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  • Posted on: 01 July, 2014
    Billie Thrash accepts Distinguished Alum Award for husband William C. Thrash

    East Central University honored the late William C. Thrash with the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award during the ECU Foundation’s Evening of Honors and Recognition in May. Accepting the award for her husband was Billie Thrash (center). Also pictured are ECU President John R. Hargrave and Elizabeth Vezina, president of the ECU Alumni Association. William Thrash supervised, produced and/or directed a multitude of local, regional and national television productions in his more than 50-year career. He was the donor for the William C.

  • Posted on: 01 July, 2014
    State Senator Paddack

    East Central University honored State Sen. Susan Paddack (center) with a 2014 Distinguished Alumna Award during the ECU Foundation’s Evening of Honors and Recognition in May. Ms. Paddack was elected as the State Senator for District 13 in Oklahoma in 2004 and has served in that capacity since that date. She earned a master of education degree in secondary education from ECU after obtaining her bachelor of science in education from the University of Colorado. Also pictured are ECU President John R. Hargrave and Elizabeth Vezina, president of the ECU Alumni Association.

  • Posted on: 01 July, 2014
    Becky Gallup Payton

    East Central University honored Becky Gallup Payton (center) as a 2014 Distinguished Alumna at the ECU Foundation’s Evening of Honors and Recognition in May. Ms. Gallup Payton is regional vice president of human resources for Mercy Health Systems in Oklahoma and a 1976 graduate of ECU. Also pictured are ECU President John R. Hargrave and Elizabeth Vezina, president of the ECU Alumni Association.

  • Posted on: 01 July, 2014
    Danley Distinguished Former Faculty

    East Central University honored the late Dr. James O. Danley with the 2014 Distinguished Former Faculty Award at the ECU Foundation’s Evening of Honors and Recognition in May. Also pictured are: (left to right) Phyllis Danley, executive director of the ECU Foundation and daughter of James; Dr. Nick Cheper, professor and chair of ECU’s biology department; Forrest Danley, son of James; and ECU President John R. Hargrave. Dr. James O. Danley served as professor of mathematics and dean of graduate studies at ECU and was mayor of Ada.

  • Posted on: 01 July, 2014
    ECU President, John R. Hargrave; CEO of Ada Jobs Foundation, Mike Southard; and Ada City Manager, Cody Holcomb

    East Central University honored the City of Ada and the Ada Jobs Foundation with the 2014 Distinguished Philanthropist Award during the ECU Foundation’s Evening of Honors and Recognition in May. From left to right are: ECU President John R. Hargrave, CEO of Ada Jobs Foundation Mike Southard and Ada City Manager Cody Holcomb.

  • Posted on: 01 July, 2014
    Lance Distinguished Alum

    East Central University honored Bill G. Lance (center) as a 2014 Distinguished Alumnus during the ECU Foundation’s Evening of Honors and Recognition in May. Lance, of Sulphur, is the secretary of commerce for the Chickasaw Nation and is responsible for the management of all commercial business enterprises of the Chickasaw Nation. Also pictured are ECU President John R. Hargrave and Elizabeth Vezina, president of the ECU Alumni Association.

  • Posted on: 01 July, 2014
    Bertha Teague Mid America Classic Distinguished Service

    East Central University honored the annual Bertha Frank Teague Mid-America Girls’ Basketball Classic with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award during the ECU Foundation’s Evening of Honors and Recognition. The classic, played each year in late December, features outstanding girls’ high school basketball teams. ECU President John R. Hargrave (back row, left) poses with members of the Mid-America Classic Committee. On the front row (left to right) are: Shawna Jackson, Bruce Plunk and Mark Babcock. Next to Hargrave on the back row are Steve Timmons, Allen Butler and Tommy Vass.

  • Posted on: 01 July, 2014
    Several ECU Scholarships are recognized for having reached Centennial Endowment Status.
     

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