OC News

  • OC event probes faith, tolerance, culture


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Best-selling authors David Kinnaman and Gabe Lyons will visit Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on February 6 to discuss engaging a culture that sees Christianity as irrelevant and extreme. Sponsored by OC’s Intergenerational Faith Center, the authors’ “Good Faith Live” seminar will present groundbreaking research and reveal significant cultural trends that create both obstacles and opportunities for Christians. The conversation is rooted ...

  • Former Seagate exec to succeed Millican as OC board chair


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Mark Brewer, the outgoing senior vice president and chief information officer for Seagate Technology, will become the 13th chairman of Oklahoma Christian University’s board of trustees in April. Brewer joined the OC board in 2003 and has served as vice chairman since 2006. He succeeds Don Millican, OC’s board chair since 2002. Millican, the chief financial officer for Kaiser-Francis Oil Company, became an OC trustee in 1996 and will remain on the board. ...

  • OC presents degrees at winter commencement


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) will present 182 graduate degrees and 92 undergraduate degrees at its winter commencement ceremonies this Friday, Dec. 16. OC’s undergraduate degree candidates come from 17 states and five countries, and majored in 33 disciplines. The master’s degree candidates come from five states and three countries and represent 15 graduate areas of study. Graduation Day will feature two separate ceremonies at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 ...

  • OC board of trustees expands to 38 members


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) elected four new members to its board of trustees at its annual fall meetings. The addition of Gene Humphrey, Amy Roberts, Jack Rowe and Dr. Michelle Tucker increases OC’s board membership to 38 trustees. Humphrey, who owns degrees from the University of Texas and Stanford University, is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former executive for Citibank and Enron. He and his wife Diana serve on the development board of ...

  • Student programmers place first at regional site, 11th overall


    An undergraduate team from Oklahoma Christian University placed first among all Oklahoma universities in a computer-programming contest featuring the largest schools in the region. The OC team placed first at its site and 11th overall among universities competing in four locations.  The South Central Regional of the Association for Computing Machinery Programming Contest involved 67 teams, with Abilene Christian University, Baylor University, Louisiana State University, and the University ...

  • OC grad named president of Michigan college


    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) alumnus Bill Pink has been named president of Grand Rapids Community College. Pink has been an educator for more than 25 years, with teaching, coaching and administrative roles in Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Oregon. He joins Andy Benton (Pepperdine University), Allison Garrett (Emporia State University) and Stan Helton (Alberta Bible College) as OC alumni who currently serve as college presidents. “I’m...

  • OC rings in the season with holiday events


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Christmas season brings with it many traditions at Oklahoma Christian University (OC). OC will host the ninth-annual Lighting of the Commons on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Gaylord University Center. Santa Claus will make an appearance for photos with children and families. Hot cocoa and special edition mugs will be available for purchase. Other activities include free sleigh rides, a Christmas train and performances by the Wings Bell ...

  • Oklahoma Christian ethics team earns fifth national bid


    SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Oklahoma Christian University (OC) advanced to its fifth straight Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl with a third-place finish at the regional competition in San Antonio. Oklahoma Christian, which has won five consecutive state championships, is the only Sooner State school to qualify for five straight national tournaments. OC placed third in the nation at this past February’s competition and fifth in 2014. Both of OC’s entries won all three of their ...

  • Four OC alumni elected to state legislature


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Four OC alumni will represent their districts in the Oklahoma state legislature next year. Newly-elected state representative and 2012 OC graduate Tess Teague has public service in her blood. Her mother was an elementary school teacher and her father is a retired Army officer. During her time at OC, she spent several summers doing mission work in Africa. Teague graduated from OC with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. For five years, she has served as the ...

  • OC students to perform seasonal music concerts

    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Students at Oklahoma Christian University will showcase their musical talents at the university’s upcoming fall concerts. The concerts are free and open to the public. The Department of Music’s choirs will perform on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in  McIntosh Conservatory. The seasonal instrumental concert will take place a week later in Hardeman Auditorium on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The vocal concert will feature performances by the OC Chamber ...