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  • Posted on: 15 June, 2012
    Photo of the president and those associated with the partnership

    East Central University and 26 business and higher education partnerships throughout the state were recognized recently for their innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce.

    The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s Economic Development Grant for the Partnership Recognition Program is designed to highlight successful partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses and to further cultivate the higher learning environment through the economic development grants.

  • Posted on: 15 June, 2012
    Photo of Jessica Boles

    Jessica A. Boles, the former vice president for fiscal affairs at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, is East Central University’s new vice president for finance and administration.

    Boles, who managed large construction projects at NEO and oversaw $20 million in renovations after floods devastated the campus in 2007, was NEO’s assistant vice president for fiscal affairs and controller from February 2005 until October 2008 when she was named vice president.

  • Posted on: 15 June, 2012
    Photo of Bronson Warren and the scholarship recipients

    Bronson Warren (left), dean of students at East Central University in Ada, congratulates the first recipients of the Bron Warren Scholarship, ECU band students Bethany Ragle (center) of Stroud and Darren Heath of Midwest City. The scholarship was established at ECU last year to honor Bron Warren, a former drum major for the Ada High School Marching Band and a member of the ECU Band, who passed away in 2010. He was the son of Allene and Bronson Warren.

  • Posted on: 14 June, 2012
    Photo of students gathering around to show their support for the OKC Thunder

    East Central University students and employees Thunder Up on ECU’s mall Thursday to support the Oklahoma City Thunder before Game 2 of the 2012 NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. ECU President John Hargrave is flanked on the front row by two “Bearded One” Thunder fans, Katie LeMasters (left) and Mikey Neeley.

  • Posted on: 14 June, 2012

    .W. Shannon (third from left), speaker-designate of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, poses with area legislators and higher education leaders Thursday at East Central University. Shannon was invited to ECU to meet and speak with community leaders. With Shannon are state Rep. Todd Thomsen (from left) and state Sen. Susan Paddack, both of Ada, Chancellor Glen D. Johnson of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, Regent Connie Reilly of the Regional University System of Oklahoma and ECU President John Hargrave.

  • Posted on: 13 June, 2012

    Ada native Dr. John Clinton and Ada sisters Grace George and Mattie Warren, all graduates of East Central University, will be inducted into ECU’s Gene and Evelyn Keefer Educators Hall of Fame on June 19 [TUESDAY].

    The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in ECU’s Danley Hall atrium.

    The Educators Hall of Fame is sponsored by Janice Diamond and Paul Keefer, the children of Gene and Evelyn Keefer, to recognize ECU-prepared educators at any level who have made a significant contribution to the field of education.

  • Posted on: 11 June, 2012

    Persons interested in earning a bachelor of social work degree from East Central University can enroll at the Eastern Oklahoma State College campus in McAlester.

    The social work program offers opportunities for students interested in working in child welfare, with older adults, social services and in a variety of areas in mental health and health care, including hospitals and hospice.

    ECU professors will teach three beginning-level courses for the BSW degree this fall at McAlester.

  • Posted on: 11 June, 2012

    ADA – It’s been a year since East Central University began its own Native American Academic Services program to ensure that Native American students stay in school and complete their degrees. So far, the results have been encouraging, but its director wants more students and families to be aware that that ECU has an on-campus liaison for students.


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