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Thrive Featured in The Oklahoman

Jun. 4, 2014 - 12:15PM

At the heart of any university campaign is an interest in engaging and investing in the civic community. We want families and businesses across the Oklahoma City metro area (and beyond) to hear about the high-impact, innovative efforts happening at ...

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Prepared to Plan

Jun. 2, 2014 - 9:00AM in Strategic Planning Fund

Planning for the future takes time and costs money. Market studies, architectural drawings, engineering design, environmental surveys--all of these things require up front investment. This means, in today's fast-changing higher ed culture, Oklahoma ...

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DAH Gets Some 'TLC'

Jun. 1, 2014 - 8:30AM in Davisson American Heritage Building

The Davisson American Heritage Building--lovingly known by many simply as "DAH"--is an iconic landmark on campus. Sitting on the university's highest point, this building on the hill has been home to OC legends like James Cail, Jim Wilson, John ...

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Our Haus Keeps Getting Better

Jun. 1, 2014 - 8:00AM in Das Millicanhaus

You won't find Das Millicanhaus on our average campus map. And that's because our newest residential facility sits some 5,350 miles east of campus in Vienna, Austria. But distance doesn't make our 'Haus any less our home. Hundreds of students, ...

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Thrive: Year One

Jun. 1, 2014 - 7:45AM

We're rolling out Thrive in stages. After all, one of our guiding principles with this campaign is staying agile and relevant in our strategy. That means that what you see right now on the front page is only Year One of our three year effort. Here's ...

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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' Eagles, Penny and Lincoln, live to play in Edmond. You can reach Will (and he'd consider it a pleasure) at or 405.425.5115.