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  • 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.

  • Posted on: 08 June, 2012
    Photo of award winners

    Puterbaugh Foundation Scholarships, which assist an East Central University graduate student and an undergraduate student enrolled at the Eastern Oklahoma State College McAlester campus, have been awarded to Helen Geddes of McAlester and Aubrey Isenhower of Quinton.

    Geddes is working toward a master of science in human resources degree with a rehabilitation counselor option. Isenhower is an undergraduate majoring in human services counseling with a minor in psychology.

  • Posted on: 08 June, 2012
    Photo of Ramadan Family and Scholarship winner

    The Ramadan family of Ada meets with East Central University student Tobey Hatton (front row, far right) and his family to announce Hatton as the first recipient of the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Scholarship. The family established the scholarship through the ECU Foundation Inc. in memory of their daughter, Raniyah, who was a research scientist in neuro-opthalmology when she died in July 2011 at age 34. The new scholarship will aid ECU juniors or seniors who plan a career in research or the medical profession. Hatton, of Pauls Valley, is majoring in biology/pre-dentistry.

  • Posted on: 08 June, 2012
    Photo of Professor Clampit

    A book by Bradley R. Clampitt, assistant professor of history and Native American studies at East Central University, was one of two finalists for the 2011 Jefferson Davis Award sponsored by the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va.

    Clampitt is the author of “The Confederate Heartland: Military and Civilian Morale in the Western Confederacy,” published by the Louisiana State University Press.


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