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  • Posted on: 04 June, 2013
    Headshot of Catherine Phipps

    East Central University student Catherine Phipps, a junior biology major with a concentration in pre-med, is the 2013 Brad Henry International Scholarship recipient. Phipps, who also minors in Russian Studies and chemistry, will spend a semester studying at Swansea University in Swansea, Wales in the United Kingdom.  Recipients of the scholarship award are selected by virtue of their excellent academic qualifications, outstanding writing and communication skills, exemplary character, and demonstrated leadership qualities. She is a member of ECU’s honors program and Tigerland Band.

  • Posted on: 03 June, 2013
    Photo of Mark Micozzi
    Geography is a passion for Dr. Mark Micozzi. In fact it’s his life.
    The East Central University professor of cartography and geography will be honored for his lifelong passion on Aug. 3 in Denver, Colo., as he will be the 2013 recipient of the National Council for Geographic Education’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • Posted on: 31 May, 2013
    Photo of President Hargrave and Dean Godwin
    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.
  • Posted on: 30 May, 2013
    Bethany Beachel, a biology major and graduate student from Henryetta, meets with McNair Scholars Program Director Pat Sutton.

    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.

  • Posted on: 29 May, 2013

    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.

  • Posted on: 29 May, 2013

    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.

  • Posted on: 29 May, 2013
    R. Alan Marcum receiving award.

    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.

  • Posted on: 17 May, 2013

    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.


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