Players in ‘I’ve Got a Little Twist’ on Jan. 24, Broadway by Jeri (Broadway Veteran Jeri Sager) on March 13 and ‘An Evening with Groucho’ performed by Frank Ferrante on April 19.

  • Posted on: 20 September, 2012

    Entries are being accepted until 5 p.m. on Sept. 28 for East Central University’s ‘A Super Tiger Homecoming 2012’ parade, set for noon on Oct. 6 on Ada’s Main Street.

    Ada area businesses as well as current ECU registered student organizations are encouraged to participate. The parade is open to floats (trailer pulled by vehicle), decorated car or truck, marching bands and walkers.

    There is no entry fee for the parade.

  • Posted on: 20 September, 2012

    The University Chorale of East Central University was recently chosen by the Oklahoma Music Educators Association as a university-level honor group for 2013.

    The honor groups are chosen anonymously by a panel of choral directors from across the state of Oklahoma.

    The University Chorale, under the direction of Dr. J. Steven Walker, will perform for the OMEA at its state convention in Tulsa, Jan. 16-19, 2013. This will be the Chorale’s fourth appearance for this prestigious performance since 1989.

  • Posted on: 20 September, 2012

    While some people find retirement as a time to relax, Chickasha resident Joyce Belville decided to use her time and talents to help others.

    Just a few days after retiring from 36 years of service at Fort Sill in Lawton, she attended the Early Settlement Mediation’s Basic Training in 2009.

    Three years later, Belville has been selected as Early Settlement-East Central Volunteer of the Year.

  • Posted on: 19 September, 2012

    East Central University will honor Native Americans with Chickasaw Nation Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, in conjunction with the Tigers’ home football game against Arkansas-Monticello.

    Activities begin at 2 p.m. with registration and an information fair for prospective Chickasaw students in the Bill S. Cole University Center on the ECU campus.


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