Dec. 14, 2016 - 12:15PM
in Business Administration Launch
If you’ve been behind-the-scenes at OC for even a short length of time, you’ve probably heard someone utter the phrase "this campus is the best kept secret in Oklahoma."
It’s meant as a compliment. Here, nestled quietly between ...
Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:15AM
With just over six months left in Thrive, we’re down to the home stretch (some “OC is Home” pun intended) and I’m feeling thankful.
You might think, “Thankful for what? To be almost done?”
Yes, that. But when I ...
Sep. 14, 2016 - 9:45AM
in Cafe Reboot: Phase II
I like telling people the truth. I really do. But being a person of integrity and living in a glass house are two different things, right? I think so. And to prove my point, let me give you an example from my life.
Johnny D. asks the ...
Aug. 4, 2016 - 3:00PM
in Gaming and Animation Labs
Gaming and Animation, circa 2003
Once upon a time, I wanted to be a computer animator. (If you’re laughing right now, that’s okay.) Mesmerized by beautiful films like Toy Story and intricately designed game series like Final Fantasy, I ...
Jun. 1, 2016 - 2:30PM
Fundraising is Hard.
I’m not going to win a Pulitzer for that revelation, but I think it’s worth saying. Grinding away at a campaign like Thrive is difficult, exhausting business.
Imagine waking up every morning knowing you need millions ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 4:30PM
in Common Grounds Coffee Shop
Yesterday was one of those days that just felt good. On the other end of a hard-fought victory—that was ultimately won by many people other than me—I got the privilege of sharing the awesome news: we’re getting a new cafeteria and ...
About the Author
Will Blanchard ('07) serves as OC's Director of Advancement Operations and assists President John deSteiguer and Vice President Kent Allen as manager of the Thrive Campaign. Passionate about the Kingdom, the Eagles, and "living life to eleven," Will serves as a manager and copywriter on many Advancement efforts, including the OC Callout and Homeward. He and his wife, Amy ('09), and their lil' Eagle, Penny, live to play in Edmond. You can reach Will (and he'd consider it a pleasure) at email@example.com or 405.425.5115.