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  • Posted on: 26 August, 2009

    Reggie Whitten admits he once thought drug and alcohol addicts were bad people who made bad choices and who didn't want to quit their habit -- and that he was in denial long after he discovered his own "nearly perfect" son was a drug and alcohol addict.

    "Why don't you just stop?" he said he asked his son, Brandon.

    Later, addictions killed his son, he said.

  • Posted on: 24 August, 2009

    New faculty members in kinesiology, accounting, math, education, nursing, biology, computer science, social work and communications have begun teaching at East Central University. A new librarian, an academic adviser in McAlester and a new director of institutional research also have been added.

    The new faculty members are:

    Riley W. Bailey

  • Posted on: 21 August, 2009

    A state senator, district judge, district attorney and the director of prevention services for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHA) will join Oklahoma City attorney Reggie Whitten for a presentation on addiction and substance abuse Tuesday [AUG. 25] at East Central University.

  • Posted on: 21 August, 2009

    The first Project Invest Book Drive, a community effort to collect books for children up to the age of four, is underway in Ada during August and September.

    East Central University's Child Care Resource & Referral Agency, in collaboration with Smart Start South Central, is hosting the book drive.

  • Posted on: 20 August, 2009

    The Community Education Program at East Central University is now accepting online registration for its fall non-credit classes and trips.

    "This means that anyone can enroll in a class and charge the fee to a credit card 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said Charlee Lanis, coordinator of the Community Education Program.

  • Posted on: 11 August, 2009

    A unique perspective on the ramifications of alcohol and substance abuse in Oklahoma, from the viewpoint of a parent and attorney, will be presented Aug. 25 [TUESDAY] at East Central University.

  • Posted on: 06 August, 2009

    The long-awaited grand opening celebration of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center will be held Sept. 25 and 26 [FRIDAY and SATURDAY] at East Central University.

  • Posted on: 06 August, 2009

    Three writing awards and two promotional awards were presented to East Central University at the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association's summer conference.

    Brian Johnson, ECU sports information coordinator, won first place in sports writing with "Pybas Supreme Model for Endurance," a story about Tyler Pybas, a senior outfielder on ECU's baseball team.

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