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  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016

    The East Central University School of Nursing recently received a $51,943 grant to renovate part of the school into a simulation lab, which will assist nursing students. The funds came from the Valley View Health and Wellness Foundation, which awards grants to organizations that promote area residents’ health and well-being. Presenting the check at far left is Tom Bolitho, of the Valley View Foundation. Also pictured on the front row (from left) are Leah Lyon, ECU director of sponsored programs and research; Lori Wightman, president of Mercy Hospital, Ada; Dr.

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016

    Craig Kurtz, proud East Central University alumnus and basketball player for legendary head coach Wayne Cobb, is the new chief executive officer of the ECU Foundation, Inc.

    For Kurtz, the return to ECU is a chance at reconnect with friends and build relationships with valued alumni.

    “It’s fun to have the opportunity to meet graduates. Not many people love the university more than I do,” Kurtz proclaimed.

  • Posted on: 11 October, 2016

    In an effort to pitch a business idea and trade on a virtual stock market, high school and college students are invited to participate in the East Central University Tiger Tank Competition set for Thursday, Nov. 3, in ECU’s Stonecipher School of Business at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The competition goes from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. with the Leonard Limes Lecture and lunch to follow from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in ECU Foundation Hall of the CBCC.

  • Posted on: 05 October, 2016

    Dr. Mara Sukholutskaya, director of East Central University’s Go Global Study Abroad Program, poses with (from left) Dylan Sterling, a psychology major and Russian minor from Norman; Egor Stepanenko and Oksana Okhrimenko. Sterling is studying at the State University of Management in Moscow, Russia, while Stepanenko and Okhrimenko are from the State University of Management in Moscow, and studying on the ECU campus this fall. All three are part of ECU’s Go Global Study Abroad Program.

  • Posted on: 04 October, 2016

    A new master’s program at East Central University, unlike any in the state, is primed to have long-lasting effects for not only the student, but the general population.

    ECU’s unique M.S. in water policy resources and management program is designed to support the need for advanced understanding of the growing complexity of water issues that face communities in the state, nation and globally. It’s a 30-hour credit program and is open to students with an undergraduate degree.

  • Posted on: 04 October, 2016

    East Central University student Tara Sloan underwent a unique summer internship experience in Arizona with the Junior Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (JRCOSTEP).

    The senior environmental health science major from Ft. Worth, Texas, immersed herself in various projects while serving as an intern with the Indian Health Service, an operating division of the United States Public Health Service at the Phoenix Area Office.

  • Posted on: 04 October, 2016

    Masie Cully’s passion for her heritage and a potential environmental health science career came full circle in the Pacific Northwest this past summer.

    Cully, an East Central University senior from Norman and a Moore High School graduate, served an environmental health science internship in the Portland area, under Commander Celeste Davis, widely known as a strong leader in environmental health within Indian Health Service and the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). Davis is a graduate of the Environmental Health Science program at ECU.

  • Posted on: 30 September, 2016

    Outgoing State Senator Susan Paddack is ready, willing and able to take East Central University’s Oka’ Institute on its maiden voyage through water issues.

    Paddack, who was elected to the Oklahoma State Senate (District 13) in 2004, now embarks on a new venture as she has been officially named executive director of the Oka’ Institute, which is designed to bridge the gap between sustainable water management and economic development. The word Oka’ means water in the Chickasaw and Choctaw languages.


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