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  • Posted on: 13 May, 2014

    WHAT: Emergency Response Exercises

    WHEN: May 20-21 (setup is on May 19)

    WHERE: East Central University’s Sports Complex (mainly Norris Field)

    WHO: ECU, ECU Police Department, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma Incident Management Team, Ada Police Department, Lighthorse Police Department, Ada Fire Department, Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Department, Pontotoc County Emergency Manager, Mercy Emergency Management Services

  • Posted on: 13 May, 2014

    ADA – East Central University’s Veterans Upward Bound Program, through the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the state of Oklahoma, received free laptop computers for use with veterans and military-related individuals.

    A distribution ceremony was held on April 30 at the State Capitol with Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon as the keynote speaker.

    The Christina Foundation donated the computers to the state of Oklahoma, according to Amy Ewing-Holmstrom, CareerTech military transition coordinator.

  • Posted on: 13 May, 2014

    ADA – Major General Rita Aragon will be the keynote speaker as the East Central University Veterans Upward Bound Program staff hosts a Veterans and Military Appreciation Day on Thursday, May 15, in the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center on the ECU campus.

    The event is free and open to the public.

    Aragon, secretary for veterans and military affairs for the State of Oklahoma, will deliver her message shortly after 11 a.m.

  • Posted on: 13 May, 2014
    Senator Paddack

    ADA – A lifetime of struggles, setbacks, victories and stalemates are nothing new for State Sen. Susan Paddack.

    She’s battle-tested and analytical, intelligent and savvy and she was moved to tears May 2 when recalling she is the first in her family to be college educated.

    “You’ll have to pardon me if I become a little emotional,” the five-term political leader said choking back tears, “but I was the first person in my family to receive a college education.”

  • Posted on: 08 May, 2014


    ADA – Stadium Drive in Ada, between 14th and 18th Streets is closed due to road construction. Please plan accordingly if you are attending East Central University’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, at the Kerr Activities Center.

  • Posted on: 07 May, 2014

    ADA – Bachelor’s degrees will be awarded to 505 students and 183 more will be granted master’s degrees as East Central University conducts two commencement exercises on Saturday, May 10, at the Kerr Activities Center.

    The first ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. while the second will take place at 2 p.m.

  • Posted on: 02 May, 2014

    ADA – Former Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh, a 1950 East Central University graduate, presented the prestigious George Nigh Award to Noelle Hurt-Bryan on Friday, April 25.

    Each year top seniors are selected to apply for this award and, after a rigorous application and interview process, the 2013-14 recipient ascended to the top for many reasons.

  • Posted on: 01 May, 2014

    ADA – Former East Central University student Rhonda Ragsdale will be presenting a lecture entitled “Black Towns and Resistance in the Americas” on Wednesday, April 30, at 10 a.m. in the Estep Multimedia Room inside the Bill S. Cole University Center on the ECU campus.


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