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Awesomeness Brewing

Feb. 17, 2017 - 2:45PM in The Brew

I just came back from a quick walk through the Mabee Learning Center (MLC), future home of The Brew, and I have to tell you I'm pumped! We've finally crossed the threshold from demolition to creation, and it's looking more like a coffee shop all the ...

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Serving Up a Caf News Sandwich

Jan. 27, 2017 - 2:30PM in Cafe Reboot: Phase II

I have some good news, some bad news, and some more good news for you today. I call that a news sandwich, which is pretty apropos since we’re talking about the big daddy of Thrive, our new cafeteria. Mmmm. Good News Okay, before I go anywhere ...

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Feeling Thankful

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 ...

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Weird but Right: The Caf Returns

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 ...

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About the Author

Will Blanchard 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 or 405.425.5115.