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  • Posted on: 11 July, 2008

    Art students at East Central University received scholarships and cash awards this spring at the Annual Art Awards Reception in the University Gallery. The awards were based on students' portfolio performance in the 53rd Annual Student Exhibition.

  • Posted on: 09 July, 2008

    Students in East Central University's College of Health and Sciences have received recognitions and awards for their academic achievements during the 2007-08 academic year.

    In the Department of Biology, recipients of the Claud Carter Scholar Award were Lindsey Pruitt of Bokchito, Julie Bruner of Healdton and Casey Chatfield of Ada. The Thomas J. McKnight Scholarship went to Brandon Banks and Jessie Wooten, both of Shawnee. Charity Holder of Coalgate was recognized for her second-place oral presentation at the Tri-Beta Biological Society's Regional Meeting.

  • Posted on: 07 July, 2008

    Veterans complete their military service possessing self discipline and a host of skills, but trying to figure out careers as civilians can be a problem.

    "There are so many veterans doing jobs they absolutely do not enjoy," said Marion Washington, a 20-year Army veteran who found himself in the same situation before he joined the Veterans Upward Bound Program at East Central University.

  • Posted on: 03 July, 2008

    A $793,828 grant has been awarded to East Central University's Department of Nursing to expand its nursing program in the Ardmore area and increase the number of students in its RN to BSN completion program.

    The grant, from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), will enable ECU to continue the expansion of its nursing program in Ardmore and offer the RN to BSN completion program every year. The grant also will help establish partnerships with K-12 grade schools to focus on recruiting American Indian students from rural areas.

  • Posted on: 25 June, 2008

    The popular Athletic Injury Management Seminar will be offered in Shawnee for the first time July 14-15 [MONDAY-TUESDAY] by East Central University. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gordon Cooper Technology Center.

    The course meets Oklahoma's state requirement for Care and Prevention for Secondary School Coaches. It offers basic instruction for new and experienced coaches and others in the care, prevention, assessment and management of frequently injured parts of the body.

  • Posted on: 20 June, 2008

    A new carpooling service just introduced at East Central University can help cut transportation costs for ECU students, faculty and staff who live outside Ada.

    ECU has contracted with, a company which matches commuters from the same geographical areas who are going to the same location.

  • Posted on: 06 June, 2008

    Buffy Lovelis, a 2005 graduate of East Central University, has been named ECU's director of alumni relations.

    She has worked in the University Advancement Office, which includes the Alumni Relations Office, since March 2007. She previously was the database manager and executive administrative assistant, managing the Blauckbaud Information System as well as daily office activities for University Advancement and Alumni Relations.

  • Posted on: 02 June, 2008

    A total of 61 baccalaureate-educated nurses ready to enter the workforce made up the May 2008 graduating class of Registered Nurses at East Central University.

    The class included 49 generic students, those who completed an eight-semester program, including five semesters of clinical courses, to receive a bachelor's degree with a major in nursing, and 12 RN to BSN graduates.


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