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  • Posted on: 29 April, 2016

    East Central University will conduct its annual “Evening of Honors and Recognition” on Friday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the ECU Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    Honored will be the 2016 distinguished alums, distinguished former faculty, distinguished service and distinguished family, along with recognition of centennial endowments.




  • Posted on: 29 April, 2016

    Showing the successful ability in conducting research, some East Central University biology students were honored at the recent Tri Beta South Central Regional Convention in Cedar Hills, Texas. Morgan Mackey, of Choctaw, took first place for her oral presentation and Kimberly Condry, of Wagoner, placed second in the poster competition. Melissa Penton, of Porter, was named region secretary for Tri-Beta. There were a total of 180 students from about 30 colleges and universities from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.

  • Posted on: 29 April, 2016

    East Central University senior Tyler Rowsey has earned the Robert W. Sledge and H.Y. Benedict Fellowship, it was announced recently at the National Alpha Chi Convention in Alexandria, Va.

    Rowsey, from Allen, Oklahoma, claimed the award after placing first at the convention for his presented paper on “Investigating the Mechanism of Action of a Novel Antifungal.”

  • Posted on: 27 April, 2016

    Two outstanding East Central University senior students – Delaney Lippard and Linzi Thompson – have been named co-winners of the prestigious George Nigh Award for 2016.

    Lippard, of Pauls Valley, and Thompson, of Sulphur, were two of the five finalists selected for the awards which were presented Wednesday at a luncheon in Foundation Hall of the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

    The other three finalists were Kimberly Condry, of Wagoner; Caroline Harris, Ada and Anna Talkington, Pauls Valley.

  • Posted on: 22 April, 2016

    Chase Tillar of Ada was selected to represent East Central University at Research Day held recently at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Twenty-four undergraduate students representing 18 Oklahoma colleges and universities presented competitive scientific research posters to the state Legislature and the public during this annual event sponsored by Oklahoma EPSCoR, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the National Science Foundation. The event is designed to raise awareness of the outstanding research taking place at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities.

  • Posted on: 22 April, 2016

    Ways to improve airline and back seats were the innovative entrepreneur ideas that took first and second place for East Central University teams at the 2016 Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, Thursday, April 14.

    Air-Ez, led by ECU freshman Larisa Bolin of Ada, and team member, ECU senior Breanna Ragan of McAlester, took first place in the Small Business Division. Air-Ez is an easily attachable system that turns a typical airline seat into a safe and comfortable seat for handicapped and mobility impaired individuals.

  • Posted on: 22 April, 2016

    ADA – Dr. Stacey Bolin, assistant professor of business administration in East Central University’s Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business, has been named a regional recipient of the 2016 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Bolin is also the director of the Wilburn L. Smith Center for Entrepreneurship.

    “I’m excited and honored to receive the ACBSP Region 6 Teaching Excellence Award,” Dr. Bolin said. “To be selected from a group of talented and inspirational professors is an honor.”

  • Posted on: 13 April, 2016

    ECU SCREENS will present the “hilarious” (Independent) recorded live production of “As You Like It” on Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m. in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

    ECU SCREENS is collaborating with Sigma Tau Delta and The Honors Student Association to show this “magical” (Observer) and “irresistibly funny” (Sunday Times) production of Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. “As You Like It” is free for ECU students and $10 for general admission.


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