Mar. 2, 2015 - 10:45AM
in Apartment Refresh - 10 Suites
It’s long been my intent to have a guest writer or two on this blog. It shakes things up and keeps the perspective fresh. However, I never guessed my first visiting blogger would be none other than our president, John deSteiguer. I’d be ...
Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:00PM
in Campus Cafe Reboot
The week before Thanksgiving, I was blessed to be part of one of the most unique and flat-out fun projects I’ve ever worked on: Students Pick. If you followed our shenanigans on Twitter (@OCThrive), you know that 1,977 students were invited to ...
Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:15AM
How do you engage 1,977 undergrads in a capital campaign like Thrive?
That’s the head-scratcher that’s worn a hole in my scalp these last few months. I’ve been consistent in my mantra that Thrive is for our students. But just ...
Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:15PM
That’s how long it’s been since last we talked. Shame on me; that’s a long time.
“Why the radio silence?”
There are many reasons, I suppose. With this blog I’ve wanted to give you an honest, behind-the-...
Sep. 30, 2014 - 10:45AM
The conversation often goes something like this…
“Thrive’s going pretty well, I guess, huh?”
Me: “Yes! People really seem to like the approach. It’s different. It’s honest. I think we’re on to ...
Sep. 24, 2014 - 11:45AM
in The Ever-Important "Off-Menu"
a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape.
a place where people or things, especially money, disappear without trace.
If you’ve been watching the Thrive menu closely, ...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 405.425.5115.