Distinguished Alumni

Dr. Travis Montgomery (2002) Ph.D., the University of Mississippi; Recipient of Lawrence "Shaky" Yates Award for Outstanding Teaching in Freshman Composition for 2008; recipient of Doctoral Fellowship for 2008-2009 academic year

Sherrylee Johnson Woodward (1994) Co-Director of Let's Start Talking Ministries, Ft. Worth, Texas

Dr. Jim Bond (1991) University of Oklahoma (M.A. English, M.D.); Orthopedic Surgeon  

Dr. Robyn Helms Miller (1985) Ed.D. Oklahoma State University; Outstanding Teacher of English of Edmond Public Schools; Professor, Oklahoma Christian University

Stacy Obenhaus (1982) Practice Leader, Appelate Practice Group, Gardere law firm, Dallas, Texas

Mark Stansberry (1977) CEO and President of The Global Trade and Development Corporation

Dr. Darryl Tippens (1969) Ph.D. Louisiana State University; Provost, Pepperdine University

Recent Alumni:

Aaron Pogue  (2002) Bestselling author of Taming Fire and The Dragonswarm; Founder, President and CEO of The Consortium

Rebekah Chisholm Taylor (2004) Attorney at Law, the Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick P.C. 

Blake Ewing (2001) University of Texas Law School Graduate

Ashleigh Hess (2009) MA, Hispanic Studies, The American Univeristy, Washington D.C.; Currently living and teaching in Madrid, Spain

Cady Haas Jackson (2012) MA candidate at the University of Oklahoma; Teaching Fellow and Bambas Medieval Studies Scholarship Recipient

Erin O'Roke (2003) MA University of Oklahoma; Editor, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Journal, Texas A&M

Will Blanchard (2007) Assistant Director of Foundation Relations, Grant Writer, Oklahoma Christian University

Paul Mitchell (2008) OU Grad Student and Teaching Fellow, University of Oklahoma Graduate Teaching Award Winner

Summer Mansur Millican (2004) MA Boston College (With Distinction); Middle School Teacher at Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, TN

Wil Norton (2011) Teach for America; Winner, Best Essay 2011-2012 Sigma Tau Delta Review

Kristina Riggs Booker (2006) One of six candidates accepted to Southern Methodist University's Ph.D. English program

Vicki Masten (2008) First woman from OC to participate in the prestigious Leadership Enrichment for Women conference on the campus of OU in the summer of 2007; English teacher, Santa Fe South, OKC    

Outstanding English Graduate Awards

Janie Davidson Nelson(1981)

Rick Canning (1982)

Rodney Malpert (1983)

Dana Williams (1983)

Kathy Dickenson (1984)

Joel Newton (1985)

Cynthia Branch (1986)

Connie McCormack (1987)

Bonie McCord (1988)

Deanna Davis (1989)

Kara Friesen (1990)

Cami Agan (1991)

Marilyn Hankins (1992)

John Pennington (1993)

Tony Washington (1994)

Paula Holcomb (1995)

Heather Fowler (1996)

Anita Martin (1997)

Andrew Hammontree (1998)

Sarah Thomas (1999)

Courtney Weger Cantrell (2000)

Julia Tandy (2001)

Travis Montgomery (2002)

Erin O'Roke (2003)

Misty Jackson (2004)

Lacey Turner (2004)

Lauren Bruner (2005)

Kristina Riggs (2006)

Julia Kaissling (2007)

Paul Mitchell (2008)

Angela Bebb (2009) 

Roy Rhodes (2009)

Abigail Townsend (2010)

Wil Norton (2011)

Kelsey Frobisher (2012)

Cady Jackson (2012)

Geraldine Burns Award for Excellence in English Studies

Deanna Davis (1989)

Kerry McElfresh (1990)

James Bond (1991)

Lisa Huddleston (1992)

Monica Bills (1993)

Kristy Chamberlain (1994)

Linda Sexson (1995)

Kasey Ketcherside (1996)

John Michener (1997)

Alison Buxton (1998)

Becky Gault (1999) 

Stephanie Blair (2000)

Amy Young (2001)

Blake Ewing (2002)

David Roberts (2003)

Alissa Nephew (2004)

Heather Meyer (2005)

Talsie Downs (2006)

Kayla Keesee (2007)

Victoria Masten (2008)

Annalisa Briggs (2009)

Kayla Saffell (2010)

Mica Starnes (2011)

Katy Clift (2012)

Outstanding Foreign Language Student

Christina Wilhite (2002)

Heather Hartman (2003)

Kyle Seitsinger (2004)

Kelsey Rogstad (2005)

Rachel Drysdale (2006)

Rebecca Shad (2007)

Rachel Antrikin (2008)

Ashleigh Hess (2009)

Barrie Mitchell (2010)

Drew Nevius (2011)

Cody Bryant (2012)

Outstanding Service to the Department

LaChelle Mason (2004)

Wes McGee (2005)

Amy Thomson (2006)

Heather Crayton (2007)

Amy Hardin (2008)

Kate Long (2009)

Ben Rawlins (2010)

Chelsey Lauer (2011)

Claudia Brazle (2012)

Above and Beyond Award

Amy Thomson (2005)

Heather Crayton (2006)

David Suffolk (2007)

Kate Long (2008)

Brianna Swaim (2009)

Brent Cowan (2012)

Rose Taylor Scholarship

Julia Kaissling (2006)

Jarod Beverly (2007)

Angela Bebb (2008)

Kayla Saffell (2009)

Cady Haas (2010)

Claudia Brazle (2011)

Hallie Stapp (2012)

Outstanding TEFL Major

Adrienne Gatewood (2004)

Miranda Brazle (2008)

Jared Beverly (2009)

Morgan Nash (2011)

Yixin Zhang (2012)

Dean's Academic Award

Jessica Fuller (2006) Carson Webb (2007) Jessica Schrock Turner (2008)