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Wait…Why’d the Caf Price Go Up?

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 ...

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Students Pick

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 ...

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44 Days

Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:15PM

44 days. 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-...

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What's Really Happening?

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 ...

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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.